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What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures on a CD ..

by fell-off-the-truck / May 2, 2004 12:59 AM PDT

to make a slide show that you can watch on your DVD player?

I have Roxio Easy CD 6 and it sucks.

Any other good programs for this?

Nero?

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Re:What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures on a CD .. Sorry, only 99 pictures per show!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 2:59 AM PDT

This is not a limitation of Roxio, but a simple side effec that all DVD/other players only can display 00 to 99 on their two digit display.

To work around this, you can:

a. Make multiple slide shows.
b. Make it a "video" and it will only be limited to about 2 hours or as good as your encoding skills are.

There is NO software that will overcome the 99 count.

Bob

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Re: make a CD slideshow easily with IrfanView
IrfanView can be used to make an enormous slideshow on the CD you are about to burn.

You create a picture structure, and then you put the order of the pictures, that you want to play, in a text file.

Then you put in the Autorun.inf (top level) file the instructions to point to that text file.

There are simple instructions in the IrfanView help.
See "How to start IrfanView slideshow from a CD?"

Other options, still using IrfanView and putting the pictures on the CD:
You could just place all the pictures in a folder, and use the command to play all the pictures sequentially, or randomly. Again, making the appropriate Autorun.inf lines.
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Re:Re: make a CD slideshow easily with IrfanView
by beauf / May 7, 2004 7:16 PM PDT

Try Picture to TV. It works realy well and you can add sound tracks as well.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by Reicland / December 9, 2004 12:03 AM PST

I would like to time 53 slides in a slide show presentation for about six minutes. Can I add Voice and music to the cd

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 12:17 AM PST
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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by prasanth / December 12, 2004 1:53 PM PST

try this program Ulead's DVD Slideshow program, its really easy. you can add voice by just making a mp3 file and add it to the show as back ground music. or you can use photo2vcd professional which will let you edit the voice to a particular picture.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by palfam / December 9, 2004 7:54 PM PST

Dear All,
I have been using Roxio Easy CD 6 for sometime and found it extremely easy to use.

Had difficulty using a Nero software received when I purchased a unit of CD writer.

Hence ended up using the Roxio software for the new unit also.

palfam

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by mrcoons / December 9, 2004 8:54 PM PST

I use Roxio ECD 7 to create slideshows and while their documentation stinks the program is not bad once you get used to it. I just created a slide show with over 500 photos, titles and a soundtrack.

Mark

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures

I am a buff for SONY drives, the packaged software that comes with them is NTI CD maker 6.5 Gold. It has become my standard software for burning to CDRs in both the CD burner and the DVD burner (it works with both).
The packaged software for the DVD burner is Nero 6.0 it too is very easy to use and so far has done everything it should without giving me a hard time. I used Roxio in the past, but gave up on it because of the constant need it has to check and recheck drive speeds before doing its thing, which just wastes a lot of time.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by pugwashtizzie / December 9, 2004 10:02 PM PST

I have been using ProShow Gold. The last slideshow I produced consisted of 162 animated slides lasting 28 minutes with music. It is an excellent program but the Help files are very rudimentary and technical support could be a lot better. Unfortunately some people have not been able to play the DVD or Video CD's that I have produced despite the fact that I have produced them in every form possible (DVD+, DVD-, burning at slower speeds, different makes of dics, "Standard Quality" instead of "High Quality" etc. The real plus point of the software is the "animated" pictures that one can produce (zooming in and out, panning left, right, up and down) which makes for a much more interesting production.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by hgs / December 9, 2004 11:20 PM PST

Buy a mac, that's all you need !

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by Rpbertxyz / December 10, 2004 2:19 AM PST

I use Ulead DVD picture Show 2.0. I have made slideshows up to 2 hours long and with hundreds of photos. I had scanned in almost 7000 pictures of my family pictures starting in 1918. Now, with a digital camera, it's much easier to get photos on the computer. I fill a DVD each year with the photos for that year. I burn these on DVDs with transitions and background music, and give a copy to each of my kids for prosperity.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by L. Donald / December 10, 2004 7:37 AM PST

Hi, Nero, I have been using MySlideshow for over five years now, and I find the current edition is really great. I had Roxio, but I found that is was nowhere as good as MySlideshow. Go to www.anixsoft.com for a free trail - it cost around $21 for the software. You can use your wave files and MP3s for backgounds and make albums of your slideshows to place on CDs - the new DVD players will let your friends view a CD-R on your TV. Hope this is of help - I think I first got the word on MySlideshow thru CNET. Don

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures
by law_john / December 10, 2004 9:46 AM PST

If all you were doing was burning pics then, given you have WinXP, just drag and drop the files to the blank CD. I see however that you are not just burning pics, so with that is consideration I think Nero is perhaps the best program out there to burn files. Get Nero 6 Ultra I think it's Ultra. However, I don't think Nero would make a good DVD movie, slideshow probably, but not recorded video.

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Re: What is the Best Program to let me Burn Tons of Pictures

To keep it simple and easy, just use the built in CD-Writing wizard in Windows XP. Any DVD player that supports Windows Media will be able to read them.

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