Saturday, October 31, 2009

How to Burn DVD-Video Files in Nero StartSmart

Click on Burn DVD-Video Files in Nero StartSmart.
Nero Burning ROM will open.

Browse for your DVD-Video Files and highlight them on the right side in the File Browser window.

The video files must be saved on your hard drive in *.VOB, *.IFO, and *.BUP format.

(The standard structure of a complete DVD-Video project consists of these three file types).

Nero Burning ROM will not accept other file formats.

You will need at least three files to add:

1x *.VOB file

1x *.IFO file

1x *.BUP file

Otherwise your stand-alone DVD-player might not be able to recognize the burned DVD even if the video content is saved in the *.VOB file. Most stand-alone DVD-players search for the information which is stored in *.IFO and *.BUP files to playback the DVD correctly!

Add the files to the DVD-project (left compilation window) via drag and drop - make sure that you drag the files into the Video_TS folder of your compilation:

Click the (Burn) button to open the Burn Compilation window.
You have now numerous options to configure the DVD and set the burn settings (Label, ISO, Dates, Misc).

Refer to the Nero Burning ROM manual for further details.

Select the write speed and click Burn to start the burning process:

Follow the status of the writing process in this window:

How to make movie with Nero

Click on Make Movie in Nero StartSmart.
Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.
Browse for the video files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

AVI, ASF, DAT, DV, ME, MP4, MOD, MPEG, MPG, MPE, VOB, and WMV.

Add the video files into the Storyboard via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

How to Make Photo Slide Show (DVD)

FYI: None of the image files (pictures) will be stored on the disc in their original format if you create a DVD-Video Slide Show as they will be transcoded into video files.

You will not be able to edit or view the burned pictures with an image editor program.

Use Nero Burning ROM or Nero Express to burn the image files as a data CD or data DVD to keep the image files in their original format. You will find all details in the Nero manual.

Click on Make Photo Slide Show (DVD) in Nero StartSmart.

Add pictures to start the slide show project.
Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.
Browse the file system for media files


Import an image from an external device like a scanner or a camera


Remove the selected media files from the group


Remove all media files from the group


Play the selected audio file with your current system media player


Add the selected media files to the project

Browse for the pictures you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

BMP, DIB, JIF, JPG, JPEG, PBM, PCX, PNG, PPM, TIF, TIFF, TGA, WMF, and WPG

Click the Open button.

Add the pictures to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

FYI: You only can add a maximum of 99 pictures to a slide show due to technical restrictions.

Create an additional slide show if you intend to add more than 99 pictures!

Click the tab Display Transitions to add transitions to the slide show:

Add the transitions to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

Right-click on an empty field to apply random transitions for all transition fields.

Select the tab Show Audio to switch to audio view:
Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.
Browse for the audio files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

Now, you can add audio files from your file system to use as background music.

The following formats are supported:

AAC, AC3, M4A, MP3, WAV, and WMA.

Add the audio files to the Audio View via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

The duration of the slide show can be adjusted to the duration of your background music.

Click the More button and check the box Fit slide show duration to audio duration.

There are several possibilities to edit your slide show compilation.

Item

Function


Properties - Edit the properties of the selected item


Duration - Specify the duration of the selected items (pictures/transitions)


Record Audio - Click this button to start audio recording


Save picture - Saves the highlighted picture to a file, applying all effects to it


Rotate right - Rotates the selected picture to the rightat an angle of 90 degrees


Rotate left - Rotates the selected picture to the left at an angle of 90 degrees


Apply Effects - Select and apply several effects to the selected pictures


Crop - Crop the highlighted picture


Delete All - Deletes all items of the slide show


Delete - Deletes the selected items

Further options:

(1) This option allows you to Save your project.

achtung2 FYI: This option doesn't save your edited slide show, but only the current status of your project.

The slide show is saved as NVC file. This NVC file contains only the information of the current project, but not the actual media files (pictures and audio files).

You still need the original media files in the original folder if you want to open the saved project file again!

(2) Click the Configure... button to change settings such as language settings or the path for temporary folders.

(3) Click the Video Options button to configure quality settings for your project.

Learn more about Video Options by

(4) Click the Make Covers and Labels button to open Nero Cover Designer.

Click the Next button to finish the editing process.

The Content window lists the slide show in the current project.

Click the Make Slide Show... button to create an additional slide show.

Click the Add Video Files... button to add video files to the project.

Browse for the video files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

AVI, ASF, DAT, DV, ME, MP4, MOD, MPEG, MPG, MPE, VOB, and WMV.

The Content window lists all slide shows and all video files in the current project.
Click the Next button to continue the project.
Create your own menu for this project.

Learn more about how to create and edit a menu

Click the Next button to continue the project.
Preview your project to get an idea of how it will look.
Click the Next button to select the final burn settings.
Select the final burn settings.

(1) Select the recorder you want to use.

(2) Enter a name for the disc.

(3) Adjust the burning speed and the recorder settings.

Click the Burn button to start the transcoding and burning process.

Follow the status of the transcoding and writing process in this window:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Download Nero 9 - Free version

Nero 9 - Free version
What’s better than free? Free forever! Nero offers you the chance to enjoy Nero’s world-renowned
data disc burning and copying features for an unlimited time, absolutely FREE!

Enjoy basic data burning and copying capabilities for your CDs and DVDs from the world’s most
trusted digital media brand, Nero.
How to download Nero9
1 Go to http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nero9-free.php
2 Enter your valid email address and then hit the download icon
3 wait for the download finish after that install Nero 9 Free Version
4 Have fun and enjoy your work!
Please note: Nero Free and Trial versions are strictly for personal, non-business use. Nero Technical Support is not available for free products such as the Nero 9 - Free Version.
Under no conditions may this free download be sublicensed, redistributed, sold, or used for commercial purposes without the prior written permission from Nero.

To make Video CD Slide Show with Nero

FYI: None of the image files (pictures) will be stored on the disc in their original format if you create a Video CD Slide Show, Super Video CD Slide Show, as they will be transcoded into DAT files.

You will not be able to edit or view the burned pictures with an image editor program.

Burn the image files as data CD or data DVD using Nero Burning ROM or Nero Express to keep the image files in their original format. You will find all details in the Nero manual. achtung2

The procedure for creating a slide show project as a Video CD or a Super Video CD differs only when choosing the first category in Nero StartSmart. All further steps will be identical.

This guide explains the procedure for creating a Super Video CD Slide Show.

How to start a Super Video CD (SVCD) Slide Show:

Click on Make Photo Slide Show (SVCD) in Nero StartSmart.

How to start a Video CD (VCD) Slide Show:

Click on Make Photo Slide Show (VCD) in Nero StartSmart.

Add pictures to start the slide show project.
Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Item

Function


Browse the file system for media files


Import an image from an external device like a scanner or a camera


Remove the selected media files from the group


Remove all media files from the group


Play the selected audio file with your current system media player


Add the selected media files to the project


Browse for the pictures you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

DIB, JPG, JPEG, BMP, JIF, PCX, PNG, TIF, TIFF, PPM, TGA, WMF, PBM, and WPG.

Click the Open button.

Add the pictures to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the Photo_and_Video_Plus_button (Add) button.

achtung2 FYI: You only can add a maximum of 99 pictures to a slide show due to technical restrictions.

Create an additional slide show if you intend to add more than 99 pictures!

Select the tab Display Transitions to add transitions to the slide show:

Add the transitions to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

Right-click on an empty field to apply random transitions for all transition fields:
Select the tab Show Audio to switch to audio view:

Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Right-click on an empty field to apply random transitions for all transition fields:
Select the tab Show Audio to switch to audio view:

Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Browse for the audio files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

Now, you can add audio files from your file system to use as background music.

The following formats are supported:

AAC, AC3, M4A, MP3, WAV, and WMA.

Add the audio files to the Audio View via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.
The duration of the slide show can be adjusted to the duration of your background music.

Click the More button and check the box Fit slide show duration to audio duration.

There are several possibilities to edit your slide show compilation.

Item

Function


Properties - Edit the properties of the selected item


Duration - Specify the duration of the selected items (pictures/transitions)


Record Audio - Click this button to start audio recording


Save picture - Saves the highlighted picture to a file and applies all effects to it


Rotate right - Rotates the selected picture to the right

at an angle of 90 degrees


Rotate left - Rotates the selected picture to the left at an angle of 90 degrees


Apply Effects - Select and apply several affects to the selected pictures


Crop - Crop the highlighted picture


Delete All - Deletes all items of the slide show


Delete - Deletes the selected items

Further options:

(1) This option allows you to Save your project.

achtung2 FYI: This option doesn't save your edited slide show, but only the current status of your project.

The slide show is saved as NVC file. This NVC file contains only the information of the current project, but not the actual media files (pictures and audio files).

You still need the original media files in the original folder if you want to open the saved project file again! achtung2

(2) Click the Configure... button to change settings such as language settings or the path for temporary folders.

(3) Click the Video Options button to configure quality settings for your project.

(4) Click the Make Covers and Labels button to open Nero Cover Designer.

Click the Next button to finish the editing process.

The Content window lists the slide show in the current project.
Click the Make Slide Show... button to create an additional slide show.

Click the Add Video Files... button to add video files to the project.

Browse for the video files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

AVI, ASF, DAT, DV, ME, MP4, MOD, MPEG, MPG, MPE, VOB, and WMV.

The Content window lists all slide shows and all video files in the current project.
Click the Next button to continue the project.
Create your own menu for this project.
Create your own menu for this project.
Preview your project to get an idea of how it will look.
Click the Next button to select the final burn settings.
Select the final burn settings.

(1) Select the recorder you want to use.

(2) Enter a name for the disc.

(3) Adjust the burning speed and the recorder settings.

Click the Burn button to start the transcoding and burning process.

Follow the status of the transcoding and writing process in this window: