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Freeware DVD Authoring Software

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Misty Faucheux•updated: 11/24/2008

Instead of spending your week's salary on an expensive DVD authoring program, look for some free ones online.

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    Home DVD

    One of the greatest parts of the home production revolution is now you have the ability to make professional looking DVDs for your own digital video films. Though many of these programs give you the resources to excel creatively, they are seldom cheap. There are a number of great ones that can be found on line for the fabulous price of free.

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    Best Programs

    The key to finding the best DVD authoring program, whether it is free for download or costs money, is to find a nice balance between ease of use and number of features. You want to be able to create several menu systems, have transitions between them, the ability to fully customize the menus and add media to those menus. All authoring programs will allow you to put video onto a DVD, but not all of them will allow you to have a full creative project with your DVD.

     

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    Best Programs

    The key to finding the best DVD authoring program, whether it is free for download or costs money, is to find a nice balance between ease of use and number of features. You want to be able to create several menu systems, have transitions between them, the ability to fully customize the menus and add media to those menus. All authoring programs will allow you to put video onto a DVD, but not all of them will allow you to have a full creative project with your DVD.

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    Best Programs

    The key to finding the best DVD authoring program, whether it is free for download or costs money, is to find a nice balance between ease of use and number of features. You want to be able to create several menu systems, have transitions between them, the ability to fully customize the menus and add media to those menus. All authoring programs will allow you to put video onto a DVD, but not all of them will allow you to have a full creative project with your DVD.

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    Best Programs

    The key to finding the best DVD authoring program, whether it is free for download or costs money, is to find a nice balance between ease of use and number of features. You want to be able to create several menu systems, have transitions between them, the ability to fully customize the menus and add media to those menus. All authoring programs will allow you to put video onto a DVD, but not all of them will allow you to have a full creative project with your DVD.