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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

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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:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/articles/archive/divx_with_subtitles_to_vcd.cfm

    ...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:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/3843

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

    http://www.afterdawn.com/articles/archive/nero_videocd_guide.cfm
     
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