Easy Creating CDs and DVDs

Easy Creating CDs and DVDs

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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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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 256 pages
  • 202 x 250 x 14mm | 557.93g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations
  • 0789733455
  • 9780789733450

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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

Introduction.

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

Glossary.

Index.
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About Tom Bunzel

Easy Creating CDs and DVDsAbout the Author

Tom Bunzel is a technology coach, giving one-on-one instruction in PowerPoint and presentation skills. He works with well-known speakers and educators on their presentations, and specializes in multimedia and rich media production.

As Professor PowerPoint, Bunzel has appeared on TechTV's "Call for Help," providing PowerPoint tips and tricks on national television. Bunzel's most recent book is Easy Digital Music. His other titles include Sams Teach Yourself PowerPoint 2003 in 24 Hours and How to Use Ulead DVD Workshop (Que Publishing), as well as Digital Video on the PC (Micro Publishing Press).


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