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Windows 7: DVDFlick Burn DVD with Chapters

22 Dec 2011   #1
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVDFlick Burn DVD with Chapters

I have seven (7) .wmv files that I want to burn to DVD and have a link to each one of those files appear on the home page. I have burned several DVDs using DVDFlick and the links to the individual files do not appear and the files seem to appear in random order rather than in their numbered sequence.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong so it seems that I need basic instructions on how to burn a DVD with Chapters using DVDFlick. I would especially like the links to the chapters to be static That is, an icon to click on rather than constantly changing scenes if that is possible. Where can I find those instructions?


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23 Dec 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Correct my impression if I am wrong. Do you want a menu with an icon that you click on to play the content of the .wmv file? If so the only way to get there with DVD Flick is to convert eaxh .wmv as a Title. This uses up space as DVD Flick will convert each .wmv file to a DVD Video title.

If you have a DVD Player that can play .wmv the alternative is to use Imgburn to burn a Data DVD with the 7 .wmv files as data files. Most DVD Players that can play .wmv will show a menu with the names of the videos.

The Official ImgBurn Website

I haven't used DVD Flick Menu wizard very often. But I believe it just uses text buttons on an image background. In any case I don't know of any software that does menus for .wmv. Converting .wmv to DVD Video is a last resort as the .wmv format can even have HD resolution where the DVD Video format is limited to 720x576 for PAL and 720x480 for NTSC.

Are the .wmv files SD or HD?
What make and model DVD Player do you have?
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23 Dec 2011   #3
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
DVDFlick Burn DVD with Chapters

MilesAhead,

Thank you for replying. My modem/router was acting up and I was not able to get back online until now. Sorry about that.

I am just trying to burn a DVD with chapters for the first time, and do it the easiest way possible. The few discs that people have sent me that have changing "scenes" for chapters often seem confusing. So I want to avoid that if I can, but at this point I will happily take anything I can get. But the DVD is to be a "Scrapbook" for my wife to share with others. It would be too boring for anyone to have to view the entire disc. The goal is to be able to select and play any one segment (file/chapter) at a tme.

If I did not need chapters, I assume I would be able to use DVDFlick with no problem. Creating chapters is the problem.

The .wmv files are SD. I use .wmv only because that is what Windows Movie Maker produced. I would gladly convert them if that would make things easier.

I hope to be able to play the DVD in any DVD player, or as many different ones as possible. Our own DVD player was a VCR/DVD combo that just went bad and has yet to be replaced (this weelkend). But we want different family members to be able to play this DVD with whatever DVD player they have.

I am not familiar with ImgBurn, but I will download and try it. Thank you for recommending it and sending the link. I will let you knw how I make out.
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23 Dec 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Carver, I've tried DVDFlick, it's not in the same class as DVDStyler. Here's how to use it. DVDStyler Portable.pdf


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23 Dec 2011   #5
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Roderunner,

Thank you for that information and the link. I am still a bit lost. I opened DVD Styler and dragged my 7 .wmv files to the bottom of the wndow to the right of "Menu 1 and 2." A screenshot is attached. What do I do next?


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23 Dec 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Click the orange thing next to the green cross, then follow my guide.
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23 Dec 2011   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What is the total play time of the .wmv files? DVD 5 after 2 hours the quality starts to degrade. That's why many people get DVD players that can play divx avi and wmv files. You don't have to do any conversion. If for example the .wmv files are one hour each you may need to convert to 3 DVDs and burn.

It's better to avoid conversion if possible. DVD Players that can play avi divx and wmv are about $60 new.
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23 Dec 2011   #8
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

MilesAhead,

The total playing time for all seven .wmv files is 127 minutes. I purposelhy made seven different movies so that each segment would, hopefully, be overwhelming (at least to family mebers).

Roderunner,
I began by opening the project made earlier where all seven .wmv files had been dragged into plce but I was unable to add buttons to them that worked. When I "Click the orange thing next to the green cross,"t opens a "Burn window." Does that mean tghat I need tio start fresh?
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23 Dec 2011   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sounds like they will all fit on one disc. Here's a guide for flick that shows how to add a menu:

DVD Flick Guide
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23 Dec 2011   #10
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

MikesAhead,

Thank you for that link. I think the Guide you attached shows the reason for my problem, It looks like I should have been doing some editing when I first imported the seven .wmv files. I will read that guide again. I am glad to have it.
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