Burn My Files quick start guide
How to Burn Video and Movies to CD or DVD
To burn a video or movie disk, run Burn My Files and click on the "Burn Music Disk" menu option to identify that you wish to burn a Music disk.
If you have not already done so, insert your CD or DVD media into your CD or DVD recorder. Burn My Files should automatically identify the type of burner you have connected to your computer and display it in the Device field together with the type of disk that you currently have inserted.
Note: If Burn My Files does NOT detect your burner, or when a new disk is inserted, click the Refresh button. Note:
- The total capacity of a blank CD is approximately 702 megabytes.
- The total capacity of a blank DVD is approximately 4.7 gigabyteS.
Types of Video Burning
To Burn a Movie
High end video recordings, such as those which you may rent from a video store, hold the media files in a VIDEO_TS folder ("Video Title Set"). It contains the compressed video and sound files, as well as the information that allows the player to access them in proper order. Files contained in the Video_TS folder include .VOB and .IFO:
- The .VOB files contain the actual video and audio data, subtitles, additional viewing angles, pretty much everything you see and hear. They are up to a gigabyte in size and are numbered sequentially.
- The .IFO files contain information about the .VOB files. Your DVD player will use these to locate and sequence the video and audio, figure out where each chapter begins and ends, etc. The .BUP files are backups of the .IFO files.
To burn a movie, select the "DVD Video" tab and use the Browse button to select the location of the Video_TS folder.
To Burn a Video File (e.g. .avi, .mpg, .wmv)
Video files such as .avi, .mpg, .wmv, can be burned directly to CD or DVD. Generally these types of files are used to play video on your PC, but some modern video players can play these file formats directly.
To burn a video file, click on the "Video File" tab and use the Browse button to locate the file/s to burn.
Once you have selected the files to burn
Burn My Files will automatically determine the volume of data that you have selected to burn. The colored graph indicates the volume of data selected.
GREEN: The volume of files selected is less than the capacity of the disk. It is OK to proceed.
YELLOW: The volume of files selected is approaching the capacity of the disk. It is OK to proceed.
RED: The volume of files selected exceeds the capacity of the disk. You need to reduce the volume of files selected. The "Burn Files" button will be grey and you will not be able to burn if you have exceeded the capacity of the disk with your selection of files.
To remove a file, select the file and click the Remove button. To remove all files, use the "Remove All" button.
You are ready to burn your Video disk. Click the burn button to start your burn.
Download Burn My Files
- Click the "Download Now" button below and download "BurnMyFiles-Setup.exe" to your computer.
- Run "BurnMyFiles-Setup.exe" and follow the on screen installation instructions.
- Once installed, open Burn My Files from the desktop icon or Windows Start menu.