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Photos viewable on a DVD player?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Sean Olivers, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. Sean Olivers

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    Is there a way to burn photos (BMPs/JPGs) onto a CD-R so that they can be viewed on a DVD player (not a computer, but a plain-old DVD player hooked up to a TV)?
    Could this be done as a slide show, using the DVD/TV remote FFW/REW to advance the photos?
     
  2. LONGHAIR

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    Yes "IF" you have software capable of burning VCDs and your DVD player supports VCD format.


    What do you have to burn with?
     
  3. Sean Olivers

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    I want to have some relatives of mine be able to view some photos on their DVD player, but I don't know what the make/model is. Do DVD players read ONLY DVDs or can they read other image formats as well?

    I have Nero 5 x, some "photo-to-DVD" type s-w,and a fairly cheap CD-R burner, not a DVD burner.
     
  4. vanner

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    Most Dvd players recognise jpeg's. All I do is burn a Cd as data.
    And the Dvd player runs it as a slide show !!
     
  5. garyandrews

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    I've just bought a DVD player, and loaded 120 pics onto a CD-R, it just plays as a slideshow. The player has to be able to recognise the JPG, it should say in the manual.
     
  6. Saint Anger

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    It just depends upon the DVD player.

    The newer the player, the more likely it is to read a variety of file formats burned onto CD-R/CD-RW's. Virtually all DVD players sold now can view VCD and/or SVCD, play mp3's and music CD's, and display "picture CD's" or even raw .jpg's.

    Older players - ehhhhh, not so much.
     
  7. starchild

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    We have a fairly new dvd player (not an expensive one) and it says it will show pictures on a regular CD. We haven't tried this yet. I just assumed that the pictures would be burned on as data and show up on the t.v. I don't know about them changing like a slide show. But regular music CDs (made as audio) play on it like a cd player.

    Now I'll have to try it and see.

    ~ Carrie
     
  8. starchild

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    Next day... I don't know if it actually said it would show pictures from a regular CD (or my daughter- who bought it thought it said that at time time). Maybe they have to be saved differently?

    I tried saving pictures on a CD using "data" and when put in the DVD player is says DISK ERROR.

    Maybe there's another way of saving them, as video or something?

    This isn't something I know very much about, and CD burning seems to be one of the most confusing things I can remember trying to do.

    At least so far...

    ~ Carrie
     
  9. Tuppence2

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    Hello,

    If you find burning to CD confusing, try BurnQuick. It integrates a right click action into Windows, meaning all you have to do is insert your disk in the drive, right-click on the file, etc. you want to burn, and off you go. So easy that even I can manage it.

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
  10. starchild

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    Thanks, I'll look for it.

    What's been mainly confusing has been the different file types and formats, like in Audio. Some will say it's not the right 16-bit stereo, etc. I've had some I've tried various programs with and still didn't get it right.

    Right now I'm more into graphics, and making/saving screensavers, which seems simple and direct.

    I like the program you discribe, though. I like ones you just click on and they do whatever needs to be done.

    ~ Carrie
     
  11. Tuppence2

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    Hello,

    Yes, that's right. Right-click, then you are able to choose Data, Audio, Mixed, etc., and it's just one click from there.

    Good luck.

    Bye,
    Penny.
     
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