viewing pics on dvd player

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Old 07-12-05, 04:21 PM
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viewing pics on dvd player

I recently bought a Kodak easy share camera, cx7430 with printer. I want to know how I can view my pics on my tv thru a dvd player. I tranfered the pics to a CD-RW, but my dvd player would could not read the disc. How do I do it? Does it have to be on a DVD? My dvd maual days that is will only read certain types of media. Can I burn the pics to a DVD digital or video disc. I burned a movie on the came type of cd-rw and it worked fine. So how do i get my pics to work. I have a cd burner as well as a dvd burner on my computer. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-12-05, 05:00 PM
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MRT19,

You need a dvd player that can read the format you are trying to display.
You may be able to convert the files to a format your player can read.

I had an older dvd player that could not read jpg files and I procrastinated for the longest time in replacing it.
I'm glad I waited because I was able to get one that can read a burned dvd.
I am now able to burn a movie to a dvd+r disk and play it on my dvd player

If you were to consider replacing yours look for one that in addition can read jpg files, make sure it can also read dvd-r and dvd+r disks.

What is the make and model of your dvd player?
 
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Old 07-12-05, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for responding. My dvd player is a Panasonic model SC-HT75. The manual says it can read the following media:

DVD-Audio----(DVD-A)
DVD-Video----(DVD-V)
DVD-R ----(DVD-V)
Audio CD ----(CD)
Video CD ----(VCD)

Does this mean I have to use one of the type discs listed above. I tried a Memorex CD-RW. Can I simply burn my pics to one these and it will work?
What kind of format do i need to save the pics as? Sorry to be such an idiot on this, but this is my first digital camera and just getting into this type of stuff.

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Old 07-12-05, 06:37 PM
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Hey, the only idiot is one that doesn't ask questions.

The problem is not what type of disks your player will play but rather you need be concerned with which format.
Your pictures will be in the JPEG format and your player cannot read that format.
In order to show pics using your dvd player you would have to get software that can convert JPEG files to the vcd format which your player will play.

To show what the list for these formats look like here is the specs for your player. Link
Here is the specs for the player that I just bought: Link

You can see that your player does not list JPEG as a format it can play.
The problem with having a dvd player built into a surround amp is that the technology for dvd players is changing much faster than it is for the amplifier section.
I would suggest your next purchase be separates.
 
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Thanks again for the help. I checked out the specs for my player and does that mean that only MP3 files can be played? Can some sort of software convert my files to MP3? Also, I have another player, Memorex, model MVD2022, which says it can play Kodak Picture CD. I tried my disc in it and it did not work either. Do you know what format the pics are in in a Kodak cd. I checked the specs for the memorex and all the stated was mp3 as well.
Why didn't the cd work in the memorex, if you would happen to know?

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Old 07-13-05, 12:33 PM
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1. As Greg suggested, burn them as a vcd (video cd).
2. Use a cd-r, not a cd-rw. The formats are different. Very few players can play an RW disc.
3. You are confusing mp3 with mpeg3? mp3 is an algorithm for compressing music files. mpeg3 is an algorithm for compressing video/sound (its what satellites use today). The software that came with your burner should be able to convert the MUSIC files to mp3 and burn them on a CD-R (not a CD-RW). Not all CD players can handle mp3. If you have one, then great. You can get about 250 songs on one cd instead of 20.
4. Kodak picture cds use a different format than jpeg.
5. You also need to finalize the cd-r. Some software will let you keep a cd-r "open", so you can burn more on it later. However, only your burner can read an unfinaled disc.
6. While many dvd players can read a disc burned with a "drag and drop" icon, yours cannot. You must use the software and burn a vcd.

FYI: DVD-A is a high quality music dvd. The music is recorded with a high sampling rate and high density rate and in 5.1 surround sound. Each channel has its its own track. You need a receiver with the proper analog inputs to use DVD-A discs.
DVD-V is a regular movie DVD.
DVD-R is a regular movie DVD that was burned on a home system using a DVD-R disc and format. This is a different format from DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM. Yes, they are all different formats.
 
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