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Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, 2nd Edition

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Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 256
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3345-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3345-0

Home movies and pictures are such prized possessions; don't leave it to chance that they will make it through the years all in one piece. Learn how to create DVDs and CDs of your most important home movies and digital pictures to preserve your memories forever with Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, Second Edition. With this book, you will cover all of the basics, using the most popular programs, such as Windows Media Player and Easy Media Creator, with clear explanations and illustrations that will teach you how to produce "greatest hits" audio CDs or DVDs, just like the Hollywood studios. You'll also get trial versions of Nero and Easy Media Creator software with the included CD. Learn to back-up your home movies to DVD, organize your digital photos on CD and create audio CDs from your home music collection with Easy Creating CDs and DVDs, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents


1. Creating CDs with Creator Classic in Easy Media Creator.

    Getting Started with Easy Media Creator 7

    Beginning an Audio CD Project with Creator Classic

    Transferring Audio Files to CD

    Saving Audio CD Tracks As Computer Files

    Creating a Music Library

    Making Destination Music Folders

    Creating an MP3 Audio CD

    Adding Track Transitions to an Audio CD

    Combining Audio Tracks

    Creating an Image File

    Burning an Image File to Disc

    Copying an Audio CD

    Continuing an Existing CD Project

    Making a Backup Data CD

    Making a Backup Data DVD

    Setting Options in Creator Classic

    Making Your Own Disc Label or Insert

2. Burning CDs and DVDs with Nero 6 Ultra.

    Beginning Nero with Smart Start

    Burning Your First Data CD with Nero Express

    Starting an Audio CD with Nero Burning ROM

    Creating a Music Collection in Nero

    Burning Tracks from the Music Collection

    Extracting (Ripping) MP3 Files

    Converting (Encoding) MP3 Files

    Burning an MP3 Disc

    Creating a Music Database in Nero

    Using the Music Database in Nero

    Using Copy CD in Nero Express

    Creating Image Files in Nero Burning ROM

    Burning CDs from Image Files

    Creating a Data DVD

    How to Create a Disc Label or Cover

3. Using Media Player to Enjoy CDs and DVDs.

    Using Windows Media Player

    Creating Playlists in Windows Media Player

    AutoPlaylists and Tagging in Media Player

    Special Effects in Media Player

    Playing Internet Radio with Media Player

    Playing a DVD in Media Player

    Making Windows Media Player Your Default

4. Capturing Video and Images with Easy Media Creator.

    Preparing to Capture Video

    Starting to Capture

    Capturing from VideoWave

    Working with Captured Collections in VideoWave

    Acquiring Still Images

    Extracting or Ripping from a Movie DVD

    Saving Your Production

5. Preparing Your DVD Video in VideoWave.

    Starting Your Production

    Trimming a Clip

    Saving a Trimmed Clip

    Combining Two Video Clips

    Adding a Title to a Clip

    Add a Transition with Storyline

    Using Overlay or Effects

    Applying Transition Themes

    Saving a Video Frame As an Image

    Creating a Slideshow from Images

    Using Production Wizards

    Adding Motion to Still Images

6. Creating a Project in DVD Builder.

    Starting Your DVD Production

    Adding a Title to the DVD Project

    Adding More Titles and Transitions

    Doing a Sneak Preview

    Adding Parts

    Editing the Menu Text

    Redesigning Your Menus

    Adding an Intro Title

7. Creating a Final DVD Movie Disc.

    Doing a Final Preview

    Burning the Project

    Using On-Disc Options

8. Tips and Techniques.

    Grabbing Screenshots from Other Programs

    Cropping an Image in PhotoSuite 7

    Exporting PowerPoint Slides for DVD Productions

    Capturing Music from LPs or Cassettes

    Recording into Sound Editor

    Applying an Effect to the Whole Song (Normalize)

    Enhancing and Equalizing




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