Looking for a program for my dad that will make a Picture and Home Movie DVD with menus and save original pictures to the DVD. Have tried Nero and Roxio but both of these give us problems: Programs crash and or errors on playback.
Any help would be much appropriated..
... I'm running on XP
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Ulead used to sell a program called CD & DVD PictureShow. That allowed you to make slide-shows of pictures or videos but not both at the same time.
But there is work around. Create the slide-show of pictures and use the program to make a video. Then import that video back into the program, with other videos to make a video slide-show.
There is also free software to make a picture slide-show. NLE's such as Vegas or dvd-authoring programs can also do basic slide-shows but the one I mention above also allowed for transition effects. No longer produced but should still be on sale.
Thank you DB83 and manono for those three suggestions ;o)
Have a good week folks!
There are numerous programs available. I'd be curious what is causing the other programs to not function properly. Sounds like you have an underlying OS issue.Google is your Friend
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You would have to be more specific about "errors on playback".
Generally, both Nero and Roxio claim to be the "All-in-One" solution yet can fail on the most basic of tasks. You will not find many (if any) champions of these suites around here.
Just installed original OS that was on the tower (W7) and the apps seem to be running much better.. thank gord for Driver Genius!
Have tweaked seven to give it that old school XP look.
Will try the Nero and Roxio later but one app that looks good is this one http://www.photo-dvd-maker.com/
Only trouble is it keeps crashing when it starts to recode the video clips when making the DVD.
Not giving up yet ;o)
Listen to Bjs or you will have trouble again: it is OFTEN the case where installing BOTH Nero AND Roxio bungs up the works because they have conflicting/competing drivers. Pick one and stay just with it.
I didn't fully understand re: Your issue is xp + roxio + nero = compatibility issues from Bjs then but do now. I shall just use Nero for the sideshows/video clips and one other program for my own DVD films that is ConvertXtoDVD. I then use Nero Rom to burn the vts files with good results.
Thanks again to all ;o)
PS: From my test results on video playback on a 50 inch plasma the ConvertXtoDVD is excellent. All the others seem to give a slight judder or start stop effect that could be made during the conversion process. This is only very subtle and most people wouldn't notice it but thought it would be worth a mention.
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