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I want to be able to create a slide show with music to burn to a DVD that can be played in a DVD player. I have made slide shows using Irfanview, but its effects are limited and a person viewing it must have the program installed. Freeware would be nice, but Shareware's okay, too. Any suggestions?

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Here's a free one with tutorials. It doesn't burn direct to DVD but creates an image (iso) file of your slideshow in DVD format. Any burning application, including most of the free ones will then be able to create the DVD from this file.

http://download.videohelp.com/tin2tin/
 

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I downloaded it, but it's driving me crazy trying to figure it out. I use Nero for burning, but I can't make it recognize files created by the freeware. The Help file doesn't help, either.

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I'm assuming you've created an image (iso) file from your slideshow?
To burn this to disc in Nero, open Nero Burning Rom to the compilation window, making sure you've selected DVD as the media type being used. In the top menu where it lists your drive, click the drop down arrow next to it and choose 'Image Recorder' as per the pic below. Now drag your iso file into the compilation window and and burn it to disc as normal. Nero will create the DVD Video slideshow for you.
 

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johnpaul said:
but I can't make it recognize files created by the freeware. The Help file doesn't help, either.

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That has nothing to do with it. Follow the instructions posted by Moby or you can also create a file Association for ISO files to use Nero. If you do this, anytime you click on an ISO file it will open in Nero and automatically default to burning it as an Image to your DVD.
 

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I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I'm not satisfied with the final results. An Irfanview slideshow can be viewed at full screen and this one can't.

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johnpaul said:
I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I'm not satisfied with the final results. An Irfanview slideshow can be viewed at full screen and this one can't.

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From the site:

- Animate, Pan, Zoom, Rotate images

- Change image order move, copy, paste for one or more slides.

- Resizing images/avi's within safearea.
 
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As an afterthought, if you have Nero, then the full version of the software is able to make splendid DVD photo slide shows on it's own, burning directly to DVD at the end of the process. This will depend on what variant of Nero you have. Many versions were cut down oem packages made cheaper to be sold with the drive.
What version of Nero do you have? (In Nero, click help, about, for the version number)
In the SmartStart bit of Nero, do you have the option to create a Slide Show on DVD? (as below)
Or
As part of your Nero package, do you have Nero Vision Express installed? That's Nero VISION Express, not plain Nero Express which is a different thing.
If you have you already had the software to do what you want.
If you haven't you may be entitled to a free upgrade to get it.
If you've got the hang of the software you're using anyway, then you may just want to ignore this.
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I tried using Nero, but the picture quality was poor on the slideshows. It turns out that nothing is as good as Irfanview. Nothing is less confusing, more intuitive and easier to use, and on top of all that, it's free.

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I tried using Nero, but the picture quality was poor on the slideshows. It turns out that nothing is as good as Irfanview. Nothing is less confusing, more intuitive and easier to use, and on top of all that, it's free.

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But useless when it comes to making a DVD to play on your set top.
 

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True enough. Maybe Irfan is working on some new tricks as we speak. I sure hope so.

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johnpaul said:
I downloaded it, but it's driving me crazy trying to figure it out. I use Nero for burning, but I can't make it recognize files created by the freeware. The Help file doesn't help, either.

JP
Seeing you have Nero, have you tried that? Nero has Nero Vision 4 built in that can make DVD slideshows etc.

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I tried using Nero, but the picture quality was poor on the slideshows. It turns out that nothing is as good as Irfanview
Are you comparing how the slideshow looked on your TV to how the pics look in Irfanview on your computer? Unless you have a new high resolution LCD TV there'll be no comparison as computer monitors generally have higher resolutions than our TV's so pictures look sharper.
If not what problems are you having with the quality of the slideshow? If the pics are big enough themselves, you should be getting a full screen slideshow on your TV with the quality no less than anything else you watch on it.
 
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johnpaul said:
I tried using Nero, but the picture quality was poor on the slideshows. It turns out that nothing is as good as Irfanview. Nothing is less confusing, more intuitive and easier to use, and on top of all that, it's free.

JP
That maybe because nero is at standard TV DVD resolutions and ifran is higher res because it is not a DVD video format. If ifran ends up with a DVD standard solution , it too well be a lower resolution. remember DVd is around 700x400.

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