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Saving your movie to DVD

From: Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

Video: Saving your movie to DVD

One very popular option for viewing the finished product of a Windows Live Movie Maker project is to save it to a movie and then burn it to a DVD that you could put into your DVD player and watch it on to your big screen, for example. And that's a scenario we are going to look at right now. Of course, you can save your movie in your desired format and use your own DVD burning software and go through the process if you're comfortable with that. But if not, Windows Live Movie Maker can take you through the process, working in conjunction with Windows DVD Maker.

Saving your movie to DVD

One very popular option for viewing the finished product of a Windows Live Movie Maker project is to save it to a movie and then burn it to a DVD that you could put into your DVD player and watch it on to your big screen, for example. And that's a scenario we are going to look at right now. Of course, you can save your movie in your desired format and use your own DVD burning software and go through the process if you're comfortable with that. But if not, Windows Live Movie Maker can take you through the process, working in conjunction with Windows DVD Maker.

So working with our By the Sea project, we can go to the Save movie dropdown on the Ribbon or click the Movie Maker tab on the Ribbon at the very top left and move down to Save movie, and on the right you'll see all of those same options, including Burn a DVD, which by default will set the display size to 720 x 480, and it will be about 21 MB per minute of video. So let's select that option, and the first step will be to save your movie file and choose a location. I am going back to the Desktop. I am going to change the name from By the Sea to By the Sea2, because this is the second version we create and click Save.

That will go through the regular saving process of saving the project into a movie file. Well what's different is at the end is going to launch Windows DVD Maker to take you through the burning process. That is, if you have one of the following Windows versions or editions: Window 7, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate, or Windows Vista Home, Premium, or Ultimate editions. If you don't have one of those versions or editions, you won't have Windows DVD Maker, and the next that won't happen by default, which is, you're going to see Windows DVD Maker launch.

It might show up down on the Ribbon. It might be right on your screen. You can select it, and you'll notice there it is your movie file, saved and ready to be burned. Of course, there are some options to consider as well. If you want more than one movie on your DVD, you can add items. Click the Add items button, browse to the movie file and add it and then reorder it as needed. You are going to see some information about your movie file: It's about a minute long. Status--it's ready to be burned. Where? To your DVD burner. If you don't have one of those, of course, you can't continue.

But if you do you'll see drive letters representing each one. I only have one; its Drive letter E:, and it's already selected by default. Also, I see some information down below. It's going to take up about one minute of the total 150 minutes available on a blank DVD. And the title is, by default, the current date, so you'll see your own current date in this field. But you can click inside there, drag over what's there, and type in your own title. I am going to do "By the Sea;" you can do the same or choose your own DVD title.

This is important because when you get to the menus, this information might show up. So let's click Next. Here is where we get to choose some of those options. We can preview it the way it is right now. You'll notice By the Sea, our title, but we also see the DVD title show up here, By the Sea, and this is just using really no menu style, the default. There are some menu styles that appear over here on the right-hand side that you can go through. Let's try Bandwidth, for example. This changes the look totally.

Now we're only seeing the DVD title. We don't see the title of our project in there. You'll notice a Play button, so to speak-- the word Play becomes the play button. Or we could go to Scenes if we wanted to be using scenes. So you can try some of these different ones to find exactly the one that suits your needs. I kind of like layers. That's cool. And you can also fiddle with the menu text. If you don't like the text that you're seeing here, you can make some changes. Click the menu Text button. Choose a different font, if you want.

You can see the DVD Title can be changed here, again, if you wanted to. The Play button, if you highlight it, it's bolded by default. If we go down to scenes, so is it. Maybe we don't want that to be bolded. We will turn that off, so Play stands out. And once you've made your changes, you need to save them by clicking Change Text, and you'll see that change. You can also customize the menu by clicking Customize menu. In this case, you can choose the Foreground and Background video that appears in the menu only.

You can add audio if you wanted to. There are Browse buttons for choosing the video and audio. And then of course the Scene button styles is set by default in this particular theme to Rectangle, Glass, but if we clicked the dropdown here are some other options like Widescreen. I am going to go with that. Click Change Style to save those changes, and you are ready to burn. When you click Burn, you will have to have a blank DVD in your drive, so if you don't already, go ahead and do that. Click the Burn button, and you'll see Windows DVD Maker and the progress bar as it's encoding and burning your movie file to a DVD.

You will also see a Windows Live Movie Maker message window here that appears whenever you save to movie file, if you want to play or open the folder or simply close this and let DVD Maker do its thing. So it's just matter now of sitting back, relaxing, waiting for that to happen, your DVD will eject, and you can pop it into your DVD player and view your finished product on the big screen.

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

35 video lessons · 11518 viewers

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  1. 3m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files and restoring missing links
      2m 24s
  2. 15m 51s
    1. Installing Windows Live Movie Maker
      2m 19s
    2. Touring the Movie Maker interface
      6m 50s
    3. Starting and saving a new project
      3m 52s
    4. Adjusting the view
      2m 50s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Understanding what files you can use
      2m 43s
    2. Adding and organizing video and pictures
      5m 17s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 46s
    4. Importing video from a camcorder
      3m 10s
    5. Importing content from other devices
      4m 22s
    6. Adding music to a project
      3m 51s
  4. 36m 53s
    1. Creating an AutoMovie
      4m 48s
    2. Adding and modifying titles in a project
      4m 26s
    3. Adding and formatting captions in a clip
      3m 17s
    4. Adding and modifying credits in a project
      5m 32s
    5. Adjusting music options
      4m 40s
    6. Trimming and splitting video clips
      5m 53s
    7. Adjusting photo duration and rotation
      3m 3s
    8. Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume
      2m 15s
    9. Creating a snapshot from existing video
      2m 59s
  5. 18m 41s
    1. Creating transitions between clips
      5m 44s
    2. Panning and zooming photos
      3m 9s
    3. Adding visual effects to photos and video
      3m 40s
    4. Adding multiple effects to a single clip
      3m 31s
    5. Removing effects
      2m 37s
  6. 17m 9s
    1. Saving your movie in high definition
      3m 18s
    2. Saving your movie to DVD
      5m 26s
    3. Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats
      2m 14s
    4. Uploading a movie to YouTube
      4m 42s
    5. Publishing a movie to other web locations
      1m 29s
  7. 9m 53s
    1. Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating slow-motion video
      3m 2s
    3. Adding additional audio tracks
      4m 49s
  8. 1m 37s
    1. What's next?
      1m 37s

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