Burning Discs

Burning discs in Windows Media Center is similar to burning discs with Windows Media Player and Windows DVD Maker, but with fewer options. To burn a DVD, click Tasks and then click Burn CD/DVD. With CDs, Windows Media Center helps you burn audio and data CDs. With DVDs, it helps you burn a data DVD, Video DVD, or DVD slide show. Start by inserting the CD or DVD and then selecting the disc format, such as Video DVD, when prompted.

Next, provide a title for the disc and select a media location to browse for media:

• If you selected Audio CD as the disc format, you will be able to select albums and songs in your Music Library.

• If you selected Data CD or Data DVD as the disc format, you will be able to select from Recorded TV, Music Library, Picture Library, and Video Library options.

• If you selected Video DVD as the disc format, you will be able to select from Recorded TV and Video Library options.

• If you selected DVD Slide Show as the disc format, you will be able to select from Music Library and Picture Library options.

When creating your disc, you can mix and match different types of content from available categories by selecting a category, adding items, and then clicking Next. Afterward, on the Review & Edit List screen, click Add More, select a different category, and then add items from that category. Only categories for the selected type of disc are available, however. If you decide to go back and change the disc type, you will have to start all over again with the media item selection.

With Recorded TV, you can select the recorded TV shows to add to your disc. With Music Library, you can select albums and songs to add. With Picture Library, you can select pictures to add as a slideshow, and with Video Library, you can select videos to add. The process of burning a disc is similar to that of burning a disc in Windows Media Player.

On the Review & Edit List page, you can set the play order of media items you have selected. When you are ready to create the DVD, click Burn DVD.

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