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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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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-
ing Start
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
Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker
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As with Windows DVD Maker, Windows Movie Maker works with files that are
already in the proper formats and doesn’t include features for converting formats.
Unlike Windows DVD Maker, however, Windows Movie Maker includes features
for importing video and audio from digital video cameras. Windows Movie Maker
doesn’t include features for ripping raw CD audio files from audio discs. However,
you can use any existing audio, video, or pictures on your computer’s disk drive, a
data disc you’ve inserted into your CD/DVD drive, or a device with removable stor-
age connected to your computer. You can also add narration using a microphone.
The same narration features allow you to record input from other sources as well.
When you start working with Windows Movie Maker, shown in Figure 10-21, you’ll
see that it has these key features:
A Tasks Pane
Lists the common tasks that you may need to perform when making a movie
A Collection Pane
Provides options for listing effects and transitions as well as collection folders for
media you’ve imported into Windows Movie Maker
A Preview Pane
Allows you to preview the video
A work area
Allows you to manage the media items you’ve added to the video
Sound formats
AIFF sound .aif, .aifc, .aiff
AU sound .au, .snd
MP3 audio .mp3, .m3u
WAV audio .wav
Windows Media Audio .wma
Video formats
AVI video .avi
DVD video .mpa, .m1v, .m2v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, .mp2v
MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 video .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg
Audio/Video format
Windows Media Audio/Video Professional .asf, .wm, .wmv
Recorded TV format
Microsoft Digital Video Recorder .dvr-ms
Table 10-2. File formats supported by Windows Movie Maker (continued)
File format/type File extensions

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