Improving VCD picture quality : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I have succesfully converted a DVD into VCD which plays on my DVD player (cdr/cdrw compatible) and was woundering if anyone knows any tips on improving the picture quality. Its not bad considering how much it is compressed etc. but slight differences can make all the difference. This is the software I have used - Dods Ripper 1.1, DVD2mpeg squeezer, Panasonic Plugin, Xing DVD Encoder and VCD cutter.

Any comments much appreciated


-- Lee Oliver (, March 30, 2001


You can use a Video Disc Recorder and save all your hassle in getting the same quality of a DVD disk into a VCD or CD-R and CD-RW media. We are distributor and manufacturer in Hong Kong that are currently producing this kind of Video Disc Recorders for the market. If interested, feel free to drop me an email. When using the VDR you can slect your picture quality to be in 250 lines ( typical rating like your normal recordings) or 350 lines for superior quality onto the VCD, which will produce what you see on a DVD be seen as it is on a VCD!

-- Winston Hong (, March 31, 2001.

Just how blocky will the picture get with this your Video Disc Recorder?? I'm curious because I've seen something created with the Terapin and the picture was just about blocky, fuzzy, unsaturated. And that quality thing about increasing 250 lines to 350 is suspicious. We all are aware you can not turn a sow's ear, so to say, into a silk purse.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, March 31, 2001.

I Use DVD2Mpeg Squeezer and it is my #1 fav for VCDs. The best tip I could recommend is. Capture it in NTSC. This will smooth out the pixellations. Pal has more lines Info, but it loses the fps. When you get to xing you can always paste it back together for Pal.

-- thePest (, April 01, 2001.

Lee, I have don't some DVD to VCD. But so far not happy with the quality; Therefore I will reframe from giving any advice at this time.

thePest, I do however have a question. Isn't DVD2mpeg does a mpeg4 compression, or does it encode to Mpeg(2)? And how long would it typically take for the process?

-- videohobby (, April 02, 2001.

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