Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
4. When Windows DVD Maker finishes adding items, review the order of videos
and pictures, check to make sure the DVD burner you want to use is selected,
and then click Next.
5. On the “Ready to burn” page, you’ll see a preview of the DVD menu. You can
make any necessary changes and then click Burn to start burning the DVD.
6. If you haven’t already inserted a DVD, you’ll be prompted to insert one. As
before, the DVD burning process may take several hours.
Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker
After you’ve created a few video DVDs in Windows DVD Maker, you may want to
do a bit more in terms of production. This is where Windows Movie Maker comes
into the picture. With Windows Movie Maker, you produce the video every step of
the way, from beginning title to end credits.
Getting Started with Windows Movie Maker
You can start and use Windows Movie Maker in several ways. When you are work-
ing with Windows Photo Gallery, you can select the initial pictures and videos you
want to work with and then click Make a Movie to open Windows Movie Maker
with these items selected. Otherwise, you can start Windows Movie Maker by click-
➝ All Programs ➝ Windows Movie Maker.
As Table 10-2 shows, Windows Movie Maker works with a wide variety of image,
sound, and video formats. This list is different from the formats supported by Win-
dows DVD Maker. The key change is that Windows Movie Maker supports AIFF
and AU sound formats, and Windows DVD Maker does not.
Table 10-2. File formats supported by Windows Movie Maker
File format/type File extensions
Bitmap image .bmp
DIB image .dib
GIF image .gif
JPEG image .jpg, .jpe, .jpeg, .jfif
PNG image .png
TIFF image .tif, .tiff
Word Perfect image .wdp
Windows Meta File .wmf, .emf