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HP Pavilion a200 Supplementary Manual

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


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  • Page 1: Creating Dvds And Cds

    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

    Table of 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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    Troubleshooting ... 34 My recording failed ... 34 I can’t add files to my music CD ... 34 I can’t add data files to my DVD ... 35 My music CD won’t play in my stereo ... 35 The titles of my music tracks don’t appear on my CD ...

  • 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 ArcSoft ® ShowBiz DVD 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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    4 Place a check in the Back up to hard disk check box. 5 Click the folder icon to store your video file on your hard disk drive. When the Save As window appears, type in a file name, click the folder icon, select drive, click OK and then click OK again.

  • 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 Showbiz

    To capture video files, you need to: Connect your digital video capture device ■ properly. Turn your device on and set it to ■ playback mode. Make sure the program you want to use ■ can detect your digital or analog device. Note: You may need to turn your device off and on again for the program to detect it.

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    4 Click the record button (red circle) to begin capturing your video file. Creating DVDs and CDs 5 When the Save As window appears, type in a file name, select your video format from the drop-down list, and then click the Start capturing button.

  • Page 19: Editing Video Files In Showbiz

    9 Select the project and then click Save to save your project to your sample projects folder. You can open the project later when you want to edit it. Editing Video Files in ShowBiz ® Use the ArcSoft ShowBiz Video Editor program to perform advanced editing tasks such as adding transitions, effects, text overlays, and music tracks to your video projects.

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    5 Select your file, and then click Open. 6 Select a video file and then click OK. Click OK again to process scene detection. 7 Drag video files from the album to the storyboard or timeline area of the window. You can add transitions, special effects, and text.

  • Page 21: Recording A Dvd Movie With Showbiz Dvd

    Recording a DVD Movie with Showbiz DVD With ArcSoft Showbiz DVD you can capture, edit, and record video files to create DVDs and VCDs that can be played in most DVD-ROM drives and in some DVD players. Note: In ShowBiz DVD you can combine several video files into one ShowBiz DVD project, and then record the entire DVD project file onto a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc.

  • Page 22: Editing Recorded Dvds With Showbiz Dvd

    3 Select the Add Media tab to select your videos. Select New Album from the drop- down list. Create a name for your new album by selecting New Album and then and typing over it. Click the folder icon to find your video file. ■...

  • Page 23: Playing Your Recorded Dvd Movie

    2 Click Start, choose All Programs, Video, if it is present, ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD, ShowBiz Wizard, select the Create a DVD drop-down menu, and then click Edit ShowBiz DVD Disc. 3 When the Browse for Folder window appears, select the DVD Writer drive icon, and then click OK.

  • Page 24: Playing Your Dvd In Windows Media Player

    2 Use the InterVideo WinDVD control panel to play your DVD or VCD. 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.

  • Page 25: 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. Creating DVDs and CDs For example, if you insert a blank CD-RW disc, you can select any of these options: Open writeable CD folder using Windows...

  • Page 27: Compatibility Information

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

  • Page 28: Disc Quick Reference

    The CDs that you create play in most home ■ and car stereos and in most computer DVD-ROM and CD-ROM drives. Note: CD-R discs are more compatible with home and car stereos than CD-RW discs are. The DVDs that you create are compatible with ■...

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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+RW Data DVD movie DVD movie Note: For the latest disc compatibility information for your Hewlett-Packard PC, check the Hewlett-Packard Web site: Plays in home or car Plays in PC stereo Varies by model Varies by model DVD Writer User’s Guide...

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    Optical Drive Quick Reference Optical drive can CD-ROM 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 Creating DVDs and CDs CD-RW, CD-R DVD-ROM...

  • Page 33: 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. (Windows Media Player can play DVDs only if another DVD player ■...

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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 ■ Movie Maker 2.0 camera, or a television broadcast. Record audio and video files to create a video project that becomes a Windows Media ■...

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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 ■...

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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 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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 DVD Writer User’s Guide...

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