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[bold]VCD help for a newb[/bold]

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by 0ldskool, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. 0ldskool

    0ldskool Member

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    im a complete noob to vcd's and i mean complete. i dont even really understand wat they r. so i was just hoping some1 would answer my questions.
    1. what does VCD stand for.
    2. how do such big movies fit on a single cd-r
    3. how do i create VCD's
    4. Can i put VCD's onto a dvd-r
    5. What programs do i need to make VCD's and
    where do i get them from
    6. How do i burn them onto a cd-r, cd+r or a dvd-r
    if possible
     
  2. Mick69

    Mick69 Guest

    1. what does VCD stand for
    VideoCD
    2. how do such big movies fit on a single cd-r
    700mb cd-r's can hold up to 80 minutes of vcd(mpeg-1) footage, if a movie is over 80mins long it has to be split over 2 or 3 discs depending on just how long the movie is.
    3. how do i create VCD's
    with a mpeg encoder
    4. Can i put VCD's onto a dvd-r
    yes you can. heres the guide:. http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/vcd_to_dvd-r.cfm
    5. What programs do i need to make VCD's and
    where do i get them from

    well there are alot of mpeg encoders out there, some give out poor quality, some give out great quality. i use tmpgenc to do all my encodes because the quality is great and there are alot of options and settings you can modify to get the exact output your looking for, you can get the free version of tmpgenc here:. http://download.pegasys-inc.com/download_files/TMPGEnc-2.524.63.181-Free.zip ...if you want to encode to svcd(supervideocd) or dvd tho you'll have to buy the full version. heres a very basic guide to help you get started with tmpgenc:. http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/tmpgenc_basic_guide.cfm
    6. How do i burn them onto a cd-r, cd+r or a dvd-r
    if possible

    i think your a bit confused, theres only 1 kind of recordable compact disc and thats cd-r, but there are 3 different types of recordable dvds, dvd-r, dvd+r and dvd-ram, for a vcd or svcd you simply burn to a cd-r, but for a dvd you have two choices, dvd-r or dvd+r, i use dvd-r discs but +r discs work just as well(dvd-ram is mostly used for storage).

    now in answer to your question, once youve converted your video files to vcd with tmpgenc(or whatever mpeg encoder you used) you'll have to author and burn the file with a burning app like nero or something similar. download a time limited trail version of nero here:. ftp://ftp.us.nero.com/Nero6603.exe

    and thats pretty much it, hope this explains it all clearly...if you got any other questions just ask

    cheers
     
  3. 0ldskool

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    thnx but i dont have any cd-r and im 2 lazy to buy them so ill find some other way to burn the movies.

    i was just wondering if u knew how to take a downloaded avi and how to burn it to a dvd-r. ive tried to figure it out but im completely lost.
     
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    And since you're so lazy you didn't read http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/110106 , isn't it?

    A suggestion: a VCD is the easiest, SVCD are good only from excellent-quality AVIs and DVDs are useful to contain only multiple VCD or SVCD or for direct backup DVD --> DVD-R.
    Making a 4.5 GB movie from a 600 MB AVI is, of, course, a loss of time and work...
     
  5. Mick69

    Mick69 Guest

    follow this guide carefully and you shouldnt have any dramas...but as i said before, if you got any specific questions just ask. http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_avi_to_dvd.cfm

    sorry aldaco but thats rubbish. ive seen some amazing looking 600-700mb xvid/divx files and getting the maximum possible quality out of those avis doesnt seem like a waste of time to me, an avi converted to dvd is at least 10x better than if you had of converted to vcd/svcd...

    but also remember oldskool, garbage in=garbage out no matter what format you choose to encode to, so bear that in mind.
     

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