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How to make a terrific home movie with family pictures

A best way to preserve the best memories of your family is to make a home movie. Take pictures or film videos for your family members, or collect all the meaning photos together, then create a family movie DVD for generations to preserve and share memorable family stories.

Learn how to use DVD Photo Slideshow to make a wonderful home movie DVD


1. Windows  computer with DVD burner

2. Family pictures

3. DVD Photo Slideshow  (Free Download Link)

4. DVD Disc

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Varies

1.  Import photos and videos

Run DVD Photo Slideshow on your computer. Click Organize Photos-> Album Photo, and drag photos / videos into the main screen. You can organize photos by dragging and dropping.  If you like, you can click Text button to add narrative or quotes on photos.


2. Personalize movie with transitions, music and theme

DVD Photo Slideshow allows you to  customize your home movie with transitions, one or multiple songs, a theme. There are various transitions for choosing, also you can select a beautiful theme for your movie. Add one or more songs as the movie background music, if you like you can record sound and use it.

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3.  Select a DVD menu and Preview

Go to DVD Menus tab, you can select a menu template, and customize the menu with background image, background music , title and more.

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4. Create a home movie

Switch to Burn Disc tab, and select DVD Video Disc to make a home movie DVD. Also you can save it on your computer in different video formats, such as mp4, mpg, avi, etc.

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5. Watch and share it

After making a home movie DVD, you can play it on DVD player or TV with a DVD player. If you want to share it on YouTube, Facebook, iPad, iPhone or Android device, you can save the movie in a correct format first, then upload it to Facebook / YouTube, or transfer it to iPad / iPhone / Android device.

How to merge multiple video slideshows into one

For some specific reasons, you want to put different pictures into different slideshow projects, and you personalize each slideshow project with music, transitions, pan / zoom effects, text, etc. Then you need to combine several slideshows to one file with each slideshow’s effects unchanged.  Read this tutorial to create several slideshows and merge them into one file with DVD Photo Slideshow.

Step 1. Save each slideshow as an avi video

You can create several slideshow projects by putting different pictures into different albums.  Then customize each slideshow with transitions, text, music, pan / zoom effects and more.

Then save each slideshow as an avi video. Click Burn Disc tab, and select Misc Movie from Output Format drop-down list. Then select AVI – Audio-Video Interleaved Movie (*. avi) from Profile drop-down list. In Parameters group, under Video Options, select msmpeg4v2 from Video Codec drop-down list.

Click Create Now! to create an avi video slideshow.

  • Note:  The reason why to save a slideshow as avi video is that make sure that DVD Photo Slideshow will support the video format when you add the video slideshows to merge multiple slideshows.
  • If you want to merge videos that are not in avi formats into one. You need to use Clone2go Video Converter Free Version to convert videos to avi videos first, then follow Step 2 to merge them into one. Remember to choose msmpeg4v2 as the Video Codec.
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save slideshow as avi video

Step 2. Merge avi slideshows into one file

First ,you need to add the avi video slideshows you have just  created into DVD Photo Slideshow.  Click Organize Photos tab and drag the avi video slideshows into Album Photo area.  Then you can see all the videos listed under Video Clips area.

Remember to put all video slideshows into one Album.

Put slideshows into joiner tool

Add several slideshows

Then go to Album Preview to view the merged video slideshow.

Finally, Click Burn Disc to string the video slideshows together. Select a video format from Output Format drop-down list, DVD Photo Slideshow supports all popular video formats, including mp4, flv, mov, avi, mkv, mpeg, h.264, h.264 HD, 3gp, 3gpp2, swf.   Then click Create Now! button to merge all the video slideshows into one video file.

Also you can burn the merged video slideshow onto DVD and CD.

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How to create a video slideshow for Android tablets

I am looking for an app which allows me to sit with my customer and browse pictures as a slideshow through my Android tablet. The app should allow me to add a group of pictures and add text on pictures. Also I would like to have transition effects between slides, so the presentation will not be cumbersome. 

To make a picture slideshow presentation for playing on Android tablet, DVD Photo Slideshow can be a good choice.  DVD Photo Slideshow can make stunning slideshows in different formats for displaying on Android devices, iPad / iPhone / iPod, PSP, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Also you can make a slideshow DVD with it. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a picture slideshow for Android tablets.

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Easy steps to make an Android tablet photo slideshow:

Step1. Add pictures and personalize a slideshow

Click “Organize Photos” tab, there are 4 sub-tabs: “Album Photo”, “Transition & Music”, “Album Them” and “Album Preview”.  It means  you can import photos, select transitions and background music, choose an album theme and preview the slideshow.

1. Add photos to slideshow maker

Click “Album Photo” to begin your slideshow with adding photos into the slideshow maker.  You can drag photos to “Album Photo” area from your computer hard drive. Or you can use the “Add” and “Add All” button to import photos. Then you can rotate photos, auto adjust brightness / contrast. Select a photo and click “Text” button, you can add text to current photo.

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Organize wedding photos

2. Add slideshow music and select transition effects

Go to sub-tab “Transition & Music”   to add background music and select transition effects. Click the “Add” button to add slideshow music. The program allows you to trim music to use part of music. Also you can loop a song by checking “Loop audio”.  In the “Transition effects” group, you can select transitions and double-click to apply them.

In “Album Settings” group, you can enter seconds in “Transition duration” box and “Photo duration” box to control speed of slides and transitions. To sync slideshow to music, click the music button next to “Audio duration” box.

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Add music and select transition effects

3. Choose a theme for slideshow

A theme can make your slideshow good-looking and help you describe the meaning of a slideshow. Select a theme template for your slideshow from the left theme group. Also you can add  titles at the beginning and credits in the end.

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select a theme

4. Preview the Android slideshow

Before outputting the slideshow, you can preview the slideshow to check if it is OK. Click “Album Preview” to view the real effects of the slideshow.

Step2. Output a slideshow for Android tablet

Now you can save the slideshow as a video for your Android tablet. DVD Photo Slideshow provides multiple video output formats, including avi, mp4, mov, mkv, mpg. You should choose an output format that is compatible with your Android table or  the video player installed on your Android tablet. For example, you can select “Mobile phone Playable Movie”, then choose MP4 format from “Profile” list.

Finally, click “Create Now!” to output the video slideshow.

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After the photo slideshow is finished, transfer it to your Android tablet for enjoying.

How to produce a HD video on Windows 7 PC

Wanna create a HD video slideshow with your pictures and music on your Windows 7 PC? Then download the professional Windows 7 Video Maker on your computer. With the video maker, you can create a stunning video by just adding photos and music into it.  The video maker enables you to personalize your video with transitions, pan & zoom, theme, text, art-clips and more. Then you can save the photo video as a 720p or 1080p HD video.

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Step 1.Import photos and personalize your video

Click “Organize Photos” tab to import photos and customize a video.

  • Dragging pictures to “Album Photo” area from your PC to begin making a video. Also you can rotate photos, adjust Brightness / Contrast or add text on pictures.
  • Click “Transition & Music” tab, and click “Add” button to add background music for your video. It allows you to ripper music from CD or record audio track as background music. Trimming music is available too.
  • In the “Transition effects” area under “Transition & Music” tab, you can select transitions for your video between slides.  In the “Album settings” area, you can set time duration for all transitions and slides. Double-click the slide and transition, you can set time for each slide and transition.
  • Click “Album Theme” tab to choose a beautiful theme for your video from various pre-installed theme templates, such as wedding themes, birthday themes, sports themes,and etc.
  • To preview the video, go to “Album Preview” area to play the video.

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Step 2. Output a HD video

After personalizing your video, you can output it.

  • Click “Burn Disc” tab
  • Select “HD Video” from “Output Format” drop-down list
  • Specify an output folder
  • Select video format from “Profile” drop-down list (mp4 or mkv)
  • Choose a video size from “Parameters” group. You have three different choices: 1280×720, 1920×1080, 1440x1080p, also you can set other parameters
  • Finally, click “Create Now!” button to output the HD photo video.

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Besides, you can burn the video onto DVD / CD, save the video for playing on iPad, iPhone , PSP and Android device, or create the video for YouTube, Facebook and MySpace.

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How to make a memorable graduation slideshow

So graduation is coming. It is time to  summarize your school time and say goodbye to your friends and teachers. So many students like taking photos with friends to record best memories. A good way to share and preserve these special photos is to create a graduation slideshow DVD or slideshow video , whenever you see the slideshow, you can remember your best friends and precious school life. Also we can make a graduation slideshow to showcase your growing up experiences with photos from childhood to graduation.

To make a graduation slideshow DVD(video), DVD Photo Slideshow can be a good choice. It enables you to create a graduation slideshow with photos, music, transitions, pan/ zoom effects and other effects.

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Step1. Add photos and personalize the slideshow

Click Organize Photos tab. Then drag photos to Album Photo area to begin making the graduation slideshow. Then you can personalize the slideshow with text, transitions, subtitles, theme are more. There are a bunch of transition effects for using between slides, such as Alpha Blend, Hear Iris, Star, etc. You can select transitions for each slide . The graduation slideshow maker allows you to add multiple songs  as slideshow music, even trim songs. You can sync slideshow to music to keep them play in pace. Click the Text button under sub-tab Album Photo, you can add text and subtitles to describe your photos.

Go to sub-tab Album Theme, you can select a graduation theme for your graduation slideshow.  After that you can change to Album Preview to preview the slideshow to see if it is satisfying. If not, go back to continue customizing your graduation slideshow.

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Step2. Choose a DVD menu

If you do not want to burn the graduation slideshow onto DVD,you can skip this step.

Click Choose Menus tab, you can see many beautiful theme templates on the left of the screen. Select one menu template for your graduation slideshow DVD and customize it with background music and image. Then edit the menu title,visibility and menu navigator. Select Play current album repeatedly, the graduation slideshow DVD will play in continuous loop when playing on TV.

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choose graduation slideshow dvd menu

Step3. Output the graduation slideshow

Now switch to Burn Disc tab to output the graduation slideshow. Click Output Format drop-down list, you can see all the formats in which you can save the slideshow. You can burn the graduation slideshow onto DVD / CD or Blu-ray Disc, or save it as a video format in multiple formats, such as mp4, mov, avi, flv, swf , for playing on iPad / iPhone / iPod / PSP / Archos / Android device. Or you can create the graduation slideshow for sharing on YouTube, Facebook and Myspace.

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Make a Mother’s Day Photo Slideshow DVD as A Gift

Mothers_dayMother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood. On this special, children can send best wishes and gifts to mothers to express their love and thanks. As Mother’s Day is approaching, you may consider purchasing a special gift for your mother.  This year, you can make a DIY gift for your mother –  Photo Slideshow DVD. A mother’s day slideshow with music and your mother’s photos will surely touch mother’s heart. Also you can add text in the slideshow to deliver your gratitude and love.

On Mother’s Day, say thanks and show your masterpiece to your mother. Open the TV and insert the slideshow DVD into the DVD player, then watch the mother’s day slideshow with your mother.

Before making a Mother’s Day photo slideshow DVD, you need do some pre-work:

1. Photos you want to use in the slideshow, such as your mother’s photos, photos of you and your mother.

2. Mother’s Day songs for the slideshow,  you should find some songs specially for mothers or Mother’s Day.Good songs for Mother’s Day slideshow recommendation>>

3.Words you want to add in the slideshow. You can add words on each photo, or add text at the first and last slide to deliver your love.

4. A great slideshow DVD maker. I recommend DVD Photo Slideshow, which is a professional slideshow software for Windows.


Steps to make a Mother’s Day slideshow DVD as a gift

1. Add photos and customize the slideshow

  • Click  Organize Photos tab, click the  photo folder from the folder list panel  to open it.
  • Drag photos to Album Photo area from the upper part photo panel, or click Add All to import all photos in the opened folder. You can drag and drop to arrange photo order.
  • Click Text to add text on photos.
  • Click Transition & Music to choose transitions for your slideshow, and add one or more songs as background music. According to needs, you can set time for each slide and transition.
  •  In Album Theme area, choose a beautiful theme. If you do not want to use a theme, choose No theme. If you want to add titles and credits, check the Titles at the beginning and Credits in the end,  then enter text in the box and customize the text.
  • Go to  Album Preview area to preview the slideshow.
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Add photos and customize slideshow

2. Choose a DVD menu

  • Click Choose Menus tab and choose a DVD menu from the right template list.
  • You can add one or more background images and songs.
  • Edit the menu and set the Menu Navigator.
  • In Preview area, preview the real effect of the DVD slideshow.
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Choose a dvd menu for mother day slideshow

3. Burn slideshow to DVD

  • Switch to Burn Disc tab.
  • Select DVD Video Disc and insert a blank DVD – RW /+RW  disc into your computer DVD drive.
  • Set parameters for the DVD, remember to select right TV System if you want to play the slideshow DVD on TV.  There are PAL and NTSC TV System for choosing.  The software provides tips to help you select the right TV system.
  • Click Burn Now to begin burning the slideshow onto DVD.
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burn slideshow to dvd

Also you can output the slideshow as a video for playing on iPad, iPhone, Android device, YouTube, Facebook and more.

How to make a wedding slideshow presentation with music

I want to make a slideshow for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, any recommendations on a good wedding slideshow software?

To showcase photos on wedding days, slideshow can be a good choice. During the wedding reception or ceremony, a wedding slideshow can boost the atmosphere. A slideshow DVD is a precious gift for couples to recall their best memories. When my elder sister showed me her wedding slideshow, I could really read her happiness from her smiling expression. No matter you want to create a slideshow for your friends, daughter / son, or yourself. I could say that you have made a wise decision. It will be an irreplaceable gift to share and preserve your happiness.

Regarding software to make wedding slideshows, DVD Photo Slideshow can be a satisfying choice. Whether you want to make a wedding slideshow DVD for playing on TV or DVD player, or create a wedding slideshow video for sharing to Facebook / YouTube, DVD Photo Slideshow can provide an easy solution. Besides, its diverse video output formats make it possible to view your wedding slideshows on kinds of devices, such as iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone, PSP and more.


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Simple steps to make a professional wedding slideshow

1. Import photos and organize a slideshow

Launch DVD Photo Slideshow on your computer. Click Organize Photos tab to start a slideshow.

Drag photos that you want to use in the wedding slideshow from your computer to Album Photo area, or use the Add button to import photos. If you have putted all photos that you want to use in the slideshow in a folder, open the folder in file folder list panel(upper part of the software screen), and click Add All to import all photos in the folder.

After adding photos, you can drag and drop photos to arrange photo order. Wanna add captions on the photos? Then click Text icon.

Under the sub-tab Transition & Music, you can select transitions and add background music for the wedding slideshow. Also you can set time duration for slides and transitions here. Go to Album Theme area, choose a beautiful wedding theme template . Then preview the slideshow in Album Preview area.

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Organize wedding photos

2. Choose a menu for wedding DVD slideshow

Click Choose Menus tab to choose and customize a DVD menu for your wedding slideshow DVD.  Select a menu template from the right templates list. Then customize it with background image and music,and edit menu title, etc. Then click the Preview to view the DVD slideshow.

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choose and customize a theme

3. Output a wedding slideshow

Now switch to Burn Disc tab. Click Output Format drop-down list and choose a way to save the slideshow. DVD Photo Slideshow provides different ways to save a slideshow, you can burn the slideshow onto DVD / CD , or output as a video for YouTube / Facebook / iPad / iPhone / PSP . Or you can save it as SWF flash or web album.

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