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How to burn a DVD-img or DVD folder to DVD with DVDSanta


This is a very simple guide to burning either a DVD-Img or a DVD folder with DVDSanta. You do not have to have created it with DVDSanta to burn it.


Introduction & Requirements


DVDSanta - This is a fully functional demo of DVDSanta, it will never expire, but will leave a watermark on your video if you do any video processing with it. To get full use of this program without a watermark you will have to purchase a serial for it.


Start Burning


There are five main buttons on the DVDSanta main window. They are Video Files to DVD, Photo Slideshow to DVD, Digital Camcorder Direct to DVD, Disc Image or DVD Video Folder to DVD and Buy now. Click the Disc Image or DVD Video Folder to DVD button.


Burn A DVD Folder


To burn a folder you have to use the file browser that pops up to select the Video_TS.ifo file in the DVD folder. After you select it and click open, the DVD writing tool will launch.


Burn A DVD Folder - DVD Writing Tool


Your DVD folder is selected as the source and cannot be changed now. Disc Label can be changed to whatever you want. The Data Size bar will show how much of the disc your DVD is going to take up (trust me, your compilation will look a lot bigger than mine). Destination alows you to select which DVD burner you wish to use to burn your DVD. Burn proof is best left selected. Choose whichever Write speed you wish, generally slower speeds take long but are more safer. Number of copies is entirely up to you. Now you can click the Burn! button, or if you'd prefer you can have a Test write first.


Burn a DVD-Img


After you click the Disc Image or DVD Video Folder to DVD button, you will see a file browser looking for a DVD folder or an ISO image file. Select an ISO image and click open, the the DVD writing tools will pop up.


Burn a DVD-Img - DVD Writing Tool


Your ISO file is selected as the source and cannot be changed now. Disc Label cant be changed, the Disc label will be in the ISO file. The Data Size bar will show how much of the disc your DVD is going to take up. Destination alows you to select which DVD burner you wish to use to burn your DVD. Burn proof is best left selected. Choose whichever Write speed you wish, generally slower speeds take long but are more safer. Number of copies is entirely up to you. Now you can click the Burn! button, or if you'd prefer you can have a Test write first.


Finally


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Version History


v1.0 -- 5th February, 2005, First version online (Dela)

Written by: James "Dela" Delahunty
Last updated: 5 February 2005