VSO PhotoDVD is a program to create an animated slideshow of your digital pictures to watch them on a regular home DVD player
From the official site:
VSO PhotoDVD is probably one of the easiest programs to create an animated slideshow of your digital pictures to watch them on a regular home DVD player. Don't waste time on complex products when you can simply share your digital pictures on a DVD with friends or family.
VSO PhotoDVD takes your digital pictures and animates them to create a standard DVD movie. You can add optional soundtracks and comments to your pictures using DVD subtitles. The result is attractive and vibrant. The product is very easy to use and it is compatible with your DVD writer.
A wizard style interface lets you define the folders or files where to select the pictures. You can define multiple lists of music files to play in the background, and add up to 3 channels of DVD subtiles. The transitions and animations of your pictures are completely automatic and will enhance the experience of sharing your best memories. Use focus points to highlight the details of your pictures, like the sparkling eyes of your new born baby.
You can watch the results on a regular TV or computer using a DVD Player. This format uses the best quality available at the moment. A copy of your source files is stored in the DVD project and lets you keep trace of your digital pictures without quality loss using a computer.
Supported picture formats: JPG, GIF, BMP, ANI, PCX, EMF, WMF, and more...
Supported audio formats for background music: MP3, WMA, OGG, MPC, WAV, APE
Awesome pan and zoom effects
Fullscreen (4:3) and Widescreen (16:9) output
DVD output on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW media (Single or Double Layer)
Specify a focus point for each picture (highlighted by zoom techniques)
Basic picture editing (rotation, black and white or color, etc.)
Up to three subtitles tracks (for different languages)
Up to three audio tracks for different background music
Supports both PAL and NTSC formats
Fast and highgrade MPEG2 encoder
Universal DVD burning engine included
Multilingual support (available languages... )
The official change log for version 126.96.36.199 is as follows:
New features include:
new outputs to web format .mp4 for uploading to sites like Youtube, MySpace, dailymotion, etc
High definition output
new preview model (apply transition and animation in real time as the photos are playing in preview slideshow mode)