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Copying photos to DVD's


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Not sure if this is the proper forum to ask this, but here goes. I have a new HP computer with a built in Photosmart program for editing pictures. Also it has the Windows XP media edition. Anyway, I have been slowly copying old photos and slides to download onto DVD-r's to show them on a TV. I have no problem copying them, and they show on the computer just fine, but not on a DVD player. Even though that same DVD player played other DVD-r's. Makes me wonder why. I know not all DVD players play recordable DC-DVD's, but could it be the program itself that I used to write the DVD?

If a person bought a new DVD player that said it is compatible in playing CD's and DVD's, shouldn't it play them? One salesman told me I had to buy a photoshop program to copy these pictures. I wondered if that were true, or why my Photosmart isn't good enough.

I'm confused.
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Does the DVD player show images, not all do
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Apparently so, I think she did it with her pictures and it worked. That's what made me wonder if they needed a different program to write them than I used.

And if a person was going to buy a new DVD player so you could view pictures, what do you need to look for feature-wise? How do you know you have one that will view images in a slide show?
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Check here

[5.8] How do I copy my home video/film/photos to DVD?

http://www.dvd.revie...info/recfaq.asp

Also check with HP Live Chat for your region

http://welcome.hp.co...contact_us.html

They will either let you know if you can use Photosmart for this, or what to get
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Thanks for all the info on the DVD's. And I have used the link HP has before, but I'm not real satisfied with the service. But I will ask them before I buy another photo program.
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Alternatives are Nero which has a trial version

http://www.filehippo...nero_7_premium/

or Roxio, which doesn't

http://www.roxio.com/

They are in the region of 60 USD so hopefully HP will do it

If they are images in a slideshow without sound then you will get a lot on to a CDR which will load faster than a DVDR

Adding sound at quality can use a lot of room on a disc
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Moved this thread to the Applications forum since its really about a problem with a specific application.
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It sounds like I will need to purchase a DVD Slideshow program to do what I want to do. Can anyone recommend a good one?
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