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CED Digest Vol. 4 No. 48  •  12/4/1999


Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 03:33:44 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: RE: Slide Show Programs

>A better program that does slide shows for the Mac is:
>GraphicConverter 3.7 [available at or your favorite 
>InfoMac ftp mirror] Shareware: $35, startup nag screen.

Oddly enough, GraphicConverter is what I used to process the images on
the CED Magic CD-ROM. The raw images added up to 2.5 GB of data and
required 5 CD-ROM's, but GraphicConverter was able to batch process them
into compressed JPEG's so they would just fit on one CD-ROM.

The advantage of using GraphicConverter and other slide show programs
is their ability to scale-down the caddy images to fill the computer
screen from top to bottom and present them against a black background.
But there are some caveats for the use of these programs on the CED
Magic CD-ROM. The sheer number of images on the CD-ROM means there will
be a delay in starting up the slide show if all the images are selected.
On a 450 MHz G4 Macintosh, GraphicConverter analyzed the images for 15
minutes before starting the show, and the show would take 8 hours or
more to start up on an older 25 MHz Macintosh. Most slide show programs
also only let you select all the images, so the slide show will show both
sides of each caddy, which isn't as visually effective from a distance
as displaying just the front sides. If the program happens to have a file
name search filter, you can search on the text string "1.jpg" which will
display all the Side 1 caddy images.

For Windows 95/98/NT, a good shareware slide show program for the CD-ROM
is Simple Viewer, available at this site:

This program requires about 5 minutes of initial configuration that involves
opening each subfolder in the title-database folder on the CD-ROM and
adding the files to the slide show. But once completed, the configuration
can be saved and started up on subsequent occasions with little delay.

I'm planning on making configurations for displaying just the front sides
of the caddies for some of the Mac and PC shareware slide show programs.
When completed, these will be available in the Software Downloads section
at CED Magic.


Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 07:51:01 -0500
From: Nick Newlin
Subject: I have 11 Elvis CEDs.  What category on ebay?

I have 11 Elvis CED's.
I wonder what category I should try to sell them under in ebay?

I have seen stuff in books, music, movies: Movies: CED
and in Books, Movies, Music:Movies:Videos:General (this was an Elvis
but there is also.Collectibles:Memorabilia:Rock-n-Roll:Elvis:Movie

I don't have a CED player.  I just got these at a thrift store because
they looked interesting and I thought they might have some
resale value to an Elvis collector.

Now, of course, I'm interested in CED's and will probably look around
for a player to test these out before I sell them!

Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated.



From: ChadBeaky
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 23:38:43 EST
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 4 No. 47

I need to know how to take the spindle off of 100w.The screws will not 
turn.There are two screws.

Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 07:00:26 -0500
From: Roy Helfrick
Subject: Player and Disks for Sale

My father has a SFT100 disk player and about 100 disks he would
like to sell. Could you tell me the best venue for doing this?


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