Burn DVD in 16:9 aspect ratio using Windows DVD Maker.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:22 PM
I cannot begin to say how EXTREMELY grateful I am for this post!!! I spent a day and some hours (and about 15 DVDs) trying to figure this thing out.....I went to many different posts on the internet...but THIS IS IT!! Thank you sooooooooooooooo much!! You have no idea!!
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:06 AM
The process is very similar and there really aren't any major differences:
1) Open 'Windows Live Movie Maker' and click on the Project tab [from the top menu]. Now under "Aspect Ratio", make sure the Widescreen (16:9) option is selected [highlighted].
2) Click on the "Click here to browse for videos and and photos" text in the center of the main panel. Browse to the location of the required video file, highlight it and then click Open.
3) Click on the Home tab [from the top menu]. Now in the ribbon menu you will see an option to Save Movie (it's the second last menu item on the far right of the ribbon).
4) Click on "Save Movie" and from the drop down menu select "Burn a DVD".
That's it, you are good to go.
P.S. Post back if anything needs clarifying [I can post screenshots if need be]
Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:44 AM
Oh, and make sure you have a blank DVD inserted in the ROM drive first.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:31 PM
I will also need to know: Is this a TV series you have on DVD? What program did you use (or will you be using) to rip the DVD to the hard drive? (I assume it would be DVD Shrink)
Or have you downloaded the series from somewhere?
Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:18 AM
Sorry, got two more questions then:
I am assuming the video files would be in either Xvid or DivX format then (may have the file extension .avi)...is that correct?
If not, then what format are they?
Do you own a DivX/Xvid compliant DVD player (one that will play those sorts of video files)?
Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:56 AM
Try this and let me know how you get on:
Use your burning software to burn a data disc. Just add the DivX/Xvid video files as you would any ordinary data and burn to DVD. Put as many on there as the DVD will hold, when you are finished put the DVD in the player you have connected to the TV. If the player supports those formats you should see a list of all the episodes on the TV screen, in the same way as you would when working with music (MP3) files.
If you don't see the list and you get some sort of 'Read' error, then the player does not support those formats and we will need to go back to our original plan.
The beauty of a player that supports DivX/Xvid formats is, because the video does not require re-encoding, you can fit many more movies/TV episodes on one DVD.
Let me know.
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