Which encoder?/

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hi, am i just getting into this vcd craze. I have downloaded many movies, asf files, and would like to know which programs i should use to try to make tem playable on my vcd player. i've heard that panasonic m-peg-1 encoder is a good program to get, is this true..if not, help me find a better one..thanx =)


-- Ligs (MisTikL@Junebug.com), October 22, 1999


The Panasonic encoder is well put together and it has some nice features for the price. It can make vcd compliant files from a number of different sources and it can resize. It comes as a stand alone or plugin for a NLE system. Like most it has limitations which you will not find out about until you actually start using it with your computer system - most programs do!

Image quality is good but the stand alone LSX encoder version 2.51 is subjectively better, however, it is more expensive but it does lead you into mpeg-2, dvd etc which the Panasonic cannot do at this point in time.

-- Ross McL (rmclennan@esc.net.au), October 22, 1999.

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