“Is there any software similar to Windows DVD Maker that will burn videos to Blu-ray discs? I love the simplicity of Windows DVD Maker, how it automates menu creation and uses clips from your videos to add motion to the pages. I wish that it worked for Blu Ray though! Is there any software out there that gives you classy looking menus and is simple enough to use that you can be burning videos to Blu-ray discs in like 5 minutes?” —– Answers Yahoo
Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format designed to supersede the DVD format. Blu-ray Disc is associated with a set of multimedia formats. Generally, these formats allow for the video and audio to be stored with greater definition than on DVD.
You can use Windows DVD Maker to burn common videos to DVD, however, it can’t burn videos to Blu-ray disc. If you need to burn your videos to Blu-ray disc, you need to get a professional Blu-ray Creator.
Here, you can try Xilisoft Blu-ray Creator which can burn virtually all popular video including both SD and HD, such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, ASF, RMVB, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, MXF, XAVC, Tivo, PVR etc to blu-ray discs (BD-R, BD-RE, BD-25, BD-50) and AVCHD DVDs (DVD-5, DVD-9) and burn video to BDMV ISO and AVCHD ISO images as well.
Besides, it also equips with rich features include creating DVD menu from rich templates in different styles, attaching subtitle and watermarks, adding audio tracks and artistic effects, trimming videos and cropping video frames.
Step by step to burn videos to Blu-ray discs
Step 1: Load videos
There are three ways for you to import videos
1. Directly drag and drop files to the program.
2. Click “File” and select “Add Video File(s)…” from the “File” menu to choose the videos you want to add.
3. Click on “Add Video File(s)” button from the main interface to choose the videos you want to add.
Tips: Before you move to the next step you have a couple of options available:
a. Choose a BD Recorder - Click the drop-down list of “Destination” to pop up a list of BD recorders, you can choose the one as required.
b. Input the BD Title - The default name is My BD. You can change the title if necessary, The maximum characters is 15.
c. Configure Burning Settings - Select the writing speed, the number of burning copies and the target disc size (D5, D9, BD25, BD50).
d. Arrange the Order of Files - Right click on the file and select the “Move Up” or “Move Down” from the menu to move it. Or select the file, press and hold the mouse button, and then move it up or down.
Step 2: Burn videos to Blu-ray discs
After all the setting have been done, click “Burn” to burn videos to DVD. The creating process will automatically start according to the file list order.
Insert a blank of Blu-ray disc into the driver of PC while the message reminds you of inserting disc.
The time of burning depends on the length of your source video file as well as the file size.
Optional: Edit Blu-ray disc
Blu-ray Creator can also edit your Blu-ray discs with various editing options, such as clip, crop, add effect, add subtitles and audios, add watermark etc.