The most common way for video files to be stored on a wide variety of devices is as a WMV file. While this allows for watching them endlessly and easily on your computer equipment, other options are limited such as watching them on your favorite big screen TV. Luckily there is an easy fix for this problem. All that is necessary is to convert that WMV file of Grandpa falling asleep at the dinner table to DVD so everyone can have a chuckle while watching it on TV later.
Depending on whether you are running a Windows system or have a Mac, downloading the free converter online is simple. Just make sure you choose the right version for your machine. The installation process is virtually the same for both operating systems and once installed, utilizing the converter is extremely user-friendly.
In Windows all that is required is to select the file(s) you want to convert to DVD and follow the on screen directions to convert them. There are editing programs associated with the free download that will allow you to add your own special touches to your production that are completely explained by the excellent tutorial that comes with it. Simply follow the step by step directions and take your time, the process itself is very self-explanatory once you have the appropriate screens open in front of you.
With a Mac the process is remarkably similar to the Windows application. The main difference is to make sure you download the correct converter available online. After your favorite video is located and dropped into the editing screen, adding personal touches and edits are a snap. The options available in the edit menu are the typical ones and very easy to master. Adding text and titles to your DVD will allow you to catalogue your copies and make viewing them an enjoyable event for everyone.
Videos are prone to degradation over time whereas once it's burned to DVD it is virtually protected forever when stored in a well organized rack or DVD storage book. The universal nature of DVD's and their usability in a wide variety of media sources makes converting WMV to DVD almost an absolute must for the serious budding videographer. The process is simple and straightforward for even the less savvy thanks to the included tutorials with the download that will have you editing like a master in just a few minutes.