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How to burn DVDs in Windows DVD Maker

Share photo and video memories on disc

Don't let your digital memories languish on a PC's hard drive or camera's memory card. We show you how to burn them to disc with a tool built into Windows 7.

Step 3. Click the Options link at the bottom right of the window. In the DVD Options dialog that pops up, select whether you want to put a menu at the start and the end of the disc, and whether you want the video to play in a continuous loop. You can also specify the aspect ratio, video format and burn speed. Click Ok, Next.

Windows DVD Maker step 3

Step 4. In the next screen, choose a menu from the options on the righthand side of the window; click on one to see a preview. If you’re happy with your choice, click ‘Menu text’ at the top of the screen. From here, you can change the title, add a play button and even change the font. Click ‘Change Text’ to apply your edits.

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Step 5. Click ‘Customize Menu’ to adjust which video stills and images are displayed on the menu and add a soundtrack. Click ‘Change Style’ to continue. If your DVD contains a slideshow, the ‘Slide Show’ link lets you alter the transition style and length, and add accompanying music. Click ‘Change Slide Show’.

Windows DVD Maker step 5

Step 6. You’re almost ready to burn your DVD. First, hit the Preview button to check you’re happy with your disc. If any files are missing, use the back arrow in the top left corner to go back and add them. When you’re happy, click Ok. Finally, insert a writable DVD into your disc drive and click Burn.

Windows DVD Maker step 6

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