How to Burn a DVD With Chapter Selection

By Wayne Howard

Separate your homemade DVDs into chapters for easy viewing.
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You are probably accustomed to having the ability to choose chapters or scenes when watching a DVD. This is especially handy if you want to skip to certain parts of a movie, or pick up where you left off. When making your own DVD, you can enable this same function by using Windows DVD Maker.

Step 1

Click "Start," type "DVD Maker" into the search field and click "Windows DVD Maker." Insert a blank DVD into your DVD burner. If the Autoplay appears, you can close it.

Step 2

Select "Choose Photos and Video" from the "Turn your digital memories into a DVD" page.

Step 3

Click "Add Items" to select the videos you want on your DVD. Click "Add" when finished. These will be the chapters on your disc.

Step 4

Change the order of the items using the "Move Up" or "Move Down" button.

Step 5

Select the DVD burner you will be using from the "DVD Burner" drop-down menu.

Step 6

Type a title into the "DVD Title" box and click "Next."

Step 7

Type a name for your chapters into the "Scenes Button" box. This will be what your viewers click on in the menu of your DVD to navigate to different scenes or chapters.

Step 8

Click "Burn" to begin burning your disc. Once complete, remove it from your burner and place it into a DVD player.