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Burn WMV to DVD for playback on DVD player


WMV files are a common video file that is shared over the Internet for its small size. They are known as Windows Media Video and can be played in the Windows Media Player along with other video programs. When users want to view these files on their television instead of their computer they can go convert the files and burn them directly onto a DVD. There are many ways to burn WMV file to DVD, but the following process is one of the easiest and most convenient. Learn the tips and convert WMV to DVD yourself later.

How to burn/convert WMV files to DVD for home DVD player?

Things you need:

Hardware: DVD optical drive with write technology is required.

Software: a DVD burner software is needed. Here I use Wondershare DVD Creator which fits me best.

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1: Add WMV files

Click “Load Video” to browse your computer and find the WMV files, then add WMV files from your hard drive to the program. Then they will appear in the collections pane. You can double click them to play in the right window(optional).

Drag and drop loaded WMV files to storyboard below to make further operation.

2: Burn WMV to DVD directly

If you want to burn WMV to DVD directly without any editting, of course you can do it.

Convert all WMV video files in the storyboard to DVD: simply click the “Burn” tab, and a window will pop up for you to select converting WMV files to DVD disc, DVD folder or ISO, etc.

Convert just one WMV video file to DVD: select it in the storyboard, then click “Burn”.

Jump to step 7: Start burning DVD

But if you want to make more customization, making a customized slideshow would be a good choice for you!

3: Customize your WMV video slideshow

Order: You can sort the order of the WMV videos in the storyboard by dragging and dropping.

Add a slide: right click mouse and select the first option “Add Slideshow” to add a slide. Then you can add WMV files to this slide. There are two other options: “Remove Slideshow” and “Play Slideshow”, just do as you like.

Edit a video: select a WMV video in the storyboard, right click mouse, and you will see three options: “Edit”, “Remove”, and “Clear All”. Just select “Edit” to edit video effects.

4: Transition

Click “Transition” and you will see all the available transition effects in the transition pane. A simple click could help you to display the transition effect in the right window. Just drag and drop the transition effect you want to apply to the middle of two WMV files in the slideshow storyboard.

5: Customize DVD menu (Optional)

Click the Menu tab to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it. You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.

6: Preview

Click the Preview tab to preview your slideshow project by click the preview control buttons

7: Click “Burn” tab

Burn WMV to DVD disc: Click “Burn”, select “DVD” option in the “Burn to” field, specify a temp folder (used to save the generated temporary files), select your DVD drive and burning program (either built-in or your own burning application), select your TV Standard and output Aspect Ratio, and click “Start” to burn your project.

Burn WMV to ISO or DVD Folder: Click “Burn”, select the “DVD Folder” or “ISO file” option, specify a folder on your hard disk to save generated DVD files, then click “Start” to start converting WMV to ISO or DVD folder.

Here below is the explanation of TV Standard:
“NTSC” is 30 fps, which is used in USA, Canada and Japan;
“PAL” is 25fps, which is used in Europe and Asia.

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