A slideshow created with iPhone, PowerPoint, Aperture, or other slideshow makers is a perfect container to show our colleagues, bosses, teachers, and classmates the brilliant ideas and inspiration that we have inside our brains.
Also, we’re able to get our precious photos and pictures a decent shelter and showcase. By creating a stylish slideshow, we can combine some of our wonderful image creation in one file and show people what we’re capable of. Or import photos that carry good memories to a slide show and enjoy it with family and friends to recall old days.
After creating one, we can burn the slideshow to a DVD for backup, storage, and mobile viewing. With the disc, we can enjoy the slideshow anytime (business or academic presentations) and everywhere(TVs, laptops, PCs & Macs) we like. As long as the disc is intact, we won’t have to worry about data loss and we can delete the source file(s) as we’ve made a backup to the disc.
So in today’s tutorial, we’ll be seeing some steps of burning a slideshow to a DVD. Hopefully, you can have your creation perfectly burned to a DVD for backup or appreciation.
Three things you need to burn a slideshow to DVD
To burn your slideshow to a DVD, you need to prepare the following 3 things.
1. A blank DVD-R/RW disc
To burn anything to a DVD, you need to prepare a disc that supports writing, like the DVD-R and DVD-RW.
So How to choose a suitable one?
A DVD-R disc is single-use that once you burn files to it, you’re unavailable to erase or burn other files. But you can rewrite a DVD-RW disc around 1000 times.
2. A suitable slideshow file
DVD is an optical disc storage format that is only compatible with a certain amount of digital formats, including the video formats like MP4&MPEG2, audio formats like MP3&ACC, and image formats like JPG&PNG. The regular formats of a slideshow are unplayable on a disc, such as the PPTX and PPT.
So if you try to burn the slideshow file to a disc without converting it into a DVD-compatible format, you cannot play the slideshow on other devices but only take it as a duplicate of the original file.
3. The professional slideshow-to-DVD burning software
You will need a tool to conduct the slideshow-to-DVD conversion, here, you may use Leawo Prof. Media, a helpful DVD burning tool.
Compatible with both video and picture formats, Leawo Prof. Media allows you to burn a video slideshow to a DVD and helps you create a slideshow with imported source images.
Besides, you can design a personal menu for your photo gallery disc. Case in point: you may apply to a built-in template, or download one online, or customize a new one with local images and sound effects.
How to burn a slideshow to DVD
Now, as you get the above 3 things ready, we can start to burn a slideshow to DVD.
Import the slideshow and the blank DVD
For starters, do two things on your computer.
Leawo will process the slideshow and set the inserted DVD as the default destination.
Finish the setup
Next, you may click the Edit button to modify the slideshow.
Then, let’s design a menu for your gallery disc.
Locate the menu template pane on the right of the interface. You can find 3 tabs there, Built-in, Online, and Custom. You can choose one from Built-in and Online tabs or customize one.
Custom your disc menu:
Move your cursor to any built-in template, an icon of Preview appears, click the icon.
Hit Edit to have access to design the menu. Then, you may,
To use this menu, don’t forget to hit Save and name it.
Complete the process
The final step is to click the Burn button on the interface and make sure Leawo will burn it to the inserted disc.
Hit Burn to start. Leawo Prof. Media will work to convert the slideshow to the disc.
When the process is complete, you may eject the DVD and store it in a disc case. The next time you want to enjoy the slideshow, insert the disc into your DVD player.