How to make VCD of photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dave00, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2003
    This seems like it should be relatively easy to do, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

    I took alot of nice shots at a friend's wedding. I'd like to give the couple a copy of their photos on CD, but I also thought it would be nice to have it be playable on DVD - I'd like to make a slide show of the photos, in other words, possibly with a background soundtrack, that would be playable on a DVD player.

    I would think there's a way to do this with iPhoto (I edit/manage my photos with different software b/c iPhoto is slow on my Pismo running 10.2). I'd like to be able to have a CD that, if put in a DVD player, could play the slide show, and also could store the jpg photos for use on a computer.

    If anyone would be willing to post a step-by-step mechanism for doing this, they'd have my heartfelt thanks, and that of the happy couple. :)

  2. Pseudonym macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2004
    Old Blighty
    I've done this, but I used Toast 6 to burn the final VCD. I'm also running iPhoto 4.

    In iMovie create a new album by clicking on the + button towards the bottom left. Then drag the photos you want to that album and drop them in. You can then get them into an order you like. Then click on the slideshow icon at the bottom which allows you to choose music from iTunes. The in the file menu select export and export to Quicktime.

    Then I opened up toast and dragged the movie into the video tab and burnt the VCD.

    There maybe a cheaper app that will burn to VCD than Toast. Anyone else know of one?
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    you could try VCD builder.

    Publisher's Description

    VCD Builder is a free program for Mac OS X for creating VCD and SVCD disc images from pictures and MPEG movies. The disc images can then be burned onto a CD-R using Toast or MissingMediaBurner. VCD Builder automatically converts your pictures to a VCD compatible format. It does however not convert your QuickTime movies to MPEG; you have to use another program for that.
  4. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    If I'm using a built-in CD-RW drive, do I need Toast or MMB to burn the VCD files?
  5. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    You mean use iPhoto. But, yeah it worked well--thanks!

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