Part of the tradition of home moviemaking is gathering the family
around the TV to watch the movie. You don't have to give up that
tradition when you make the switch to digital video. You can save a
Windows Movie Maker project to a high-quality video file, and then burn
(or write) that file to a DVD using a DVD burner and video DVD burning
program. You can then watch the DVD in almost any standard DVD player.
DVDs are a great way to share movies with friends and family, and they
make great gifts.
To save your movie to a DVD:
1. Save your movie to your computer.
2. Burn the file to a DVD.
Save your movie to your computer
To save your movie in the ideal video format for burning to a DVD
1.Open your project in Movie Maker.
2.In the Movie Tasks pane, under Finish Movie, click Save to my computer.
3.The Save Movie Wizard opens. On the Saved Movie File page, type a name for your movie. You can also choose a folder to save it in by clicking the Browse button, but My Videos (the default) is usually the best place. Then click Next.
4.On the Movie Setting page, click Show more choices, then select the Other settings list, and click DV-AVI. Then click Next.
5.Movie Maker saves your movie, which may take several minutes. On the Completing the Save Movie Wizard page, clear the Play movie when I click Finish check box, and then click Finish.
If you want to save more than one movie to a DVD, repeat steps 1
through 5 to save a different movie. Then follow the steps in the next
section to burn the file to a DVD.
Burn your movie to a DVD
To burn a DVD that you can play in a video DVD player, you need to
have a DVD burner and video DVD burning software on your computer. Many
new computers come with an internal DVD burner. However, if your
computer does not already have one installed, you may find it easier to
install an external USB DVD burner
You can choose from a number of programs for burning video DVDs, such as Cucusoft DVD Burner
Keep in mind that every program is different, but the basics are the
same. These instructions show you how to create a DVD using Cucusoft DVD Burner. Click Here
You can now eject the DVD and play it in a standard DVD player. Be
sure to label it with a permanent marker so that you can identify it
later. To burn another copy of the DVD, insert another writeable DVD,
and then return to Burn your movie to a DVD.
Note: While most new DVD players support most types
of writeable DVDs, some older DVD players can have problems playing
custom DVDs. DVD-R or DVD+R are compatible with most players. DVD-RW
and DVD+RW media are only supported by newer DVD players that
specifically support rewriteable discs.