How to Burn a DVD Video Disc With Nero StartSmart
By Stephen Lilley
Nero StartSmart is a basic "wizard" program that comes bundled with the Nero Burning ROM software. StartSmart is a type of control panel, and you can use it to quickly get projects started in other Nero applications by clicking a few buttons. Burning a video file to a DVD using Nero StartSmart is a relatively easy process, but your computer must be equipped with a DVD burner.
Insert a blank DVD into your computer's DVD burner.
Launch Nero StartSmart.
Click "Create and Edit."
Click "DVD Video Disc." This will launch the Nero Vision software that you'll use for the remainder of the process.
Click "Import" to import the video file you'd like to burn to a DVD disc into the main Nero Vision program window. Click "Next."
Use the next screen to design a menu for your DVD video disc. If you decide that the menu creation system is too complicated or you don't want to have a menu, select "Do not create a menu" from the Menu Type drop-down and click "Next" twice.
Preview your disc and if acceptable, click "Burn." Nero Vision will convert your video file to the MPEG-2 file format and burn it to the DVD in your burner. When the process is complete, you will have a perfect DVD video disc containing the file you provided to the software.
Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.