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MartinJ
16-09-2009, 11:41
Can anyone help with writing slideshows to disc and viewing on TV

I recently made a slideshow in ACDSEE with some nice effects and a tasteful music backing, it played on my PC but when I wrote it onto a disc it wouldn't play on my front room DVD player. I probably need to write it in a different format not available on ACDSEE.

Any ideas for doing this with cheap (free?) software packages?

singy
16-09-2009, 11:47
I seem to recall slideshowpro will do that. think there is a freeware version

singy
16-09-2009, 16:26
just thinking though, maybe it's the way you are authoring the DVD.

MartinJ
16-09-2009, 19:10
just thinking though, maybe it's the way you are authoring the DVD.

That was helpful Singy :confused: , what exactly is "authoring the DVD" I make the slideshow using ACDSEE and I write the DVD using Sonic. There are no buttons for "Authoring."

May I say you get younger and better looking every day

singy
16-09-2009, 21:36
Well, for a DVD to play on most DVD players (not all) it needs to authored as a movie DVD and not a data DVD. You will end up with a load of VOB files etc. Otherwise just burning it to DVD will basically give you a very large CD.

The slide show you create may be an exe file (or similar), that will only run on a windows operating sytem and not on a correctly authored DVD.

Will windows movie maker or imovie do something similar?

walker
17-09-2009, 07:41
Pro show Producer is what we use for wedding DVDs, very good and you can save to any fileformat you want.

MartinJ
17-09-2009, 11:14
Thanks Gents,

Slideshowpro is 39 dollars

Pro show producer is abour 250 dollars,

I know which I will try first :)

walker
17-09-2009, 11:39
I'd try a torrent 1st ;)

Lee S
17-09-2009, 12:21
Will windows movie maker or imovie do something similar?

in short, yes.

and for nowt.

dolly
17-09-2009, 17:41
I'd try a torrent 1st ;)

good skills :norty: