Creating a DVD from Movie Maker


D

Dean

Hi, I have a Sony Viao computer running Windows XP and have recently created
a movie using Movie Maker 2.1. Movie Maker lists an option to save the movie
to a DVD, but each time I try I get an error message telling me the disk that
I have inserted is not supported. I have tried a DVD+R disk, a DVD+RW disk
and a DVD-RW disk with no success.

In reading some of the other questions about creating a DVD, I understand
that Movie Maker 2.1 cannot create a DVD, but instead another DVD burning
program is needed. I have Click to DVD on my computer and used to use it to
create a DVD by taking the movie back to my camcorder and then using Click to
DVD to burn the disk. However, now when I open Click to DVD I get a message
saying the DVD menu is corrupted. Is there some place to download a new
version of Click to DVD?

I also have Sonic Record Now on my computer, but am unable to pull the movie
from Movie Maker into Record Now. It looks like my version of Record Now can
only copy a DVD from another DVD.

I would appreciate any advice that will help me create a DVD of the movie I
have made. If I need purchase a new disk burning software program I would
appreciate some advice on which one can take the movie I created and saved to
my computer with Movie Maker and burn it to a disk.

Thanks.

Dean
 
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P

PapaJohn

The Other Editors and Making Discs section of my website has some info and
links to DVD making software.

Adobe, Corel, Nero, Sony, TMPGEnc and Ulead are some of the brands with
generally positive comments.
 
J

John Inzer

Dean said:
Hi, I have a Sony Viao computer running Windows XP and have recently
created a movie using Movie Maker 2.1. Movie Maker lists an option
to save the movie to a DVD, but each time I try I get an error
message telling me the disk that I have inserted is not supported. I
have tried a DVD+R disk, a DVD+RW disk and a DVD-RW disk with no
success.

In reading some of the other questions about creating a DVD, I
understand that Movie Maker 2.1 cannot create a DVD, but instead
another DVD burning program is needed. I have Click to DVD on my
computer and used to use it to create a DVD by taking the movie back
to my camcorder and then using Click to DVD to burn the disk.
However, now when I open Click to DVD I get a message saying the DVD
menu is corrupted. Is there some place to download a new version of
Click to DVD?

I also have Sonic Record Now on my computer, but am unable to pull
the movie from Movie Maker into Record Now. It looks like my version
of Record Now can only copy a DVD from another DVD.

I would appreciate any advice that will help me create a DVD of the
movie I have made. If I need purchase a new disk burning software
program I would appreciate some advice on which one can take the
movie I created and saved to my computer with Movie Maker and burn it
to a disk.

Thanks.

Dean
===================================================
First you have to save your project in the .wmv or .avi movie format.
...File / Save Movie File...

Next you need DVD Authoring software to burn a Video DVD.

The following freebie may be worth a try:

DVD Flick
http://majorgeeks.com/DVD_Flick_d5530.html

Be sure to read the Guide:
http://www.dvdflick.net/guide.php

Save the file to a folder on your hard drive and
install from there.

Tutorials:

DVD Flick Tutorial
http://beginwithsoftware.com/videoguides/dvd-flick-guide.html

Burn Any PC Video Format into DVD
http://www.freevideoworkshop.com/dvdflicktutorial.htm

To create a basic Video DVD that should play in a free
standing DVD player...try the following...

Good luck.

First...read the DVD Flick Guide to familiarize yourself
with the program.

Open DVD Flick and insert a blank DVD in your burner.

If your computer's Autoplay window opens....just close it.

Click the Project Settings button and go to...Video /
Target format...residents of USA...choose...NTSC /
Accept.

Left click the Add title button and browse to your
Movie Clips and select the ones you want on the DVD.

You can arrange them by selecting one and then use
the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

Left click the Create DVD button / OK / Yes / Yes.

Wait while the DVD is created.

When the text "Finished Successfully" appears you
may close DVD Flick. Now you can eject your DVD
and play it in your DVD player.

At some point you may wish to purchase more
advanced software like Cyberlink, Nero, Roxio,
Ulead, etc...but at least this is a start.

Good luck.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
S

skyymaster

Dean, how old is your DVD-Burner Hardware on your computer? I have an old
mad-dog burner that will not burn on the newer 16x DVD discs out there now.
You may need a new dvd burner or older DVD discs to burn on.
 
B

- Bobb -

Dean said:
Hi, I have a Sony Viao computer running Windows XP and have recently
created
a movie using Movie Maker 2.1. Movie Maker lists an option to save the
movie
to a DVD, but each time I try I get an error message telling me the disk
that
I have inserted is not supported. I have tried a DVD+R disk, a DVD+RW
disk
and a DVD-RW disk with no success.

In reading some of the other questions about creating a DVD, I understand
that Movie Maker 2.1 cannot create a DVD, but instead another DVD burning
program is needed. I have Click to DVD on my computer and used to use it
to
create a DVD by taking the movie back to my camcorder and then using Click
to
DVD to burn the disk. However, now when I open Click to DVD I get a
message
saying the DVD menu is corrupted. Is there some place to download a new
version of Click to DVD?

I also have Sonic Record Now on my computer, but am unable to pull the
movie
from Movie Maker into Record Now. It looks like my version of Record Now
can
only copy a DVD from another DVD.

I would appreciate any advice that will help me create a DVD of the movie
I
have made. If I need purchase a new disk burning software program I would
appreciate some advice on which one can take the movie I created and saved
to
my computer with Movie Maker and burn it to a disk.

Thanks.

Dean

I just tried this on my PC ( why I came here to investigate)
I chose burn jpegs as a movie - to Cd ( DVD was also an option)
I did notice the phrasing of the WMM script I chose:
" Burn to recordable CD ".

It creates the CD and when I open the CD I see that it is not "closed". It
is left - recordable. Not in DVD format . It DID create a WMV file and a
HIGHMAT folder.
In Windows explorer I see total size = 680mb, free = 290mb
I can play the wmv file, but I can't pop into DVD player in living room - I
get an error. In PC format - not DVD player format.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831240 gets me:
"By using the new HighMAT extension, you can create easy-to-use HighMAT CDs
of digital photos, music, and videos. The CDs are optimized for easy viewing
and for sharing on CD and DVD players that use the HighMAT logo."
SO it's probably that MY DVD player doesn't support HIGHMAT format.
 
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John Inzer

- Bobb - said:
I just tried this on my PC ( why I came here to investigate)
I chose burn jpegs as a movie - to Cd ( DVD was also an option)
I did notice the phrasing of the WMM script I chose:
" Burn to recordable CD ".

It creates the CD and when I open the CD I see that it is not
"closed". It is left - recordable. Not in DVD format . It DID create
a WMV file and a HIGHMAT folder.
In Windows explorer I see total size = 680mb, free = 290mb
I can play the wmv file, but I can't pop into DVD player in living
room - I get an error. In PC format - not DVD player format.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831240 gets me:
"By using the new HighMAT extension, you can create easy-to-use
HighMAT CDs of digital photos, music, and videos. The CDs are
optimized for easy viewing and for sharing on CD and DVD players that
use the HighMAT logo." SO it's probably that MY DVD player doesn't support
HIGHMAT format.
====================================
HighMAT technology is obsolete now...it has
been discontinued by Microsoft.

Best bet is to save your .wmv file to a folder
on your hard drive and create a DVD from
there.

Some DVD Players are JPEG compatible....
in that case you just burn your JPEG files on
a Data CD or Data DVD and the player will
play them. (check your DVD Player manual for
compatible formats)

Otherwise...you'll have to create a Video DVD
or VCD-Video CD (some players will play a VCD)

You can import your .wmv file into a DVD authoring
program and go from there.

If you do not have DVD Authoring software...the
following freebie may be worth a try:

(FWIW) It's always a good idea to create a System
Restore Point before installing software or updates)

DVD Flick
http://www.dvdflick.net/

Be sure to read the Guide:
http://www.dvdflick.net/guide.php

If you have problems downloading DVD Flick...
try the following direct link:
http://tinyurl.com/yzx9sck
or...
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pr...dflick_setup_1.3.0.7.exe?use_mirror=softlayer

Save the file to a folder on your hard drive and
install from there.

Tutorials:

DVD Flick Tutorial
http://beginwithsoftware.com/videoguides/dvd-flick-guide.html

Burn Any PC Video Format into DVD
http://www.freevideoworkshop.com/dvdflicktutorial.htm

To create a basic Video DVD that should play in a free
standing DVD player...try the following...

Good luck.

First...read the DVD Flick Guide to familiarize yourself
with the program.

Open DVD Flick and insert a blank DVD in your burner.

If your computer's Autoplay window opens....just close it.

Click the Project Settings button and go to...Video /
Target format...residents of USA...choose...NTSC /
Accept.

Left click the Add title button and browse to your
Movie Clips and select the ones you want on the DVD.

You can arrange them by selecting one and then use
the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

Left click the Create DVD button / OK / Yes / Yes.

Wait while the DVD is created.

When the text "Finished Successfully" appears you
may close DVD Flick. Now you can eject your DVD
and play it in your DVD player.

At some point you may wish to purchase more
advanced software like Cyberlink, Nero, Roxio,
Ulead, etc...but at least this is a start.

Good luck.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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