DVD Flick is an entirely free DVD authoring program that supports conversions from just about any input video format, including Windows Media Videos (WMVs), Flash Videos (FLVs), MPEG-1 and MPEG-2s, and MPEG-4s. Users may add their own menus and subtitle tracks before converting their movies to proper DVD file structure. After DVD file conversions are complete, DVD Flick burns the resulting file structure to disk. Please allow up to several hours for feature-length movies to encode and burn to DVD.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- DVD Flick software
Open an Internet browser and navigate to DVD Flick's download page (See Resources). Click the large "Download DVD Flick" icon in the middle of the page to retrieve the program's ".exe" installation file. Double-click on the application file once the download is complete to run through the set-up process. Accept the program's licensing terms and launch DVD Flick.
Click the "Add Title" button to enter a pop-up Windows Explorer window. Locate the input video on your hard drive, highlight its icon and click "Open."
Press the "Project Settings" button at the top of the screen. Click the "General" tab at the top of the left-side panel on the screen. Name the movie in the "Title" field.
Insert a blank DVD. Take note whether it is a DVD-5 (4.7 GB) or a DVD-9 (dual-layered disk that holds 8.5 GB). Click the "Target Size" drop-down box and select the proper DVD setting, depending on your blank DVD.
Navigate to DVD Flick's main screen. Click the "Destination" box. Choose a location on the hard drive to save the converted DVD files to (DVD Flick must save your files before encoding them to DVD). (See Tips).
Click the "Burning" tab in the left panel of the main screen. Enable the "Burn Project to Disc" option at the top of the screen. Press the "Drive" drop-down box and choose your blank DVD from the list of drives. Click the "Accept" button at the bottom of the screen.
Press the "Create DVD" button to start the encoding and burning process. This may take several hours depending on the amount of free space on your hard drive and your processing speed.
Tips and warnings
- If you will be burning the DVD-encoded files to disk, make sure you have enough hard drive to save them, as DVD Flick must save them to your computer before burning them. For DVD-5s, at least 4.7 GB of space will be needed. For DVD-9s, at least 8.5 GB of space is required. It always is best to leave more room than needed so the encoding process finishes quicker.
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