How to burn video evidence to DVD

All of our Classic Murder Mystery Party games include four pieces of video evidence which you can watch at certain points during your party. If you order a download version of one of these games, there are three different ways you can watch the films (see below for details):

1. Watch them on Youtube
2. Download free VLC software player to view them on your computer
3. Burn the films to a DVD

Please note: Watching the video evidence is entirely optional. The same evidence is also included on paper for those who can't or don't want to use the films. However, we think using the video evidence adds something special to your party.

1. To watch the films on Youtube

Visit our YouTube channel here to find the videos for your game and watch them in order (i.e. Film One, Film Two, Film Three).

Note that the solutions are not provided on Youtube (for obvious reasons - we don't want to spoil it for anybody!) You can either read out the solution contained the downloadable game files or follow one set of instructions below to view the video solution.

2. To download VLC player and play all films on your computer

Click here to download the free VLC software player to view DVD files directly from your PC (you will still need to download the DVD zip file from Download for Murder and double-click it to extract the ISO file). Use VLC Player to open the ISO file and it will allow you to play it like a DVD.

3. To burn the films to DVD

The video file included in the download is called an ISO (or image) file and is not meant to be played directly on the computer. It needs to be 'burned' to a DVD using a DVD writer and then played in a DVD player (or the player on your computer).

You will need:
- a computer (Windows or Mac) with a DVD drive that can write to DVDs
- a blank recordable DVD disc

The video evidence download can be found in the Add-Ons section at Download for Murder. It's a ZIP file which means you'll need to extract it after you've downloaded it. Save the file to your desktop when downloading to make it easier to find.

To extract the ZIP file, double click the file (Mac) or right click it and choose 'Extract'. This will create a folder of the same name in the same location. Once it's extracted, look in the folder for the ISO file then:

If you have a Mac and it has OSX you should:
- right click or command click the ISO file
- choose 'Open With…' and select Disk Utility
- put a blank DVD in your computer and click the 'Burn' button at the top of the window

If you have a Mac and it has macOS you should:
- start Disk Utility.
- from the File menu, choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO to be burned.
- in the list of volumes, you will now see an item representing the ISO file, select it.
- click the Burn button and follow the instructions.

If you have Windows:
The Windows route is similar to the Mac's BUT there isn't default DVD burning software installed in Windows, which makes it very hard for us to provide instructions that will work for everyone.

If your computer came with a DVD writer then the chances are you already have software installed like "Nero". If so, you should be able to find it in the Program Menu.

If your computer has a drive that can write DVDs but no software installed to do so, you should still be able to download suitable software. There are lots of free software programs you can choose from online - for example, at CNET's download.com.

If you're still stuck...
Please feel free to get in touch and we'll do our best to help. However, please bear in mind that this article contains the best of our knowledge and due to the huge variations in computers and software we may not be able to advise on your particular set-up!