How To Burn CD OR DVD On Windows 10

Open your browser, navigate to “https://www.windowsmoviemakerdownload.com/windows-dvd-maker-windows-10/” and click the download button to download the setup file.

You can use the Windows 10 built-in CD/DVD burning feature or Windows Media Player to burn movies, videos, music, photos, documents, and other data to a CD or DVD.

Windows 10 default built-in CD/DVD burning function

Microsoft Windows 10 has just like the previous versions of Windows a built-in disc burning feature that allows you to burn all kinds of files and folders to a CD or DVD without using third-party CD/DVD burning software.

A few examples of supported file types are:

Audio: MP3, WMA, and WAV
Videos: AVI, MP4 (MPEG-4), MKV, WMV, MPG, FLV, VIDEO_TS, etc.
Photos: JPG (JPEG), PNG, GIF, etc.
Documents: PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, ODT, XLS, etc.

Notes:

If you want to burn video files to DVD using the built-in disc burning feature, then you should know that this DVD will only play on computers and DVD players that support the video formats you burn to DVD.
If you want to burn MP3 files to CD using the built-in disc burning feature, then you should know that this CD will only play on computers and CD players, DVD players, and car stereos that support the MP3 audio format.

If you want the CD to play on any player, then you will have to use Windows Media Player to burn the MP3 files to an audio CD.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a media player for playing videos and music and also for viewing photos on PCs running Microsoft Windows.

And:

Windows Media Player can also be used for burning videos, music and photos to a CD or DVD.

Burning a CD or DVD in Windows 10

This method works for all file types like audio (music), videos (movies), images (photos), documents, and other file types.

Tips for burning an MP3 CD:

If you want to have an organized MP3 CD, then you should create folders on your computer and copy the MP3 files into these folders before you start the burning process.
It’s recommended to burn your music to a CD-R instead of a CD-RW (rewritable), because not all CD players can play rewritable CDs properly.
Place all MP3 files or folders in one folder and make sure that the total file size of that folder does not exceed the capacity of your CD (usually 650 MB or 700 MB). To view the file size of an envelope, right-click on the folder and choose “Properties.”
Note: The CD or DVD you will burn using the built-in disc burning feature of Windows 10 can only be played on computers and on CD/DVD players that support the file types/formats you burn onto your disc – except when you burn VIDEO_TS files and folders to DVD, because then it will create a Video DVD that will play on any DVD player. However, most new CD and DVD players support various file formats.

1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open-File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

3. Go to the location on your computer where the files/folders are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

4. Select all the files/folders.

5. Right-click on the selected files/folders, go to Send to and then choose your CD/DVD burner drive (e.g., DVD RW Drive (D:) or CD RW Drive (E:) ).


Note: if you want to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD, then copy the complete VIDEO_TS folder to the CD/DVD burner drive.

A small Burn a Disc window will appear.

6. At Disc title you enter a name for your disc.

7. Select With a CD/DVD player.

8. Click on Next.

Your files/folders will now be copied to the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC, and when it’s done copying, it will open the CD/DVD burner drive in a new window.

If it doesn’t open the drive in a new window, then open File Explorer and click on the trip in the left-sidebar.

9. When you’re done copying files/folders to your CD/DVD burner drive, you click on Drive Tools.

10. Click on Finish burning.

Burning a CD or DVD in Windows 10 using Windows Media Player

This tutorial will show you how to burn video(s), MP3, and WMA audio files and pictures to a Data CD or DVD.

And:

This tutorial will also show you how to burn MP3, WMA, and WAV files to an Audio CD that will play on any CD player and car stereo.

Tip: If you want to burn MP3, WMA or WAV to a CD, then use a CD-R, not a CD-RW, because not all CD players or car stereos can play rewritable CDs properly.

Note: If you burn files to a Data CD or DVD, then that disc will only play on computers and CD or DVD players that support the file types you burn to your CD or DVD. Most new CD and DVD players support various file formats.

1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open Windows Media Player.

Two ways to open Windows Media Player in Windows 10:

Click on the start menu button, click on Windows Accessories and then click on Windows Media Player.
Type up into the Windows search bar and click on Windows Media Player when it appears.
3. Click on the Burn tab at the top right (between the Play and Sync tab).

windows media player burn tab
4. Click on the Burn options icon and choose one of the following options:

Data CD or DVD: if you want to burn video file(s) (e.g., MP4, MKV, and AVI), audio files (e.g., MP3 and WMA) or pictures to a CD or DVD. Note: this disc will only play on computers and on CD and DVD players that support these video, audio or image file formats.
Audio CD: if you want to burn MP3, WMA or WAV files to a CD that can be played on any CD player and car stereo.
windows media player burn options


5. Open-File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

6. Go to the location on your computer where the files are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

7. Make sure that File Explorer and Windows Media Player are both visible and standing next to each other.

8. Drag your video(s), songs or photos from File Explorer into the burn list in Windows Media Player.

drag files from file explorer into the burn list in windows media player
Note: The total time or file size (MB or GB) can not exceed the capacity of your CD (usually 74 or 80 minutes or 650 MB or 700 MB) or DVD (usually 4.3 GB).

Tip: You can view the time in minutes or file size in MB or GB you have left on your CD or DVD at ..:.. free of .. mins (e.g., 79:57 free of 80 mins) or … GB free of … GB (e.g., 4.3 GB free of 4.3 GB) located just above the Burn list.

9. If you want you can arrange the videos, songs or photos in the order, you want them to appear on your disc.

10. Click on Start Burn located above the Burn list.

burn a cd or DVD using windows media player
Windows Media Player will now burn your CD or DVD.

How To Using Windows DVD Maker

Open your browser, navigate to “https://www.windowsmoviemakerdownload.com/windows-dvd-maker-windows-10/” and click the download button to download the setup file.

Built into Windows is a utility called the Windows DVD Maker. As the name implies, it allows you to create a video DVD from your existing videos and digital photos. The service even lets you have menus, a scene selection page, and enable a slide show with music.

To use Windows DVD Maker, click the Start button, type DVD Maker, and press Enter. You’ll shortly see the Windows DVD Maker dialog box. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Start page of Windows DVD Maker.

Click the button labeled “Choose Photos and Videos,” and you’ll be shown a screen that allows you to pick what you want placed on the DVD. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2. Adding pictures and videos to your DVD.

Let’s say I have a video in a .wmv file and a few .jpg files, all of which I want to put on my DVD. So I click the Add Items button and I’m prompted to enter the names of the files that contain my video and .jpgs. When I’ve added all four items, the file selection screen starts to fill out a bit. (See Figure 3.)

Figure 3. After adding pictures and videos to your DVD.

Notice that the individual .jpg files are stored in a folder (called “Slide Show”). If you want to look at the different photos stored in this folder, double-click the folder. This then enables you to adjust the order of the individual images, as desired. Return to the overall view by clicking the Back to Videos button (which looks like a folder with an up-arrow superimposed on it).

After you have your files ordered the way you want them, click the Next button. This takes you to the final screen where you can preview what is about to be burned to the DVD. (See Figure 4.)

Figure 4. Ready to burn your DVD.

Before finalizing your DVD, though, you can use the controls on the right side of the dialog box to modify the menu style, customize the menu text, or see the slideshow. Click the Burn button, and your DVD is burned to contain your information. When done, the DVD can be played in any standard DVD player.

Unfortunately, Microsoft dropped Windows DVD Maker from Windows 8, and it still is missing in Windows 10. For those versions of Windows, you’ll need to locate and download a third-party utility. (There are many available that a quick Internet search will turn up.)

How to Add Text/Opener/End?

1. Drag and Drop your favorite Text to Timeline
Drag and Drop selected Text to the Timeline. The Text can be dropped into the main media track or overlay media track (PIP: Picture in Picture). It based on your requirement.

2. Edit Text content
Right click on the selected Text, select “Edit”. Then you can edit the content of this Text. You can preview your text in the Player windows.

How to Add Music and fit the movie?

1. Select music and add it to Timeline for your movie
Switch to “Music” panel. There should be some music in your movie. Just double click to preview the target music. Drag and Drop to Audio track. It will be added to the timeline. You can use the music come with come with the software. Or, you can “Load Music” from your local disk.

2. Split or Adjust the music length to fit your movie length
If the music length is longer than your movie length. You need to cut the music to fit your movie length. Just drag the Progress Pointer to suitable position, then right click and select “Split”. You can also move the mouse to the end of the music, then you can adjust the music length.

How to Import Images and Videos?

1. Import images and video clips
Just click the button “import images and videos” to import your files into Win Movie Maker project. Then you can use these files in your movie. Just drag selected files to the Timeline.

2. Select files and add to timeline
Select files and add them to Timeline. Then the files will be in your movie. Files already added into Timeline have blue checked mark on the bottom right. You can add checked files again of course.

3. Use sample color and sample videos come with software
There are some sample videos come with the software. You can insert the sample videos into Timeline. The sample videos will make your movie more sophisticated.

Windows Movie Maker Step-by-Step Download & Installation Instructions

Open your browser, navigate to “https://www.windowsmoviemakerdownload.com/windows-movie-maker-download/” and click the download button to download the setup file.

 

 

Step 1
Download the file by clicking on the download link above, and saving it to your hard drive (e.g. Downloads folder)

Step 2
The file is approximately 130 MB and will take several minutes to complete.

Step 3
Once downloading is complete, double click on the file called “wlsetup-all”

Step 4
You will then see a prompt asking if you would like to allow the file to make changes to your device (i.e. install Windows Moive Maker and other Live Essentials software). Click Yes to proceed.

Windows 8 and later:

Windows Vista and earlier:

Step 5
The installation of Windows Live Essentials will commence.

Step 6
The first option during installation asks whether to install Windows Movie Maker only, or all of the Windows Live Essentials software package. This includes software like Messenger, Mail, Writer, OneDrive and the Outlook Connector Pack.

If you choose to install Windows Movie Maker only, click on “Choose the programs you want to install” and select “Photo Gallery and Movie Maker”

Step 7
Click on “Install” and your installer will install the files into your system.

Step 8
Once your installation is complete, you will see the following screen. Click close and you can now launch Windows Movie Maker!

That’s it!
Look for the Windows Movie Maker icon in the start menu and start making movies!