Converting Mac DVD to Windows 7

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CuttingCrew

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I have a DVD of a wildlife photographers presentation, unfortunately its for Mac. Is there any way this could be converted to run on Windows 7?
 

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What are the contents (file types)? An executable meant for a MAC is not going to run in Windows.
 
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Most common image files should be usable on both machines. The DVD formats are universal so you should have no problem accessing the contents of the DVD. Can you see what is on it?

The problem may arise if there is some program on the DVD to make a presentation of some sort or a slide-show. That program is likely Mac-only, but if the files are normal image files, there are plenty of Windows substitutes.
 

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Thanks for the help, unfortunately the DVD has not arrived yet, I was expecting it this morning and trying to get ahead of myself.

The content is a slide show presentation of wildlife images.
 
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OK. Well, take a look at it and see what you see. Look for files with ordinary image formats like .bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif, and so on. Once you find those files, there are plenty of slideshow programs for Windows that you could substitute for the Mac program and then burn to DVD yourself.

If you load one of the files into Windows own picture viewer, you can run a slideshow in that, too. It will use the rest of the files in the same directory.
 
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