On Thu, 2 Aug 2007 09:50:05 -0400, "John Lee Brown"
>Windows Move Maker use .wmv format instead of mpeg 2.
You can't make a compliant DVD from WMV. The DVD specs call for a
MPEG-2 file. THAT is part of reason Movie Maker in my opinion is a
There is nothing wrong with the WMV file format. In fact I use it all
the time, but for the RIGHT purpose like for video streaming or
exclusive playback off a computer. It wasn't designed for DVD
creation. In fact once you create a video that will end up on a DVD
Movie Maker exports it to WMV, but DVD Maker then needs to transcode
it. That's double compression, and that is always bad and should be
avoided wherever possible.
One thing that separates professional grade video editors from toys
like Movie Maker is professional grade editors ALWAYS export to MPEG-2
if your intended target is making a DVD. Why? That is what the specs
call for! The point is you then should be able to take the finished
MPEG-2 file and drop it into any professional grade DVD Authoring
program and continue the process of making chapters, menu pages, etc..
Then the DVD Authoring program finishes the process creating VOB files
that actually end up on the DVD.