dvdSanta is a program developed by ZY Computing, Inc. for creating DVD video disks. It offers a one-click user interface in which users can access its main functions. The program offers four main functions – File Conversion to DVD, DVD Slideshow Creation, DVD Copying, and DVD Burning.
The program’s interface offers a one-click button for each function. The first function is for copying DVDs to the local drive and converting video formats (i.e. ASF, AVI, MPG, WMV, and more) into DVD format. The program offers several configuration options for this function including video resolution, video standard, and aspect ratio. Users can also add subtitles to the DVD file. Converting multiple files is possible. The second button is used for creating photo slideshows. This function offers several DVD settings as well (i.e. aspect ratio, video resolution, and video standard). Aside from this, users can also add effects and background music to the slideshow. Adding a recorded narration for each image in the slideshow is also possible. dvdSanta also provides a tool for converting camcorder tapes into DVDs. This function requires a DV device connected to the computer. As for burning DVDs, the program can be used to burn DVD files which have been created using the program. It can also be used for burning pre-authored ISO images and Video_TS folders.