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AVI to VCD

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by tiltsax, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. tiltsax

    tiltsax Member

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    I used Flaskmpeg to create an AVI movie and have no problems playing it with WMP. How do I make this AVI file into a VCD (which has something like Cdi, karaoke, Segment, Vcd files in the disc) which can be played in DVD stand alone player? I was told that I have to use TMPGEnc to convert the AVI file into MPEG in order to make a VCD. If so, is it better just to encode the DVD file into mpeg file with Flaskmpeg from the beginning?

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    Chien
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Yeah, definately re-encoding (you've once encoded the video into DivX already) is a _bad_ idea, because you lose quality. So I recommend that you rip your movies to VCD/MPEG-1 format directly from the DVD if possible.

    We have some good tutorials available at our article section, check them first.
     
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    Thanx for the information. So should I just encode the DVD file into MPEG-1 file by Flaskmpeg with output formate of bbMPEG encoder instead of AVI output? If yes, will those VCD files, (like Cdi, karaoke, Segment, Vcd), be created with the mpeg file at the same time?

    Is mpeg-1 better than avi file?What is the difference??

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    Uh... Many basic, basic questions. But as I now have more time, I can do this ;-) First of all, read this:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/

    ...understand it and read it again, that gives you really much better understanding of video formats and their differences.

    Anyway, yes rip the video to MPEG-1 format directly with Flask. Then you need to have CD writer software that supports VideoCD format, like Ahead's Nero or Easy CD Creator Platinum:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005AC56/afterdawncom
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005BGB2/afterdawncom

    ...just use those tools (both are commercial) and select VideoCD as the disc format and drag&drop the MPEG-1 file to the layout and burn the CD. Software adds the directories, etc automatically -- YOU CAN'T DO THOSE BY YOURSELF, because even that you see the dirs, the physical structure of the CD is totally different than those of regular data CDs.
     

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