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This page contains utilities I made to assist using Movie Maker.

Can Movie maker reverse a clip (backward play) ?

I am researching to make such an effect but so far have not found any way to do it in Movie Maker. In the meanwhile you can use other free tools to do it.

How do I make a DVD

As you might have discovered by now that Movie Maker does not make DVDs, you need some additional software for it.

DVD Movie making generally involves these 5 steps:

1. Capturing from video camera to hard disk
2. Editing the movie
3. Encoding to MPEG2
4. Authoring (creating chapters and menus)
5. Burning to disk.

Each of these steps requires a different type of software. Some software suites cover more than one of these five steps, however for professional looking results you may need a dedicated software for each step. Windows Movie Maker does a good job of step 1 and 2. For the rest of the three steps:

For encoding: I use TMPGenc which is a very high quality yet affordable encoder for converting any media type to MPEG1 and MPEG2. For MPEG1 encoding it is completely free as well. You need MPEG2 encoding though for DVDs. Note that this (step 3) is most critical as it involves a format conversion which has most potential for incurring quality loss if not done with due care.

For authoring: My favourite is DVD Lab. Other softwares include TmpGenc DVD Author, Nero vision Express and many others.

For burning the CD I use Nero Burning Rom. However this step is not that critical as any CD/DVD burning software will do the job once everything is ready to burn. Many Authoring softwares can do this step too.



 

 

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