Video DVD Maker FREE is a very simple video DVD authoring tool that will get your digital movies onto a disc with the absolute minimum of effort.

The program can start a new project by capturing DVDs from cameras, or importing existing video files. Just about any format is supported, although you need to install a codec pack to make this happen (Video DVD Maker FREE points you to a download site on installation).

If you choose the latter option then you may browse your PC for the video clips you'd like to add, click Next, and - that's it. No complicated video options, no other decisions to make at all, you can simply leave Video DVD Maker FREE to get on with the job of transcoding your videos, then burning them to disc.

It's all very simple, then, but as a consequence of that the finished disc will also be on the basic side. There will be no menu, for instance, and our test project video clips were all combined into one, long movie, so navigation wasn't exactly easy. Still, if you just want to, say, convert one home movie into a video DVD that you can share with others, then Video DVD Maker Free will usually get the job done.

Verdict

Video DVD Maker FREE is probably the simplest DVD burning tool around, but the end results are also extremely basic. It may still be useful for PC novices who want to burn single movies to disc, but everyone else would be better off with a more advanced app, like DVDStyler