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Making a dvd of family pics

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by Dan_61, May 29, 2007.

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    Dan_61 Regular member

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    hi

    i have tried this before, i wanna make a dvd of famliy pics, how is this done, will it play the pics constant like a slide show and what is the best extension jpeg tec

    Dan
     
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    Siple task = simple software. Windows Movie maker should be fine.

    Any format of photo should be fine too, just make sure that WMM supports them ;)
     
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    thanks ripper

    I am waiting for my sis in law to email me soem pics when i get them i may come back for help then, i have moviemaker jsut never tried it.
    Dan
     
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    Ok, cool.

    Btw, make sure you have Movie Maker 2 (it's just the updated version by Microsoft, so is free from their website, just google it).
     
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    ok, thanks i will
     
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    Ok ripper i have the pics saved to my desktop now, how do i tell what version of moviemaker i have

    Dan
     
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    Open it up. Go to Help, then About.

     
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    it says version 5.1
     
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    Really.. Oh well, whatever. Let's get on with the video..

    To make your video it's quite easy.. Just import your pictures using the menu bar to the left and then you can import them to the storyboard or timeline and edit the transitions effects etc there. You can also add music provided it's unprotected :)

    Any help just ask.
     
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    Ok i am doing it now, a little confused how is this made into a movie these are still pictures, slide show ?

    is there a way to do a mass import
     
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    When you go to import, try holding down shift or ctrl and then clicking multiple files. might work.

    And when you come to save it, you save the compilation as a movie file :)
     
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    ok all done, saved as movie, i am just waiting on some more to add to it then i will burn, will this play on the stand alone DVD player with a CR-RW ?

    thanks
     
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    You can't add to the saved movie file once saved - you have to edit the project file and re-save.

    Depends what size the file is as to whether it will fit on a CD and depends if your player supports video playback in the format you saved it as.

     
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    Hi

    I am going to try burning one, there's not many maybe 20 pics, files is WMV file
     
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    Chances are it won't read WMv straight from disc. Save as an AVI file then burn and try it.

    If not, you're going to have to convert those files and put them on a dvd for your player to read. :)
     
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    i thought it was the other way around, when i DL movies i have to convert from Avi then burn
     
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    I know, but we're making the AVI file now that will come to need converting.

    Some players can play avi straight form disc. others require the avi to be converted to dvd video format files.

    At present, you have a group of files put together which needs to be saved to get your avi which may or may not need converting

    get me? lol :)
     
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    ok got ya, dam now my scanner dig camera is not opening when i turn camera on lol
     
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    Lol, erm, not really much help there.. Check the cables are in? x)

     
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    this movie should be burned on a CD or DVD ?
     

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