Best way to burn a DVD slideshow

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by darngooddesign, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    My friend wants me to combine a bunch of photos to DVD to play on a TV during a memorial. What's the best way to accomplish this? I am running Yosemite.

    We don't have a DVD player at home, but wouldn't I be able to test it by inserting it in my MacBook Pro?
     
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    The easiest & best (for me) is Fotomagico to take pictures & videos to a "slide type show". From there, if its just a DVD or preferably a Bluray player, I use Toast with the HD add-on. This can put a short high def video on a DVD. Only playable by a Bluray player.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You can use iMovie, iPhoto(possibly Photos as well) and even Keynote, to create the slideshow, with the option of adding some appropriate music as well. From there you can create a video file which you can then use to make your dvd.

    To burn a standard video dvd that will play in a dvd player, you can use the free Burn software. Just be sure to make a Video DVD. Just be aware that not all dvd players will play all homemade dvds.
    http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

    And yes, you can test the dvd with your Mac.
     
  4. ColdCase, Jun 11, 2015
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    ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Can iMovie share to a DVD like FCPX can? I guess not.

    How modern is that TV? Most newer than say 4-5 years have a USB port where you can plug a flash drive in. The TV will present the images on the flash drive as a slide show. Some will play movies from a USB stick. A lot easier than DVDs.
     
  5. darngooddesign thread starter macrumors G3

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    I used Burn, thanks Dave, and it appears to have worked. I used iPhoto to export a slide show to video and then Burn converted it to the correct format.

    I would have stuck them on a thumb drive, but I won't be there to tech support any issues that may crop up.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    iMovie11(version 9) can if you have iDVD, but the latest iMovie can't.
     

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