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burning vcd files to dvd-r

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by moneyline, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. moneyline

    moneyline Member

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    is this possible, i could put movies on to a dvd-r, does anyone know if its possible to do it through nero
     
  2. whassup

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    Yes, you can do it. With Nero? Only if you use it for burning.

    You'll need to 1) re-encode to DVD standard or 2) demux, re-sample audio to 48Khz. Method 2 isn't great for stand-alone compatibility.
     
  3. moneyline

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    what i mean is, since a dvd-r is 4.7 gig and a cdr is 700 mb, i can burn vcd movies to cdr, but a dvd-r would hold much more vcd movies. can i use a dvd-r instead of a cdr?
     
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    Your standalone will not play an authored vcd on a dvd-r. You will have to copy the .dat from the cd to your computer and rename it with a .mpg extension. I would then recommend using DVD-Lab to author this mpeg into dvd format, which is a series of .ifo's, .bup's, vob's., etc. containted in a VIDEO_TS folder you would then burn with Nero. As whassup said the audio will have to be converted to 48Khz in the process as well, DVD-Lab has built-in tools for this function. This method however, may not be compatible with your standalone player, and requires a good bit of work, so I will hesitate to go into any further detail for now until I am sure you are ready and willing to attempt.
     
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    hey Mattrage, what do you mean by a method not being compatible with a standalone player? do you mean it might not work on a dvd player after you burn it?

    because I have used the method you described like 3 different times, but when I put it into the dvd player, it just shows a flickering menue with music, I can't do anything fromt there either.
     
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    That is correct, this method is not compatible with all standalones, even among those that play recordable media, as vcd/svcd are not dvd-compliant resolutions. This is likely the cause of your problem; the only other likely possibility would be an ntsc/pal discrepancy. You might try another method which involves "patching" the mpeg header to a DVD-compliant resolution, usually on the first frame, to "trick" the dvd authoring tool and dvd player. There are several tools available for this purpose, I found the following in a google search:

    http://www.8086.info/mpegpatch/
    http://mitglied.lycos.de/dvdpatcher/

    Good luck!
     

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