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Old 2 Dec 2002, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I usually use videowave 3 to convert movie files to VCD format but can't find a plug in for divx to VCD. Premiere is a nightmare on my system. Can anyone suggest how I convert Divx to VCD format?
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Old 3 Dec 2002, 01:30 AM   #2
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This is what I do to create a VCD:

1) Load .AVI file into TMPGEnc
2) Set to "System Video and Audio" (lower right side)
3) Click on "Setting" radio button
4) Click on "System" tab, change mode to "MPEG1-VideoCD" (from default of "MPEG1")
5) Click on "Advanced" tab, change "Video arrange method" to "Center (Custom Size"), change dimensions to 352x288 or 352x240
6) Change "Source aspect ratio" to either "4:3 525 line (NTSC 704x480)", "4:3 525 line (NTSC)", or "16:9 525 line (NTSC)" - If you're in the PAL world choose either of the two similar PAL settings instead
7) Under the "Video" tab, change the dimensions to 352x288 or 352x240 (Note: "Video" tab mode of "MPEG1" is okay) - set "Motion Search Precision" to "Normal Quality". Change the "Aspect Ratio" to match, as closely as possible, the "Source Aspect Ratio" you set under the "Advanced" tab.
8) Change "Rate Control Mode" to "Automatic VBR (CQ_VBR)
9) Under the "Audio" tab, set to 44,100 224Kbps
10) Press "Start"

Note that if your video runs longer than 60 minutes, you'll have to subsequently split your VCD-MPG file in two. This too can be easily and precisely accomplished using TMPGEnc. Under the "Files" dropdown menu, click on "MPEG Tools" and select the "Merge & Cut" tab. Once again, make sure to change the mode to "MPEG1-Video CD". Load your file and enter a new (.MPG) name in the "Output file" box. Then doubleclick on the ORIGINAL file's name in the window, which will bring you to the cutting area. Select your desired start and end points for the first half, click on "Okay" which will bring you back to the first window and generate (in a sequence of three automated steps) the first new file. To create the second new file, repeat the steps starting with "Then doubleclick on the ORIGINAL..." (be extra patient with the second half, as the program has to do more seeking to establish the beginning of the new file).

Use a burning program, such as NERO to burn your CD-R or R/W CD as a VCD (DON'T ask NERO to format the file as a VCD, since you've already accomplished this!)
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Note that if your video runs longer than 60 minutes, you'll have to subsequently split your VCD-MPG file in two. [/B]
I Think U Mean that if the Video runs longer than 80 minutes ...
Right ? (700mb=80min)
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In theory, you are definitely correct. However, my statement could have more clearly indicated that I based this on actual experience, as opposed to hypothetical, using 74 minute/650Meg CD-Rs - but it's not really too significant in the overall scheme of things ;>}
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Old 3 Dec 2002, 10:47 AM   #5
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Somtimes in a movie of an 80 minutes the size is above 800 mega byts, so perhaps I forced to insert the movie to an 700 mg capacity and it makes the movie to lose quality?

So if the movie is 60 minutes then the size sould be somthing like 650 mb and that's "comfortable" for the disk (media)?

That's what U meant?
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Old 3 Dec 2002, 10:49 AM   #6
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In theory, you are definitely correct. However, my statement could have more clearly indicated that I based this on actual experience, as opposed to hypothetical, using 74 minute/650Meg CD-Rs - but it's not really too significant in the overall scheme of things ;>}
i think i speak for most when i say:

"what the hell are you talking about?"

lol

are you possibly talking about x(s)vcds?
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Thanks to all for your help....think I'll be able to make a good start from here.
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"Thanks to all for your help....think I'll be able to make a good start from here."

My (Our?) pleasure ;>}
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I meant that mybe when we burn to VCD, we put a movie of 80 min that usally in size of above 800 mb into a 700 mb media.

becuase the movie is above 800 and the media is 700 so mybe it cause a quality problem, that's what I mean.

It is correct ?
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No. If the entire video fits onto one CD-R (even if you have to overburn), this will NOT cause it to be of lesser quality...
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