Win 7: how to show presentation of images and videos in order they were taken?


I have a folder with both images (.jpg) and videos (.MTS) that I want to show in the order they were taken.

I can't seem to find a way to do that.

If I click on the first image file (a jpg) and select 'Windows photo viewer' or 'preview' I can go through all the jpgs in order, but it skips the videos.

If I click on a video I can select 'play' or 'windows media player' and it will play that video.

But I want to be able to go from the first jpg I took, then the next, then the video I shot after that, and then the jpg after that, and so on - so I can show everything in order, easily.

Is there a way to do that, or another program I could download (free?),


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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Because you are dealing with different formats you need a program that can handle these multiple formats.  

Videolan (VLC) will play multiple formats to select images you have to in the selection box use the (all files) option in order to select image files.

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St_Aug_Beach_BumAuthor Commented:
Hi Ve3ofa,

Thank you, I've been playing around with this and see I can get both types of files to open, but I'm confounded how to open them by order of date/time.

It's like I can start using it on the first jpg, and press the arrow and get the second and third jpg, but once it gets on an mts file it skips the jpgs and just shows the videos.

I tried making a playlist, but it's listing (and showing) everything in order of file type, I don't see a way to do it by time/date. I don't have much experience with setting playlists.

I want to be able to show them the say way they were displayed on the camera - with jpgs/videos intermixed and in order of when they were taken.

St_Aug_Beach_BumAuthor Commented:
I might have it using picasa, not sure yet, testing...
St_Aug_Beach_BumAuthor Commented:
Yep, worked with picasa - but thank you for your help.
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