The Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system allows the user to burn data directly in the Windows® Explorer application. However, if you want to burn a custom DVD containing your movies, photos and/or music, you must use the Windows® DVD Maker tool. To learn how to burn such a DVD in Windows® 7, follow the instructions below.
- Insert the blank DVD into the burner.
- Go to “Start > All Programs” and launch the “Windows® DVD Maker” option.
- Click on the “Add items” button in the main navigation bar and locate the files (a movie, for instance) that you want to burn to the DVD and click on the “Add” button.
- Type the title of your DVD into the “DVD title” box at the bottom of the window.
- Click on the “Options” link located at the bottom of the window. Choose what you want to happen when you insert a DVD into the player and the ratio of the video image. Confirm your settings by clicking on the “OK” button.
- In the main window click on the “Next” button.
- From the list in the right pane, select the DVD menu style. (You can see a preview and test its functionality).
- Click on the “Menu text” button at the top of the window to change the names and format of the menu items.
- Click on the “Customize menu” button at the top of the window to choose the font type and color of the menu. In addition, depending on the menu style you chose earlier, you may be able to add foreground or background video and music.
- The “Presentation” button allows you to choose the settings for photos and background sound.
- When you are finished with all the settings, click on the “Preview” button to see the results.
- Click on the “Burn” button to record everything to the DVD. After burning the movie it should play perfectly!
Tips and Tricks:
- If you are not sure about the correct settings of your DVD menu and other options, burn the content on a DVD rewritable media first, and then check out the results.