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Yes, use DVD+R. Make sure that you choose the correct options: After clicking on "Produce" and then "Burn to disc", take a look at the window that appears. One of the choices: you can either burn to hard drive or to the writer drive. Chose your writer drive and continue. Also, SlideShow Expressions can develop problems when a project is too big or when the photos are too large. What typically happens, is that the burning process stops at step 5 (the actual burning) and does'nt want to continue. If this is the case, experiment with photo size. I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize photos. Resizing doesn't necessarily reduce the quality of the photos. There is really no visual difference between my original photos and those that feature in my slideshows. In my case I had to resize to under 500 KB, but then, my project was extremely large: 466 photos; maybe you don't have to go so low. Experiment with sizes. Don't give up; it's a really great product.
11407336

Individual... | Answered on Sep 20, 2019


Two things: 1. Make sure that you chose the writer drive (burn to DVD) and not "hard drive" in the options window that appears when clicking on "Produce" and then on "Burn to disc". 2. SlideShow Expressions can have problems when the photos are too large and when the project your trying to burn is quite large as well. What is too large? I can only speak from own experience. I found that once a project gets into the range of 400 or more photos (total) my writer fails to write. (I've burned projects containing up to 388 successfully; photos at original size) However, this can be solved by resizing your photos. I have a project with 466 photos (10 chapters) that wouldn't burn to disc. I then resized the photos so that everyone were under 500 KB. It worked: burning is now successful. Resizing doesn't necessarily mean that the quality of your photos will drop. I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager and, really, visually there is no difference between the original photos and the resized photos in the slideshow project. Experiment with photo size. Maybe another size works for you. Also, you could be using the wrong type of disc. Try DVD+R.
From: 11407336

Individual... | Answered on Jul 18, 2019


Best candeaeagle

Have you solved your problem yet?

I found the following information on Individual Software's website. Music files downloaded using iTunes are known to cause problems with SlideShow Expressions. Go to the following site for more reading; go to 'frequently asked questions': http://support.individualsoftware.com. I include some of the info underneath.


Why won't my music files work in Photo & Video Expressions? [SlideShow Ex. too, I guess]

Photo & Video Expressions is not compatible with audio files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality. Most audio files purchased online through Internet music retailers like iTunes, Urge, or Rhapsody are encrypted with some form of DRM. Similarly, audio files that have been extracted from a CD or DVD (the process known as "ripping") using certain media applications (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) often have default settings that encrypt the files extracted.

There is no way to use DRM audio files purchased from online music retailers with Photo & Video Expressions. However, if you want to use music and audio files that you have extracted from your CD collection, then all you have to do is change the ripping setting in your media application before you extract the files to your computer.



To Change Your Ripping Settings:

iTunes

  1. Click Edit on the iTunes menu bar and click Preferences.
  2. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window.
  3. Click the Importing tab.
  4. Click the Import Using drop down arrow, and click MP3 Encoder.
  5. Click the Settings drop down arrow, and click the desired sound quality.
    (NOTE: The higher the kbps (kilobits per second), the larger the file.)
  6. The Custom... setting allows you to adjust more specific settings.
  7. Click the OK button when you are finished.
  8. Click the CD title in the left pane of the iTunes window.
  9. Click the checkbox for each track to rip, and then click the Import CD button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  10. Once the extraction process has completed, you can use these audio files in your Photo & Video Expressions project.

From: 11407336 (South Africa)

Individual... | Answered on Mar 29, 2019


Best george litt

I found the following information on Individual Software's website. Apparently, music downloaded from the Internet, or bought online, for example using iTunes, may cause problems with SlideShow Expressions. I include a link for more reading; go to 'frequently asked questions': http://support.individualsoftware.com.

Here is some of the info:

Why won't my music files work in Photo & Video Expressions? [SlideShow too, I guess]

Photo & Video Expressions is not compatible with audio files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality. Most audio files purchased online through Internet music retailers like iTunes, Urge, or Rhapsody are encrypted with some form of DRM. Similarly, audio files that have been extracted from a CD or DVD (the process known as "ripping") using certain media applications (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) often have default settings that encrypt the files extracted.

There is no way to use DRM audio files purchased from online music retailers with Photo & Video Expressions. However, if you want to use music and audio files that you have extracted from your CD collection, then all you have to do is change the ripping setting in your media application before you extract the files to your computer.


Suggestions are given on how to change ripping settings in iTunes and Windows Media Player.


However, it is always good to contact the technical support team at individualsoftware.com. You first have to register your product with them in order to get help, but this online assistance is free and worthwhile trying out.


From: 11407336 (South Africa)


Individual... | Answered on Mar 29, 2019


You need to use the windows movie maker available in your computer and use your slideshow when making and add the music in it.

Individual... | Answered on May 14, 2018


Once you've added you're photos, you can set a different photo to act as thumbnail (the programme automatically chooses the first photo/slide, indicated by a little green ticked box sign).
To change the thumbnail to a different photo, highlight the photo you want as thumbnail by clicking it - the frame will change to yellow - and then click on the green ticked box command ("Set Thumbnail") at the top of the window.
You cannot alltogether delete the thumbnail, because every slide show you create needs to have a thumbnail to link the slide show to the menu screen at the start of your DVD. So, on your menu screen there will always be at least one thumbnail. (The black thumbnail that appears in the middle of your screen when you first open the programme, is a "place holder". It needs to be there and it cannot be deleted. Once you've created a slide show, it will be replaced with the photo you have chosen to be the thumbnail. Every time you create a new slide show, a new thumbnail will be added to your menu screen. The position of thumbnails can be changed, using the second ("Edit") Tab.

You will find a User's Guide on the install disc. It can be accessed by inserting the install disc and clicking on the relevant link, or you can right click on your CD/DVD drive (in "My Computer") and then click on "Explore" to look for it on the install disc - it's a pdf file.

From: 11407336.

Individual... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013


Dear Darlene

To save your photos, you should already have done the following:
You clicked on "Create New Slide Show". A new window appeared - it is called "Slide Show Creator - Select Photos". You clicked on "Add Photos". You looked for your photos on your computer, selected them and then clicked on "Open" to add them to the slide show. (I'm leaving out the parts on transition, soundtrack and duration, since they do not relate directly to your question.)

Now, click on the "Next" button at the bottom of this window. You are now at the window called "Slide Show Creator - Options". At the section called "Name Slide Show" type a name for the show. To save the photos: 1) click on the "Finish" button at the bottom of the window. The window disappears and you are now back at the Menu window (where you started). 2) Click on the word "File" at the top left of the window. Go to "Save Project" and click on it. A window called "Save As" appears. Type in the name you want to give to the project and click on "Save" at the bottom right. You have now saved the project (including photos) on the computer - it should be in your "My Documents" folder.
If you go and have a look in your "My Documents" folder, you will notice a file (or files) with a ".slw" extension. These kind of files contain information about the slide shows you've created. They form the individual parts - or chapters - of your project. They are only used by the SlideShow Expressions programme. You will also notice another kind of file, one that ends with a ".ssp" extension. It should contain the name of your project, because that's what they are: project files. It contains all the information that is needed for the programme to burn or view your project: the chapters, the photos, the soundtrack, etc. This is the file you will load when you've just opened SlideShow Expressions and want to continue making or editing your existing project(s). If both these kinds of files are there, "slw" and "pps", it is a good sign and means that your project (and therefore the photos contained in them) has probably been saved correctly.

I hope I understood your question correctly.
If you have a legitimate copy of the programme, there will be a User's Guide on the install disc. It is good to consult this when you have questions. Simply insert the install disc and once it activates a window on your screen, click on the relevant link (something like "User's Guide") to access the guide. You can also copy the User's Guide from the disc to your computer. This will be usefull if you're going to use the guide a lot. To copy it, insert the install disc and then go to "My Computer". Right-click on your ROM/Writer drive (it may display the name of the programme), and click on "Explore" to look for the User's Guide on the disc. It is a pdf file. You can copy it and then paste it somewhere on your computer for quick access.
If you still have questions, you may make use of the free online support: go to www.individualsoftware.com/support.

The best of luck to you.
From: Hendrik Uys

Individual... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

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