burning still photos to vcd

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I am using easy cd creator 5 and I am trying to burn still photos to cd using the video cd format so that I can view the images through my dvd player on my tv. I have followed the instructions in cd creator 5 and allowed the program to convert the still images into mpeg files but when I burn the images and try to play it in my dvd player is just tells me "no disc" It plays fine using windows media player in my computer but I want to view it on my tv. I am willing to purchase a different program if you can tell me one that will solve the problem. Perhaps someone can email me steps to go through that may fix the problem. Thanks, Randy

-- Randy Christman (r.c.christman@worldnet.att.net), December 30, 2001


Try using a cdrw instead of a cdr. Many DVD players will not recognise a cdr but will a cdrw.

-- Bret Newbury (bnewbu81@hotmail.com), December 30, 2001.

Your DVD player most likely cannot play CD-Rs or VideoCDs. However, you should check with the DVD Player manufacturer to see what your specific model will play.

You can also check this website to see what your DVD Player is compatible with or not:


In some cases, changing the media that you use may also help. For example: "a Maxell CD-R will not work yet a Memorex CD-R will or visa- versa". This depends on the reflectivity of the material used to manufacture the CD-R (at the wavelength that your DVD laser operates at - typically 650nm)and the Responsivity of the PhotoDiode (and Numerical Aperature) of your DVDs optical receiver.

If you're interested, Pioneer Electronics has some White Papers on the subject on their webiste:


You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this file.

Not only does the DVD have to be able to read the media you are using, but it also has to have the software to read and understand the format of the information on it. In some cases, a simple BIOS update can fix the problem - if available (check with the manufacturer).

Hope this helps. Regards, Steve K.

-- Steve Knobel (steve_knobel@hotmail.com), December 30, 2001.

Ulead have a product called DVD PictureShow that works well. I can view my still photos under the VCD format on my TV. Of course my DVD player will read CD-R/CD-RW media. Check out the Ulead site at http://www.ulead.com/dps/runme.htm. They provide a 15 day trial that you can download.


-- David Weinel (weinel@acslink.net.au), February 18, 2002.

Umn...I dont have much words to say. Just offer the solution that: Let forget your Easy CD Creator soft. And, use Ulead MediaStudio 6.5 even the trial one. Finally, your problem will be solved.

-- appolo (appoloxpx@hotmail.com), February 25, 2002.

I have been working on the same thing for 6 months now and I just figured it out a few weeks ago, and it is awesome. First of all you do need to use a CDRW disc, and have a DVD player that can play VCD. I also use the Roxio CD Creator 5. Use Video Impressions and drag in all of your pictures you want as well as your music. The trick is when you write to a disc. Under Write Options it's the second choice Lauch Roxio Cd creeator to write to VCD fromat and then pull dowm Mepg-VCD (PAL 352X288)Then click start. The bigger the slide show the longer it takes to format. The VDC Creator will come up, Now click on Video CD and select Create CD from layout. Then you will be able to click on start recording, and that should do it. Good luck. You may also want to check out www.ulead.com they have some pretty cool programs that I am looking at.

-- Mark Gagnon (mgagnon12@msn.com), February 27, 2002.

Ulead has solved the problem completely. You need a DVD that will play VCD, CD-R. But Ulead has the easiest and simplest slideshow format that I have seen on the market. I have already compiled about 35 slideshows in under 5 hours. The program is relatively inexpensive, about 40 dollars and very user friendly. Hope this helps you, big time!!!!

-- J P (jlp2239@aol.com), April 03, 2002.

I assume you are using Ulead DVD Picture Show? How is the quality/resolution. These are VCD format, or SVCD?

-- Davia M. Love (dlove@grmslaw.com), April 08, 2002.

you can also try using photo2vcd which you can get at http://www.ultra-mp3-cd-software.com/ its a pretty good program, lets u add bg music and tons of transitions for the slideshow.

-- rane (coldrane@aol.com), November 28, 2002.

I have tried all (well nearly all)the programs and the best has got to be from xat (www.xat.com

-- Roy Adkins (roypadkins@yahoo.com), July 21, 2003.

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