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A Simple Slide Show


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I would like to build a simple slide show with music and burn it to a CD. I would like it exactly as it's shown in the "preview." But I can't seem to save it like that. It wants me to save it as a video (which came out with TERRIBLE quality). Can't we build a simple slide show with this software...?

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Well thanks for the feedback guys but I guess the answer to my question is "no, this fancy software won't allow me to create a simple slide show." What I want is really simple. I have a group of pictures and some music. I want to put them on a CD so that when somebody puts this CD into their computer, a slide show starts automatically with the accompanying music. No mpg's, DVDs or videos. Just a simple slide show...

 

For that you can use 'Fotostory 3 for Windows'. It's a free download for registered Windows user from the Windows sites.

 

That small programm allows you creating slidshows including PAN&ZOOM and sound and you can save it as a *.wmv file in different resolutions up to 1024x768.

 

You can put that *.wmv file as "DATA" on a CD or DVD.

 

That file will play on a PC but not on a CD/DVD player.

 

EMC will give you CD/DVD player compatible files for your standalone player but with less resolutions.

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I would like to build a simple slide show with music and burn it to a CD. I would like it exactly as it's shown in the "preview." But I can't seem to save it like that. It wants me to save it as a video (which came out with TERRIBLE quality). Can't we build a simple slide show with this software...?

 

A video CD uses mpg1 codec which is low resolution and I agree the movie would be terrible.

 

Codec: MPEG-1 <LI>Resolution:

If you want something better, burn to a DVD or make a SVCD. The SVCD will have better quality because it uses the mpg2 codec. A SVCD is limited to less than 20 minutes.

 

<LI>Codec: MPEG-2 <LI>Resolution:

A normal DVD will have the folowing:

The DVD standard uses MPEG-2 video,

  • Allowed Resolutions
    • 720 × 480, 704 × 480, 352 × 480, 352 × 240 pixel (NTSC)
    • 720 × 576, 704 × 576, 352 × 576, 352 × 288 pixel (PAL)
If you have a DVD burner, and if you want something closer to the original quality of the images, use the three step Slide Show Assistant under the Photo tab. Select "Video CD High Definition" slide show transition - sorry, no transitions or effects. Save that and then use MyDVD to burn that project to your DVD.
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Well thanks for the feedback guys but I guess the answer to my question is "no, this fancy software won't allow me to create a simple slide show." What I want is really simple. I have a group of pictures and some music. I want to put them on a CD so that when somebody puts this CD into their computer, a slide show starts automatically with the accompanying music. No mpg's, DVDs or videos. Just a simple slide show...

 

Don't know how much simplier it can get.....I use this program(and I'm the very greenest rookie here) to compile 280-300 pics with 4-5 songs for military funerals. I absolutely love it, because it IS so easy! I believe if you take your time and read a little, you will come away with a satisfactory result. ;)

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...... use the three step Slide Show Assistant under the Photo tab. Select "Video CD High Definition" slide show transition - sorry, no transitions or effects. Save that and then use MyDVD to burn that project to your DVD.

 

I have been seeking to resolve this for some time;

 

In Slideshow Assistant, what is the purpose of selecting "Video CD High Resolution?" This btw is a distortion of the term 'Hi Rez;' the highest rez you can get when you get to MyDVD is 352 x 240 if you select VCD as the disc format.

 

If, however, you select DVD as the format (in the MyDVD or MyDVD Express screen), you can then choose High Quality from the box on the lower right and/or , from the list on the left of the pane, select "Project Setting" and then High Quality and 720 x 480 resolution. These are the highest settings you can get in this program (please correct me if I'm wrong) and it doesn't matter whether you have transitions or not.

 

I have been trying for weeks to get photos with better resolution on the tv screen but it can't be done; with or without choosing VCD HiRez, and with or without transitions, special effects, gradient fill etc. Please tell me - what is gained by declining to use transitions? How do transitions effect resolution? And what does the program mean when it says of VCD HiRez: "see your photos at twice the normal resolution?" What is 'normal' resolution?

 

Is there something I'm overlooking?

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I have been seeking to resolve this for some time;

 

In Slideshow Assistant, what is the purpose of selecting "Video CD High Resolution?" This btw is a distortion of the term 'Hi Rez;' the highest rez you can get when you get to MyDVD is 352 x 240 if you select VCD as the disc format.

 

If, however, you select DVD as the format (in the MyDVD or MyDVD Express screen), you can then choose High Quality from the box on the lower right and/or , from the list on the left of the pane, select "Project Setting" and then High Quality and 720 x 480 resolution. These are the highest settings you can get in this program (please correct me if I'm wrong) and it doesn't matter whether you have transitions or not.

 

I have been trying for weeks to get photos with better resolution on the tv screen but it can't be done; with or without choosing VCD HiRez, and with or without transitions, special effects, gradient fill etc. Please tell me - what is gained by declining to use transitions? How do transitions effect resolution? And what does the program mean when it says of VCD HiRez: "see your photos at twice the normal resolution?" What is 'normal' resolution?

 

Is there something I'm overlooking?

 

It is not the program; it is the DVD and TV standards that set the resolution. You could always invest in a blue ray burner and a blue ray DVD player but that's not cheap.

 

Why don't you just make a jpeg picture disc if you have a DVD player that will handle it? Check your manual as to what file format it will play. Make your data disc in Creator Classic and set the Project Setting to the file system that your DVD player will handle. You will use the navigation as described in your player manual.

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You make a "Video CD High Definition" and the difference is night and day!

 

With the 'VCD High Def', your "pictures" are not part of the AVSEQ01.DAT file but are under SEGMENT…

 

The difference is much more striking on a Digital TV. If you TV is a CRT there is a difference but it is less distinct.

 

Very few Players support VCD anymore, so there may be issues with that.

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I would like to build a simple slide show with music and burn it to a CD. I would like it exactly as it's shown in the "preview." But I can't seem to save it like that. It wants me to save it as a video (which came out with TERRIBLE quality). Can't we build a simple slide show with this software...?

 

 

See if anything in here helps you http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=15366

 

If not, get back and give us some details.

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Well thanks for the feedback guys but I guess the answer to my question is "no, this fancy software won't allow me to create a simple slide show." What I want is really simple. I have a group of pictures and some music. I want to put them on a CD so that when somebody puts this CD into their computer, a slide show starts automatically with the accompanying music. No mpg's, DVDs or videos. Just a simple slide show...

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