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April 20, 2014

It’s easier than ever to be your own movie producer

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NORMAN —

For making movies on a Windows PC, you might like an easy-to-use program called DVD Flick (visit dvdflick.net). Using DVD Flick is easier than falling off a greased log backward, and it’s free. It also lets you easily integrate disparate video formats into the same movie, something I really needed to do.

I had gathered a number of videos from different websites, including YouTube, and needed to turn them into one seamless movie for use during the Internet security classes that I teach at our local library. I tried numerous free DVD-authoring programs, with less-than satisfactory results, before coming across DVD Flick; I like it.

All of these programs will allow you to add menus, titles and even basic special effects to your homemade DVDs. You are not limited to video, either; you also can add still photos and slideshows of your pictures. With a little effort, you can make DVDs that will make just about anyone smile.

Dave Moore of Norman has been an independent computer service technician since 1984. He also teaches computer security workshops to public and private organizations. He can be reached at 919-9901 or davemoorecomputers.com.

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