How to unwind a DVD picture disk? Retreive JPG's

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I have a family picture DVD someone has sent me. This is where they
have used a program to take 200 JPGs and put them on a slideshow
format for your home DVD player.

This is great for grandma to view hundreds of pictures for the pennies
it costs to burn a DVD but I want to take these 4 second/picture slide
show and get JPGs from them. I want to organize them on my HD and
print out some pictures.

Any simple way of doing this? The person who authored the DVD didn't
chose the option to leave the JPG on the disk.
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 12:02:58 -0600, Johnathon Winters
    <winter@notsummer.entrio> wrote:

    >I have a family picture DVD someone has sent me. This is where they
    >have used a program to take 200 JPGs and put them on a slideshow
    >format for your home DVD player.
    >
    >This is great for grandma to view hundreds of pictures for the pennies
    >it costs to burn a DVD but I want to take these 4 second/picture slide
    >show and get JPGs from them. I want to organize them on my HD and
    >print out some pictures.
    >
    >Any simple way of doing this? The person who authored the DVD didn't
    >chose the option to leave the JPG on the disk.

    If no jpegs are on the disk, all you are left with is a video stream
    containing thousands of frames of very low resolution images. You can
    capture these but the resulting image will be far too low-rez to
    print. (less than 1Mpixel).

    Contact the person who authored the disk and ask him for a CD
    containing the full-size JPEGs.

    --
    Owamanga!
  2. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    > it costs to burn a DVD but I want to take these 4 second/picture slide
    > show and get JPGs from them. I want to organize them on my HD and
    > print out some pictures.
    >
    > Any simple way of doing this? The person who authored the DVD didn't
    > chose the option to leave the JPG on the disk.

    Any DVD player for the PC with software like WinDVD, CyberDVD, etc,
    can all easily take snapshots of the screen at any time. Simply click
    the button to take a snapshot.

    ---


    HOWEVER - keep in mind the DVD format is limited to about a 0.5
    Megapixel screen capture and is far, far lower in quality than a
    standard 2-7 megapixel consumer digital image. In other words, you're
    picture grab will look okay on screen, but try to print it out as a 4x6"
    print or larger and it will look very pixellated, grainy, and poor in
    comparision to a real photo. Here's where getting the JPGs originals is
    the best way to go if you want the highest quality.

    ---

    In the future, save yourself the trouble when you take digital camera
    pictures! Don't convert them to a DVD Video format!!!! Instead, simply
    burn them as original JPEG image files directly to any CD or DVD disc,
    and PLAY THEM in a DVD player that can display JPEG/Picture CDs as a
    slideshow!

    (eg. Philips DVP642 - highly recommended - see www.fatwallet.com/forums/
    -> search Hot Deals forum for "DVP642" for the longest thread on this
    unit -- this baby plays just about every popular format on the planet
    well; available at walmart.com amazon.com clubmac.com target.com etc for
    <$70)

    These Picture CD/JPEG compatible DVD players don't require any
    conversion at all, display the images at their highest quality on TV,
    and retain the full image information of the original files so you can
    print out beautiful prints anytime in the future. They are also the
    idea way to archive photo images - no conversion at all are done to the
    originals.

    If you want fancy menus and DVD transitions, you can always author a
    DVD Video disc from these images (that'll be stored in the standard
    VIDEO_TS folder on the disc) AND AlSO place a copy of the original JPEG
    files in any other folder on the SAME DVD -- this retains the best of
    both worlds.
  3. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    If the jpeg files are not on the DVD the best thing you can do is play
    the DVD on a computer and screen capture the player window. There are
    a couple of players that give you an option of saving the current
    display.

    If you can get at least 640 x 480 image size you can get decent 4" x 6"
    prints from Walmart or other stores with the Kodak print kiosk.
    These are dye sublimation prints that will look better than your
    typical inkjet.

    You may also be able to resample them to a higher resolution in a paint
    program.
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