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Windows 7: how to burn a completed project


27 Nov 2010   #1

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how to burn a completed project

I've created a Windows live Movie Maker a slide show with music, transitions, etc and am ready to burn it to a DVD to play on a TV. I cannot find the option to do it (my last Windows platform was XP which had a burn section). How do I accomplish this in Windows or is there another program I should be using? Thanks!


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27 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi mrgaf and welcome to the Forum. Here's the complete chapter and verse on how to burn a project to a DVD;
Windows Movie Maker: Save your movie to a DVD
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27 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the info. My apologies.... I am using Windows 7 and Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. Any info you could proive me would be appreciated...... Thanks!
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27 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrgaf View Post
Thanks for the info. My apologies.... I am using Windows 7 and Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. Any info you could proive me would be appreciated...... Thanks!
I haven't got WMM 11 installed but has it not got the Save to Computer option?
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27 Nov 2010   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

..or 'save to dvd'?

have you already got a video_ts folder on your hard-drive?

if so, use any burning tool to stick it (the whole folder) onto a blank dvd...
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27 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Angelo
I was just about to download and install WMM 11 but didn't really want to. I presume the procedure will be the same for this version as earlier versions?
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27 Nov 2010   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't know mitch, i've never used either version.

i just know a dvd needs a video_ts folder with the bup's, ifo's and vob's in it...
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27 Nov 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Agreed but when you create the VIDEO_TS folder you should also see a folder named AUDIO_TS. It is important to burn that as well to your DVD. Although this folder will be empty many DVD players need to "see" that folder to recognise the DVD.
I think WMM 11 is the one without a timeline, everything has to be done in storyboard view. I can't get along with that. To me a video editor without a timeline is like a cycle with no chain!
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27 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

mrgaf
What version of Windows 7 have you? Have just noticed this note on a Microsoft site
"DVD burning in Movie Maker is dependent on Windows DVD Maker, which is only available in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Premium, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions. "
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27 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

In case your Version doesn't allow for DVD burning, you need an app to create a working DVD structure, like mickey mentioned. A very Basic, fairly straight forward and free program you can find here
DVD Flick
or another one here
Free DVD Creator: Create & Burn DVD from AVI DivX MPEG WMV MP4 to DVD.

-DG
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