Your computer's screen might not be the best way to watch your favorite shows, movies, and videos. If you're looking to save money by not buying an HDMI cable, this software won't be much help to you. If you are willing to spend the cash to download AoA DVD Creator, you'll have a powerful but slightly outdated software package that will help you convert your video files into DVDs.
DVD-burning programs have outworn their welcome for some, but this software takes it to a new level. The blank, gray layout looks like something out of the '90s Web world. Its lack of features seems a little stuck behind the times. It won't do much outside of burning DVDs. AoA DVD Creator does support most video formats, and it transfers the files quickly and smoothly, which is a plus. It gives you the ability to change aspect ratios and region lock your DVD. That will ensure high-quality playback no matter where you live, but probably could have been tossed for a feature more people will use. If you want to try it for free before purchasing, keep in mind that this software has a trial limitation of 50 percent conversion.
Though there are free downloads that can create DVDs, this program does out-muscle them. It's faster and keeps most of your video's quality intact. That will be enough for some people to get over the terrible layout and lack of features. However, if you want the most bang for your buck, those downsides might be unforgivable.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AoA DVD Creator 2.6.2.
AoA DVD Creator provides you a handy tool to convert and burn AVI/DivX/XviD, WMV/ASF, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MPEG-1/MPEG-2, DAT, and MOV into DVDs that you can watch in your home DVD player.
With AoA DVD Creator, you can easily turn the vacation, wedding, and family movies into DVDs that you can burn and share with your friends and family. Easily create DVDs in your own home. Drag and drop video files into the program, click Start and it's done.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.6.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.