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HP Media Center,Pavilion Media Center m270 Supplementary Manual

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Creating DVDs
and CDs
With Your DVD Writer/CD Writer Drive


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    Creating DVDs and CDs With Your DVD Writer/CD Writer Drive...

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    HP shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Creating DVDs and CDs...1 DVD Writer/CD Writer Drive Features... 1 Creating DVDs and CDs with RecordNow ... 2 Creating a Music CD from Other CDs ... 2 Creating a Music CD from Audio Files... 3 Storing Files on a DVD or CD ... 5 Copying a DVD or CD...

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    Setting Automatic Recording Options ... 20 Compatibility Information... 23 Disc Quick Reference ... 23 Software Quick Reference... 28 Troubleshooting ... 33 My recording failed ... 33 I can’t add files to my music CD ... 33 I can’t add data files to my DVD ... 34 My music CD won’t play in my stereo ...

  • Page 5: Creating Dvds And Cds

    DVDs and CDs. Important: HP supports lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by national copyright law.

  • Page 6: Creating Dvds And Cds With Recordnow

    Record directly to a DVD or CD from a digital ■ or an analog video source, such as a digital video camera, a TV tuner, or a VCR. Note: Your PC must have an analog capture card to capture video from an analog device such as a VCR.

  • Page 7: Creating A Music Cd From Audio Files

    6 Click the Finish button when you have added all the audio files to your music CD project. 7 When prompted, insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc, and then click Next. Note: If you want to play your music CD in your home or car stereo, use a CD-R disc.

  • Page 8: About Creating A Music Cd

    CDs with the RecordNow program. About creating a music CD Important: HP supports lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by national copyright law.

  • Page 9: Storing Files On A Dvd Or Cd

    As you add music files in the recording ■ session, RecordNow calculates and displays the amount of recording time available to record additional music files. You can’t record song titles unless you make ■ an exact copy of a music CD in your collection.

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    Add. Repeat this step until all files are added. Creating DVDs and CDs Drag your file from your desktop or from ■ anywhere in Windows Explorer into the file selection window. Repeat this step until all files are added.

  • Page 11: Copying A Dvd Or Cd

    Copying a DVD or CD Important: HP supports lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by national copyright law.

  • Page 12: Erasing A Dvd Or Cd

    2 Select Make an Exact Copy. 3 Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy. 4 If you have more than one optical drive, click the Change button, select the drive you want to write to, and then click Next. 5 Insert a blank DVD or CD into the drive, and then click OK.

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    5 Click Yes. 6 Select the file you want to remove and then click the Remove icon. You must have at least one file on your data disc to re-record it. 7 Click Yes. 8 Click Next to re-record your data disc. 9 Click Done when the recording is complete.

  • Page 14: Creating Dvd Movies

    Creating DVD Movies Your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive allows you to capture, or copy, edit, and record your home movies in a few easy steps by using the Sonic MyDVD software program. If you simply want to copy a video file to disc in the fewest steps, follow the instructions in ”Creating a Quick DVD Movie.”...

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    5 Select to record to a DVD or to your hard disk drive. 6 Click the Edit Style button to change your menu style settings, and then click OK. 7 Insert a blank DVD+R or DVD+RW disc into your drive. If your DVD+RW disc has files on it, MyDVD will prompt you to erase all files on the disc.

  • Page 16: Creating A Custom Dvd Movie

    Creating a Custom DVD Movie The software included with your new PC allows you to create custom DVDs by including multiple source videos and slideshows. In this section, you will learn how to: Transfer your home video files to your hard ■...

  • Page 17: Capturing Video With Mydvd

    Capturing Video with MyDVD To transfer your digital (DV) video files to your hard disk drive by using Sonic MyDVD: 1 Connect your digital video camcorder or other digital video device to the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port on your PC. Make sure your device is turned on and in playback mode.

  • Page 18: Editing Video Files In Showbiz

    5 Click the Start Capturing button. 6 Click the Stop Capturing button to stop capturing. 7 When the Save As window appears, type in a name for your video file, and then click Save. 8 Click Done in the Capture window. Your video file appears in the MyDVD project window.

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    3 Transfer all your video files into your ShowBiz project. 4 If your video files are already on the hard disk drive, select the Media tab, and then click the Book (Add) icon to browse and select your video files. Book (Add) Icon 5 Select your file, and then click Open.

  • Page 20: Editing Video Files In Mydvd

    10 Type a name under DVD Title & Project Name, select your chapter and menu options and then click Start. 11 Insert a blank or rewriteable disc. If the disc is not blank, ShowBiz DVD will prompt you to erase it. 12 When ShowBiz DVD has completed writing the disc, the disc is ejected.

  • Page 21: Editing Recorded Dvds In Mydvd

    5 Click Edit Style to change the background, button style, and the text style of your title, and then click OK. 6 Drag your captured video file to the storyline. You can add files from your hard disk drive by clicking Get Movies on the toolbar, selecting your video file, and then clicking Open.

  • Page 22: Playing Your Recorded Dvd Movie

    5 When the browse window appears, select the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon, and then click OK. Your DVD project opens automatically. 6 Edit your project file. 7 Click the Preview button on the MyDVD toolbar, and then select the video file to preview it.

  • Page 23: Playing Your Dvd In Windows Media Player

    Playing Your DVD in Windows Media Player 1 Insert your DVD into a DVD drive. Select Play DVD Video using Windows Media Player from the AutoPlay window and then click OK. If the program doesn’t open, click Start, choose All Programs, Video, if it is present, Windows Media Player, and then click Windows Media Player.

  • Page 24: Erasing Recorded Video Files

    Erasing Recorded Video Files You can erase all recorded video files that are on a rewriteable DVD or CD (DVD+RW or CD-RW), leaving almost all the disc space available for new recordings. 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, CD (DVD) Recorder, if it is present, RecordNow, and then click RecordNow.

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    Note: When you insert a blank DVD into your DVD Writer/CD Writer drive, an options window does not appear. You must open the program you want to use with your DVD, and then perform an action. For example, if you insert a blank CD-RW disc, you can select any of these options: Open writeable CD folder using Windows ■...

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    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. Creating DVDs and CDs Here are some of the other options you can choose: To view the files on the disc you inserted, click ■...

  • Page 27: Compatibility Information

    Compatibility Information An important feature of the DVD Writer/ CD Writer drive is its high level of compatibility with other optical drives and CD and DVD players. The CDs that you create play in most home ■ and car stereos and in most computer DVD-ROM and CD-ROM drives.

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    DVD+R discs Can’t be erased or written to again. Some ■ programs, like RecordNow, allow you to record data in multiple sessions until the disc is full. Can’t edit a DVD+R that has been recorded ■ as a DVD movie. Hold up to 4.7GB —...

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    CD-RW discs Can be erased or rewritten. ■ Can hold about 80 minutes of music files, or ■ up to 99 tracks. Can hold up to 650 or 700 MB of data, ■ depending on the media. Can be used to create storage discs for your ■...

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    DVD movie DVD+RW Data DVD movie DVD movie Note: For the latest disc compatibility information for your Hewlett-Packard PC, check the Hewlett-Packard Web site: Creating DVDs and CDs Plays Plays in home or record in PC Varies by model...

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    Optical Drive Quick Reference Optical drive can Read CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs Read DVDs Read data on a CD Play music Record data or music to disc for storage View DVD movies Record DVD movies Play PC games CD-RW, CD-ROM CD-R DVD-ROM Combo...

  • Page 32: Software Quick Reference

    Software Quick Reference 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. Refer to the following table to determine the best programs for the tasks you want to do. Note: You may have a software update CD included with your PC.

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    Your PC comes with the following software programs. Use this table to find out what you can do within each program. Software With this program you can Windows ■ Play music CDs, MP3, and other audio files. Media Player ■ Play DVD movies.

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    Software With this program you can Windows ■ Import audio, video, and other media files from a videotape, an audiotape, a Web camera, Movie Maker 2.0 or a television broadcast. Record audio and video files to create a video project that becomes a Windows Media source ■...

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    Software With this program you can RecordNow ■ Record data and music files. ■ Record a copy of an existing music or data CD to use on the PC. ■ Create customized music CDs from CDs in your collection, or from WAV, MP3, or WMA files. These CDs can be played in your home or car stereo.

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    Software With this program you can ArcSoft ShowBiz ■ Capture digital and analog video files directly from a digital video (DV) camera, VCR, or Video Editor analog capture device in a few steps. Note: Your PC may not include an analog capture device. Assemble movies by capturing video clips and scenes into your video project.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting My recording failed If your recording failed, try the following and then record your files again: Close all other programs and don’t perform ■ any tasks while recording. Enable Direct Memory Access (DMA) on ■ your PC. Reduce maximum recording speed. ■...

  • Page 38: I Can't Add Data Files To My Dvd

    I can’t add data files to my DVD When you create a data CD in RecordNow, data files can be added in later recording sessions until the disc is full. If you want record data to a DVD in multiple sessions, you must set the correct recording option.

  • Page 39: I Get An Error Message When I Try To Capture Video Files

    I get an error message when I try to capture video files If you have an analog and a digital capture device on your PC, you may need to select your device before capturing video files. Refer to the Help menu in the video capturing program to find out how to change your video device selection.

  • Page 40: More Information

    Help and Support information located in the ■ Start menu on your desktop. For general information about products and services and for answers to computer support questions, go to the Hewlett-Packard Web site at Creating DVDs and CDs...

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