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Old 28-01-2009
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Upgraded Vista--Unable to burn DVDs using Windows DVD Maker

Hello Friends,

I have just upgraded to Vista and i'm unable to burn DVDs using the new Windows DVD maker. When i say upgraded, it means that i have purchase a new computer on which Vista was pre-installed. Whenever i try to add some files for burning a dvd it stops working. Another thing is that i can not use my Nero 9 either. Can any one help me how can i resolve this problem?

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Re: Upgraded Vista--Unable to burn DVDs using Windows DVD Maker

Before you create your first project in Windows DVD Maker, make sure its options are set suitably. Once you?ve set them, you may not need to change them for subsequent projects, unless you need to create different types of DVDs. To choose options for Windows DVD Maker, follow these steps:

1. Click the Options link in the lower-right corner of the window. Windows DVD Maker displays the DVD Options dialog box .

2. In the Choose DVD Playback Settings group box, decide what type of playback to use:

Start with DVD Menu:- Select this option button to make a DVD that begins with a menu that lets the user control playback, as on most commercial DVDs. This is the ?normal? type of DVD playback.

Play Video and End with DVD Menu:- Select this option button to make a DVD that starts playing automatically and ends by displaying a menu that lets the user control playback. This functionality is sometimes useful, but it tends to surprise users accustomed to DVDs that start with a menu.

Play Video in a Continuous Loop:- Select this option button to make a DVD that starts playing and loops back to the beginning when it reaches the end. This type of DVD is useful for situations such as a kiosk at a trade show.

3. In the DVD Aspect Ratio group box, select the option button for the aspect ratio you want your DVD to have: 4:3 standard TV format or 16:9 widescreen.

4. In the Video Format group box, select the NTSC option button if you want to use the NTSC format which is used in North America. Select the PAL option button if you want to use the PAL format which is used in Europe and some other locations. NTSC is the abbreviation for National Television System Committee, a U.S. standardization organization established in 1940, which defined the NTSC encoding system. PAL is the acronym for Phase-Alternating Line, a different TV-encoding system.

5. In the DVD Burner Speed drop-down list, select the speed you want to use: Fastest, Medium, or Slow. Fastest is usually the best choice unless you find that DVDs don?t burn correctly using it.

6. In the Temporary File Location text box, you can specify the folder in which you want Windows DVD Maker to store temporary files while preparing to burn the DVD. Leave the <Default> location selected it?s shown between the angle brackets like that unless one of the following criteria applies:

? Your computer?s main hard disk has less than 5GB of free space, and you need to use another disk for example, an external disk.
? Your computer has two or more internal hard disks, one of which is faster than the other,

and you want to move the temporary file location to the faster disk.

7. Click the OK button. Windows DVD Maker closes the DVD Options dialog box.
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Re: Upgraded Vista--Unable to burn DVDs using Windows DVD Maker

Try to configure your DVD setup properly.

Setting Up the Menus for Your DVD:-

When you?ve finished adding pictures and videos to the DV, click the Next button. Windows DVD Maker displays the Ready to Burn Disc screen . At this point, you can go ahead and click the Burn button to burn the disc with the content you?ve arranged already and the menu style that Windows DVD Maker has chosen to apply. But what you?ll normally want to do is set up custom menus for your DVD and preview them to make sure they?re what you want. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Click the Menu Text button. Windows DVD Maker displays the Change the DVD Menu Text screen.

2. In the Font drop-down list, select the font you want to use for the menu text. Use the three buttons below the Font drop-down list to change the font color the A button, toggle boldface on or off, or toggle italic on or off.

3. In the Disc Title text box, change the name for the disc if necessary. Windows DVD Maker suggests the name you entered on the first screen.

4. In the Play Button text box, change the text for the Play button if necessary.

5. In the Scenes Button text box, change the text for the Scenes button if necessary. This is the button that the user can click to see a listing of the DVD?s contents.

6.In the Notes Button text box, change the text for the Notes button if necessary, and then type the text for the notes in the Notes text box.

7. Check the preview to see the effect of the changes you?ve made, and then click the Change Text button. Windows DVD Maker applies the changes and returns you to the Ready to Burn Disc screen.

8.To customize the menu structure, click the Customize Menu button. Windows DVD Maker displays the Customize the Disc Menu Style screen .

9. If you want to change the font used for the menus, use the Font drop-down list and the three buttons below it.

10. To play a video in the foreground of the menus, click the Browse button alongside the Foreground Video text box, select the video in the Add Foreground Video dialog box, and then click the Add button. The upper preview box shows the effect of your choice.

11. To play a video in the background of the menus, click the Browse button alongside the Background Video text box, select the video in the Add Background video dialog box, and then click the Add button. Again, the upper preview box shows the effect of your choice. Background video can not only make DVDs unnecessarily complex but also make your computer work harder during playback, so don?t feel you have to add a background video just because you can.

12. To play audio while the menus are displayed, click the Browse button alongside the Menu Audio text box, select the audio in the Add Audio to the Menu dialog box, and then click the Add button.

13. To change the type of buttons used for the scenes, click the Scenes Button Styles button, and then choose the style from the drop-down list. The lower preview box shows the effect of your choice.

14. If you want to save your choices as a style that you can reapply to other projects, click the Save as New Style button, type a name in the Save as New Style dialog box, and then click the OK button. Windows DVD Maker adds a Custom Styles category to the Menu Styles drop-down button on the Ready to Burn Disc screen and adds your new style to this category.

15.Click the Change Style button. Windows DVD Maker applies the changes and returns you to the Ready to Burn Disc screen.

16. To set up a slide show, click the Slide Show button. Windows DVD Maker displays the Change Your Slide Show Settings screen .

17. Use the controls in the Music for Slide Show area to set up the music for the slide show:

? To add a song, click the Add Music button, select the song in the Add Music to Slide Show dialog box, and then click the Add button.

? To move a song up or down the order, select it, and then click the Move Up button or the Move Down button.

? To remove a song, click it, and then click the Remove button.

18. If you want to extend the slide show automatically so that it uses as much time as the music you?ve chosen, select the Change Slide Show Length to Match Music Length check box. When you do this, Windows DVD Maker disables the Picture Length drop-down list. Otherwise, use the Picture Length drop-down list to select the number of seconds for which you want to display each picture.

19. Choose the transition from picture to picture in the Transition drop-down list.

20. If you want Windows DVD Maker to use pan and zoom effects for the slideshow, select the Use Pan and Zoom Effects for Pictures check box. Pan and zoom can look good, but it can rapidly become clich?d.

21. Click the Change Slide Show button. Windows DVD Maker applies your changes and returns you to the Ready to Burn Disc screen.

Hope so this might help you out.
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Re: Upgraded Vista--Unable to burn DVDs using Windows DVD Maker

Hey i don't think that your Windows Vista might have any problem, it's your computer which has messed up with the burning programs. It seems to be that none of your burning programs is been working. Check your Device Manager whether there is any driver which is listed as Burner.
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