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has anyone successfully created VCDs on a Mac? The target would be to play in a DVD set top (Philips). Most of the discussion I see is for Windows machines.
Specifically I want to capture and edit video and the output will be Quicktime. I need information on how to get the Quicktime into MPEG 1 that Adaptec Toast 4.0 will recognize. Then I will burn it on a CD R.
I have heard of Astarte MPack but that is way out of my budget. I have heard of QTMPEG and Sparkle. Has anyone used these with success in writing VCDs?
-- Rico Camus (email@example.com), March 24, 2000
Neither of those can be read by a DVD player if you try to burn them on a CD with a CDwriter.
But, I've heard of a Mac solution called InternetDiskWriter (for about $250) here: http://www.netviewdisc.com/authoring.html but you have choose from a short list of their SCSI CDRWriters, which might run you another $300.
I've not used their product, but would be interested in hearing from anyone who has.
-- Mike (MCB8739@hotmail.com), March 26, 2000.
Get Heuris's MPEG-1 Power Professional for $500. Will create a Toast-ready MPEG file on your Mac that you can use to make a VCD. Get the $500 product from http://www.terran.com. The $99 MPEG Export Engine will NOT allow you to make VCDs.
-- James (James434@hotmail.com), April 25, 2000.
You need to buy Toast 5 Titanium. This will enable you to export your digital video from i movie 2 into a quicktime movie which can then be burnt onto a recordable cd! To sum up you need a Power Mac G3 or G4, a digital video camera, i movie 2, a firewire external cd writer or an inbuilt one and Toast 5 Titanium! I hope this helps!
-- Ernest (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2001.
By the way, I'm interested on SVCD creation. If someone else is interested too, I would like to meet on some chat and discuss some things. I think thats better and faster than a forum... ;-) My mail: email@example.com
-- MarKos (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 02, 2001.