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17.07.2008, 10:17 PM
I am an older guy, not terribly computer literate. I am tremendously impressed by the ethic of this irfanview guy, Irfan Skiljan.
That being said, I am having some difficulty making a slideshow. Sorting and arranging images would be much simpler if one could view thumbnails together, deleting and arranging the thumbnails enabled.
Also, I have never had a successful burn, although The Nero plug-in is loaded.

18.07.2008, 12:56 AM
Hi nels,

See the capture hereunder. Maybe useful to solve your problem.


18.07.2008, 08:32 PM
There are some useful features in the new v4.20 of Irfanview. If you open a folder of thumbnails in the Thumbnail viewer, you can now drag them around into the order you want them. You can also remove ones you do not want without deleting the file from the folder (Ctrl+Del). When you have finished you can right click and choose to start the slideshow with them, or save or append them to the slide list there. A big step forward.

19.07.2008, 06:33 AM
Thank you both. It sounds like the next upgrade will have just the features I had been pining for. I am working my way through with the preview window, but moving files from one end to the other of a 200+ slide show, individually, one click at a time, is tedeous. But, I'm learning to do it.
I'm still expeiencing failed burns but I have reinstalled, or updated nero which I had not been using, relying mostly on img.
Thanks. Ff the burn works, I'm pleased with what Irfanview built and plays on my computer. I look forward to modifying music files in Audacity and using precise bits with the slideshow.
Marvelous potential for someone who still remembers when dad came home with our brand new 1956 Chevy.

19.07.2008, 07:01 AM
That's disappointing. I though I was updating Nero, it asked to get by my firewall and restart. When my computer came back up, Nero was gone. I have never paid to upgrade Nero, the disk "7" I have, came bundled with the hardware.
Would it do any good to try to reinstall it from the disk?
Is there any other way?

19.07.2008, 07:35 AM
I re-installed from disk Nero 7 Essentials. Still no go.
Is it necessary to buy a priority software liscense to use the burn feature of this program?

19.07.2008, 01:47 PM
Hi Nels,

I just had a look at burning slideshow to CD with IrfanView ver 4.20. In the dialog is written:
"This feature requires Nero Burning ROM (full) and Nero-Plugin for IrfanView".
You are speaking of "Nero 7 Essentials", which is probably not Nero Burning ROM (full). If these are equivalent, then did you install the appropriate IrfanView plug-ins?

I have to admit that I don't exactly know what result one gets so. Maybe saving your slideshow as an EXE and then burning the EXE on a CD could do the job for you?


20.07.2008, 01:57 AM
I was so pleased with this Irfan Skiljan. Bestowing his wonderful program on the masses.

Then, I got excited about his slideshow creation feature. And I spent hours learning to use it and arranging images, then, adding background music. Only to run into a brick wall when I realized it would be necessary to buy a proprietary software license in order to burn the show to disk for a stand alone player.

This is a hard concept for me to understand. Surely, there are open source equivalents to Nero. If Irfan Skiljan has given his program away, that those of us less fortunate might enjoy a powerful image manipulation tool, perhaps a feature, to allow other that the proprietary heelots to control who can use it for burning, awaits only some knowledgeable person to write the program.

I pray that is the sentiment of Mr. Skiljan. And that such a program will be written with godsspeed. :)

20.07.2008, 02:39 AM
I think there is some misunderstanding!

1. IrfanView is not Open Source, there is no claim anywhere to that effect. Do not confuse freeware with free beer ;)

2. It is not necessary to purchase anything to burn a slideshow to CD. The Nero plugin is a convenience for those who do have that program, but it is not required to do it that way. It may be easier -- I don't know, I don't use Nero.
The manual method is described clearly in the Help file so that anyone should be able to create a CD slideshow using free methods.

I hope this makes it clearer :)

20.07.2008, 03:18 AM
Freeware is just free to use, Open Source means that the source files of the program are available to others, so they can contribute in programming the software.

I have my doubts about this kind of plugins anyway. Too much dependent of external developments and versions.
I don't use the bulky Nero either. There are burner apps, 10 times as small, performing a burn as well, like Deepburner (http://www.xs4all.nl/~samzen/download/deepburner1.7z)

20.07.2008, 06:38 AM
The Nero 6 burner is not so bulky at all. That is if you take only the burner minus the video and media management bloat.

But the burning problem is secondary. Can IrfanView render the slideshow to video?

21.07.2008, 01:17 AM
2 j7n
I didn't know that. In earlier versions it was not possible to skip the bloat. Another No of mine, was the fact that, if uninstalled,
it was quite difficult to remove the traces of Nero still in the registry afterwards.

And I agree that IrfanView is not designed to be a video-maker. Maybe some video-capture app could do the job.

30.07.2008, 02:32 AM
Offensive comment removed (mod)

I was excited to discover Irfanview.
And I spent many hours compiling a slideshow, even inserting appropriate music just where I felt it should go. What a wonderful feature that is.
The program is wonderful, Irfan Skiljan must be a tremendous person to allow his program to be used free.
What I cannot understand is why the slideshow I create on his free and open program, in order that I might use it, as in share it on a stand alone DVD/VCD player, is it necessary for me to buy priority software to burn the slideshow to disc.
Would Mr. Skiljan, or someone in his stead, write a plug-in that allows burning with open source software, such as InfraRecorder . Irfan; Infra: its almost like they were destined for each other.

Just my two cents. But from where I’m sitting, on one hand Mr. Skiljan is a heroic, power to the people kind of guy, on the other hand, he’s a pimp for priority software maker, Nero. In all the years I’ve used a computer, I’ve never found it necessary to buy, or even considered buying Nero. And I’ve burned movies and documents and images to disc frequently.

Thank you for your time.

30.07.2008, 03:19 AM
You already posted this ten days ago (http://en.irfanview-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t=2407&highlight=open+source). Are you a bot?

30.07.2008, 03:57 AM
And I wrote a reply in the previous thread, making it perfectly clear that the argument is groundless. The poster has simply not RTFM.

Either this person does not remember where he posted, or does not care -- whether out of sheer care-less-ness or perhaps some other reason...

30.07.2008, 06:47 AM
IrfanView can supposedly burn Video CDs if the Nero plugin is installed. How does it work? When is the video stream created?

Video CD is pretty much useless due to limited resolution and MPEG-1 compression. So, no matter purchased or pirated, Nero will not solve anything. What you need is capability to output different exact resolutions of video (American and European standards), a good video encoder, and a program that will burn this video in a way your hardware device can read it ("DVD authoring").

Or better, forget about this extremely complex and lossy procedure, and view the slideshow on a good video monitor, which is connected to a computer.

Bhikkhu Pesala
30.07.2008, 10:21 AM

If you wish to use this forum, you need to learn some basic manners.

1. Do not post the same issue repeatedly in multiple threads.
2. Do not post defamatory comments about IrfanView or its creator.

Your three threads on this topic have been merged, and moved to the off-topic forum because OpenSource programs for burning to CD does not concern IrfanView or its Nero Plugin.

I have the Nero Suite, as I suspect a lot of other users do. It came free with my PC, so if I needed to burn a slideshow to CD I would not need to purchase anything. If you have a CD/DVD burner, it probably came with its own software.

31.07.2008, 01:19 AM
Hm. In my language 'bot' means 'rude'..
And I don't fancy the repeated 'over the top' slimy comments about Irfan. And then calling him a pimp.

Arguments are not correct here. If one buys a computer, one probably gets a disk with an OEM-version of Nero with it, as Bhikkhu states.
So in fact one has bought Nero, because the costs of the license are included in the price of the pc.

But this InfraRecorder is a nice tip, although OT.

03.08.2008, 12:13 AM
I apologize for my ignorance. And, I thank you guys for enlightening me.

If I have saved a slideshow as an exe file, is it possible to unpack it that I might work with it again?

Bhikkhu Pesala
03.08.2008, 10:25 AM
From the Hotkeys section of the Help File:

EXE Slideshow:

E Extract all files from EXE slideshow
T or N Show/hide image text
F Change/loop the full screen display/fit option
F1 Show help infos

04.08.2008, 03:52 AM
All is forgiven :D