07-07-2013 11:22 AM
07-07-2013 01:11 PM - edited 07-07-2013 01:14 PM
Windows natively has the ability to burn data DVDs. In order to author video DVDs you need extra software. You will not be able to take a copyright protected commercial movie DVD and copy it. However, if you have a video camera and want to make DVDs of the kids' basketball games you can use any one of a number of movie authoring software. Microsoft even offers a free "Movie Maker" as part of Windows Essentials, which is an add-in package for Windows 7 and 8.
Paid software has a lot more power, of course but Windows Movie Maker isn't too bad to start with. Youtube video showing installation: