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Step 4: Output and Burn

Not too long to go now. Press the "Output" button at the top to go to the output section. Your project information will be shown on the right, the size of the current project is also shown and if you've made a ton of motion menus, then this size is important to determine whether you need re-encoding or not. On the left are some of the output options. Folder path is where you want the output DVD folder to be present - the "Video_Ts" folder will be created under the path you specify here. Output size is either a single layer or a dual layer disc. Note that EasyDVD will either re-encode your video/audio to reduce the file size or it will do a "stream copy" which means the quality stays the same. You cannot "increase" quality by choosing the 7.92 GB option for a single layer project. Here, you can click the "Encoder" button to access the encoder settings for the various movie files, which were also accessible way back in Step 2. Once all that's done, the only thing left to do is to click on the "Start" button to start the encoding and authoring process and sit back and wait.

EasyDVD: Output

When the encoding is done, you are free to test the produced DVD folder, using say PowerDVD or WinDVD, both of which allows you to playback DVDs from hard-disk folders. If everything worked great, then you can then burn the DVD folder onto a DVD disc. To do this, go to the "Burn" section. Change the folder path to where you outputted your DVD files (should be selected automatically for you), and then choose your DVD burner. You may also choose to output to an ISO file for later burning with your favourite DVD burning software, such as ImgBurn. The options further below allow you to specify a label for the DVD/ISO, whether to eject the disc on completion or even to shut down your computer after burning. For the burning speed, it is recommended your burn at the slowest speed available to minimize the change of burning errors.

EasyDVD: Burn

And we're done :).

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