Best Hardware For Making VCD's? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Right now I have an ATI All In Wonder 32 MB Card and I am wanting to know if it is a good choice or is there something else better? I am looking to capture VHS to VCD and that is the main reason for getting into this. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

-- Cale Ferguson (, April 16, 2000


There is a new stand-alone product called MPEG-2@Disk which will do this ...

You can find it at

Hope this helps.

-- Jerry (, April 18, 2000.

the matrox g400. only certain versions of the card do vidcap. go here for more info

-- ndumu (, April 18, 2000.

-- ndumu (, April 18, 2000.

AIW128 is a good, cheap choice. I think. It has many features, it can even capture MPEG-2, albeit ATI's support has problems. (I want my MMC 6.2!) I was told that the quality is comparable to similar priced (cheap) MPEG-1 encoders.

BTW, I believe G400 w/ capturing capability doesn't allow you to capture MPEG-1...

As for MPEG2@Disk, it is an EXPENSIVE hardware ($1400?). Also, since it is a stand alone product, if you want to edit your VCD files, you'll have to record it to a CD first. It's nice you can record to a DVD-RAM, but unless you're a millionaire, it's hard to afford...

-- Bora (, April 19, 2000.

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