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DivX vs SVCD

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by wnnts, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. wnnts

    wnnts Member

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    I currently create SVCD with commercial TEMPGEnc Plus. But MPEG-2 allows mw to write 35 min in a standard 650MB CD.
    I've heard of DivX allowing to store 80-90min of video in a near DVD quality.
    Can someone tell more on this or suggest any utility that I can try.
    p.s. I'm not familiar with DivX coding.
     
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    IS THIS FORUM DEAD?
     
  3. lymph

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    1st prolly have some patience you only posted for 1 day... then you call the forum dead? that wont help you in terms of replies

    2nd divx can fit most on one CD but long movies like we were soldiers .. the quality will suck if on one CD

    use gordian knot, its simple to use and you can choose to compress with divx 3 or 5

    otherwise you can use xvid the new one still beta so up to you
     
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    yeah if you encode with the divx codec you can fit a 3 hour movie on a 700 mb cd although quality wont be that great, personally, 90-100 min. movie is ideal for fitting onto one disk, also you can choose almost any resolution with DivX, Im not too sure about svcds but i think it only allows one resolution setting. the only drawback with DivX is that you cant watch them on standalone dvd players, youd have to watch them on your comp. if you really want to know more visit DivX.com.
     
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    Unless of course you have video out on your video card, then you can watch the movie on your tv :)
     
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    OK, thank for replies!
    I downloaded the latest DivX codec but VirtualDub doesn't run (it cannot find VWF driver see below*), also it cannot open AVI file which I captured with Ulead Video Studio 6.
    As I cannot run VirtualDUB I cannot run DivX codec. What would you suggest un this case?

    *(system: win2k sp2, directx8.1)
    vfwwdm32.dll is present and registry settings
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaResourc
    es\msvideo
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    seems to be ok after a fresh system install.
    I have installed DirectX 8.1 which seems to include DV update but I get an error by VirtualDub!!!
     
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    Ah, those you keep dubbing will soon succeed!
     
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    Definately :)
     
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    I prefer SVCD to divx for 2 reasons, I can play it back on a stand alone! Also if you make VBR SVCD then the quality will be much higher and you can fit more on a cd aswell!! You can use 2 pass encoding with TMPGEnc Plus. I use DVD2SVCD with CCE SP, 4 pass encoding and the quality is very near dvd quality!!
     
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    Dela,
    CCE is a verry expensive tool and I cannot afford it! I'm a home amateur and shoot via miniDV camera.
     
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    So why not 2 pass with TMPGEnc Plus?
     
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    Good idea. I shall try.
    Now I use predefined template for SVCD (constant bitrate) in order to create a CD that will be played by a standalone DVD player.
    I don't know If I will be able to play custom SVCD (vbr) on my DVD player! Thats is the question, but I'm very satisfied with TMPGEnc Plus and cbr.
    p.s. I'm a newbie in this business!
     
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    Usually svcd compatible dvd players have no trouble with vbr!
     

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