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DVD creator/burner- need recommendation

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by chrob61, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. chrob61

    chrob61 Newbie

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    Since I have a new computer, my old version of Nero Vision Express won't work anymore.

    I used to use NVE to create DVDs of video clips. I could create a DVD, edit the files, merge them, create a menu and burn a disc. Afterwards, I can copy the output file to an excel spreadsheet so that I can catalog the different episodes.

    I have tried various free programs, but each has their limitations.

    DVD Flick, AVC, Imgburn, DVD copy- either I can't make a menu, or there's a limit of 50 clips/project, or I can't merge the files, or I cannot export the playlist so that I can create an excel spreadsheet.

    Can anyone recommend a good program, hopefully something freeware? Or maybe a combo of programs to do what I need to do?

    Thank you.
     
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    chrob61 Newbie

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    Thank you for that recommendation. I will give it a try.
     
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    That program won't let me merge files. So I think I may have to use a combination of programs to do what I need.

    I can use AVC (Any Video Converter) to download, clip, convert to DVD ready files and merge titles.

    So.....once that is done, I need to

    Create Menu

    Burn project (I can do this with AVC)

    Printing Output file (the only output file in AVC is a txt file that summarizes the loading and burning steps, it doesn't show the content of the project)
     
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    I use roxio toast for blu-rays. It also works with DVD burning.
     
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    chrob61 Newbie

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    Thank you for the recommendation- what version of Roxio Toast do you use? Is it a free program?
     
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    Would DVDStyler be any good to you its free
     
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    I have looked at DVD Styler- it's got a limitation, maybe not being able to merge files. I have tried that one too.
     
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    My Roxio Toast 11 Titanium‎ was purchased on Amazon. Nope it's not a freeware, but well worth the price.
    It seems Toast 12 has been available for a while though but I don't want to upgrade for now.
     
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    I prefer WinX DVD Author for my streamed videos and camcorder videos burning.
    I think this free DVD creator will satisfy your need, which allows you to author DVD menu, chapter menu, add your favorite music, pictures as background. Here is their official page to free download
    >> http://www.winxdvd.com/dvd-author/
     
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    OK I downloaded winxdvd author. The freeware version.

    I can add the video files, then create a menu, but haven't gone as far as actually burning a dvd yet.

    Limitations on this, I cannot "play" or "preview" anything in my compilation. Also, is there an "output" file that I can copy and paste into excel so that I can keep my catalog updated?
     
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    chrob61, I just tried my own videos and checked your problem.
    1. It enables you to preview the video in the process of creating menu. You can play and preview the video from the output DVD-folder, referring to following screenshot.
    QQ图片20150513172522.
    2. After getting the output DVD-Folder, you can burn the file with the program at one go.
    QQ图片20150513174049.
    What a shame is that it has not support to output to the excel yet.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2015
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    Thank you for the screenshots. I'll keep trying.
     

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