PowerPoint (or similar) Slide Show?


#1

I am looking to use my WDTV Live Plus to play inside my retail store.  I was hoping to have it play a Power Point or similar slideshow that could have a mix of video and photo slides.  I would like to be able to set the length of time the photos display for, etc.  Is this possible?


#2

You can definitely create a playlist – but whether it can play a mix of videos and stills I don’t know.  Try the freeware Playlist Creator to see.

If that doesn’t work you could use Powerpoint assuming you could output to a video format (like AVI).  It’s been years since I’ve used PP so I don’t remember if it does this, but you can always check it out.


#3

You can tell PowerPoint to output your slideshow as JPG files.    Put the JPGs in one folder, then launch the slideshow in the WDTV.   Works pretty well for that.


#4

If I do that, is there a way (within WDTV Live Plus) to set the length of time a particular JPG will be displayed for?


#5

You can set up the length of time within the live plus. ( 3 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 secs , 1 / 5 minutes) You can also set transition effects if you want them.


#6

Right; the same time applies to all files; no variability like you can do in a PPT slideshow itself.