Is this a quick/simple way to convert a bunch of JPG stills into some sort of video file so it can be played back in VLC? If the convertion can be done using VLC, that would be preferred.
You can also use Portable movie maker.
Even you can also use Picasa 3 which has a feature that does exactly this - basically, it saves the slideshow into a saved video file - works nicely.
I use mencoder to assemble a series of jpeg frames into an avi, which can then be easily played back in VLC
mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf fps=24 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=1:vbitrate=12800:autoaspect=1 -o video.avi
you may want to play with the lavcopts but that should get you going...
ps. I tried to do this with VLC itself but just couldn't figure it out