"I created a Slideshow from iPhoto complete with music, sequences a timing. When I tried to burn it to a DVD, everything gets out of sync to which I have to start everything over. I've tried to do it in IDVD, and this morning to IMovie. The IMovie I may become successful, but yikes, my butt hurts from sitting too long trying to figure this out!"
Many friends would like to create a hundred picture slideshow in iPhoto with transitions, music and the picture order that you would like and want to burn the exact slideshow to a DVD so it plays automatically when placed in a computer or DVD drive. The problem can be summarized as:
1. Fail to sync all contents to DVD, like no music or no iPhoto transitions.
2. "Out of sync" problem.
3. Export to iMovie then to iDVD with very large size.
4. Have burned successfully but can't be played on normal DVD player.
To burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD for playing on DVD player, we need to do two must-have things: 1. Export iPhoto slideshow in a right format. 2. Burn iPhoto slideshow exactly and completely to specific format for DVD player.
1. Export iPhoto Slideshow in a right format.
a) Go to "The File"-> "Export"-> Sideshow menu option, and then click "Export".
b) In the Export Save As dialog box, click Custom Export and choose "Movie to QuickTime Movie" or "Movie to MPEG-4", depending on which format you want.
c) Click Options to set QuickTime video and sound options, such as compression settings and filters, and then click OK.
d) Type a name for the QuickTime movie and choose where to save it on your hard disk, and then click the Save button.
2. Burn iPhoto Slideshow to DVD exactly and completely to specific format for DVD player.
Now you can use the professional iPhoto Slideshow to DVD Burner for Mac to help you do generate the best DVD. It enables you import the exported iPhoto Slideshow MOV to the DVD Burner and you can do additional edit work like DVD disk Background, Menu Title (DVD Name), Button Style and Frame (Video decoration Frame). So you can create your most personalized and outstanding DVD-5 or DVD-9 disk.
Step 1: Import QuickTime MOV movies from your hard drive you save the movies on Mac by clicking "Add File".
Step 2: Choose DVD-5 (4.7G) or DVD-9 (8.5G) as the output according your DVD disc specs.
Step 3: Before burning to DVD, you can choose or customize a beautiful DVD menu as you like:
1. Choose a pre-set DVD menu template from Cartoon Series, Life Series or Nature Series.
2. To edit or customize the DVD template, click the template you chose to enter the "Advanced" editing interface. And then edit the DVD Background, Menu Title (DVD Name), Button Style and Frame (Video decoration Frame).
Step 4: Begin to burn iPhoto slideshow to DVD.
Press the "BURN" button to start burning iPhoto slideshow to DVD or to ISO files.
If you select DVD, please insert a blank new DVD and click "Apply" button, then the DVD burning will start immediately and then you will soon get a fresh DVD for playback on DVD player or TV
If you choose ISO option, the original video slideshow will be burn to ISO file and save on your Mac OS X.
As for the DVD Aspect Ratio setting, 16:9 is for widescreen player, while 4:3 is for the standard TV display.