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slide shows with music - limitations - 4/9/2008 4:43:22 PM   

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Print Shop is a desktop publishing program, great for making newsletters, brochures, business cards, greeting cards, etc. If you bought it just for making a slide show with music, that is unfortunate because Print Shop's "multi-media" feature is EXTREMELY limited (as this is not a primary function of the program.)

These are Print Shop's slideshow limitations:

  • Only one sound file per slideshow.
  • Only MID and WAV formats are supported. i.e. NO MP3s.
  • Slideshows are saved in EXE format which most anti-virus programs will block should you try to e-mail it.
  • EXE format can only be read by your computer. You can burn the EXE file onto CD/DVD and it can be played on another computer, not on your TV's DVD player!
  • The "Create a Video CD" option will create a disc that can be played on your TV's DVD player, but without sound and transition effects.
  • If the total file size of all your photos starts to really add up, say 10 MB, the program will crash.

I do not recommend you use these options when creating your slide show because they only work if your CD/DVD RW drive is one of the supported makes and models. If yours is not supported, you will either get an error message or the program will crash.

So if you are trying to make a big multi-media presentation, I recommend you get a program specifically designed for that, rather than Print Shop which is specifically designed for creating print projects. Do a Google search for products that can create slide shows for playback on TV.

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