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  • 2.0 stars

    "Available free from Microsoft."

    July 28, 2014  |   By azloafer

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    This same software is free at the Microsoft site. That's where I got mine. It is a part of Microsoft essentials. it looks simple and neat, BUT read on...

    Cons

    As far as being reliable...it stinks. There are at least 6 free DVD makers online that are better. If you google Windows DVD Maker [Microsoft] you will find many, many complaints. Each problem reported are the same problems I have had. Also, once download the software cannot be removed. I went to the MS Forum and sure enough, it latches onto other things that would cause problems. It does not put itself in the control panel. According to Microsoft "any attempt to remove it could result in having to reinstall your system. " Anyone can find this at the forums or google if they doubt my info.

    Summary

    Try it for free from Microsoft as part of a program called "windows essentials" It can be selected as the only program added to your computer, instead of all 4 or 5 offered. Remember Microsoft's warning about removal.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Deceptively efficient- a great tool"

    March 23, 2014  |   By GeorgiaMoxie

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    Animated start menu options, clean interface, will burn AVI's with no conversion, very easy to use, ability to save your "projects" if you want to burn more than one of the same movie so you don't have to go through the format process again.

    Cons

    I had issues burning DVD-RW disks, however I was using Memorex and couldn't find other programs who could burn on them either, I've been able to burn other formats.

    Summary

    At this point I've burned several movies and if put in medium burn speed I was deceptively fooled by it's simplicity and ease of use. When I had trouble burning DVD-RW disks I started downloading other burn software and was amazed that many of them forced you to convert from AVI to burn to a DVD video file. MP4 I understand but AVI?! I ended up uninstalling every other one I tried the freeware for- either it was a pain to use or it didn't have the same options like the start menu animation. So instead of going through all that again I'm just going to return the disks and get the kind that I know worked (I have a multi format burner, so now I'm leaning toward blaming it on Memorex DVD-RW because I've burned 3 other disk types with no problem)

    I do not have a Blu Ray burner so I can't review that option.

    I also have this for free- I'm a Windows user and with Windows 7 the software comes in the essentials pack.

    Updated on Mar 23, 2014

    UPDATE: This is Windows 7 or 8 Software. I looked for a link to download off of the website and there isn't (I have Windows 7 so I wanted to see what the issue was with the bipolar reviews). FOR XP USERS- it appears all you can do is create the project through DVD maker and then burn a DVD using a regular burner- it does not appear to be integrated.

    To everyone else- I don't know where you would download it but I doubt it would be free and I don't think it is sold as a stand alone program. I hope my efforts to clarify helped! To have similar software you would have to purchase the "upgraded" versions of the free software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use, work in efficiency"

    March 15, 2014  |   By EmilyHoo

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    It's very easy to install, and easy to use,even in the first time you use it. And also seems it work very efficiently, everything done in minutes.

    Cons

    As of now, no

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is NOT made by Windows"

    January 2, 2014  |   By GusBaker30

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Not legit
    Hijacks your web browser
    Useless trial version
    Your web page gives all kind of spam pop-ups
    Very difficult to un-install

    Summary

    I don't want to come off sounding like some ranting unhappy customer, but the first thing you need to know is that this product is not made by windows, not sure how they get away with using the Windows name.

    Second, this will hijack your web browser as another user stated. You will get tons of pop-up ads and it's hard to get rid of this stuff. Not even sure why Norton deemed this junk to be "safe".

    Third, this software is only a trial, I am VERY thankful I did not buy it an give these con artists my credit card numbers, I warn anyone - DO NOT BUY THIS, THIS COMPANY IS A FRAUD.

    Finally, look at the supposed 5-star reviews, they are obviously fake and read like they were written by a 2nd grader. I advise everyone to avoid this software and this "company" at all cost, and I am very suprised that CNET even allows them here, I have found CNET to be reliable in the past, but this is very dissapointing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple but useful for me"

    May 23, 2013  |   By spagardens

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    With this tool I can burn my favorite videos into one DVD disk easily.
    And I can download videos from YouTube and save burn into DVD too.
    It's cool!

    Cons

    not by now.

    Summary

    Love it, save my time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Should not be offered as completed software"

    April 30, 2013  |   By Umfanjana

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    It is easy
    Made for idiots
    Gives nice animated DVD menu's

    Cons

    It is extremely limited
    - DVD name on menu cannot be longer than 32 characters
    - No means to adjust chapter splits
    - The animated menus's is all you get - no more available

    Summary

    I used this software twice and got annoyed both times.
    Do NOT expect Microsoft to develop this software further.
    Do NOT expect to have control over your DVD chapters.
    Do NOT expect to find more animated menu's
    Do NOT expect to create a menu Title longer than 32 characters

    Do expect to be spoon fed when creating your DVD.
    Do expect to be told how your DVD will be split in chapters.


    Half baked software that is free, but should rather be removed from the Microsoft software list. The black sheep of the family that gets no attention but when needed, is peddled as good. Do NOT bother installing.

    Recommendation: DVDStyler. Unfortunately no animated menu's, but it works and allows various custom settings ranging from DVD background, placement of buttons, splitting of chapters.

    Updated on Apr 30, 2013

    Web admin - this review relates to Windows DVD Maker not this piece of software called Windows DVD Maker. My review refers to the DVD Authoring software allowing you to create DVD menu's and burn the DVD's. If you have that somewhere on this site, please move this review there, if not, delete it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A simple tool to keep your own story"

    April 12, 2013  |   By AngeliaLee

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    With this tool, I can record my own story and burn it into DVD disc at last. Thanks to it, my story can be kept forever. And it's unbelievable that such a tool is quite easy to use.

    Cons

    will update then when encountering something

    Summary

    A Simple tool worth of having

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easily prepare a gift with this tool"

    November 23, 2012  |   By SherlyTing

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    I have recorded one of my family gathering into video. And with this tool, easily for me to convert it to DVD and then burn to DVD disc. Each of the family member was very happy to receive it as a gift.

    Cons

    No comment on this

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great software to convert video to DVD!"

    August 16, 2012  |   By DanielYuan

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    Convert and burn my videos from DV to DVD disc. Then I can share the DVDs. great!

    Cons

    not by now.

    Summary

    Live this software. Better if it can work on MAC os.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Sweet memories kept due to this tool"

    July 30, 2012  |   By ZoeyChoo

    Version: Windows DVD Maker 3.5

    Pros

    Due to this tool, I have made a special gift for myself. Recording all of my school life, make a DVD and keep forever. That's indeed sweet memories

    Cons

    No at this moment

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