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We have discontinued the Digital Image Suite products. Many digital imaging features and tools can be found in new Microsoft products and services. One such product is Windows Vista. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/seeit/sharephotos/default.mspxThere are several versions of Digital Imagining 2006. Only two versions include VCD capabilities. Your version of Digital Imagining 2006 may or may not include VCD capabilities. If your version of Digital Imagining 2006 does not include VCD capabilities, you will have use another method to burn a VCD. If you are running Windows Vista, you can use Windows Movie Maker or Windows Photo Gallery to burn a VCD. Or, you can purchase a third-party add-in.
If a Digital Image function does not work as it should in Windows Vista, try to use tools that are included in Windows Vista. For example, try to use Windows Movie Maker or Windows Photo Gallery.
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You can create DVDs quickly and easily by using Windows DVD Maker. You can add video, add pictures, add audio, make slide shows, or add your Windows Movie Maker projects. After you add the files, you can burn your DVD with one click. Or, you can select from several menu styles and several slide show options to customize your DVD before you burn it. Or, you can customize your DVD menus and write the DVD menu text yourself.
After you create a DVD, you can play the DVD in a DVD drive to watch your movies and slide shows on TV. For more information about how to use Windows DVD Maker to burn a DVD, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
You try to archive digital photos or to burn a video CD (VCD) from a Photo Story slide show in Microsoft Digital Image. When you do this, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms.
These issues occur for one or more of the following reasons:
To resolve this issue in Windows Vista, follow these steps.
Note Many features of the Digital Image product line have been added to Windows Vista. This procedure is an alternative option for Photo Story to burn the VCD on a computer that is running Windows Vista.
To publish and to burn a movie to a VCD, follow these steps:
To resolve this issue in Windows XP, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.
Note If the following methods do not resolve the issue when you use the Archiving or VCD feature in Digital Image, the product has been discontinued, and no new version of updates will be released.
If you bought the product within the last 45 days and if the following methods do not resolve the issue, you can return Digital Image at the point of purchase.
For information about the Microsoft Satisfaction Guarantee, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/productrefund/refund.mspxIf you are using Photo Story 3.1 to burn VCDs and if the following methods do not resolve the issue, you can download and install Photo Story 3.0 as a workaround. Be aware that you may have to purchase additional third-party software.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 1: Grant administrative rightsTo resolve this issue, grant administrative rights to the user, or create a new user account that has administrative rights.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
To grant administrative rights to the user, follow these steps:
Method 2: Use third-party softwareTo resolve this issue, use a different burning device, or archive digital photos to the hard disk. Then, use third-party burning software to burn the files to a CD.
Use the Disk Cleanup tool to remove temporary files and any nonessential programs or files to free hard disk space.
For more information about the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/ )Description of the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows XP
Method 3: Remove ampersand charactersTo resolve this issue, search for and then remove any ampersand (&) characters from the photo file names. Then, try to archive the photo files.
Article ID: 951717 - Last Review: May 5, 2008 - Revision: 2.0