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Old 6 Aug 2005, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Pls assist : need to convert VCD into DVD ?

I need to convert my old VCDs to DVDs ? can anyone pls show me or tell me of a program (preferrably freeware) that would do this for me ?

I have NERO 6 on installed and i can get to a stage that will allow me to isobuster but then to convert MPG files into VOB i cannot find a program ...just trial ones ? i think such program is called DVD authoring program just like " TMPG dvd authoring enc " ? i think

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Old 6 Aug 2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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copy files to your HD then convert the .dat files,

1) Use "TMPGEnc" (or "TMPGEncPlus") to convert the .AVI (DivX-compressed or otherwise) to compliant MPEG2-for-DVD format - Use "TMPGEnc's" DVD wizard/template to accomplish this

2) Use "TMPGEnc DVD Author" (a different program than "TMPGEnc") to easily create the required additional DVD files and structure (and chapters and a menu, if you wish)


**If the combined filesize of the DVD "package" written to your hard drive is greater than 4.37Gb, use DVD Shrink (or similar) to compress


If your O/S is either Win2000 or WinXP, TMPGEnc DVD Author can also burn your DVD. Otherwise, use NERO to burn in "DVD-Video" mode
(As an alternative to "TMPGEnc DVD Author", you could use "DVDLab")
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cheers mate...can you also pls let me know what DVD format can be run worldwide ? is it NTSC or PAL ? if i use TmPGenc, will it make a DVD that can be run worldwide or just certain countries ? & is tmpgec dvd authoring freeware ? thank you
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you can choose either ntsc or pal with tmpgenc in the wizard.

dvd author is not freeware, but you can get a 30 day fully functional trial here



http://www.dvdr-digest.com/software/tmpgenc_author.html
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can you pls finally let me know, out of NTSC or PAL, which format will work worldwide/universal...thank you
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it really depends on the player, my toshiba won't read pal dvd's but will pal vcd's, my el-cheapo sungale dvd player plays everything under the sun.
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it really depends on the player, my toshiba won't read pal dvd's but will pal vcd's, my el-cheapo sungale dvd player plays everything under the sun.
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I tried using isobuter, but since the file size of VCDs are smaller i though of combining 2 to 3 VCDs together and burn it onto 1 DVD...! but i am unable to attach/stich several .MPG files for use with TMPGenc DVD authoring. i tried windows movie maker but the output file is WMA and TMPG dont recognise that...

any solutions for this please....cheers
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Well use DVDLab pro (free for 30 days) to encode your mpg files into DVD, also has a neat beginners guide by "reboot":

DVDLAB : www.mediachance.com

GUIDE : http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php?...boot&listall=1

For your PAL/NTSC issue, it is always better to encode in your country's TV standard i.e. PAL/NTSC, while most new DVD players will play/convert from/to PAL/NTSC but local standard is the best to encode, look below for your region

REGIONS : http://hometheater.about.com/cs/dvdl...gioncodesa.htm

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Almost all PAL players and TVs play NTSC without a problem. However, NTSC players/TVs tend to have more difficulty with PAL.

If it is for world-wide distibution, make 2 versions.

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