Software for text transfer to a DVD

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  1. tim west

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    Bit of a strange request but does anyone know of a way to transfer a lot of text to a dvd so that it can be viewed on a domestic DVD player? The recipient doesn't have access to a PC.

    There is too much text to print out it would cost a fortune so i thought there may be some viewing software that could be burnt along with the text thats compatible with the dvd standard?

    I suppose i could save each page as a graphic but that would take ages, what im looking for is a dvd player compatible E-book viewing program, does one exist?

    Or maybe someone has another way around the problem?
     
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  3. Softus

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    I'm not pretending to know much about this - just chewing the cud...

    AFAIK a DVD player doesn't have any capability to run DVD-based software, because it can merely decode MPEG-2 data on distribution media.

    I have a hunch that there might be a more elegant solution, but in the absence of one you could create a movie to display the text. Clearly you'd the likes of Pinnacle Studio, or Adobe Premiere, unless there's a simpler and free package out there.

    Or maybe you could send this person a letter?
     
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    Tim,
    If you have Office with Powerpoint

    Use PDF Creator to convert your documents to PDF

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

    Then import the PDF to PowerPoint :

    http://digital-vector-maps.com/tutorial-import-pdf-into-powerpoint.aspx

    Powerpoint displays can be burned to DVDs


    Checkout these links:
    first u have to download pdf to ppt converter

    http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&cli...

    then you have to convert this ppt to video

    http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&cli...

    then burn it in DVD and run in DVD player

    dave
     
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    That sounds like a great idea thanks very much guys :D
     
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    Nero DVD Burner allows the creation of a Slideshow. You could render all of your text pages into images (jpeg or whatever) then create a DVD slide show.

    Hope it helps.
     
  9. tim west

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    Thanks for the response, that was what i initially thought i'd have to do, a long laborious task though as there are many many pages of text, therefore i was hoping that i could just burn the text file along with a dvd standard viewing program like an e-book viewer you can get for the PC onto the DVD
     
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    what about an auto scanner? One with a feeder so that it scans images in from a feed then automatically creates the scanned file as a image, or something of that nature.
     
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    get an old laptop off of Freecycle, even a 360 processor one will enable you to read text files.
     
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    The recipient is elderly and just about can control a DVD player let alone a computer so thats not an option im afraid but thanks anyway.
    I'll probably end up taking the file to a printers and pay a kings ransom.
     
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