Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
4. When you click the Burn button, Windows DVD Maker will begin to encode
your DVD. As shown in Figure 10-18, you’ll see a Burning dialog box that tracks
the progress of the encoding process. Encoding and burning your DVD can take
several hours. During this time, you shouldn’t perform other tasks on the com-
puter that might cause burn problems, such as trying to rip or play a CD or DVD
on a different drive.
The total time required to burn a DVD will depend on the speed of
your DVD burner as well as the speed of your computer’s CPU and
the amount of RAM on your computer. If you haven’t already used
ReadyBoost with a USB flash device, as discussed in Chapter 3, this
may be a good time to do so because it may give your computer a
needed boost. On a computer with a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM,
and a 4 × DVD burner, I found that burning a DVD took about one
hour per gigabyte of data.
5. When encoding is complete, Windows DVD Maker will eject the DVD and dis-
play the “Your disc is ready” message, as shown in Figure 10-19. To make
another copy, insert a blank DVD and then click “Make another copy of this disc.”
Otherwise, click Close to return to the Windows DVD Maker main window.
Figure 10-17. Saving your video project
Figure 10-18. Creating your DVD video