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Urgent! Can’t Make DVDs!

Sunday, May 29th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

I heard from a student with a problem. “I just finished viewing your YouTube on How to burn a DVD using’ Windows DVD Maker.’ I followed all the steps and still …. my DVD only works on computers – NOT – DVD players…WHAT steps did you leave out? ~~ I vaguely remember on the old Windows DVD Maker– they had a ‘finalize’ component – I need this to complete my college class work…. I’m USING Windows 10 … “

The problem is that Windows 10 doesn’t come with built-in software capable of burning the types of DVDs that play in DVD players. You can certainly copy various types of files to a DVD, but if you want to burn that type of DVD, you’re going to have to purchase some additional software or find a free alternative.

You could try freeware like DVD Styler or a paid program like Roxio easy CD & DVD burning.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Urgent! Can’t Make DVDs!”

  1. Walter Nezbit says:

    Movie Maker, a free program from Microsoft, might be what you are looking for. It is available as part of the Windows Essentials suite of programs.
    You can install all of the included programs or just Movie Maker.

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