Making Photo Slideshow with Hundreds of Photos : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread


Ive looked extensively for an answer and have been unable to find one. I am making a slideshow on Nero, using VCD format, for hundreds of photos. And it has worked on my dvd player....However, it becomes a big hassle to scroll through hundreds of photos one by one to find the ones I want.

I tried menus but Nero only allows 17 menus, with 99 photos total, and I need to store 700. This is inadequate.

I have Nero The ideal solution to this problem is if I could somehow make accessible folders on some sort of menu screen, allowing me to select the folder (and corresponding images) that Im looking for.

Please help! Sincerely,


p.s I would appreciate any help on how to do this with Nero, if possible, before being told I should buy some other very expensive software.

-- David (, July 09, 2004


I don't think you can do this with Nero. The 99 photo limit is actually part of the VCD standards. I have read about other authoring programs that will let you have more than 99 photos on a VCD, but I've never used them and don't remember which ones can do it. You might post your question to the video forum at because I think I have read there about people who have done what you want to do and maybe they can help.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), July 12, 2004.

I decided the easiest way to do this is to simply find a program that makes videos out of the pictures, and then burn the videos. That way I can make a video for each category, and in a sense create a table of contents with subfolders. Does this sound like a good idea? Thanks for your reply Root.

-- david (, July 12, 2004.

the above actually sounds like a cool idea

-- Jason Scott Yeldell (, July 16, 2004.

Yeah, I did it using IPhotoDVD, which you can buy for 20 dollars. Its actually a neat software, since you can put all the pictures together and make interesting transitions, and at the same time have music running in the background. I simply made all the pictures from a category into a video, and named the video the event from which the pictures were taken, and then used Nero to make a video cd.

It works absolutely great. You have an interactive table of contents on teh menu page where you can select which batch of pictures (in the single video format) that youd like to watch.

-- david (, July 16, 2004.

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