Simple CD/DVD Slide show that can work with Folders.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mathew Good, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Mathew Good

    Mathew Good Guest

    Can any one help I need a Dead simple slide show software to autorun on a CD/DVD, that can handle
    Folders, so like Folders as in Wedding, Xmas , Holiday etc, that can be selected and shown
    separately.

    Some thing along the lines of Vueslide program, with folder support.



    Thanks
     
    Mathew Good, Feb 23, 2007
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    Rob Guest

    Tried microsoft power toys?

    HTML Slide Show Wizard

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
     
    Rob, Feb 24, 2007
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  3. Mathew Good

    k Guest

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    | Can any one help I need a Dead simple slide show software to autorun on a
    CD/DVD, that can handle
    | Folders, so like Folders as in Wedding, Xmas , Holiday etc, that can be
    selected and shown
    | separately.
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    | Some thing along the lines of Vueslide program, with folder support.

    how about irfanview.

    k
     
    k, Feb 24, 2007
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    Fat Sam Guest

    If you have MS Office, create it in Power Point, save it as a .PPS file with
    the name "slideshow.pps".
    Next create a text file containing the following text

    [autorun]
    open=slideshow.pps

    then save the file and renam it as "Autorun.inf"

    Now simply burn both files to your CD.
    Job done.
     
    Fat Sam, Feb 24, 2007
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  5. Mathew Good

    Mr.T Guest


    Which may be fine if EVERYONE you want to give it to already has PowerPoint
    installed, but putting Irfanview on the DVD along with the pics guarantees
    they can actually run it.

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Feb 24, 2007
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  6. Mathew Good

    Fat Sam Guest

    It appears you are correct.
    I was always under the impression that PPS was a standalone alternative to
    PPT which would run on any computer regardless of whether power point was
    installed.
    It now appears I was wrong, and a power point player is still required.
    This is completely contrary to what the MS Office help files suggest, and as
    a result I'm left wondering how many CD's I've distributed to people who
    have just binned it and added me to their "weirdo's to be avoided" list.
     
    Fat Sam, Feb 24, 2007
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  7. Mathew Good

    Mathew Good Guest



    Needs to be Dead Simple for people that don't know how to use a Computer..

    So a autoloading slide show with Folder selection..
     
    Mathew Good, Feb 24, 2007
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  8. Mathew Good

    k Guest

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    | >| Can any one help I need a Dead simple slide show software to autorun on
    a
    | >CD/DVD, that can handle
    | >| Folders, so like Folders as in Wedding, Xmas , Holiday etc, that can
    be
    | >selected and shown
    | >| separately.
    | >|
    | >| Some thing along the lines of Vueslide program, with folder support.
    | >
    | >how about irfanview.
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    | >k
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    | Needs to be Dead Simple for people that don't know how to use a
    Computer..
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    | So a autoloading slide show with Folder selection..|

    ah.

    file>slideshow>burn to CD

    but then you need folders..

    you could always create the exe slideshows (more than one) and burn them to
    cd.

    can't picture a scenario where someone might have a computer and NOT be able
    to navigate folders or double click eack EXE on a CD but I've clearly not
    got your customers (!) Might they not have problems pressing 'next' during
    a presentation if the previous is too hard ? ;)

    Alternatively burn the whole lot in one slideshow with title pages and make
    them look through the whole lot.

    good luck!

    k
     
    k, Feb 25, 2007
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  9. Mathew Good

    king marsh Guest

    Web delivery costs much less than CD/DVD delivery and much convenient.
    Our clients create a slideshow with PowerPoint and convert it to
    flash with third party tools like PPT2Flash Professional.
    When uploaded to web, viewers just need a URL to play the flash
    slideshow within their browser.

    For the folder support, you can have the similar category management
    for viwers. See this example by PPT2Flash Professional
    http://www.sameshow.com/images/ppt2flash4-demo/player.html

    More details about PPT2Flash Professional are available from s
    http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash-pro.php?sid=5

    Free Trial from
    http://www.sameshow.com/download/powerpoint-to-flash-download.php?sid=5

    How to use it from
    http://www.ppt-to-dvd.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1515
     
    king marsh, Feb 26, 2007
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  10. Mathew Good

    Mathew Good Guest




    I did say dead Simple I think, that needs to be self contained on the CD/DVD and No Web use. or
    Power point and runes on WIN95 to CP.

    Its for some People with out computer knowledge on any Internet..

    Is this So Hard..???
     
    Mathew Good, Feb 26, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    You can try the DVD Slideshow Builder which is very powerful and very
    popular now , i like it very much. It's very easy to create a
    customized DVD slide show with photos and videos, and i can add
    music, transitions, motion effects and make beautiful DVD menus.Also,
    i can create slideshows on iPod, Zune and 3GP Cell Phones, etc.

    you can get it here
    http://www.photo-to-dvd.com/dvd-slideshow-builder.php?sid=8
    and a specific tutorial is here
    http://www.photo-to-dvd.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2170
     
    Bob, Feb 27, 2007
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  12. Mathew Good

    Mathew Good Guest



    I did say SIMPLE..

    And I do mean SIMPLE..
     
    Mathew Good, Feb 27, 2007
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    Fat Sam Guest

    Nero will make you an autorunning slideshow on a DVD that will play in a
    home DVD player or a computers DVD drive with no user input.
    It's very simple. You just drag the files onto a timeline and click teh
    "burn" button.
    Just how simple do you need it to get?
     
    Fat Sam, Feb 27, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    A slide show is going to require javascript and or flash. Plain old html
    where you click to advance would be the only dead simple solution...
    another possibility is to create a movie but again there's a good
    possibility it won't be a compatible format... I have seen movies in exe
    format.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 27, 2007
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  15. Mathew Good

    Fat Sam Guest

    What about HTML with a meta page refresh to advance on to the next page
    after a pre-determined time?
     
    Fat Sam, Feb 27, 2007
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    ray Guest

    movix
     
    ray, Feb 27, 2007
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  17. Mathew Good

    Paul Furman Guest

    I never heard of that before, it does work:

    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=./page2.html">
    </head>
    <body>
    page 1
    </body>
    </html>

    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=./page1.html">
    </head>
    <body>
    page 2
    </body>
    </html>

    I could set up something to generate pages like that with php, what're
    ya paying? Alternatively, use any web gallery generator like in
    photoshop and use something like pspad to 'find & replace in files' to
    add the code.

    replace:
    <title>
    with:
    <title>page1</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=./page1.html">

    replace:
    </title>
    with:
    ""
    and manually change the numbers in each.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 27, 2007
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  18. Mathew Good

    Paul Furman Guest

    The attached bat file comes close... edit out the leading & trailing
    quotes & change the .htm name to next in the sequence & it works. Pasted
    below in case that attachment doesn't work (might need to remove the
    line wrap):
    for %%I in (*.jpg) do (
    echo "<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh"
    content="1;url=./%%I.htm"> </head> <body> <img src="%%I" </body>
    </html>" > %%I.htm
    )



    for %%I in (*.jpg) do (
    echo "<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=./%%I.htm"> </head> <body> <img src="%%I" </body> </html>" > %%I.htm
    )
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 27, 2007
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  19. Mathew Good

    Fat Sam Guest

    Simple, and effective. I like it.
     
    Fat Sam, Feb 27, 2007
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  20. Mathew Good

    Mathew Good Guest



    But does it let you select the Folders to view..?
     
    Mathew Good, Feb 27, 2007
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