Today, many people would like to make a homemade movie via editing by Windows Movie Maker. That’s totally a great idea, for Windows Movie Maker is a well known program with strong-powerful video editing functions that can help users generate fantastic fan-made movies. When you try to make a movie, where can you get the original video data? Probably from the footages shot by a camcorder, or from a DVD disc, right? Now, here I would like to talk about how to use Windows Movie Maker to publish a movie with video data from DVD.
Knowledge about Windows Movie Maker:
Supported Input Formats
Video Formats: asf, avi, WMV
Movie Formats: MPEG1, mpeg, mpg, m1v, mp2
Audio Formats: mp3, wav, snd, au, aif, aifc, aiff
Windows Media Video File: asf, wm, wma, WMV
3 Supported Output Formats
Windows Media Video File: wmv
Windows Media Audio File: wma
DV/AVI Video File: avi
From the information above we can infer that Windows Movie Maker does not natively support video data from DVD, which are always encoded with .iso or .vob format. So, if you want to input a DVD to Windows Movie Maker, you will need a DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter, which can convert DVD to WMV, DVD to AVI, DVD to MPG to fit the Windows Movie Maker. Recommended program: Doremisoft DVD Converter (DVD Converter for Mac).
Follow the following steps to learn how to convert DVD to Windows Movie Maker compatible video format, so that you can edit DVD with Windows Movie Maker.
Free download and start up the DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter, and then insert your DVD disc to the DVD drive. Click "DVD Load" button to load DVD movies to the program. The imported videos can be previewed on the right window.
Tips: A regular DVD movie has multiple subtitles and audio tracks, and you can select the right one for you from the Subtitle/Audio Track box in the DVD Loader panel appears right after the DVD is loaded.
After you import the DVD videos, hit the "Profile" drop-up list to select "WMV Video (*.wmv)" as the output format.
If you just need a certain segment of the DVD video, you can click "clip" to cut the DVD. Just drag the timeline bar to set the start and end time is OK.
For advanced users, you can click the "Settings" button to customize Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel, resolution, framerate, etc.
After the steps above, press "Start" button to launch the conversion. Once the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the output files. Thereafter, you can import the converted DVD to Windows Movie Maker for editing.
1. Click File, click Publish Movie.
2. Click This computer, and then click Next.
3. In the File name box, type a name for your movie.
4. In the Publish to box, choose where you want to save your movie once it's published, and then click Next.
5. Choose the settings you want to use to publish your movie, and then click Publish.
6. If you want to watch your movie after it has been published, select the Play movie when I click Finish check box.