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Mpeg to SVCD

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by Chasehome, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. Chasehome

    Chasehome Guest

    I have made the mpeg using tmpeg. But I can't seem to create a SVCD. I have used vcdeasy but it says that it cannot burn the cd in the final phase. So I used easy cd creator 5.0 platnium, and it says that it cannot use my particular mpeg file.
    Now I am getting suggestions to use Nero.
    But what is my problem with tmpeg, and easy cd creator 5.0? When the mpeg plays fine on the pc.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Well, basically everything plays OK with PC, even freaking AVIs :)

    Ok, I assume that your problem is with SVCD encoding -- you know that SVCD is pretty much different than VCD (read good descs for both at http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/ ).

    Ok, when you have your source and you load it with TMPGEnc, click from bottom-right corner the Load button to load SuperVideoCD template -- one that matches with your original source material (NTSC, FILM or PAL). Then set your settings using the settings page -- remember that max. bitrate needs to be less than appx. 2200kbit/sec because otherwise it's not SVCD compliant.

    And I don't really know much about EasyCD Creator, but at least version 4 didn't support SuperVCD burning. I always use Nero for SVCD burning. Nero can be purchased from here:

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

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    If I am understanding right, you are saying that if I didn't use the right template when making the mpeg then that is where I may have my problem?
    The orginal DVD was in NTSC widescreen format, and I used a combo software package by VCDeasy to rip and encode the movie, and then to split the movie into two halves.
    I choose to use a 16:9 with 625 lines pal format for the template. I followed the recomendations on the website of VCDeasy, and it said to keep the ratio's equivilent to that of the original. But if this was wrong then I need to go back two steps and re-encode the file again?
     
  4. Chasehome

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    I downloaded the demo of Nero, and it tells me that the mpeg I created is a mpeg2 and I need to convert it into a mpeg1 in order to be burned into a VCD.
    I believe that may be the problem that I was having with Easy CD creator.
    I will read up on the difference between mpeg2 and mpeg1 but until then does anyone have any suggestions on how to convert?
     
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    Nonono, if it is in MPEG-2 it is for SuperVCD -- just select SVCD as your format and Nero will accept it. You don't need to convert it to anything.
     
  6. Chasehome

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    Well I am no longer a SVCD virgin. I have successfully burned my first SVCD. Thanks to your help "webmaster". However now that I have done it I would like to understand the final step a little better.
    I used VCDeasy to create something called a bin/cue file. What is that and why do I need it?
    Why can I not use VCDeasy to create this file and then do the SVCD burn without using Nero?
     

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