PLEASE HELP! Video Clip to VCD! : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

OK, now for some of the people here (most) this will probally seem like a really bad question to ask. I just heard about VCD and what they can do. I would like to know the procedure of making your own VCDs. I have a DVD player (not in my computer) and a CD-RW burner. If I understood, thats all I need, but I would really like to know whatr to do.

-- Steve Balogh (, May 08, 2002


well for beginers you need a video capture card, i have ATI makes ok cards. For $50 they allow you to connect a vcr or dvd player to it using coaxial and composite connections. there are many others

Record your video into avi format and then get it into vcd mpeg1 compliant format: resolution 352x240, 29.97 fps. avi2vcd does this automatically simple for anyone that doesn't need to do anything else.

tips- it takes time to convert avi's into mpegs for me 2hrs for 10 minutes. if your computer can then try recording avis higher than 352x240 if frames dropping too much stick withing this area. if you buy ATI install drivers first (get from website) then the card then the software. Finally buy Nero to burn the mpeg to VCD.

-- robot (, May 08, 2002.

Some software lets you record directly into mpeg but the quality is not good depends on your hardware.

-- robot (, May 08, 2002.

i use a matrox g450etv card and capture in mpeg2 format. Processing time with a 1.2 amd processor for 1 hr video is 70 to 75 min. Quality is better than vhs. Ron

-- Ron (, June 01, 2002.

I have a HP--32X writer, writing VCD NEro is not supporting please suggest me, the alternetive software

-- Vishwanath (, June 19, 2002.

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