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i have made slideshow (usingDVD builder) of about 250 photos with a music sountrack in total it is about 25 minutes long and is about 300mb in size i burnt at 2x onto a datawrite DVD everything is good except ror the quality of the slides is there anything i am doing wrong or is this to do with the limitations of the program

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i have made slideshow (usingDVD builder) of about 250 photos with a music sountrack in total it is about 25 minutes long and is about 300mb in size i burnt at 2x onto a datawrite DVD everything is good except ror the quality of the slides is there anything i am doing wrong or is this to do with the limitations of the program

regards

 

File size means nothing when creating DVDs, its the time length of your slideshow that is important. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. Since your slideshow is 25 minutes then at best quality the DVD should be almost half full. If you only have used 300mb then obviously you must have selected a very low quality output. Exactly what quality settings in DVDBuilder are you using to burn your DVD?

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File size means nothing when creating DVDs, its the time length of your slideshow that is important. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. Since your slideshow is 25 minutes then at best quality the DVD should be almost half full. If you only have used 300mb then obviously you must have selected a very low quality output. Exactly what quality settings in DVDBuilder are you using to burn your DVD?

 

hi walt thanks for your time

the dvd is about half full as i remember the only settings i had access to were the write speed wich i set at 2x i don't recall seeing anything more (but this is the first time i have used ROXIO)

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hi walt thanks for your time

the dvd is about half full as i remember the only settings i had access to were the write speed wich i set at 2x i don't recall seeing anything more (but this is the first time i have used ROXIO)

 

I am sorry I don't have version 6 installed so cannot give information on where the quality settings are. Hopefully someone will pop in and help you out. If it is there it should be somewhere on a popup window after you click burn.

 

BTW, if you are using high resolution photos the quality will not be ratined when you create a slideshow since the resolution has to be "compressed" to 720x480 to be DVD compliant which of course causes a loss in quality.

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As I recall it is under File – Properties and not a single word regarding "Quality"…

 

You must set it to Low Compression which will allow 60 minutes with a maximum Est Project Size of 3.385gb.

 

It sounds like you had it set to High Compression although a DVD Movie can only be 720 X 480 which may not look that good on a high res TV.

 

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