[ubuntu-uk] Slide Shows.

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Nov 10 14:55:36 GMT 2006

Keith Powell wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 12:40:06PM +0000, Keith Powell wrote:
>>> This is my first posting to this list, and I hope it is OK to post 
>>> requests for help on this list, rather than asking on the main Ubuntu lists.
>> Yeah, it's fine to ask techy questions here. Others do.
>>> I would like to make several hundred slides into self-contained slide 
>>> shows. The idea is to burn them on to a DVD or several CDs so that they 
>>> can be played on a DVD player and viewed on a television. I don't want 
>>> to have to play them through a computer.
>> So you want to organise some photos into folders then burn all that onto DVD/CD and then 
>> chuck that into a standard player under the telly and it "Just work"?
>> If your player supports JPEGs in folders then that should be easily do-able without any 
>> additional softare. Just organise your photos into folders in nautilus and then throw a 
>> blank CD/DVD into the machine. When the popup choice to burn media appears, make a blank 
>> data cd and drag all the photos into the resulting window. Hit the "write to cd" button 
>> and away it goes.
>> If you want some kind of funky menu system then I think you may be out of luck unless you 
>> can use some DVD authoring software.
>>> With KDE, there is a program called DigiKam which will do this, but is 
>>> there a Gnome program which I can use, or will I have to use DigiKam 
>>> with Gnome also? I have searched an can't find one.
>> You can use digikam under gnome, yes. There's also f-spot which is the gnome equivalent 
>> of digikam.
>> Hope that helps.
>> Cheers,
>> Al.
> Al,
> Thanks for the reply. Further explanation:
> I want something more sophisticated that just photographs on a CD which 
> I select as necessary. I want to start the slide show and the slides 
> change automatically every few seconds. Perhaps with music as well.

I have ad hoc holiday photos on a cd just as jpeg files and folders,
and I put the cd into someones dvd player/TV system (Inlaws) and once
a particular folder was selected it was easy to play a sequence.

The software to put this onto the cd did not seem to be relevant, but
the type and functions of the dvd player did seem relevant. The dvd
player supplied the functions of select folder and play (sequence),
this was nothing to do with the authoring software when I did this.

I note it was not self play though. The dvd player was  (managed by me
via) by  its remote control.

One thing was important. Our photos are some portrait and some
landscape. The dvd player did not care - all displayed as is, some
sideways. If I had wanted to I would have needed to turn 90 deg and
save prior to writing to CD.

Not sure how to get music either, but I am sure it can be done, or
captions and labels.
alan cocks
Linux registered user #360648

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