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Pretorian
07-28-2005, 06:17 PM
How much time (in minutes) does a CD handle a mpeg2 (SVCD) movie?



Thanks

JasonA
07-28-2005, 06:48 PM
IIRC, about 20 to 25 minutes or so. Its been awhile since I've messed around with vcd standards. dvd burners are so cheap, why would you bother?

Pretorian
07-28-2005, 07:29 PM
To deliver a video for people who don't have DVD player in computers. :)

beaker
07-28-2005, 11:38 PM
Svcd is only a 480x480 mpeg2. I used to burn 45 minute svcd tv shows on 700 meg cd's.

beaker
07-28-2005, 11:40 PM
Only thing is you have to have the right movie player to play it right. Otherwise it just shows up as a big square movie.

There is also the option of burning a dvd file format on cd, which fits around 20 minutes at 720x480. Nero (windows) and toast (mac), both support burning this format

nafa
07-29-2005, 02:04 AM
If you are serious about this, take a look at VCDgear (freeware):

http://www.vcdgear.com/download.html

It has capability to convert videos files to VCD/SVCD format for burning into CDs.

JasonA
07-29-2005, 03:57 AM
Only thing is you have to have the right movie player to play it right. Otherwise it just shows up as a big square movie.

There is also the option of burning a dvd file format on cd, which fits around 20 minutes at 720x480. Nero (windows) and toast (mac), both support burning this formatYeah thats what I was thinking of. XVCD standard -- used mpeg1 with a bit rate of about 2500.

brzilian
07-29-2005, 12:15 PM
If you know it will be viewed only on a PC, Windows Media Video (.WMV) is a better format. Microsoft's Windows Media Encoder is a free download.

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