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



Thanks

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

beaker
07 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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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