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Video Error When Making Slideshow


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I created a 1.5 hour photo slideshow (with music) using Creator 2011. Everything appeared to work fine and I exported the slidehow to a dvd. On the export command I chose the defaul for "All" for the device type (i.e. computers, DVD player, etc.). It worked fine at home.

 

However I burned the avi file to a dvd and tried it at a various computer at work. The audio plays well but there is no video. It said "error downloading codec". I only copied the .avi file so I'm wondering if I need to include an additional file that the avi file needs or if I should be choosing a different setup when I export it. The file will likely be used in a laptop for an event.

 

I need to make this as simple for the people that I'm giving the slideshow to. I'm new to this so any information would be appreciated.

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Update...after looking around on the web I saw a recommendation to download an avi player (DivX), which I did and it worked. Though it seemed like the ratio of the screen was distorted. I'm guessing the way the file was created is not compatible with all computers. So the question is...is there a better choice then "All" when I export the slideshow that will work with most laptops?

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I created a 1.5 hour photo slideshow (with music) using Creator 2011. Everything appeared to work fine and I exported the slidehow to a dvd. On the export command I chose the defaul for "All" for the device type (i.e. computers, DVD player, etc.). It worked fine at home.

 

However I burned the avi file to a dvd and tried it at a various computer at work. The audio plays well but there is no video. It said "error downloading codec". I only copied the .avi file so I'm wondering if I need to include an additional file that the avi file needs or if I should be choosing a different setup when I export it. The file will likely be used in a laptop for an event.

 

I need to make this as simple for the people that I'm giving the slideshow to. I'm new to this so any information would be appreciated.

 

All What??

 

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I understand. Quite honestly I don't remember changing that input item. What would be the best setting for creating a file for laptop projection?

 

I will be out of the area until Tueaday night, so I will take a look when I get back and re-post the information.

 

When it did not work in the DVD player I went in to the "Purpose" and set it for DVD player, and set the "Quality" on the lowest setting in order for it to fit on a DVD. That didn't work on our DVD player either. So I figured I did not have a proper setup, or I needed other files on the DVD.

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I understand. Quite honestly I don't remember changing that input item. What would be the best setting for creating a file for laptop projection?

 

I will be out of the area until Tueaday night, so I will take a look when I get back and re-post the information.

 

When it did not work in the DVD player I went in to the "Purpose" and set it for DVD player, and set the "Quality" on the lowest setting in order for it to fit on a DVD. That didn't work on our DVD player either. So I figured I did not have a proper setup, or I needed other files on the DVD.

You cannot simply burn a video file to a DVD and play that DVD on a DVD player. All you have done is create a data DVD. Some DVD players are able to play some video files (DivX or Xvid format) but not all.You have to create a proper video DVD using the program myDVD.

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The same thing as above; the MAC has to have the codec to play the video file. something like mp4 or H264 would work. Look at the web information for Quicktime. That is pretty much the default MAC video/audio player. See what it likes. Note": Not all computers and computer outputs are compatible with all projectors. Try it first so no one gets angry at you. (learned from experience).

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A MAC will play:

 

A 'Standard DVD Movie' as created through MyDVD or Video Copy and Convert - set to DVD...

 

An MOV file as created by VideoWave and Output as an iPod file OR through Video Copy and Convert - set to iPod...

 

Suggest using a DVD RW for now, just to see if you can make this work!!!

 

After we get it working, we can get into creating the best quality, but for that you need to provide all of the specs you can for your PC, the MAC and the Projector you are using ;)

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I did successfully create an mpeg-2 data file and then created the DVD using MyDVD. It worked on my DVD players at home, my work computer and on a Mac. So I think I got the process figured out...at least for a start for now. This was a big learning process but one I needed to learn so I can create more productions.

 

As for the best quality of the file to create (for any production), is there some summary list that explains it all, or is it more of a trial and error process? Obviously there are a lot of optons on the "Video Quality List" to choose from.

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