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Cmte. Carvalho
09-24-2004, 03:18 PM
Hi fellows;

Some days ago i made my first and unsuccessful attempt to record a SVCD to watch in my television dvd player. I used Nero 6 Ultra Edition to burn and my dvd player is compatible with VCD and SVCD. As people tells that the video quality of this last one is better, i choosed it... It took a long time to convert in the Nero but then the record started and after about 15 minutes at 4x speed it finished... However, when i put the cd in the DVD player i could only hear the sound, but none images... I also tried to fast foward or rewind, but it did't work. Only the stop function is allowed. The original video is made with DivX and i think that Nero may convert it so that even if your player is not compatible, it can be played... I also tried to play it in my computer but it didn't worked. Well, can someone explain what is wrong and how i may proceed to achieve a good burn next time?

Thanks.

Cmte. Carvalho
09-24-2004, 03:18 PM
Hi fellows;

Some days ago i made my first and unsuccessful attempt to record a SVCD to watch in my television dvd player. I used Nero 6 Ultra Edition to burn and my dvd player is compatible with VCD and SVCD. As people tells that the video quality of this last one is better, i choosed it... It took a long time to convert in the Nero but then the record started and after about 15 minutes at 4x speed it finished... However, when i put the cd in the DVD player i could only hear the sound, but none images... I also tried to fast foward or rewind, but it did't work. Only the stop function is allowed. The original video is made with DivX and i think that Nero may convert it so that even if your player is not compatible, it can be played... I also tried to play it in my computer but it didn't worked. Well, can someone explain what is wrong and how i may proceed to achieve a good burn next time?

Thanks.

Waldo.Pepper
09-24-2004, 10:10 PM
You need to convert to mpg format first. Thats all I do. If you want you can them make it into vcd format after that but if you ask me it won't matter. In my opinion, and I may be wrong as I have not done any testing, but the more you process the data the worse the quality will be. I may just be superstitios though.

Read the box/manual that you dvd player came in. It will tell you the specific mpg format that it supports. Match it. Mpeg-1 one will work.

Let me know.

lil_labbit
09-25-2004, 07:53 AM
You probably turned off VCD/SVCD conformaty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SVCD must be 480x480 pixel 30 fps (NTSC) or 480x572 pixel 25fps (PAL) (audio+video max 2778kbps) MPEG-2
VCD must be 352 x 240 pixels 1150kbps Video MPEG-1, 29,97 fps (NTSC) or 23,976 fps for NTSC Film, 352 x 288 pixels 1150 kbps Video,25 fps (PAL) MPEG-1

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Not all DVD players play SVCD - VCD is far more commonly accepted</span>

You could use VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org)
to convert to either format using the resize function (use a bilinear filter), also use full processing mode for video and convert to either XVid or DivX. Sound could be converted to mp3 at the same time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The file you produced this way can be burned directly to SVCD format using Nero.
Nero will convert from AVI to SVCD.

You can do far easier and faster though by using
WinAvi (http://www.winavi.com) - This program will do ANY video-convert REAL FAST and without you needing to know anything about any formats http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif - It can even render-in subtitles in srt format http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif