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Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by cwl, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. cwl

    cwl Member

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    I am a newbie so please bear with me.

    Is there a noticeable diffference in quality between VCD and SVCD? Most of my viewing will be done with a laptop and some with a standalone player.

    Is there a prefered way of ripping DVD to make SVCD's (burning with a dvd/cdrom burner) that is easy for a newbie?

    If I create a VCD or SVCD with a PAL version will the CD play on a non PAL player?

    Thanks in advance
    cwl
     
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    SVCD is MPEG-2, so the quality is much higher and SVCD supports VBR encoding which makes it a lot better than VCD!!

    DVD2SVCD with CCE SP is the easiest and probably the besyt way to make svcd from DVD!!
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Is the difference in quality between SVCD and VCD worthe extra time and effort?

    I have a mpg of one of my dvd's and ran it in window media player. It runs about 1/3 of the size. Will the size increase once its on disc or will it get distorted once it is on a cd and enlarged?

    Thanks
     
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    If you plan to play it on a dvd player hooked to a tv, there's a big difference. If you plan to play it on a pc, the difference is not as bad. Here's how I decide which way to do it: if it is less than 60 minutes then I use svcd (1 disk). IF it is between 60 and 80 minutes I do vcd(1 disk). If it's between 80 and 120 minutes, I go back to svcd because either way (vcd or svcd) it will take 2 disks.
    Also, svcd picture size is bigger than vcd's

     
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    The quality of SVCD is simply superior to VCD and well worth waiting for! No matter what length my movie is i encode SVCD all the time!
     

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