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Creating Video DVDs with Windows DVD Maker
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Adding Your Pictures and Videos, and Setting the Play Order
With Windows DVD Maker, you can create video DVDs that include and combine
pictures, videos, and recorded TV. Windows DVD Maker works with these different
media types in different ways. Digital videos and recorded TV shows you select are
added as individual items on the burn list. Pictures you select are added to a “Slide
show” folder. Each video can have up to 998 videos or recorded TV shows but only
one “Slide show” folder. The “Slide show” folder is handled as a media item sepa-
rate from videos and recorded TV, and can itself hold up to 999 pictures.
Selecting pictures and videos for your DVD
Windows DVD Maker gives you several ways to select the pictures and videos to
include in your video. My favorite way is to select all the pictures and videos I want
to use in Windows Photo Gallery first and then add the selected items automatically
to Windows DVD Maker. One way to do this is to click the first picture or video to
add, hold the Ctrl key, and then select each additional picture or video to add indi-
vidually. When you are done selecting items, you release the Ctrl key, and then click
Burn
Video DVD in Windows Photo Gallery. Unfortunately, once you’ve selected
Figure 10-3. The “Ready to burn disc page”
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Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
an initial list in Windows Photo Gallery and accessed Windows DVD Maker, you
can’t go back to Windows Photo Gallery and select an additional set of pictures and
videos to add. This means you’ll have to select all the pictures and videos first to
make the most out of this shortcut.
Sometimes, though, you want to add hundreds of items to a video, and it isn’t always
practical to select each item individually in Windows Photo Gallery before starting
Windows DVD Maker. Here’s one handy workaround I’ve come up with:
1. In Windows Photo Gallery, turn on the Info Pane by clicking the Info button.
Only one instance of Windows DVD Maker can be open at a time.
Because of this, you must start Windows Photo Gallery and then click
Burn
Video DVD to open Windows DVD Maker.
2. Select one or more items that you want to add to the video DVD.
3. In the Info Pane, click Add Tags, type a unique name that identifies the video
you are creating, such as Stanek Family DVD Volume 1, and then press Enter
(see Figure 10-4).
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve added this tag to all the pictures and videos for
the video DVD. You don’t have to type the tag each time, however. Instead, when
you click Add Tags, select the tag in the list provided, and then press Enter.
Figure 10-4. Selecting pictures in Windows Photo Gallery

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