Question: I have a Sony DCR-TRV-320 camcorder. I have been trying to make DVDs from my videos. I can load the movies onto my computer using windows movie maker. I am learning how to edit the movies and add music. But I cannot get the movie to burn to a DVD that will play in anything but a computer.
Do I need some other kind of program to be able to make this happen? If so can you please tell me a good one to buy and hopefully be easy to use. I don't have alot of computer knowledge. Thank You for any help you can give me!
Answer: If you have Windows Vista Home Premium, then you can use Windows Movie Maker to burn your videos to a DVD format. If you have a different version of Windows or are using a Mac, then there's a DVD Creator program from Aimersoft that will also do the same thing.
Making DVD Movies with Windows Movie Maker
Open your video file(s) in Windows Movie Maker and click the File >> Publish Movie menu. Select the option for "DVD - Publish for playback on your DVD player or computer".
You'll be prompted to save your project and open Windows DVD Maker.
In Windows DVD Maker (again, Vista only) you can choose the DVD menu style and can edit the menu text to your liking.
Click the Burn button on the lower right side of the screen, and it will ask you to insert a writable DVD, and will burn your movie to the DVD.
Once it's finished burning the DVD, you'll be able to plug it into your DVD player and watch the movie on your TV.
What if I don't have Windows Movie Maker, or have a Mac?
Aimersoft DVD Creator will convert video to DVD and will burn DVD movies that can be played on home DVD players and portable DVD viewers.
You'll first click "Load Videos" to select the video file(s), and then you'll click "Burn" to create the DVD movie.
You can also create your own DVD movies by choosing from several default movie/menu templates, or can add in your own background images and make a movie slideshow from photos you've taken on your digital camera.
It will also let you combine your video files into slideshows with beautiful transition effects and a customizable menu. You can crop, trim and adjust numerous video effects/transitions.
Aimersoft has a lot more features than the DVD Maker built into Windows Vista, so it's worth taking a look at even if you have Windows Movie Maker.