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DVD Writer User’s Guide
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Contents
Using the DVD Writer/CD Writer ...........1
DVD Writer/CD Writer Drive Features..................... 1
Locating Software ................................................. 2
Recording with the DVD Writer/CD Writer .............. 3
Recording Audio and Data Files ............................. 4
Recording music files ......................................... 5
About recording music....................................... 6
Recording data files .......................................... 6
About recording data ........................................ 7
Editing Video Files ................................................ 8
Editing video with ShowBiz................................ 8
Recording Video Files.......................................... 11
Capturing video by using MyDVD .................... 12
Creating a DVD movie .................................... 13
Editing DVDs and VCDs .................................. 15
Watching DVD Movies ........................................ 16
Using Compatible Discs....................................... 17
Software Quick Reference.................................... 20
More Information ................................................ 24
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Using the DVD Writer/CD Writer
Your PC includes the DVD Writer, which is a DVD
and CD rewriteable (DVD+RW/+R/CD-RW)
optical drive. This guide tells you about the
DVD Writer/CD Writer drive features and tells
you how to use the drive with the included
software.
DVD Writer/CD Writer Drive
Features
The DVD Writer/CD Writer is a multipurpose
rewriteable drive that can read audio, data, and
video files and can record, or write, in both CD
and DVD formats.
This DVD Writer/CD Writer drive enables you to:
Create custom audio, data, and video files that
can be recorded onto CDs or DVDs.
Store large amounts of data.
Record directly to a DVD or VCD (video CD)
from a video source such as a digital video
camera, a TV tuner, or a VCR.
Store, edit, and preserve video files from
various video sources.
Play music CDs and DVD movies.
Read data CDs and DVDs.
Create VCDs and DVDs.
Create music CDs.
An important feature of the DVD Writer/
CD Writer drive is its high compatibility with
other devices.
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The CDs that you create play in most home
and car stereos and in most computer
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives.
Note: CD-R discs are more compatible with home and
car stereos than CD-RW discs are.
The DVDs that you create are compatible with
some DVD video players and with most
computer DVD-ROM drives.
Your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive can read and
record the following audio formats:
WAV, MP3, WMA, and CDA for CDs
WAV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMA, and
Layer 2 files for DVDs
Your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive can read and
record the following video formats:
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
AVI and WMV
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Locating Software
To open the DVD Writer/CD Writer software
programs, click Start on the taskbar, choose
All Programs, select the program folder, and
then click the program to open the software.
Most programs are listed in this menu, and others
are listed in submenus. Refer to the table in the
section “Software Quick Reference” to determine
the best programs for the tasks you want to do.
If a program has been recently updated by the
manufacturer, you may have a software update
CD included with your PC. You may need to
install this CD before using the DVD Writer/
CD Writer drive. Follow the installation
instructions that came with the CD.
Recording with the
DVD Writer/CD Writer
When you first insert a CD or DVD
into your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive,
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Microsoft Windows XP may give you
options for the type of disc you insert.
For example, if you insert a blank CD-RW disc,
you can select any of these options:
Open writeable CD folder using Windows
Explorer
Create a disc using RecordNow
Take no action
Note: If this window of options does not appear, you can
click Start, My Computer, right-click the
DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon, and then select
one of the available options. You can also click
Start, choose All Programs, and then select a
program before you insert a disc, select an action,
and then follow onscreen instructions within the
program.
You can choose to have a specific action occur
automatically each time you insert a blank CD by
selecting the Always do the selected action box.
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If you later decide that you want to change the
option you have set:
Here are some of the other options you can
choose:
1 Click Start.
To view the files on the disc you inserted, click
Start, My Computer, and then right-click
the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon under
Devices with Removable Storage, and choose
Explore.
To open a particular program, click Start,
choose All Programs, and then click the
program you want.
2 Click My Computer.
3 Right-click the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive
icon in the section Devices with Removable
Storage, and select Properties.
4 Click the AutoPlay tab.
5 Click Select an action to perform, select
an action, and then click OK.
Or
Click Prompt me each time to choose
an action, and then click OK.
If you insert a blank or data disc, a window
with options for blank or data discs opens.
If the option you want is not listed, you can select
Take no action, and then click OK. The
window closes, and you can then manually
select a different option through the Start menu
on the desktop.
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Recording Audio and
Data Files
You can record and customize audio files
and back up large data files to CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs by using the
RecordNow program.
For best recording results, don’t perform any
other tasks while recording.
Important: When making a copy of a CD or DVD,
RecordNow can record only to the same disc type
it records from. For example, you can record a
DVD only to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc and you
can record a CD only to a CD-R or a CD-RW disc.
To use RecordNow to record music files:
1 Click Start, choose All Programs,
RecordNow, and then click RecordNow.
The RecordNow main window opens.
2 Click Make a Music Disc.
Recording music files
3 Select one of these options:
You can use RecordNow to create music CDs
from various audio files that are downloaded
from the Internet, recorded from your hard drive
files, or recorded from other CDs. CD-R discs
play in most home and car stereos. CD-RW discs
play only in some stereos.
Make a Music Disc from Audio Files
(Create a music disc from MP3/WMA or
WAV files on your hard drive.)
Make a Music Disc from other CDs
(Create a new music disc from tracks taken
off your music disc collection.)
Warning: When labeling your DVDs, do
Make a Disc for an MP3 Player
(Create a disc specifically for MP3 players.)
not use sticky labels. They can cause the
DVD to play erratically. Instead, write on
the DVD with a felt tip pen to label it.
4 Insert the blank CD-R or CD-RW disc.
5 Follow the onscreen instructions. Click the
Help button for more information about the
RecordNow program.
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About recording music
Recording data files
RecordNow records music CDs that are called
closed session CDs. This means that you must
record all music files in one recording session.
When a recording is complete, no more
information can be added to that disc and the
CD is closed. Music files can be recorded
repeatedly on a rewriteable CD or DVD disc, but
all previously recorded files will be erased.
You can use either RecordNow or MyDVD
to record data files to CDs or DVDs. Use
RecordNow to create a copy of your personal
data files and to create music CDs that you can
play in most home and car stereos. Use MyDVD
to record video files to create VCDs and DVDs
that can be played in most DVD-ROM drives and
in some DVD players.
Important: You can record audio files (MP3 and WAV
When creating a data disc, it is important to note
that:
files) to a DVD as data files, but you cannot create
a DVD audio disc to be played in a car or home
CD player.
For best compatibility with CD-ROM drives and
CD players, use CD-R discs to record music.
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You can add new data files to a CD-R disc in a
later recording session if disc space is
available.
You can update previously recorded files that
have the same name to your CD-R, CD-RW, or
DVD+RW disc.
You can record data files to a DVD+R disc
only once.
Warning: When labeling your DVDs, do
About recording data
not use sticky labels. They can cause the
DVD to play erratically. Instead, write on
the DVD with a felt tip pen to label it.
When recording data files, RecordNow can
update existing files that have been previously
recorded, and can also add new files to CD-Rs,
CD-RWs, or DVD+RWs. Any files with the same
name will be overwritten with the newer version.
To use RecordNow to record data files:
1 Click Start, choose All Programs,
RecordNow, and then click RecordNow.
The RecordNow main window opens.
2 Click Make a Data Disc.
3 Insert the blank CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, or
DVD+RW disc.
Important: When RecordNow or MyDVD records data
to a DVD+R disc, it creates a closed session disc.
This means that once the data has been recorded,
no more data can be added to that disc. Make
sure all data files are selected before you record
them to a DVD+R disc.
4 Follow onscreen instructions to complete
recording your files.
RecordNow can also make copies of discs and
archive data from your hard disk drive.
Click the Help button for more information about
the RecordNow program.
RecordNow will not record commercial or other
protected DVD titles.
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Editing Video Files
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You can use the ArcSoft ShowBiz program to
edit your video files before you save them to your
hard drive or record them to CDs or DVDs.
ShowBiz and MyDVD are linked with the Create
(in ShowBiz) and Edit Video (in MyDVD) buttons.
This means you can:
Import your video files from your camcorder,
your hard drive, or other digital source by
using ShowBiz or MyDVD.
Edit your files in ShowBiz, or if you imported
your files by using MyDVD, you can send
these files to ShowBiz by clicking the Edit
Video button. This automatically opens the
video files in ShowBiz for editing.
Save your video files to CD or DVD from
ShowBiz by using the Create button. You can
send your video files back to MyDVD by
clicking Create and then selecting MyDVD
Project. MyDVD records your edited video
file to a CD or DVD in a DVD format that can
be viewed from some DVD players.
Important: To create video files with a standard DVD
format that can be played in most DVD players,
you must record files by using MyDVD.
Editing video with ShowBiz
Note: ShowBiz may not be included with your PC model.
In ShowBiz, you have the option to import,
edit, and record your video files directly to CDs
or DVDs. If you record your video files by using
ShowBiz instead of MyDVD, your DVD or VCD
will not have a customized background, titles, or
chapter buttons and it will not be able to be
played in a DVD player. To have these format
and playback options, you must export the file to
MyDVD, choose the formatting settings, and then
record the video file to disc by using MyDVD.
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To open ShowBiz:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose ArcSoft ShowBiz, and then click
ShowBiz. The ShowBiz main window opens.
To import your video files into ShowBiz:
1 If your video files are already on the
hard drive, select the Media tab,
and then click the Book (Add) icon
to browse and select your video files from your
PC. Select your file, and then click Open.
Or
Attach your digital video camcorder or other
digital video device to your PC. ShowBiz
supports VFW, WDM, and DV devices.
2 Click the Capture button to transfer video files
from your digital camcorder or VCR to your
hard drive. The ShowBiz capture window
opens.
3 Make sure the Video box is checked.
4 Make sure the Audio box is checked to
record audio.
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5 Click the Source and Format buttons to
change capture options. Select your video and
audio device from the drop-down menus.
6 Click the Record button (red circle) to begin
capturing your video file.
7 Click the Stop button (black square) to stop
capturing.
8 Click Done.
Note: Recording from a VCR requires a specific video
and sound card that supports analog devices.
You also must set up ShowBiz to capture from
an analog source. For more information, refer to
ShowBiz Help by clicking the ? in the toolbar.
To edit your video files in ShowBiz:
1 Select an album and then click OK.
2 Drag video files from the album to the
storyboard or timeline area of the window.
You can add transitions, special effects, and
text. Refer to the Help (?) menu in ShowBiz
for more information about editing your
video files.
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3 Select Project and then click Save to
save your video project to your hard drive.
This option allows you to make additional
changes to your video files before recording
them to disc.
4 When you are ready to record your files
to the CD or DVD, open the files, select
Create, and then click CD/VCD or
DVD (without menus).
Or
Click Create, and then click MyDVD™
Project. ShowBiz is minimized, and MyDVD
opens. The movie you created is combined
into a single video file. Click Burn to record
your video file to CD or DVD. The video file is
added to your current MyDVD project, and a
button is added to the DVD movie’s menu.
Click OK.
Recording Video Files
You can use RecordNow, MyDVD, or ShowBiz to
record video files to CDs and DVDs.
Video quality depends on the quality of the
source files and the PC speed and graphics
processing ability.
If your video files are already stored on your
hard drive or on a DVD, you can use MyDVD to:
5 Insert a blank or appendable CD or DVD.
6 Use the drop-down menus to select the device
(drive), speed, and video format. You can
place a check in the Save a copy to disk check
box to save a copy of your video file to your
hard drive. Type in a name for the file, and
then click OK. Your movie file is recorded to
CD or DVD.
Record video files directly to disc.
Open a new MyDVD project.
Open an existing MyDVD project.
Edit a pre-recorded OpenDVD or VCD
(DVD+RW or CD-RW discs).
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Refer to the Help (?) menu in ShowBiz for more
information about editing and recording your
video files.
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If you need help creating DVD movies or
recording in MyDVD, refer to the Readme file,
Help files, and the tutorial in MyDVD. To
find these documents, click Start, choose
All Programs, Sonic, MyDVD,
Documentation, and then click Help,
Readme, or Tutorial. You can also click the
Help and tutorial icons from the MyDVD main
window. It is recommended that you read this
documentation before using the MyDVD
program.
1 Attach your digital video source to your PC.
A window appears with various options.
Warning: When labeling your DVDs, do
not use sticky labels. They can cause the
DVD to play erratically. Instead, write on
the DVD with a felt tip pen to label it.
Capturing video by using MyDVD
Before you begin using MyDVD to create your
movies, you can capture your video files from
within the MyDVD program. To do this:
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2 Select Make a DVD, and then click OK. This
opens MyDVD and then imports your video
files into a MyDVD project. In the project, you
can edit your files before saving or recording
the final movie to a DVD.
Or
Select Record Direct to DVD to record your
video files to a DVD.
3 Click the Capture button. Select your
recording options from the drop-down menus.
to begin
Click the Record button
capturing your video file. Click the Stop
to stop capturing. Click Done.
button
Or
Click Get Movies to add video files that are
stored on your hard drive. Select your video
file, and then click Open.
Creating a DVD movie
To create a DVD movie in MyDVD:
1 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic,
MyDVD, and then click Start MyDVD.
2 Select one of the following tabs on the left side
of the window:
Choose DVD-Video to create a DVD video
that will play on most DVD video players
and in most PCs that have a DVD-ROM
drive.
Or
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Choose Video CD to create a video CD
that will play on some DVD video players
and in most PCs that have a CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive.
Or
Choose Edit Video to open the Video
Editor. Here you can capture and edit your
video by trimming or adding titles to it. After
editing your video, export it to a MyDVD
Project to create a customized DVD or VCD.
3 Press the Eject button on the DVD Writer/
CD Writer drive, and insert the blank CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD+R, or DVD+RW disc.
4 Click Create or Modify a DVD-Video
Project.
Or
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Click Transfer Video Direct-to-DVD , and
then follow onscreen instructions.
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5 Click the Edit Style button in the toolbar,
select options, and then click OK.
6 Add your video files.
To transfer video from your camcorder or
VCR to your hard drive, attach your digital
camera to your PC, and then click Capture
on the MyDVD toolbar. Refer to the section
“Capturing video by using MyDVD.”
To add files from your hard drive, click
Get Movies on the toolbar, select your
video file, and then click Open.
Note: The Get Movies button opens the My Videos
folder. You can browse for your video files if
they are stored in another location.
7 Edit the video by selecting the Edit Video.
This opens ShowBiz. Refer to the section
“Editing Video Files.”
8 Select your video file, click the Preview
button on the toolbar, and then click your
video file to preview your video in MyDVD.
Use the camcorder control buttons in the
MyDVD window to control the playback of
the video file.
9 Click the Save Project icon on the
MyDVD toolbar to place the movie on
your hard drive.
10 Click the Burn button on the toolbar to record
your movie. Follow onscreen instructions to
complete recording your video files to
CD or DVD.
Editing DVDs and VCDs
MyDVD can save changes back to your recorded
DVD projects if the disc was created in MyDVD.
MyDVD overwrites all files recorded on a CD-RW
or DVD+RW disc, replacing them with the new
edited files. Before MyDVD does this, a message
appears that the disc is not blank and that the
data will be overwritten.
Note: MyDVD can edit DVD projects created in MyDVD.
To edit a recorded DVD or VCD movie:
1 Insert the recorded DVD or VCD into the
DVD Writer/CD Writer drive.
2 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic,
MyDVD, and then click Start My DVD.
3 Select Video CD or DVD-Video.
4 Click Edit an Existing VCD Disc or Edit
an Existing OpenDVD Disc.
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5 When the browse window appears, select the
DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon, and then
click OK. Your video file should open
automatically.
6 Make changes to your video file.
7 Select your video file, click the Preview
button on the MyDVD toolbar, and then click
the video file again to preview the video file.
Click Stop when finished.
8 Click Burn on the MyDVD toolbar. The Write
Disc window opens. Select the write speed,
number of copies, and device options. You can
place a check in the Create a hard disk
backup first check box to save a copy of your
file to your hard disk.
9 Click OK. MyDVD copies your movie to the
hard drive and then records it to the disc.
Follow any onscreen instructions.
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Watching DVD Movies
You can watch commercially pre-recorded or
created DVD movies or video CDs by using the
InterVideo WinDVD program or by using the
Windows Media Player program.
To play a DVD movie:
1 Insert a DVD movie into your DVD Writer/
CD Writer drive. InterVideo WinDVD starts
automatically with the movie’s menu displayed.
2 If the program does not open automatically,
click Start, choose All Programs,
InterVideo WinDVD, and then click
InterVideo WinDVD.
Or
Click Start, choose All Programs, and then
click Windows Media Player.
3 Click a chapter button on the DVD movie main
menu to play that section of the movie, or click
Play in the controller window.
Using Compatible Discs
The DVD Writer/CD Writer drive is able to read from and record to almost every type of optical disc.
Writing speed rates for the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive are fast, allowing quick recording times.
You can use the following discs in the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive:
DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Audio and video DVD
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Audio and video CD (VCD)
Important: The DVD Writer/CD Writer drive can’t record to DVD-R, DVD-RW, or DVD-RAM discs. When recording, use
DVDs that have a “+” in their names.
Disc type
Size
With this disc you can
DVD-ROM
(Digital Versatile
Disc read-only
memory)
4.7 GB to
17 GB
Play DVD movies.
Play DVD games.
Disc features and compatibility
Read-only (software, audio, data, and
video files)
Reads in DVD-ROM drives
Plays in DVD video players
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Disc type
Size
With this disc you can
DVD+R
(DVD
recordable)
4.7 GB
DVD+RW
(DVD
rewriteable)
4.7 GB
CD-ROM
(compact disc
read-only
memory)
18
650 MB
Disc features and compatibility
Make a permanent copy of a
DVD video file. These discs
cannot be erased or rewritten to.
Share your created DVD movie
with others — DVD+R discs are
compatible with more DVD
players than a DVD+RW disc is.
Create a permanent storage disc
of your videos, pictures, and
other hard drive files.
Make a temporary copy when
creating and editing your DVD
movie. These discs can be erased
and rewritten to.
Make a temporary copy of your
videos, pictures, and other hard
drive files.
Play music CDs.
Install software.
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Records once
Holds up to 4.7 GB of data, video,
picture, or music files
Holds about the same amount of data
as seven CDs
Reads in most DVD-ROM drives
Plays in some DVD video players
Rewrites about 1,000 times
Holds up to 4.7 GB of data, video,
picture, or music files
Holds about the same amount of data
as seven CDs
Reads in most DVD-ROM drives
Read-only (software, data, music files)
Reads in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
drives
Plays in some DVD video players
Disc type
Size
With this disc you can
CD-R
(compact disc
recordable)
650 MB or
700 MB
CD-RW
(compact disc
rewriteable)
650 MB or
700 MB
Disc features and compatibility
Make a permanent copy of a CD.
Discs cannot be erased or
rewritten to.
Make music CDs to play in home
or car stereos.
Make a permanent copy of a
short video (video CD or VCD),
picture files, or other hard
drive files.
Make a temporary copy of a
CD. Discs can be erased and
rewritten to.
Make music CDs to play in an
MP3 disc player or PC or to
use for a temporary copy of
audio files.
Make a temporary copy of your
short videos (video CD), pictures,
and other hard drive files.
Records once
Reads in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
drives
Plays in most home or car stereo CD
players
Rewrites about 1,000 times
Reads in most CD-ROM and
DVD-ROM drives
Cannot play in most home or car
stereo CD players
Important: The DVD Writer/CD Writer drive cannot write to DVD-R, DVD-RW, or DVD-RAM discs. Use DVDs that have a
“+” in their names.
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Software Quick Reference
The PC has various software programs pre-installed that you can use with the
DVD Writer/CD Writer drive:
Sonic MyDVD
Windows Media Player
InterVideo WinDVD
RecordNow
Windows Movie Maker
ArcSoft ShowBiz
Note: Some programs listed above may not be included with your PC model.
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Software
With this program you can
Windows
Movie Maker
InterVideo
WinDVD
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Import audio, video, and other media files
from a videotape, an audiotape, a Web
camera, or a television broadcast.
Record audio and video files to create a video
project that becomes a Windows Media
source file with a .wmv extension.
Edit and preview files.
Send movie in an e-mail or to a Web server.
Import audio files such as .mp3, .asf, or .wma;
video files such as .wmv, .asf, .avi, or .mpg;
or image files such as .jpg or .gif.
CD-Rs, CD-RWs
DVD+Rs, DVD+RWs
Play DVD movies, music CDs, and video CDs.
DVD-ROMs, CD-ROMs, and VCDs
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Software
With this program you can
Sonic MyDVD
Capture video files directly from a digital
video source, such as a Digital Video (DV)
camera, in a few steps.
Create customized DVDs and video CDs by
using video clips, pictures, and photographs
by using the drag-and-drop feature. Add
titles, background, and chapter button
layouts.
Edit existing video files or add new files to
a previously recorded DVD.
Re-edit recorded video projects created
with MyDVD without going back to original
source files.
Preview a movie before you record it to
CD or DVD.
View created DVDs in DVD video players
and DVD-ROM drives.
Create slide shows for your picture files.
Use MPEG and AVI (DVD Video Recording
Format Movies) video formats.
Recommended discs
Use DVD+R discs to create movies
that play in DVD video players or in
PCs with DVD-ROMs and playback
software.
Use CD-R discs to create VCDs that
play in PCs with DVD-ROM drives
and in some DVD video players.
Use CD-RW and DVD+RW discs for
temporary storage of large data or
video files that are used in your PC.
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Icon
Software
With this program you can
Windows
Media Player
RecordNow
Play music CDs.
Play DVD movies. (Windows Media Player
can play DVDs only if another DVD player
program, such as InterVideo WinDVD, is
installed.)
Play Windows Movie Maker files.
Record music files.
Organize digital files.
Record data and non-protected music files.
Record a copy of an existing music or data
CD to use on the PC.
Create customized music CDs from CDs, or
from WAV, MP3, or WMA files that can be
played in your home or car stereo.
Copy and share data files.
Copy short video files.
Note: Video files recorded with RecordNow can
be viewed on a PC but not on home DVD
video players.
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CD-ROMs
CD-Rs, CD-RWs
DVD-ROMs
DVD+Rs, DVD+RWs
Use CD-R discs to create music CDs
for car and home stereos and to
create data CDs to share with
others.
Use DVD+R discs to create a
permanent copy of large data files.
Use CD-RW and DVD+RW discs as
temporary storage of large files that
are used on your PC.
Icon
Software
With this program you can
ArcSoft ShowBiz
Note:
ShowBiz may
not be included
with your PC
model.
Capture video directly from a digital or
an analog video source.
Note: To import analog video, you need
an analog video capture adapter.
Assemble movies by dragging and
dropping video clips and scenes.
Edit your movies. Cut scenes, add music
and sound effects, and use still images,
text, voice-overs and insert video
transitions.
Preview movies during editing and
before recording final files.
Create video files and save them to your
hard drive. Play them on your PC.
Create video files, and record them to
CDs and DVDs. Play them on DVD video
players.
Recommended discs
Use DVD+R discs to create movies
that play on DVD video players
or on PCs with DVD-ROMs and
playback software.
Use CD-R discs to create VCDs
that play on PCs with DVD-ROM
drives. Not compatible with DVD
video players.
Use CD-R discs to create VCDs
that play on PCs equipped with
DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drives and
playback software. Also, these
are compatible with DVD video
players that have video-CD
playback.
Note: Your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive will not copy commercially available DVD movies. Most commercial DVDs are
encoded to prevent unauthorized duplication.
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More Information
For more information about your DVD Writer/
CD Writer drive and DVD Writer/CD Writer
programs, refer to the:
Printed Getting Started guide included with
your PC.
Help menus within any of the programs
included with your PC.
MyDVD Help and tutorial files. To find
these documents, click Start, choose
All Programs, Sonic, MyDVD,
Documentation, and then click Help
or Tutorial.
Web sites of software manufacturers (for the
latest program updates).
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Help and Support information located in the
Start menu on your desktop.
For general information about products and
services, go to
http://www.compaq.com/athome/
For answers to computer support questions,
go to
http://www.compaq.com/consumersupport/
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