DVD Photo Slide Show

Slide Show Software for TV/VCD/SVCD/DVD.
Show and Share your digital photo on TV!

  • Cool!  Show Photo Album on TV with DVD or VCD player
     
  • Simple! Burn your Own Photo Slide Show DVD with Clicks
     
  • Easy! Organize your Photo, Picture and Image Easily
DVD Photo Slide ShowDVD Photo Slideshow allows you to make use of your DVD or CD burner to create entertaining slideshows you can watch on TV. With one click, DVD Photo Slideshow creates an exciting photo slide show complete with music, motion menus and transition effects. With DVD Photo Slideshow you can quickly and easily produce professional-looking photo slideshow DVD disc and share the slide show on home big screen TV with standard DVD player in the comfort of your living room. With a few minutes of work, you'll have an eye-catching slide show that will run on nearly any DVD player.

With DVD Photo Slideshow, thousands of pictures from holidays, landscapes or family parties can now be enjoyed on TV as high resolution slide show. DVD Photo Slideshow makes it simple to create album from digital photo, picture and image, burn it on DVD or CD disc, and view it on TV in the comfort of your living room.

DVD Photo Slideshow gives photography lovers or photo collectors a new and easy way to view, store and share their pictures from digital camera, scanner or Internet. With just a few clicks, you can use DVD Photo Slideshow to view and edit photo, create and organize your photo album, add background music, burn your photo album on blank DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW, CD-R or CD-RW disc. After that, you can show your creative works on TV through a DVD or VCD player. index

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With this powerful slide show software, You Can:

  • Create and Burn your photo slide show DVD or CD with clicks
With only a few clicks, you can conveniently create your own photo albums. After the preview of your slide show created, you can easily burn them into a blank DVD or CD disc that can be enjoyed both on your PC and TV with a DVD or VCD player.
  • Watch and share your digital photo on TV with DVD or VCD player

With this slideshow software, you can view your DVD slide show on a TV in the comfort of your living room. With its multi-album feature, you can just kick back with the remote control and share your albums on the big screen with your family or friends.

  • Save and organize your Photo, Picture and Image

With this photo program, you can easily archive hundreds of your favorite high-resolution photo into a DVD or CD disc that is accessible by your PC. You can share your archived DVD or CD discs with friends, family, clients or colleagues! index

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP.

  • Intel Pentium III Processor and above.

  • 128 MB RAM (256MB Recommended).

  • DVD or CD/RW disk (DVD or CD Writer).

  • Windows-compatible sound card (recommended).

  • TV connected to DVD/VCD.

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Screenshot of DVD Photo Slideshow

Editor Screen of DVD Photo Slideshow

Add Music and Transition Effects

Menu Design Screen of DVD Photo Slideshow


DVD Photo Slide Show Key Features

  • Key features of DVD Photo Slideshow include:

    No Experience Necessary.
    DVD Photo Slideshow is simply the easiest to use slideshow software. It is designed to be easy enough for anyone in the family to use. You can create dynamic slideshows in just three steps : Add your photos, design your movie menu, and burn your disc. Y ou will find that you can perform all tasks in the most natural and intuitive way. index

    Dynamic Slideshows - Burn your slideshow, complete with DVD motion menus and transition effects to DVD and watch it on TV using your DVD player. The slideshow editor includes all the tools you need to create eye-catching photo presentations. DVD Photo Slideshow enables you to add your favorite background music for your photo slide show. You may also select from pre-built menu templates or customize existing ones with your own picture and background music. Bring life to your show by adding transition effects between pictures. We provide some of the most visually elegant effects available in the market. You can even customize many of these effects, giving you a virtually infinite selection.

    Photo or Picture Look Great On TV
    DVD Photo Slideshow optimizes your digital photo and use the High Resolution Still Picture format which is supported by most DVD , SVCD and VCD players. This technique makes photo look great on TV.

    Professional DVD Menu Templates
    DVD Photo Slideshow features a library of professionally designed menu backgrounds and frames. Ranging from playful to professional, you're sure to find a background for any occasion.

    Design your own Hollywood-style video and motion menus

    In addition to its library of pre-designed templates, DVD Photo Slideshow lets you use your own photos and graphics as menu backgrounds. You can assign your own background music, arrange chapter buttons anywhere on the screen and customize menu titles and captions. You can instantly create a stylish DVD selection menu using dynamic motion effects or even your own video as the menu background

    Annotate your photos with your own text.
    The built-in What You See is What You Get photo editor makes it easy to add your own comments for your favorite photos. The position, font, color and shadow of the text are immediately shown with the photo.

    Save Origianl Photos.

    DVD Photo Slideshow allows you to save your original photo files into the video CD. You may play the burned video CD on TV with DVD player. In the mean time, you may read and show the original high quality photos on your PC. index

    What You Watch Is What You Get

    You can preview your slide shows before burning them onto CD-R or CD-RW disc. DVD Photo Slideshow simulates your TV and the DVD or VCD player with remote Control. And, the internal mini-player enables you to enjoy your desired songs before putting them into your photo slide show.

    All-in-One Photo DVD Maker.

    You can make DVD for playback both on TV and computer with simple steps all in one software. There's no need for other CD or DVD burning software. DVD Photo Slideshow can do all from the beginning to the end to make a DVD slideshow. And, the whole steps are simple, fast and robust: the Burn-Proof (TM) technique which makes the CD burning procedure more robust than ever!

    Support creating image (.cue or .iso file) file before burning DVD or CD.
    This feature provides more flexibility for users to choose the way of burning CD. User may use third party CD or DVD burning software such as Nero - Burning Rom to burn the image file created by Photo DVD Maker. This feature also helps when user wants to burn more than one photo CD or DVD discs in the same time.

     


FAQs of DVD Photo Slideshow

What can DVD Photo Slideshow do for me?

DVD Photo Slideshow allows you to make use of your DVD or CD burner to create entertaining slideshows you can watch on TV. With one click, DVD Photo Slideshow creates an exciting photo slide show complete with music, motion menus and transition effects. With DVD Photo Slideshow you can quickly and easily produce professional-looking photo slideshow DVD disc and share the slide show on home big screen TV with standard DVD player in the comfort of your living room. With a few minutes of work, you'll have an eye-catching slide show that will run on nearly any DVD player.

What is the resolution of my photos shown on TV?

The DVD Photo Slideshow professional version supports DVD, SVCD, VCD 2.0 still picture as the output format. Please refer to the following video file comparison. Normally, the DVD output is the best in terms of the DVD player compatibility.

Format VCD SVCD DVD
Resolution (NTSC) 352x240 480x480 720x480
Resolution (PAL) 352x288 480x576 720x576
Video Compression MPEG1 MPEG2 MPEG2
DVD Player Compatibility Great Good Excellent

Can I create more than one albums?

Yes, you can have multiple albums, each with unlimited photos. You need to use the multi-album feature in DVD Photo Slideshow as follows:
--In the "Organize Photos" window, click the "New Album" button. There will be a pop-up window where you need to input the album name.
--Select photos and add photos to the selected album.
--Repeat above steps to add more slideshows. index


Can I loop my slideshows?

Yes. You may use the Navigation Control option to loop slideshow you have created. For example, after you create some photo albums, you may select the Navigation Control option according to the following steps.
. Click the menu View->Options. There will be a popup window to set up the options for the whole project.
. Select the After Playback option and choose the Continue to play the next clip (Loop) from the pull-down box.
. This option enables automatically playback of all slideshows you have created.

How many photos can be added to the slideshows?

DVD Photo Slideshow uses MPEG encoder. Since the output file is MPEG2 format, the capability depends on the number of photos, interval time between photos and the background music length. The program can calculate the disc space used when photos or background music are added into slideshows. There is no limitation with the photo numbers for each slideshow. The only limitation is the disc space of your DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. Normally, One 4.7G DVD-R disc can holds more than 1,000 photos with background music.

Why there are no transition effects when playing on TV?

DVD Photo Slideshow professional version supports DVD, SVCD, VCD 2.0 still picture as the output format. Please select SVCD or DVD as the output disc format if you need the transition effects. If you select the Still picture as the output format, there will be no transition effects available. The High Resolution Still Picture format makes photos look great on TV (resolution is as high as 704x576). To support this kind of high quality image format on TV with DVD player, the layout of files on CD is not the same as that of the normal video CD which can be played like a movie on TV or computer. This is the reason why this output format does not support transition effects.

What’s the difference between the trial and the full verion?

The only difference between the trial version and the full version is the limitation that you can only burn maximum 36 photos into each CD or DVD disc. index

After you purchase our product, you will be provided your registration name and code together with a URL to download the full version. Please remember to click the link to download the full version. You need to install the full version directly which will overwrites the trial version. In the full version, there will be a dialog from menu "Help->Register..." where you can input the registration name and code.


Can I modify or add new templates of the Disc Menu by myself?

Yes. But it needs patience. In the current version of DVD Photo Slideshow, user can only change the font, text, and background images of the menu template. Our future version will let users make their own disc menu more conveniently. We will also put more templates on our website. With the current version, you may try to modify the templates by the following steps.
1. Go to template folder under the set up folder of DVD Photo Slideshow(Normally, it is at C:\Program Files\DVD Photo Slideshow\template). You will find some .xml files (they are text files, you can open them with any edit tools.) and some sub-directories with the same name. You can see that there are so many parameters for the .xml file. So, it’s not easy to create your own templates with correct position shown on your TV. For example, to disable the page title such as 1/1 in the menu, you need to find the content of <page_title visible= "true"> in the .xml file and change it to <page_title visible= "false">
2. Save the .xml file and select the template again.

Why the program hangs up during the burning procedures?

1. Please make sure the ASPI driver is correctly setup. You may refer to http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/support.html to help you install the ASPI driver.
2. If your problem persists, please take another brand name of DVD-R or DVD-RW disc to have a try. Please select the output disc format as the SVCD or VCD 2.0 Still Picture if you want to burn normal CD-R or CD-RW disc.
3. You may also try to create an image file with our software and then burn the image file with other DVD burning software such as Nero Burning Room to have a try. For example, after you create the image file on the Burn CD window, you may burn this image file ( .iso) using Nero Burning Room as the following steps.
--In the main window of Nero Burning Room, click File->Burn Image. There will be a popup window where you can select the .iso image file created by DVD Photo Slideshow.
-- Select “Burn” and follow the steps to burn the DVD disc. index

Why my VCD or DVD Player does not recongnize the burned CD or DVD disc?

The reason why some burned CD or DVD discs cannot be played on your DVD/VCD player is due to the "Read" ability of your DVD/VCD player. Please make sure your DVD/VCD player supports VCD 2.0 format, SVCD format. Even so, according to our test, some models of DVD/VCD player (normally, old models) do not support some particular brand names of burned CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc (worse for DVD+R/RW disc). If this is your case, please use another brand name of blank CD-R or DVD-R disc with the lowest write speed to have a try.

When I play the burned CD, what should I do if I am required to turn on the "PBC"?

"PBC" means "PlayBack Control". It's a function for VCD 2.0 format to support playback of the disc menu. Please do not press any other buttons before you press the "Play" button. Otherwise, the main disc menu cannot be shown up. Sometimes, after you insert the burned disc into the DVD player, you see the blue screen on TV. If this is your case, you need to press the "Play" button before you press any digital button ( 1, 2, 3,..) on your DVD player's remote control to play the corresponding slide shows.

Why the size of my photos is only the quarter of the screen on TV?

When the photo is only the quarter of the screen on TV, you must be seeing the disc menu. Every disc menu selects the first photo of your photo slideshow you’ve prepared in the first step. When you see the main disc menu, please remember to press the digital button ( 1, 2, 3,..) on your DVD player's remote control to play the corresponding slide shows.

Why the program does not recognize my CD or DVD writer?

Please make sure the ASPI driver is correctly setup. Please refer to http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/support.html to help you install the ASPI driver and run the "ASPI Test" program.

Is the Online Order Secure?

Yes. The online ordering is 100% secure! All data exchanged during the payment process is SSL-secured. Our servers support SSL Version 3 and 168-bit Triple DES encryption, and the RSA module and SSL sessions feature 1024-bit encryption. We leave nothing to chance when it comes to security. index

When Can I Get the Registration Code after Taking Online Ordering?

You can get the registration code instantly after successfully online ordering, the code will be also sent to your e-mail box within 1 minutes to 24 hours after your online order. In the email which contains your registration name and code after you purchase our software, you will be provided a URL to download the full version. Please remember to click the link to download the full version. You need to install the full version which will automatically overwrite the trial one. In the full version, there will be a dialog from menu "Help->Register..." where you can input the registration name and code.

 


The registration fee of DVD Photo Slideshow is US$49.95.

This is the one time purchase fee. Your future upgrade will be free of charge.

If you would like to purchase a license for DVD Photo Slideshow, you can take a secure online order by clicking the following link:

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VCD, DVD and Photo VCD

Video CD, or VCD, is a digital movie format. It's basically a primitive version of DVD. A Video CD is a kind of CD. It looks the same as a music CD or a CD-ROM, except that instead of music or software, it holds movies, using compressed MPEG-1 video. Its resolution is 352x240 (NTSC) or 352x288 (PAL), which is roughly comparable to VHS. VCD uses an MPEG-1 encoding standard to store the video and audio. A VCD can be played on almost all standalone DVD Players and on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of a VCD decoder software. VCD 2.0 was introduced in 1995 and adds hi-resolution stills, fast-forward, and rewind functions to the original specifications; SuperVCD (SVCD) uses either high bit rate MPEG-1 or variable bit rate MPEG-2 for the use of CD-R drives instead of DVD drives. index

DVD once stood for digital video disc or digital versatile disc, but now it just stands for DVD -- the next generation of optical disc storage technology. DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold cinema-like video, better-than-CD audio, and computer data.

Photo VCD is not a standard by itself, this term is used when a group of image files are placed on a VCD connected to TV and displayed in a format like a slideshow. There are two ways of doing this with VCD 2.0 technology: one is to import the pictures into a video editing program, adding optional music and transition effects as desired. The time between pictures is decided by the filmmaker, not the viewer. The result is output as a VCD or SVCD motion video file and authored like any motion video to VCD or SVCD. The resolution is limited to VCD 352x240 (NTSC), 352x288 (PAL) or SVCD 480x480 (NTSC), 480x576 (PA)L which may appear grainy or low resolution compared to the original pictures. Another way is to author a photo VCD 2.0 disc encoding each picture as a still MPEG at 704x480 (NTSC), 704x576 (PAL). This allows better resolution but (probably) lacks transition effects. The resulting collection of still MPEG images can be authored with a program that automates the whole process from images to disc.


MPEG , MPEG Picture Structure and SMPTE

The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) develops standards for digital video and digital audio compression. It operates under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). To use MPEG video files, you need a personal computer with sufficient processor speed, internal memory, and hard disk space to handle and play the typically large MPEG file (which has a file name suffix of .mpg). You also need an MPEG viewer or client software that plays MPEG files. You can download shareware or commercial MPEG players from a number of sites on the Web.

MPEG picture structure
A MPEG Picture consists of a field or a frame. It's identified in the bit stream by the picture header that specifies the picture structure and the picture coding type. There are three (3) types of MPEG picture as the following:
Intra picture ( I_picture) refers to a picture which has no reference to any other picture, but it can be used as a reference for other pictures.
Predicted picture (P_picture) refers to a picture which may have references from another frame and can be used as a reference for other pictures. Compared to the I_picture, the P_picture may be coded with a greater efficiency.
Bi-directional picture (B_picture ) refers to a picture which may have references from two different frames, but it cannot be used as a reference picture. This kind of picture may be coded with the greatest efficiency.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is a professional association for enhancing the profession and contributing to the technology of motion picture and television engineering. The SMPTE establishes standards, practices, and guidelines for the motion picture and television industry, including the audio that goes with the motion images. The SMPTE publishes the SMPTE Journal, a monthly. Membership is open to anyone who is interested. index


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