Problems viewing burned pictures

vbimport

#1

I’m new to burning pictures and videos and a little confused about .dat files. I’m using Nero Express that came with my lite-on burner. I want to free up some space by putting some pictures and videos on cd. I finally figured out that I can view my burned videos (the help in Nero Express offered zero help) using Windows Media Player (quality is not great), but I’ve tried all the programs I can think of(Quick Time, Windows Media Player, Power DVD, Real Player) but can’t seem to be able to view burned pictures. Is it the .dat files i need to try to open? Or do I need to shell out for the full version of Nero? Or can I download an update?
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Thanks in advance for suggestions,

LPP (in frustration)


#2

The .dat file is the slideshow file consisting of your pictures you created in Nero Express. If you have Nero 6 you can use Nero Showtime to playback your slideshow or
Windows Media Player. What vesion of Nero was bundled with your Lite-On recorder? If you want to backup your pictures using Nero Express select Data>Data Disc nero Express will back up your pictures in the original format .jpg or .bmp.