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OS = WINDOWS XP SP3; Easy Media Creator 10 Suite

 

I'm confused on the term "Chapters". Can you please in layman's terms, define it for me?

 

I have the following problem. Can you suggest the best way to handle it?

 

My 92 year old dad asked me to convert 35mm slides into something easy for him to look at. What I did was to use my Epson Perfection V350 scanner, scanned the slides and saved them in ".jpg" format. I then made multiple slide shows and put them on a DVD. Each Slideshow was an entry on the index. I have 20 of them. Four Index entries fit per screen then you hit the arrow to go to the next screen. My dad is not co-ordinated that well do to health issues and his age. He has a problem with the concept of going to the next screen to see additional Index entries.

 

We are talking in total about 500 pictures. I would like to simplify this for him but I don't know if "Chapters" would help me out.

 

I was thinking of making no more than 4 Slideshows. Each one would have approximately 125 pictures. The purpose of this is so he doesn't have to manipulate the Previous and/or Next buttons to get to another screen. While viewing a Slideshow if he stops viewing the pictures anywhere in the Slideshow, is there a way to restart at or near the point he stopped at?

 

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Sam

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I don't think Chapters would make it any more simple. When you create Chapters, a sub-menu is usually made automatically so there would still be NEXT button. Might even be more confusing.

 

Not sure what you are calling an 'index', but I'm assuming you just placed the slide shows on the Main Menu and added more pages to the Main Menu.

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I don't think Chapters would make it any more simple. When you create Chapters, a sub-menu is usually made automatically so there would still be NEXT button. Might even be more confusing.

 

Not sure what you are calling an 'index', but I'm assuming you just placed the slide shows on the Main Menu and added more pages to the Main Menu.

 

 

By the term "index" I am referring to the menu items.

 

Do you have any suggestions on the best way to handle my scenario above?

 

Sam

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By the term "index" I am referring to the menu items.

 

Do you have any suggestions on the best way to handle my scenario above?

 

Sam

 

The best way is the way you are planning it. Break up the 500 photos into 4 "slideshows" of 125 each. Create the slideshows in Videowave and save each slideshow as a project file (has the dmsm extension) THen launch myDVD and add each project file as a title (on the main menu page). Each slideshow can then be selected from that one page. No need to be concerned about chapters (which would be sub-menus under a Title on the main menu page).

 

A slideshow on a DVD is actually a movie, it is not a slideshow in the traditional sense - you cannot move forward and backward. The slideshow will play like a normal DVD movie. Stopping and resuming from a particular point is a function of the DVD player and cannot be controlled by the program

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By the term "index" I am referring to the menu items.

 

Do you have any suggestions on the best way to handle my scenario above?

 

Sam

 

Those index items are called Titles (like a book title). The chapters are subdivisions of those titles just like chapters in a book.

 

Can Dad use a slide projector? If so you might try the DVD Projector transitions in Slide Show Assistant. He would use the DVD player button to go back and forth as he wished.

 

Another thing to consider is that DVD blanks are inexpensive. Why don't you just put one title per DVD and create the project with no menus. That way all dad has to do is to put the DVD in the player and it will start automatically.

 

A couple of things to remember - no more than one hour of video on a single sided DVD; a little less than 2 hours at reduced quality. Images will be 720 by 480 and not the original high quality of the images ftom tha camera.

 

Playback controls restarting at the menu level or where the video stopped. It therefore depends on your DVD player.

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Thanks to ALL that responded. After reading the responses, you gave me some ideas.

 

What I am thinking is: since a DVD on one screen can hold 4 menu items, I may just have multible DVD's. That way, the only thing he needs to do is to change the DVD in the player. I'll do a couple and let him try it. He uses a walker and very difficult to get up and walk. So before doing all of them, I need to see if he can handle the situation.

 

Thanks again for your suggestions. I appreciate the advice.

Sam

 

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