Windows 8, the successor of Windows 7 is coming. But are you still using Windows XP?! Well, it's not a big deal in my opinion. Windows XP is one of the most successful operating systems in the history, by providing advanced features but using reasonable computer resources. Many people like you love Windows XP, and are still using it up to date. Since you are here, the only one shortcoming may be the lack of a decent DVD burning tool.
Here, I humbly recommend Wondershare DVD Creator as alternative to Windows DVD Maker in Windows XP. It's an easy to use DVD burning software that allows you to burn playable DVD-video disc in clicks. With it, you can burn all popular formats and photos to DVD on XP system, including WMV, MOV, AVI, MKV, MTS, FLV and more. Besides Windows XP, this DVD maker is also designed for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Below are the easy steps to burn a DVD-video disc with DVD Maker for Windows XP.
How to Use Wondershare DVD Maker for XP
Step 1. Import video files to the program
After installing the Windows DVD maker for XP, start it and click "Import" to load video files to the primary window. Make sure the video size doesn't exceed the red line displayed at the bottom. If it happens, change to DVD-R 9.0G if you have the DVD9 at hands or remove some video files. This Windows DVD Maker for XP also allows you to edit videos with all common these tools, including Crop, Trim, Rotate, Watermark, Effects, etc.
If you add photos, they will turn to a slideshow and play as photo slideshow on DVD. It's also available to add text, background music, and transition effects and set duration of photos and transitions.
If you have a series of videos, you can create chapters by clicking the "Add title" button and add your video videos, no limit here.
Step 2. Author DVD menu from template (optional)
More DVD menu templates than Windows DVD Maker are provided. It's very helpful to navigate video if you have included many on the DVD disc. To author a DVD menu, switch to "Menu" tab and choose from a wide range of menu templates. After that, you can also add text, background music and background images to make a personalized DVD menu, on which all chapters will be presented in thumbnails.
Step 3. Preview and burn videos to DVD
Lastly, go to the "Preview" tab to make sure your entire DVD project is perfect. When you are happy with the final result, go to the "Burn" tab to make settings like disc label, output target, TV standard, aspect ratio and DVD drive (if you have multiple DVD drives). Kick off DVD burning process by clicking the "Start" button. When DVD burning complete, the DVD disc will eject automatically.
Bravo! Now you can play the DVD disc with DVD playback software on computer or your standalone home DVD player. This Windows DVD Maker for XP also supports saving video to DVD folder or ISO image for burning DVD disc with third-party DVD-video disc burning software like Nero.