"I'm trying to burn a DVD with a menu so it looks professional. I'm not tech-savvy, so I'd like to have a DVD burner which enables me to create DVD menus without much hassle. Could you recommend me an ace yet simple free DVD menu creator (if it is possible)? Plus, I'm working on Windows OS."
This is a question posted on a question-and-answer forum. And the similar questions are swirling around the internet. Do you also need a free DVD menu creator? Just read on. This article will showcase a free, simple yet professional DVD menu creator doing well in making personalized DVD title/chapter menus. If you are not a skilled DVD menu maker, you can get help from the step-by-step guide below.
If you want to have a DVD menu creator that can convert almost all video file types to DVDs (NTSC/PAL, DVD-5/DVD-9) independently with good video audio effect and fast burning speed, support for parameter settings, WinX DVD Author is a good move. Meanwhile, it also has a built-in free YouTube downloader.
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When it comes to free DVD menu creator for Windows, WinX DVD Author is worth trying. WinX DVD Author is a popular DVD burner. It was once a commercial program, but it turned to be a free DVD burner a few years ago. This powerful software enables users to create DVDs from camcorder, webcam, YouTube, video files in MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, MOV, MOD, WMV, FLV, 3GP and more formats. It not only helps users convert and burn videos to DVDs with fair video audio quality, but also allows them to create unique DVD menus with templated or customized menu background pictures, music and text. After creating DVD menus, you must be impressed by its professional looking, and can skip and watch between video clips with ease.
WinX DVD Author features simple working flow. To begin with, you should download this DVD menu creator on your Windows PC and install it following the wizard. Additionally, make sure to insert a blank rewriteable DVD disc to your DVD-ROM for storing burned videos.
Step 1: Run this DVD menu creator software and enable "Video DVD Author" located at the right of the main interface to burn video to DVD with menus.
Step 2: Load video clip(s) and create DVD menu.
a. Click "+" button to import the video clip(s) for burning to DVD with menus.
b. Click ">>" icon to access to DVD menu creating panel. In this step, you can personalize DVD title menu and chapter menu. See the detailed steps to personalize title/chapter menu:
Tips: Apart from creating DVD menu, this tool also allows users to click Tool button to set image ratio (4:3 or 16:9), video format (NTSC or PAL), DVD type (DVD-5 or DVD-9), DVD menu duration, and DVD menu safe distance and so on. What's more, it is also available to set subtitle language, subtitle font size, insert extra subtitle, etc.
Step 3. Start burning DVD with menus.
">>" button to come to DVD BUILDER panel. Here, you should choose the output folder, output format and encoder engine. Please note that the output folder is the path to save the converted VOB file temporarily. When all settings completed, just hit "Start" to begin burning DVD with this free DVD menu creator in two steps: convert video to VOB and burn VOB to DVD with menus.
WinX DVD Author is a free and all-round DVD creation and burn tool. It can convert and burn almost all videos to DVD, such as MKV, M2TS, M4V, AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, DviX, Xvid, ASF, MOV, FLV, H.264, RM, RMB, OGG, QT, etc with top quality and fast speed.
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