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FAQ: Burning AVI to VCD or SVCD with Nero

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by dRD, Jun 20, 2002.

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  1. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

    Jun 10, 1999
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    Simple answer: don't.

    Longer answer: Nero's internal routines that allow converting AVIs to VideoCD or SuperVCD format (SVCD "plugin" is commercial), suck. Big time.

    Notes: You should always avoid re-encoding video material from lossy format (like DivX) to another lossy format (like VCD or SVCD) because each conversion drops the quality significantly.

    I still want to do this (in order to play the video with my stand-alone DVD player), how do I do it then?

    Use TMPGEnc. Some kind of advice can be found from here:


    ...if you don't have subs or don't want those, simply drop the other steps, but look at the TMPGEnc steps directly. If you encounter issues with TMPGEnc, please read this:


    ...and after you've done the conversion, use this guide to burn the readily-encoded video into VCD using Nero:

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