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Subject: burning WMMP (windows Movie Maker Project) files to DVD
Category: Computers
Asked by: dirtluver-ga
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Posted: 19 Aug 2004 17:47 PDT
Expires: 18 Sep 2004 17:47 PDT
Question ID: 390169
How do I burn Windows Movie Maker Project files to DVD?

Request for Question Clarification by till-ga on 20 Aug 2004 07:48 PDT
Does the software you are using allow file output to mpeg2 video format ?
I can give you the steps to a ready DVD then.
If the mpeg2 format is not supported whichoutput formats does you
software support ?


Clarification of Question by dirtluver-ga on 20 Aug 2004 14:23 PDT
Yes, I am using Sonic MyDVD which supports MPEG-2, MPEG-1, AVI Type 1
& 2 and .wmv files that are not copy protected.  The file I am trying
to burn, was downloaded from my digital camcorder.
Subject: Re: burning WMMP (windows Movie Maker Project) files to DVD
Answered By: till-ga on 26 Aug 2004 04:14 PDT
Allright, now we can go on.
First of all sorry for the delay in my answer.

You will need a software that converts the video from the mpeg2 format
to the special format required for DVD.
The best solution I know is TMPGEnc DVD Author. This program will
allow the production of a DVD from standard mpeg-2 files in a few
simple steps.
The software is available (in a 30 days-trial version) at 
( )
Just install the software, create a new project, add the mpeg file(s),
select a menu for your DVD if you wish and select "Output".
The program then creates the necessary folders (which contain the .IFO
and .VOB files).
Sometimes the software does not accept the resolution of mpeg-files if
they are out of the DVD specificatios. Don´t worry: all you have to do
is record the file again from your camcorder using the correct
resolution (screen size) Many programs used to extract data from
camcorders already use one of the standard DVD resolutions.

I use NERO express to burn the files output by the software to DVD.
Sure other DVD burning software will do the same job.

I hope this helps to solve your problem.


No search done, personalö experience of the researcher.

Request for Answer Clarification by dirtluver-ga on 26 Aug 2004 11:29 PDT
That didn't work. I get a "This is an illegal video file." message. 
It goes on to say "For DVD Standard you can only use MPEG-1 Video or
MPEG-2 Video".  Is there any hope?!?!

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 26 Aug 2004 12:15 PDT
In my request for clarification I asked you if you can create mpeg-2
format video files and you confirmed this.
All you have to do is create mpeg-2 format video files from your
camcorder video tape. Most software used to extract files from
camcorders can create files in this format.
So there´s hope.
If you should have AVI files you might need another software to
convert them to the mpeg-2 format.

Subject: Re: burning WMMP (windows Movie Maker Project) files to DVD
From: tracor-ga on 24 Aug 2004 06:37 PDT
hi! First my english not well ok! :) 
If you want to convert .wma type(windows movie file format) , you can
use DvdSanta (, first you must convert your
movie file to dvd type then you can burn to cd.This pro. converts your
movie maker's files to dvd type.That's all.And then only you burn your
dvd cd with a pro. which dvd burn.Example you can use Nero Burning ROM

Or you can use NeroVision Express 2.I dont sure. but this program is
convert and search your movie and first it converts movie and
then writes movie.
Can I explain?
Subject: Re: burning WMMP (windows Movie Maker Project) files to DVD
From: ramem-ga on 15 Mar 2005 13:12 PST
To burn a Windows Movie Maker project which has extension .mswmm, you
need to first convert it into a normal video file. Open it in Windows
Movie Maker and from the menu above select File->"Save Movie As..."

The Save Movie wizard will ask you where you want to save. Select My
Computer and then provide a file name. In the next dialog "Movie
Settings" look closely there is a blue underlined link "Show More
Options...". Click on that it will open more options. From the drop
down box select "DV AVI" and press Next couple of times to finish
saving movie.

Now you can make a DVD using MyDVD or any other DVD Authoring software.

Also see this article:

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