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    How do I transfer video from Windows Media Center to DVD?

    Hi to all,
    I would like to take video that I record from either Windows Media Center (WMC) from my computer or from one of my several DVD recorders and first remove unwanted imagery and then transfer them to a DVD that is playable on a normal DVD player. I notice that the WMC records in either a .wtv or dvr-ms format and I am not sure what my DVD recorders use for their recordings. I know that at least one of my DVD recorders gives me a choice of 2 formats to make recordings but I don’t know the difference and which if either is capable of being edited. I now have everything on DVD+RW discs. I see all kinds of Conversion programs both free and commercial that claim to make the necessary conversion to play on telephones and tablets but I don’t know what format is required to transfer to a normal DVD.
    As a newbie to video I would like a free Video 101 basics tutorial that would explain video formats, editing and conversions and what is required to do what I want to do.
    Is there anyplace on the internet that has very basic free Video 101 type information or are only paid college courses available? I have tried Googling “Video to DVD conversion” to see if any information is available but not found anything useful for my situation. I have also been to the VideoHelp site and while the information there is substantial, a lot of the information is several years old and doesn’t mention if it is applicable to Win7, and again, I don’t know what format goes with what program and what format can be easily converted so I really don’t know where to start.

    My computer is a Dell desktop running Windows7 64 bit. I have Adobe Premiere Elements 10 available and Photoshop CS6 on the computer as well as Nero 11 Platinum, that have some video capabilities although I don’t have any idea how to use them for video modifications. Could anybody be kind enough to head me in the right direction?
    Respectfully, Graphics Guy

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    Hi GG,

    As the files will be on your pc, they can easily be 'trimmed' then burned to DVD using http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
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    Hi Roderunner,

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I downloaded Free_Video_Converter and will check out what documentation they have available on their website to see if it will answer any of my questions. My basic problem is I don't understand the basic formats and which ones are created by DVD recorders and what is required to do basic editing, and how do I convert the video to a format that I can burn onto a DVD that can be played on a normal DVD player. I also didn't find the Windows Media Center formats - .wtv or .dvr-ms among the input formats the program converts.

    Thanks again for the assistance.

    Respectfully, Graphics Guy
    Last edited by Graphics Guy; 2012-09-05 at 11:35.

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    Hi GG,
    If you use the DVD option in Freemake, it will burn to a DVD using correct format.
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