An updated version of this guide for Nero Vision 5 has been released. Please click here to read the new guide.
Nero Vision 4 is part of the Nero suite, a collection of CD/DVD related software that can often be found bundled with DVD drives (although the bundled version might not be the full suite). Nero Vision is the CD/DVD authoring component of Nero. While is is aimed at beginners, it offers quite a lot of options and you can make fairly nice looking DVDs with menus, chapters, audio, animations and more. It also includes a basic video editor. This guide will show you how to take your video files and turn them into a DVD, complete with menus, chapters and other advanced features.
This guide is aimed at users new to DVD authoring, but is already fairly comfortable with things like video conversion and editing and know about basic DVD structures like Titles and Chapters.
Note: It is important to note that if you are importing existing DVD/VOB files into a new Nero Vision project (eg. to add menus, chapters ...), Nero Vision will transcode the video again even if the source will fit onto the disc, which may take 2 hours or more and might decrease quality. For an authoring tool that does not automatically transcode the video, please try TMPGEnc DVD Author. Read our DVD Authoring Tools Roundup to find out which DVD authoring tool is best for your needs.