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Old 14 Jan 2003, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default DVD on CD encoding... I'm NOT ripping.

Hi! I'm a newbie to this site and to deeper things DVD.

I want to encode a 5 minute video (all original content) and possibly include some pdf documents and QXpress or Illustrator files to a CD in standard DVD format; the reason being, CDs are cheap and CD drives are in most every PC; also since the file size will be rather small, may be able to burn to Mini-CDs which hold 180MB and mail for letter rates.

I'm authoring using Final Cut Express and, presumably, DVD Studio Pro and/OR Toast Titanium on Mac OSX or Jaguar using standard Mac factory CD burner or a Yamaha 2200EZ.

I could possibly burn the resultant files (whatever they will be) using a Sony Vaio on it's Pioneer AO4 with whatever DVD tools bundled with same (DVDit Lite?) or using a Rimage Producer with AO4s and their UDF (?) format.

I've surfed for hours and seen a lot about ripping, DivX and Mini-DVD, but no definitive information as to writing a DVD-on-CD format such as Spruce Tech. used to facilitate through a utility I believe they called Converge.

The finished product will be either a straight linear play movie, or DVD (ROM?) with the links to the pdfs, etc., which is what I would prefer.

$64 question:
How do I do it?
Does Media Cleaner do this kind of stuff?
Will it play on most set-top boxes (from other posts I presume it will)?
Will it play in vanilla WinPC CD drives?
Mac drives?
Do these kinds of discs "autostart" when inserted and acquired by a reader?
What OS issues or compatability issues are there...PC and Mac?
Does the format require a DVD drive?
Will a CD player or OS launch a DVD player when it reads the ATIP header?
Out of curiosity, do I burn 2048 sectors?

I think all you gurus get the jist of where I'm going with this without me going on ad nauseum. Will someone please respond? Feel free to spill your guts.

I appreciate you assistance and will value the knowhow you provide, thanks!
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Old 14 Jan 2003, 06:57 AM   #2
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Standard DVD file type is MPEG1 MPEG 2, (VCD, SVCD) most newer standalone DVD players, will play this file type, and PC's play this too, (might require codec's if its a dinosaur pc)
There are numerous tools for encoding above types, check these forums.
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