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Windows DVD Maker Won't Burn AVI? The Solution

Many Windows 7 or Vista users complained Windows DVD Maker doesn't recognize AVI video files in various forums. Even someone said when they upgraded Vista to Windows 7, the Windows DVD Maker doesn't work any longer - making a DVD from the same AVI file with no sound. That is video codec problem. Probably, your AVI files are encoded with one of video codecs that Windows DVD Maker doesn't recognize. And in the second case, maybe your computer lost the necessary video codec package when upgraded. No matter which situation you have, to fix this problem completely, an easy and permanent solution is to convert AVI to Windows DVD Maker natively-supported formats like WMV. And if you're not crazy about Windows DVD Maker, you can also choose a powerful and easy-to-use DVD burning app to make a DVD from any video file, including AVI from any source.

In this article, I'll recommend an all-in-one tool, which you can use to convert AVI files to one of Windows DVD Maker supported formats or directly burn DVDs from AVI files quickly and easily. Its name is Wondershare Video Converter. It works effectively in both video conversion and DVD burning, without any video & audio quality loss.

This guide below will contain two parts - respectively showing you how to convert AVI to Windows DVD Maker and directly burn a DVD from an AVI file with this smart Windows DVD Maker AVI converter.

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Part 1: How to Convert AVI to Windows DVD Maker

If you want to burn AVI with Windows DVD Maker, converting AVI to a compatible format for Windows DVD Maker is a necessary step. To do it, you can refer to the guide below.

Step 1:Import AVI to this Windows DVD Maker converter

As soon as you launch this app, you'll be brought to the default "Convert" interface. Here, you can click "Add Files" button to let you import your local AVI files. Or directly drag the AVI files you want from PC to this app.

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Step 2:Choose WMV as the output format

As we all know, Windows DVD Maker supports WMV natively. So, you can convert files to WMV for DVD buring in Windows DVD Maker. Go to the "Output Format" pane on the right side, hit the format image there, and then go to "Format">"Video">"WMV" in the pop-up output format window. Note: If you want to edit videos, say, crop/cut/rotate videos or add cool effects etc, just click the pen-lick icon on the video item bar.

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Step 3: Convert AVI to Windows DVD Maker

Just start AVI to Windows DVD Maker conversion by clicking the "Convert" button in the bottom-right side of the interface. When the video conversion is done after a few minutes, you can open the output folder to find the converted files and then import them to Windows DVD Maker to create your DVDs.

Part 2: How to directly burn DVDs from AVI by using this app

This program makes it very quick and easy to burn a high-quality DVD from any video file. Next, I'll show you how to burn DVDs from your AVI files via this app.

Step 1:Import AVI files to this app

In the first step, you can use the same way above to import your local AVI files to this program. But notice that you need to import files in the "Burn" interface instead of the "Convert" interface. To enter into the "Burn" interface, just hit Burn tab at the top. By the way, if you want to edit videos before DVD burning, at this time, you can do it in its editing windows.

Step 2:Customize a DVD menu

Hit the Change Template on the right side of the Burn interface, and then choose one DVD menu template to customize your own DVD menu. Adding background music or picture is available.

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Step 3:Start to burn DVDs

When everything is done, you just insert a blank DVD disc (DVD5 or DVD9), and at last, click Burn button at the bottom-right corner of the interface. That's all. This app will automatically help you finish the rest DVD burning job. After that, you can get a written DVD disc. Just enjoy it on your DVD player now!

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Hello, Sorry for the inconvenience. Wondershare DVD Creator is compatible with Windows 7. As for other problems that the product crashes, I will report it to our technical support. They will contact you within 1 business day.
If your problme still exists, please try Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. It can not only burn DVD, but also convert, edit and download videos. Thanks!
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Don't buy this program!!!!! I have Wondershare DVD Creator and it doesn't work with Win 7. It crashes all the time and freezes when you try to burn a DVD. I have checked everything and it seems to be a problem with the program. If you check the Wondershare web site you will see that they are aware of the problem and give you some hokie work arounds that don't work either. If that wasn't bad enough, you can't get ahold of their tech support other than sending an email which they say they will respond to. When I googled the problem I found that it has been going on for over a year and still no solution. The program is virtually useless if you can't burn a DVD. I am still waiting for tech support to respond to see if they have a solution but I'm not going to hold my breath. My advice, don't buy this program.
thanks, great tutorial :) keep it up!
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