It'll be just a couple of days to our son's first birthday. My wife and I planned to have a photo slideshow of his pictures from the day he was born to present. Everything was really smooth sailing, from the choosing of the pics and the music to play with it until converting to to a video format. The challenging part was when we found out that it should be playable with a DVD player since it was the only available media in the restaurant where the party will be held.
I started with an MP4 format but it was rejected by our player. Then, an AVI format as most of DVDs were but failed again. After several minutes to an hour, I was hoping the MPEG2 format would play, but like the rest, it didn't. Good thing we purchased a rewritable DVD, I just erased and replaced its contents.
And just when I was about to give up and ask others to do it for me, I read about the VOB video format. No harm in giving it one last try, and what do you know, it finally worked. Success at last... one down and a lot to go. Good luck to us. Yahweh bless.