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DVD plug-in for Vista
December 16, 2010
6:36 pm
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Jerry Gregg
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Chris,  I love Picasa and have organized my several thousand pictures with it and have now used Photo Story 3 to creat some neat shows to give for Christmas.  However, I would like to make video DVDs from the Photo Story files and I followed your suggestion to check out the $20 Roxio Plug-in.  Their spec sheet says it is for XP and my OS is Vista.  I went to their forum and read all sorts of horror stories about how Windows 7 will crash with the plug-in but nothing about Vista other than one comment saying they did not think it would run on Vista.  Do you know whether or not it will run successfully (and safely) on Vista?  If it will not, do you have another suggestion for making video DVDs from Picture Story?  I tried playing around with DVD Maker but no joy there.

December 17, 2010
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Jerry Gregg said:

Chris,  I love Picasa and have organized my several thousand pictures with it and have now used Photo Story 3 to creat some neat shows to give for Christmas.  However, I would like to make video DVDs from the Photo Story files and I followed your suggestion to check out the $20 Roxio Plug-in.  Their spec sheet says it is for XP and my OS is Vista.  I went to their forum and read all sorts of horror stories about how Windows 7 will crash with the plug-in but nothing about Vista other than one comment saying they did not think it would run on Vista.  Do you know whether or not it will run successfully (and safely) on Vista?  If it will not, do you have another suggestion for making video DVDs from Picture Story?  I tried playing around with DVD Maker but no joy there.


Your post says your running vista and all the info says the plug in is ok for vista  just curious did I miss some thing?
December 17, 2010
10:28 am
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Bob,

All the info says it is good for XP and nothing is said about Vista.  Many of the Roxio posts say there are major problems with running it on Windows 7 but, again, nothing about Vista.  I am reluctant to try it on Vista without some assurances that it will not crash my system as it does on Windows 7.

December 17, 2010
12:41 pm
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You don't need it with Vista because Vista comes with DVDMaker.  Did you actually try DVDMaker?  It should work fine for making DVDs from photo story .wmv files.

See this thread for some detail info, including a show-me video

/forum/everything-else-forum/recording-dvd-straight-from-sdhc-chip/

December 17, 2010
2:36 pm
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Jerry Gregg
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Thanks Chris.  I guess the first time I tried DVDMaker I did not set it up right.  I watched your video, followed the steps and it worked perfectly with the DVD-R.  The stories look great!

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