Assuming you have XP There is no extra software required. Simply make a selection of images and click and drag or copy and paste to your CD drive. Insert a DVD-R disk in the drive and follow the prompts. If you have difficulty with this then there is free software to download XPburnerPro being the most popular. As regards the DVD player playing the disc, that is up to the player there are many player configurations out there some players being very picky about the type of disk they will play. Conversely- the more 'High-End'[pricey] the player the pickier they tend to be, whereas a £20 cheapy from Asda/Comet etc., will play them all. On a cruise this year we needed to run a VXCD of a slide show I had made on a previous cruise on the same ship, on the ships broadcast system -we had our doubts -but the Techie said have no fear we have just the player for this and there in this High-Tech studio with all the latest broadcast kit was a Wall Mart cheapy- the show ran a treat on the big cinema screen.