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DVD to play on both computer and TV

by EdHannigan / June 13, 2010 1:41 AM PDT

I am preparing pages of graphics that I want to display on a computer. I've settled on PDF presentations, which are cross-platform. Not sure if that's the best format, though.

I am also interested in making the pages viewable on a TV through a DVD player. What file format should I use? Is there a format that can be used for both TV and computers?

Thanks.

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I am not familiar with what you are doing, but...
by ahtoi / June 13, 2010 12:59 PM PDT

since no one has given you a reply so I thought I would try. I would guess the best way might be to use slide show. Give that a try and good luck.

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Graphics?
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 14, 2010 7:54 AM PDT

I too am thinking slide show.
But...
If the graphics also include a good bit of text, I doubt that one DVD will work well on both the computer and television set, unless the text is large or the viewer is using a Blu-ray DVD and a HD television set.
That would require you to have a Blu-ray DVD burner and Blu-ray media to make the show and a Blu-ray player for the viewing computer and television set.

Some slide show programs will let you output in several forms.
You could output the slide show to a self executing (.exe) file for the computer and output to a DVD for television.
Again, if text is involved you will need a Blu-ray DVD player or you might do OK if you use a normal DVD played on an upscaling DVD player connected to a HD television set.

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DVD for Computer & TV
by Snortly05 / July 6, 2010 4:12 AM PDT

In general, when you want media to play on home DVD players, many users prefer a free program that is user friendly called Devede...It's a file converter. Since you want the DVDs to play on what is a home video\movie player, I would think you pick the "DVD" choice just as you would for clips or movies, etc. Make sure Devede is not preset on PAL format. Check NTSC instead. I you pick or leave the format on "PAL", regardless the burning software you use, your DVD player cannot play it. Most likely you will get a wrong format or cannot read message.

If you use windows only, most multimedia freaks use Nero, which isn't user friendly. I use DVDFab. Linux has two excellent burners that will do the job nicely Brasero and K3b (the linux alternative for Nero,

Hope this helps

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mpeg ...
by mrpriorityguy / July 8, 2010 12:40 PM PDT
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