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Can't play photo CD on TV


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I need help in making a photo CD that will play properly on my TV through the DVD player. I can click and drag photos to the CD-R that will play, but they do not play very well. Some of the literature on Roxio software indicates that it will do what I want, but I don't feel like spending the money to buy the software just to find that it does not work any better than click and drag. Any suggestions from the forum would be great.

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Right now I am making a slideshow on Photostory that I will copy to a DVD. I tried a DVD-R before but my DVD player wouldn't read it. This time I will try a DVD+R. Also, I am told that you can use Moviemaker in Windows XP to do a slide show. At this time, I think I will give up on the "click next picture" idea.

 

May be time for a mew DVD player.

 

I will let you know how this works.

 

Thanks for the help.

I ended up getting the Sonic plug in for Photostory. This works great. I can't click to the next picture but you can set the time between pictures. Thanks for the heads up.

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I ended up getting the Sonic plug in for Photostory. This works great. I can't click to the next picture but you can set the time between pictures. Thanks for the heads up.
Happy to hear you got it worked out. Have fun and Good Luck.
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I need help in making a photo CD that will play properly on my TV through the DVD player. I can click and drag photos to the CD-R that will play, but they do not play very well. Some of the literature on Roxio software indicates that it will do what I want, but I don't feel like spending the money to buy the software just to find that it does not work any better than click and drag. Any suggestions from the forum would be great.
Could tell us what program you used to "click and drag" with? And what options you chose when doing that?

 

How do you want to "play" the pictires? Like a slide show that plays by itself or like a slide projector where you "click" to move to the next picture?

 

Have you checked your dvd player manual to see what type of discs and files it is compatible with?

 

What kind of burner(s) do you have? CD or DVD burners?

 

What burning software do you have?

 

Give some more info and someone may have some ideas for you.

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I need help in making a photo CD that will play properly on my TV through the DVD player. I can click and drag photos to the CD-R that will play, but they do not play very well. Some of the literature on Roxio software indicates that it will do what I want, but I don't feel like spending the money to buy the software just to find that it does not work any better than click and drag. Any suggestions from the forum would be great.

 

 

Could tell us what program you used to "click and drag" with? And what options you chose when doing that?

 

How do you want to "play" the pictires? Like a slide show that plays by itself or like a slide projector where you "click" to move to the next picture?

 

Have you checked your dvd player manual to see what type of discs and files it is compatible with?

 

What kind of burner(s) do you have? CD or DVD burners?

 

What burning software do you have?

 

Give some more info and someone may have some ideas for you.

Thanks for the response. I tried copying with Windows Media Player and just with Windows click and drag with the same result. I also made a slideshow using Photostory but I just want to show the pictures like a slide projector. My DVD manual says it will play DVDs or Audio CD's and CVD-Rs with MP-3 files. The CD-DVD burner is a NEC DVD+-RW ND 3450A.

 

Any of this help?

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Thanks for the response. I tried copying with Windows Media Player and just with Windows click and drag with the same result. I also made a slideshow using Photostory but I just want to show the pictures like a slide projector. My DVD manual says it will play DVDs or Audio CD's and CVD-Rs with MP-3 files. The CD-DVD burner is a NEC DVD+-RW ND 3450A.

 

Any of this help?

From that info, it doesn't sound like your dvd player can "play" a disc that just has picture files on it. It also doesn't appear to be ablt to play and CD discs other than standard audio or mp3 audio discs. To show pictures on it you will need to use DVD discs (which your burner should support) and software that can create a slideshow for you to play the way you want. I don't know if Photostory is capable of doing that. you'd have to check it's options/help files/user documentation.

 

The only software that I know of that will do what you want is the EasyMediaCreator 9 suite, or possibly one of the MyDVD 9 standalone products.

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Sonic makes a plugin for Photostory that allows you to burn your slideshows to DVD, if that's more convenient for you.

 

http://www.estore.sonic.com/enu/photostory/default.asp

 

Kevin

 

Right now I am making a slideshow on Photostory that I will copy to a DVD. I tried a DVD-R before but my DVD player wouldn't read it. This time I will try a DVD+R. Also, I am told that you can use Moviemaker in Windows XP to do a slide show. At this time, I think I will give up on the "click next picture" idea.

 

May be time for a mew DVD player.

 

I will let you know how this works.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Sonic makes a plugin for Photostory that allows you to burn your slideshows to DVD, if that's more convenient for you.

 

http://www.estore.sonic.com/enu/photostory/default.asp

 

Kevin

Thanks for posting that Kevin, I'd forgotten about that plugin.

 

Do you know tho if it will let the OP create a slideshow that only advances when they want it to (like the DVD Projector slideshow projects in the version 9 products)?

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