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How to make photo DVD slideshow, show picture on TV

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Photo DVD Maker - FAQs

For more helps and howto’s, please visit Photo DVD Maker Support Center.

What's the difference between the free trial version and the registered version?

With the trial version of Photo DVD Maker, you can only burn maximum 36 photos into each CD/DVD disc, while the registered version has no such limit.

If you wish to put more photos into the photo slideshow, please buy a license to get the full version of Photo DVD Maker.

How to register the program?

In Photo DVD Maker, click the menu “Help > Register”. Enter the user name and code of the license key you received.

What shall I do if the license code is invalid?

Please check if the name and code were correctly entered into the registration dialogue box.

DO NOT capitalize or lowercase the letters contained in the user name, just keep the user name as it's provided. It's suggested that you copy and paste the name and code into the form.

If the problem remains, please contact us for a new license.

What if I lost the license code?

You don't have to worry about losing the program and license once you bought them. You can download Photo DVD Maker from our website at any time. And you can restore your license by using our License Key Auto Retrieval Service. Or you can contact us to retrieve your license key.

How to change the cover image (thumbnail) of the album?

In the Album Photo section, right-click on the photo that you want to make it the cover image of that album, and choose “Set as Album Thumbnail” from the pop-up menu.

How many photos can be added to one slideshow?

If you want to burn the slideshow to DVD or VCD, you have to take the disc capacity into consideration. The storage capacity of standard DVD disc is about 4.7 GB, while the storage capacity of VCD is roughly 800 MB. One 4.7G DVD-R disc can holds more than 1,000 photos with background music.

So the number of photos that can be added to one slideshow DVD depends on

  • The quality of photos
  • Interval time between photos
  • The file size of background music

Can I mix videos with photos?

Video clip can be added to the slideshow as a stand alone album. However, video clips cannot be mixed with photos in one album.

The outer parts of some pictures are cropped when playback on TV. Why?

There are two common video graphic aspect ratios: 4:3 (1.33:1) for standard-definition video formats, and 16:9 (1.78:1) for high-definition TV and European digital TV.

Pictures/videos may be cropped to change from one aspect ratio to another, without stretching the image or filling the blank spaces with letterbox bars.

In the case of displaying picture slideshows on TV screen, most of the pictures will be cropped about 5%, on the edges of the pictures. Photo DVD Maker supports TV cropping from 0% to 25%. The default setting is 5%, if the TV cropping is enabled.

If you got widescreen LCD TV, cropping is not necessary. You can de-select the TV Cropping option.