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  1.    13 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    DVD maker and movie maker


    I still don't get why MS ripped these neat programs out. They were certainly available in Windows 7, no idea about whether they were in 8 as I skipped right over that OS.

    I am interested in trying to install them on my Windows 10 laptop. I know they can be re acquired via live essentials or something like that. But I would prefer standalone install for both. I don't want all the other bloat that live essentials has. Plus it has things like live mail in it and I wouldn't want to risk conflict with the native mail app already on 10 etc. So is there a way to standalone install these from a safe source?

    cheers, Wayne
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  2.    13 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 735
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    With Windows Essentials you can pick what programs you want to install.
    Movie Maker is included with Photo Gallery.
    I use Photo Gallery to upload videos from my Cannon camcorder and then edit with Movie Maker.

    DVD Maker is not available anymore as MS did not want to pay to license the codex for DVD's

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/essentials

    Jim
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  3.    13 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
    Thread Starter

    Ok thank you. That's a shame about dvd maker, it was a nice program. I'll check it out!
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  4.    14 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
    Posts : 665
    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Is there a way to get DVD maker on Windows 10? I really do miss that program, but I doubt there is a way.
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  5.    14 Apr 2016 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Doesn't look like it since MS brutally ripped out DVD playback codecs. Shame cause I liked it too.

    i installed the essentials but only movie maker and photo gallery. Weird side effect that after a reboot all my desktop icons had been re arranged. And then in Windows store loads of native apps required updating again. They were upto date prior to the install. So I updated them all, put my icons back and all was well.

    wanted to use the Live Photos screensaver as the default photos one is so featureless and dull. But it kept re arranging my desktop icons that were in top left of my screen everytime it started. So I put it back to default photos
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  6.    14 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Chicken View Post
    Is there a way to get DVD maker on Windows 10? I really do miss that program, but I doubt there is a way.
    What kind of DVD's do you want to burn??
    I use CDBurnerXp for ISO's and Free Make Video Converter for movies.
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  7.    14 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
    Posts : 665
    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    What kind of DVD's do you want to burn??
    I use CDBurnerXp for ISO's and Free Make Video Converter for movies.
    Ah thanks! I will have to try that CDBurnerXp! I am trying to burn a DVD to play on DVD players, but I have DVDStyler and that thing is pretty cool, but when I make a DVD it can't be played on a DVD player sadly So I am trying to look for others.
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  8.    14 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,564
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.98

    Have you looked at this link
    Windows DVD Maker Free Download

    I have just downloaded it and it seems ok
    Will use it tomorrow to see how it works
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  9.    14 Apr 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Chicken View Post
    Ah thanks! I will have to try that CDBurnerXp! I am trying to burn a DVD to play on DVD players, but I have DVDStyler and that thing is pretty cool, but when I make a DVD it can't be played on a DVD player sadly So I am trying to look for others.
    I found that the latter(Free make) is nice to convert/burn movies. CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
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  10.    14 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Iowa, USA
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    Windows 10 1709 Pro x64 (Fall Creators Update)

    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    Have you looked at this link
    Windows DVD Maker Free Download
    *whistle* Looks nice! I will have to try that as well. I kept looking on the internet and that never popped up. Thanks!

    Edit: I just saw you have to pay for it, only trial
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