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Think Free Movie DVD Maker lets you compose and burn high-quality DVDs from your movie clips. It handles a wide range of video formats as well as DVD output types, including HD DVDs up 1080p in resolution. With drag-and-drop, clip editing, zoom mode, and menu options, it can produce high-quality DVDs compatible with any DVD player. Free Movie DVD Maker places a splash screen before segments; a premium version removes the ads and includes lifetime support and updates.

The thing we like best about Free Movie DVD Maker's user interface is the easy way you can toggle between Detail and Thumbnails views, not to mention the slider that lets you scale the view to see both details and thumbnails. We could also turn off thumbnails altogether. We added files by dragging and dropping them into the program and by clicking Add. We could move clips up and down to change the playback order. A sidebar to the right of the main view is tabbed for three features: Settings, including burner, disc size, TV format (NTSC or PAL) and zoom mode (letterbox, pan-and-scan, and stretch); Advanced, which let us further customize our settings; and DVD Menu, which includes options such as fonts and buttons. A helpful preview displays each page's content as thumbnails. The only glitch, if we can even call it that, came when we tried to load a video titled in non-Western characters. A pop-up message flagged the nonstandard video and advised us to close the clip and rename it, which we did. Subsequently, it loaded normally in the program's queue. You don't have to burn a disc right away: Free Movie DVD Maker will save your project as a DVD file you can burn later (we did both). The program's Help file includes sections specifically for Beginners and Advanced users.

We made our choices and clicked Burn. The program created our DVD in very respectable time, though of course your system's resources will bear on the overall speed. Each clip's progress was tracked in the main list. End result? Our finished DVD played normally in our DVD player.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1

Version 3.1:
  • In DVD Menu, user can modify the template and save as new template.
  • Support creating menu without background audio.
  • Support creating menu for 16:9 screen.
  • Enable users to trim video in the preview window, not in the pop-up window.
  • Add the function of cropping video.
  • Support closing/sleeping computer after finishing burning.
  • Fixed Bug: Can not add some FLV files; preview some FLV files without images.

General

Publisher SothinkMedia Software
Publisher web site http://www.sothinkmedia.com
Release Date December 04, 2015
Date Added September 06, 2016
Version 3.1

Category

Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Burners

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 22.85MB
File Name dvdmaker.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,631,772
Downloads Last Week 413

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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