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Video CD to Play in TV DVD Player


freddievee

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I am trying to make a CD that will be able to play slide-shows in DVD players that connect to Televisions and in portable DVD players.

 

I tried first with Toast Titanium 6 and then realized that Tiger (which I recently upgraded to) is not compatable with Toast Titanium 6. So, I plucked down the $70 upgrade to "Element 5", downloaded and installed.

 

I can cut a data CD.

 

But when I cut a "Super Video CD" with a QuickTime slide-show that I created in iPhoto, it will not play in the DVD player on my TV, nor in the G4 iMac Superdrive.

 

My home DVD player supports SVCD's but not VCD's.

 

I made a DVD and it works in the iMac Superdrive and in a portable DVD player and a TV-DVD player.

 

I was hoping to make CD's that would play like DVD's in TV-DVD players and in portable DVD players.

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Video CDs and SVCDs aren't good formats for playing on computers. You can, however, play them on the Mac using VLC Media Player (freeware). Check the VCD button for playing either and then select Open Disc.

 

Although not all DVD players can play a VCD or SVCD either, most can. My Pioneer home players can play either (Toast authored and burned). I'm not sure about all other brands of players. I once read where burning to CD-RW media can make them work with some stubborn players.

 

By the way, Toast 6.1 is compatible with Tiger but Toast 7 is much better.

 

What settings did you use when you exported the iPhoto slideshow?

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I am using iPhoto 5.0.4 (263) and the only option was small (240x180), medium (320x240) or large (740x480). I chose large.

 

It worked ok when I burned it to a DVD, but not on the CD.

 

By the way, I chose an iTunes song to be burned along with the slide-show, but it was not heard when the slide-show played on the DVD.

I'm not sure why the SVCD and VCD did not play on your DVD player. As for the audio, if this was an iTunes Music Store download then Toast can't use it because of the copyright protection. If it is a file you imported to iTunes from one of your CDs then it should have worked okay.

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Video CDs and SVCDs aren't good formats for playing on computers. You can, however, play them on the Mac using VLC Media Player (freeware). Check the VCD button for playing either and then select Open Disc.

 

Although not all DVD players can play a VCD or SVCD either, most can. My Pioneer home players can play either (Toast authored and burned). I'm not sure about all other brands of players. I once read where burning to CD-RW media can make them work with some stubborn players.

 

By the way, Toast 6.1 is compatible with Tiger but Toast 7 is much better.

 

What settings did you use when you exported the iPhoto slideshow?

 

I am using iPhoto 5.0.4 (263) and the only option was small (240x180), medium (320x240) or large (740x480). I chose large.

 

It worked ok when I burned it to a DVD, but not on the CD.

 

By the way, I chose an iTunes song to be burned along with the slide-show, but it was not heard when the slide-show played on the DVD.

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