How To Burn an Animoto DVD

by Jeff Grundy

Animoto.com allows users to create professional videos with no video-editing experience or knowledge. Simply upload your favorite clips, photos and music and the Animoto rendering engine does the rest. Animoto's rendering image intelligently synchronizes clip and photo transitions and even matches the tempo of the music file. Once you create your Animoto video, you can download a moderate-resolution video to your computer. For a modest fee, though, you can download a high-resolution video suitable for viewing on a home DVD player. Before viewing the video on your DVD player, though, you must first burn it to a disc.

Download a High-Resolution Video from Animoto

1

Navigate to the Animoto.com website. Click the "Sign In" link and log in with your email address and password.

2

Hover the mouse over the Animoto video you would like to burn to DVD in the "My Videos" list. Click the "Actions" button when it appears, then "Upgrade Resolution." Select either the "HD 720" or the "480p" format. Click the "Upgrade" button next to your resolution selection.

3

Follow the on-screen prompts to pay for the upgrade using your credit card or PayPal account information.

4

Click the "Download Videos" link after paying for the upgrade. Download the movie in ".ISO" format and save it to your computer.

Burn the Video to DVD

1

Place a blank DVD disc into the burner drive of your computer. When the "AutoPlay" window appears, close it.

2

Click "Start," then "Computer." Navigate to the folder where you saved the ISO video file you downloaded from Animoto.

3

Right-click the video file name and click "Burn disc image" on the pop-up menu.

4

Click the drop-down box next to the "Disc burner" link and select the CD/DVD drive that you want to use to burn the disc. Click and enable the "Verify disc" option and click the "Burn" button.

5

Wait for Windows 7 to burn the video image file to the DVD and eject the disc. After Windows eject the disc, you can play it in any DVD player or computer with a DVD-ROM drive.

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About the Author

Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since 1995. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Born and raised in South Georgia, Grundy holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.