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create dvd to view from pictures


rsturbo

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hi i have some pictures i want to share with friend who only has normal dvd player on his tv (ie does not have pc). what software is good for creating a dvd slideshow of the pictures i have?

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eedcam

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I'm sure he probably has but it its surprising how many click on the first download they see.. When suggesting any software that aint free I think one should not assume anything and it don;t take any time to forewarn Different strokes for different folks

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lotvic

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rsturbo probably already has got a program that will do that on pc. Would have helped to know which OS - XP, Vista, W7?

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chub_tor

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lotvic is correct, Windows Movie Maker will do the job and the OP probably has that on his system, if not Serif MoviePlus Starter is free and will do the job.

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rsturbo

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thanks for these comments (depends who you ask re common sense ask the misses = no ha ha)

will take a look and report back

win xp - o/s

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lotvic

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Yes Movie maker will do the job, also I like Photo Story 3 for XP, free from Microsoft ClickHere and a tutorial Clickhere

nice and simple to use and has great effects.

"Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device."

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rsturbo

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thanks for the above. strangely all of them seem to create dvd's but the dvd's work on some dvd players but not others. i have tried on my upstairs player and it works but dowstairs does not. also my friends does not read the disks either! any ideas??

thank you

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eedcam

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Does this dvd show on the pc as a Video_ts folder?

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Secret-Squirrel

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"strangely all of them seem to create dvd's but the dvd's work on some dvd players but not others. i have tried on my upstairs player and it works but dowstairs does not. also my friends does not read the disks either! any ideas??"

If you're simply copying the movie file you created on to a blank DVD then it may play on some modern players. If you want to create a disk like the ones you buy in the shops that'll work on all players then you need a program for creating DVD movies. XP's Movie Maker is great at creating slideshow and movie files but unfortunately it's unable to create the DVD you're looking for. I haven't looked at the other programs mentioned but they appear to be movie editing programs - hopefully someone can confirm whether they'll do what you want.

Eedcam's tip will tell you if you're created the right sort of disk - if it doesn't have a "Video_ts" folder then it's likely to be the wrong one.

If your PC is a big-name brand such as HP, Compaq, or Dell etc then it may already have the software you're looking for pre-installed. Click your Start button and check what's listed under All Programs. See if you have any programs from Sonic, Roxio, or Nero and let us know what you discover.

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Nontek

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click here

I have not used it, but this should do it for you.

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eedcam

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Jeez you might have warned him you need to got to the bottom of the page to get the free version

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