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Viewing digital pics on DVD player

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Mr Pleasant, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Mr Pleasant

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    I've read here and there that it is possible for more recent DVD players to read and display photos on a CD. What's the trick to formatting a CD so this can be done? I occasionally archive off my photos from hard drive to CD as a back up precaution, but it would be handy for showing to friends, sending to relatives, etc, if I could archive and create some sort of viewing disc at the same time.
     
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    Using something like Nero, you can create a VCD which can be played in most (but not all) DVD players.

    It will even let you set up menus etc

    All you do is drag the jpgs across.
     
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    A VCD! So that's the trick - thanks for that.
     
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    Itried this using memorex and imation CDrs on a Sony 735 DVD player and it didnt work. Is there more to it than this. Nero happily made them but my windvd/windws media platyers/ATI VCD players would not recognise them
     
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    i used to do this with my Lecson 1000.
    you can use Nero but drag the Jpegs across into an ISO format
     
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    Just tested it at work and its my fking £400 DVD player, that'll teach me to be an early adopter!!!!
     
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    You could also try using Ulead DVD Picture Show to create a VCD with slide shows of your pictures - see www.ulead.co.uk to download a 15 day free trial.

    This software is stand alone and IMO superb for creating slideshows to be played on your DVD player (obviously you just need to make sure that your player can play VCD's and CD-R's)
     
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    Doh :mad:

    Isn't technology great? :rolleyes:
     
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    Many Sony players do not read CD-Rs irrespective of their contents. Not sure if your 735 falls into this category. Have you ever tried CD-Rs of other formats (eg regular audio) in it and do they work?

    If it is that the player won't read CD-Rs - most DVD players will happily read CD-RWs.
     
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    Try VCDEasy (freeware) at http://www.vcdeasy.org

    This software will generate images (actually short mpegs) which can be shown as a slide show and burn the vcd with the correct format. The image files can also be stored in their original format on the same disc.

    Discs produced by this program run fine on my Pioneer DV656A, but not my LG 3350, even though it will play plain "video" vcds (I guess it's just too old :( ). Sorry, havn't tried it on a Sony.
     
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    ...but just to recap:

    Irrespective of the formatting of the disc, even if it is absolutely perfect, if the laser in the DVD player can't 'see' the data on the disc, it won't play. And many Sony players simply cannot 'see' CD-Rs.

    As a general rule. DVD players CAN 'see' CD-RWs.
     
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    ive got it to see a CDRW just need to get it to see the pics!!

    Wont look at an SVCD so I will try VCD tonight
     
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    Success!!

    Nero + VCD+ CDRW + Sony 735 = Photo album on TV


    Now I have to wok out how to use the menu system!!!!


    Thanks for all the help!
     

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