How to Make Christmas DVD Template Menu on Mac/Windows

2019-10-25 03:22:22 / Posted by Peter William to DVD Follow @ Peter

You might shoot tons of videos at Christmas, and need to burn precious Christmas videos to DVD for watching them on the big screen or sharing special memories with families & friends. A well-designed DVD menu lets you enjoy the homemade DVD movies on video collection DVD easily. In this post, we will show you the guidance to make a custom Christmas DVD template menu on Mac and Windows.

Make Christmas DVD Template Menu with DVD Burning Software

Preparations for Creating Christmas Template Menu:

  1. A DVD authoring program respectively for Mac and PC.
  2. Christmas videos that you would like to burn. (The total size of all Christmas videos can’t exceed 4.7GB (for single layer discs) or 8.5GB (for dual layer discs).
  3. Background music and image for Christmas.
  4. A blank DVD disc (DVD 5 or DVD 9).

#1. Cisdem DVD Burner (Mac)

Pros:

  1. Intuitive navigation makes it easy to understand for novices
  2. Support to import a wide range of video formats
  3. Support 4K and HD Christmas videos
  4. Edit projects and apply special effects
  5. Offer multiple sets of stunning menu templates
  6. Preview your customized videos before burning
  7. Burn Christmas videos to DVD disc, DVD folder or ISO file
  8. Embed formidable decoder and encoder engine

Cons:

  1. Can’t burn audio to CD

Mac users can take a sigh of relief when making Christmas DVD template menu with Cisdem DVD Burner. It empowers you to burn Christmas video files in MP4, MKV, H264, HEVC, VOB, AVCHD, M4V, etc. to DVD with subtitle, menu and music added. It empowers you to burn Christmas video files in MP4, MKV, H264, HEVC, VOB, AVCHD, M4V, etc. to DVD with personalized subtitle, menu and music added.

You can modify the DVD parameters- DVD languages (100+), aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9), TV standard (NTSC, PAL) before burning a DVD with a menu. Designed with a straightforward UI, this professional DVD menu creator software for Mac enables you to complete the tasks in few steps.

How to make Christmas DVD Template Menu on Mac:

Step 1. Run the DVD menu creator software

Insert a blank rewriteable DVD disc into optical drive.

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Step 2. Setup source video files

Method one: click the button to add the Christmas videos from your Mac.

Method two: click the button to open up “Media Manage” window, and you can import video clips from iTunes, Camera, Movies and UsrLib.

Method three: Drag-n-drop files into the grey box in the right of the interface.

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You can adjust the order of Christmas videos by moving them up or down to the desired positions.

Step 3. Edit Christmas videos (Optional)

Before making Christmas DVD template menu, you can edit and enhance your projects with this Mac DVD menu creator.

Double-click the thumbnails of Christmas videos, which bring up the built-in editor for you to crop, rotate videos, and apply effects & watermarks to videos, etc.

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Step 4. Make Christmas template menu for DVD

Click the “Menu” button to turn into the DVD menu-creating panel, and now you are able to:

1. Use the “Merry Christmas” template directly. If it doesn’t meet your taste, manually customize the Christmas template menu by changing the background image, frame and button. You can click the button to add additional background picture for your Christmas DVD videos.

2. Import Christmas songs in MP3, M4A, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, etc. formats as background music.

3. Double-click the text to alter its font and color.

4. Click the preview dvd icon button to examine your custom Christmas DVD template menu. A remote control will appear next to the preview window, you can check each of the Christmas videos via remote control.

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Step 5. Create Christmas DVD with menu

Click the button and a dialog box for DVD setting will pop up. Choose burn to “DVD Disc” > named the Christmas DVD > select an output directory.

If you are not sure the TV standard, click the “?” button and select your country to automatically recognize the TV standard.

Once everything has been squared away, click the “OK” button to burn Christmas template menu DVD.

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That the time for creating Christmas menu template and DVD depends on imported files size, CPU and DVD drive speed.

#2. WinX DVD Author (Windows)

Pros:

  1. Fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system
  2. Burn various Christmas videos to DVD smoothly
  3. Personalize Christmas projects with DVD chapter/title menu and subtitle
  4. Add Christmas music and image background

Cons:

  1. When importing Christmas video, it will suddenly flash back, even though the video is very small.

WinX DVD Author is a piece of DVD menu creator software for Windows that made specifically for creating high-quality DVDs. It allows you to effectively burn Christmas DVD template menu, along with option to burn video to VOB and then compile it to DVD Video_TS folder. It supports an immense collection of input formats as well as the built-in YouTube downloader for burning online YouTube Christmas movies to DVD or other purposes.

Steps to Create Christmas Template Menu DVD on Windows:

Step 1. Load your Christmas videos

  1. Insert the blank DVD into your computer's drive.
  2. Launch WinX DVD Author, and open the main interface, choose “Video DVD Author”.
  3. Come over to “+” button to add your Christmas clips. Or drag the videos directly into the software.burn christmas template menu dvd windows 01

Step 2. Create DVD/Chapter menu

Click on the double arrow ">>" button to access to menu customizing panel, and you can start to:

1. Choose a template menu for your Christmas videos or click ​ button to load image file.

2. Change title/chapter menu, and add a menu background text.

3. Import a Christmas song by clicking the icon.

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Step 3. Burn Christmas DVD with template menu

Click the ">>" button again to come to DVD BUILDER panel. Select the output folder & format, encoder engine and click the “Start” button to burn Christmas videos.

I also tried the Topwin Windows DVD Maker which offers over 40 DVD menus. However, it only contains 2 Christmas DVD menu templates- Xmas Candlelight and Xmas Tree. Most of the templates are a bit outdated, and you can’t add new Christmas picture as background.

Can Make Christmas DVD Menu Templates Using Encore and After Effects

Yes, you can!

Adobe Encore DVD contains rich set of production tools that help you create DVD menu for holiday, movies, business, training, events, and more. It's equipped with flexible and intelligent workflow, which ensures you to make Christmas DVD template menu using PSD (Photoshop) files without hassle.

After Effect assists you to create a myriad of eye-catching dynamic graphics and stunning visual effects accurately. It can custom your movies, videos, DVDs and Macromedia Flash with hundreds of preset effects and animations.

However, both of the programs are too difficult to get started for novices. Even if you are a veteran, you have to spend a lot of time designing your Christmas DVD template menu.

Closing Words

People will inevitably shoot plenty of precious videos at Christmas, and want to burn them to DVD for permanent preservation or easily sharing. To make a professional-looking DVD, Christmas DVD template menu is needed. I recommend you to make a custom Christmas DVD menu with a DVD menu creator, like Cisdem DVD burner for Mac or WinX DVD Author for Windows.

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