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  • Blog Post: Windows Movie Maker and DVD Maker SDK released...

    We've released an SDK that lets you extend the Vista versions of movie maker and DVD maker, though I should probably note that it's not a terribly simple thing to do. Here's the blurb from the download page : This SDK is helps you create and add your own custom special effects and transitions to...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker SDK Information

    A few things got mixed up in documenting some DVD Maker stuff, so I thought I'd like to the information out there and provide the information that hasn't quite made it out yet. First of all, if you are looking at adding custom transitions, buttons, and menu styles to DVD Maker, there is an SDK for...
  • Blog Post: DVD Maker, Wizards, and SuperSite for Windows

    Last week, Paul Thurrott wrote a post entitled, " The Dark Side of Windows Vista RC1 ", in which he discusses a few things that he doesn't like about Vista. And the first item in his article talks about the DVD Maker UI. Paul's complaint is that the "back" button for wizards has migrated from the...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker - Hello, Projects...

    During our initial implementation of DVD Maker, one of our mantras was "We are not an authoring tool". Our target is people who currently aren't making DVDs, not those that have already mastered the intricacies of creating a DVD with the very extensive authoring packages already available. That meant...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker - Slide Show Page

    To keep things simple, DVD Maker puts all still images in a single slideshow. This page is used to set the options for that slideshow. The top part of this page is used to set the background music for the slide show. You can add, re-order, or remove items with the buttons on the right, and you can...
  • Blog Post: DVD Maker - Customize Disc Menu Style page

    Welcome to the Customize Disc Menu Style page. This page is used to customize the style of the DVD menu. Like the menu text page, this page has two previews on the right side. The top one is the main DVD menu preview that you've seen before. The bottom one, however, is a preview of the scenes menu...
  • Blog Post: DVD Maker Tour - The disc menu text page

    The disc menu text page is one of the customization pages that you access using the toolbar buttons on the " Ready to burn disc " page (what we call the "hub page" internally). The right side of this page has two previews. The top preview is the main DVD menu that will show up when you start playing...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker - Hub Page

    After you have selected the content that you want to burn onto your DVD, you go to the hub page. It looks like this: Dominating this page is the DVD menu preview - a static preview of the menu that you will see when you first play the DVD. On the right is a list of menu styles that you can use...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker - Add pictures and video page.

    I pulled a couple of screenshots off of the current build, so I could talk a bit about how DVD Maker works. The first page that you go to is the "Add pictures and video to the DVD" page, which looks like this: On this page, you add the content that you want to be on the DVD and choose the order in...
  • Blog Post: Windows DVD Maker FAQ

    If you have a question, please add it as a comment, and I'll add it to this post. Questions about Windows DVD Maker 1 : I hope you support HT and Dual Core processors A: The short answer is that we are multithreaded and support dual proc. I don't know of any reason we wouldn't support dual-core...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows DVD Maker

    For the past 9 months, I've been working on a product for making DVDs. In Vista, this product (feature? applet? wizard? well, pick one...) will allow you to create a nice DVD containing your pictures and video - a DVD that you can watch at home, send to your parents, or enter in a film contest. Assuming...
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