I was looking to convert some AVI videos I had created recently to DVD so my neighbor could watch the videos using their DVD player but I hadn’t done this in quite awhile so I began the search for some good open source software. After awhile I realized I had purchased a desktop recently and I figured it may have software installed by default that would convert and burn these files for me. Sure enough Roxio Pro was installed and it has a tool called MyDVD that will not only convert from many media files to DVD but it will also burn during that conversion. Below I describe how to create DVD’s from any type of media file using Roxio myDVD.
Video Files Accepted By Roxio MyDVD:bmp, rle, dib, jpg, jpe, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff, asf, wmv, m2s, m2p, mpeg, mpeg2, dat, mod, mov, avi, mpg, mp4, m4v, m2t, m2ts, tp, ts, trp, mts, dvr-ms, tivo, divx, 3gp, vob, ifo, dmss, dmsm, pssd
The above file types are all supported by MyDVD so you can import pictures for all of the typical image files such as gif, tiff, jpg, and more as well as import video files for all of the standard video file types such as mpg, avi, mov, mp4, and many more. I wanted to list every type available to MyDVD to show how robust the software is. Click Roxio Creator 2010 Proto purchase this software on Amazon if you don’t already own it. Below I explain some of the features of Roxio MyDVD and describe how to load video files into a project, add titles to those files, and then burn to disc.
Convert AVI, MPG, WMV, or MOV And Burn To DVD Using Roxio MyDVD:
- Open Roxio Creator:First launch Roxio by clicking Start, selecting All programs, and then selecting Roxio Creator from the pop up menu which will display as shown in the below image.
- Open Roxio MyDVD:Now select Video in the left hand navigation to display the Roxio Creator Video sub menu as displayed below.
With the Video menu display click on MyDVD to launch the Roxio MyDVD application as shown in the below image.
- Modify Title Text: The next steps can be completed in any order and are more to show the main elements you will need to create a basic DVD. The first thing I typically do is modify the Title text that shows above the preview window in the default DVD title screen. Simply double click on the text “My Menu” to modify the text itself as shown below. You can also highlight the text and use the font controls located right above the preview window.
- Add Video Files To DVD: Adding video files to the DVD project is easy just click Movie in the top navigation bar, select Add Movie from the drop down, select the ratio from the fly out menu, and then browse and select the video file. The menu selections are shown in the below image.
Don’t worry about converting the file as the conversion to DVD format will be done on the fly when you burn the final DVD project.
- Add Episode Titles: Now you can add text above each of the video files you have added by selecting DVD Menu from the top navigation and selecting Add Text from the drop down as shown in the image below.
After you have added the text you can modify how it is displayed by using the same Font toolbar described in step 3 and displayed in the below image.
- Burn Project To Disc: Once you have modified added all of the videos you want to add and modified the Title Screen you can burn the project to DVD. Select File from the top navigation menu and then click Burn Project To Disc from the drop down and shown in the below image. Depending on how much of the DVD you have filled up the project could take awhile to convert and burn.
- Test DVD: Once the project is finished burning to DVD you can remove the DVD from your PC and insert into a DVD player to see if it plays correctly.
That is all you have to do. You have officially converted all of the media files to DVD format and burned successfully to DVD. Now that you see how easy it is you can make home movies of the kids and give them out as Christmas presents!