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I've been trying all day to make a simple video DVD to play on a regular DVD player, but I just can't seem to figure to out. I don't understand what an image is and all the apps that I've tried today seem to use this same terminology. I tried Brasero, K3b, DeVeDe, and a few others. I have read here in the forum and in other threads that these were the ones that people seem to use. I just can't seem to create a DVD. I don't know that burning an image means or anything.

I used Windows for years and absolutely love and prefer Ubuntu now, but I just miss how easy windows software was in creating DVDs. Select a file(s) and press burn and that was it. Can some please help me out on this. I know I sound like a total noob, but I really, truly don't understand any of this burning DVDs here.....yet

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also here: askubuntu.com/questions/9575/… –  Takkat Apr 21 '13 at 8:08
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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Basharat Sial, green7, Uri Herrera, Jorge Castro Apr 22 '13 at 0:27

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An 'image' is basically a file that describes what the contents of a disk are. You probably had to download one of these 'images' to install Ubuntu, unless you used WUBI. It looks like you want to burn a video, so I would suggest using DVD Styler, which is in the Software Center. I know that it seems complicated, but you can't just burn a video file to a DVD. It must be properly formatted, so DVD Styler will take care of all that for you.

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