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Slideshow Auto-play on a PC

Mar 30, 2007
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MacBook Pro

I'm a recent refugee from the world of PC where I used to use some software called PicturesToExe to create image slideshows set to music. I could export these as exe files to be run automatically on other PCs.

I'd like to use my Mac to create a slideshow, either with iPhoto or PhotoToMovie software but I'd like it to autorun on a PC running XP without needing the owner of the PC to install any special software.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Can I create a .mov file and set up a CD or DVD to auto-play the movie when inserted into a PC drive? Is there a way that I can make a movie that will play on a PC if I purchase the Pro version of Quicktime? Ideally, I need to be able to specify the screen size (1024x768) and have the movie appear full-screen without any user intervention.

I've looked at a few things but haven't figured out how best to do this yet. Any suggestions?
Mar 4, 2006
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You could make a slideshow in iDVD. Its really simple, and once you do it you can play is just like you would play a DVD on the PC.
You could also make a slideshow in iphoto or in the finder, and then use a program like Snapz Pro (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/) to capture it, and then play it fullscreen in quicktime pro on the PC with it set to loop.
I'm not sure if Snapz records music so you could put some music in with iMovie.

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