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Windows Media Player 11

ckristoff 11 964 Wales
2 Oct 2008 6:00PM

this may be a silly question, but here goes.....

Is Windows Media Player 11, suitable for writing photo files to a CD or DVD? I'm asking because I haven't done this before!

I have an external Seagate 500GB hard drive which I'm also using, but feel it would be a good idea to store my main images on CD or DVD?

Another question, how do I archive my raw files? Do I just leave them on the external hard drive?

I look forward to your replies. Be aware that all this stuff is new to me.


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strawman 12 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 6:39PM
I would not use Media player for this, it is a video and music player.

Many versions of windows come with a built in Burner piece of software, Xp and vista should. Also you often get some form of burner software with a new drive.

I would suggest using something like Nero or Easy CD.

And I back up the same files to DVD as I do to a hard drive. RAW files go across OK.
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
2 Oct 2008 6:47PM
I use an external hard drive but I also back-up onto cd's and dvd's. I backup everything, jpegs,raws,psd's etc.

ckristoff 11 964 Wales
2 Oct 2008 6:50PM
Strawman, franken,

thank you for your useful replies.

I believe I do have Nero on my PC. Just got to figure out how to use it!

Paul Morgan 15 18.2k 6 England
2 Oct 2008 8:58PM
Photo story 3 works well and is free.
ckristoff 11 964 Wales
2 Oct 2008 9:49PM
Thank you Chris and Paul,

Chris, worry not. One day I would like to be able to create a DVD for showing images.

Paul Morgan 15 18.2k 6 England
2 Oct 2008 10:38PM
Lol you have a point there Chris Smile

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