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DVD players and Photo CDs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Olivier_M, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. Olivier_M

    Olivier_M Auditioning

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    My father wants to publish his photos on CD but most people (his age) don't have a computer, so he'd like to know if he can give that kind of CD to DVD player owners. Are photo CDs readable with a common DVD player (or an uncommon one)?

    Regards,

    Olivier MORELLE
     
  2. Sathyan

    Sathyan Second Unit

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    No, most DVD players cannot read photo CD's. I believe APEX branded players are able to.
    What you want to make is VCD (video CD). Ulead DVD Picture Show ($50) can do this and is easy to use. With VCD you create slideshows with menus and background music (if desired). I distribute photos in this way
     
  3. Manuel Parrado

    Manuel Parrado Stunt Coordinator

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    Go here for tons of information on how to do this:
    www.vcdhelp.com
    They also have a database of the formats supported by many current DVD players.
    Good Luck.
     
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    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

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    I've seen one or two DVD players that can read JPEG files from CD-Rs, but that isn't a common feature.

    Slideshows on VCD-Rs or DVD-Rs would appear to be the way to go.
     
  5. Olivier_M

    Olivier_M Auditioning

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    Ok, that's just what I thought. I'll suggest the VCD solution to him. He'll decide wether he can do it or not.

    Thank you all.
     

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