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Writing SVCD/VCD to DVDR

Postby grouch on Sat May 22, 2004 10:26 am

Hi,
Just picked up a LG-4082B
Just wanted to know if it's possible to have a SVCD/VCD format on a DVDR and make it so that it will play on a standalone DVD player.
Will the DVD player recognize it as DVD with SVCD video or can I make it as a big big CDR in SVCD format??
Thanks
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Postby TheCDBurner on Sat May 22, 2004 12:30 pm

Use DVD2SCVD - it can convert to/from DVD, AVI, (S)VCD.
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Postby grouch on Sat May 22, 2004 1:17 pm

I know how to convert a DVD to SVCD, but is it possible to put, say, 2 or more SVCD's onto a DVD and then play it on a standalone DVD player??
Like basically have a 4.3 gig disc that has SVCD's on it??
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Postby TheCDBurner on Sat May 22, 2004 4:09 pm

If you want to merge discs, you'll actually have to use a DVD authoring package. NeroVision Express can do this, if you have Nero, but takes forever (it has to reencode each file even it is alread in DVD format).
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Postby burninfool on Sat May 22, 2004 9:16 pm

To answer your question no,the audio must be converted to 48khz and the video has to be in .VOB format(VCD/SVCD is .DAT).A DVD that has .DAT files will only play on a PC.
The best way is to reauthor using TMPGEnc DVD Author,Ulead VideoStudio,etc.
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Postby Storch on Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:08 am

burninfool wrote:To answer your question no,the audio must be converted to 48khz and the video has to be in .VOB format(VCD/SVCD is .DAT).A DVD that has .DAT files will only play on a PC.
The best way is to reauthor using TMPGEnc DVD Author,Ulead VideoStudio,etc.


That's not the whole story, though.

You are right that the audio must be in 48khz (which is a not very time-consuming recoding process), but you actually CAN use the existing SVCD video for a DVD without recoding.
This is outside the exact DVD restrictions, of course, but works on players that support SVCD playback. Nero does not support this, but some other Programs like DVD-Lab and SVCD2DVD do.

Read a guide on how to do this with DVD-Lab, here:
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/svcd_to_dvdr_from_cds.cfm
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