In the Windows DVD Maker DVD Options dialog box, you select the settings you want to use to create a DVD that fits your needs. To open the DVD Options dialog, do the following:
Open Windows DVD Maker.
On the Share your memories on a DVD page, click Choose Photos and Videos.
On the Add pictures and video to the DVD page, click Options.
You can change the following settings in the DVD Options dialog:
Choose how your DVD is played back. Select one of the following options depending on how you want your DVD to play:
If you want the DVD menu to display when the disc is inserted in a DVD player, click Start with DVD menu.
If you want the video to play immediately when the disc is inserted in a DVD player and show the menu the end, click Play video and end with DVD menu.
If you want the video to play automatically and loop continuously, click Play video in a continuous loop. You will still be able to see the menu if you choose the menu option using the remote control for your DVD player.
DVD aspect ratio. This option lets you determine if a slide show on the DVD is displayed at 16:9 (widescreen) or 4:3 (standard) aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is expressed as the relation of the width to the height of the slide show. When deciding which aspect ratio to choose, consider the aspect ratio for the monitor or TV on which your slide show will be played back. For information about how the aspect ratio affects playback, see the DVD-Video burning: frequently asked questions.
If you have a Windows Movie Maker project file from an earlier version of Windows Movie Maker that you have not opened in Windows Movie Maker in Windows Vista, the video in the project will have the aspect ratio that is set in Windows DVD Maker when you add the project to your DVD.
Video format. This option lets you choose the video format that will be used for the video on your DVD. The choices are NTSC and PAL. Most of the time you will not need to change this setting, unless you plan to share your DVD with a friend or family member who lives in a different country/region.
The video format that is selected by default is based on the Regional and Language Options settings in the Control Panel.
DVD burner speed. This option allows you to select the speed to burn your DVD. The default choice for this option is Fastest. Some DVD burners will not burn at full speed using some kinds of DVDs. If you have problems burning discs, try selecting Medium or Slow.
Temporary file location. If you want to change the storage location for temporary files that are created when making a DVD, click Browse, select the new folder location, and then click OK.
For the best results when choosing a temporary storage location, choose a folder on your hard disk drive on a partition that has at least 5 GB of available disk space and a fast write speed.