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SVCD vs. VCD

Jul 06th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,140 views |Comments Off

Super Video CD, mainly used in Asian countries. Uses MPEG2 Video and therefore much better image quality – LaserDisc-like and also offers High quality surround sound. Furthermore it can take advantage of hardware decoders and there are players for many operating systems. However there are only a few – mostly Asian made Read More »

An introduction of VCD

Jun 27th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,084 views |Comments Off

VCD (Video Compact Disc) is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. VCD share many similarities with regular audio/music CDs. A VCD can hold up to 74/80 minutes on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound. VCDs use a compression standard called MPEG to store the video and audio. Read More »

Converting VCD to DVD

Jun 18th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,755 views |2 Comments

Because VCD files use an MPEG-1 format very similar to the MPEG-1 allowed by DVD, most times it’s a simple matter of extracting the MPEG-1 files and using them in a DVD authoring program.

However, please note this simple method requires cooperation with your DVD player as the sequence headers and GOP lengths of VCD are not as controlled as the ones in the DVD specification. Read More »

What is VCD?

Mar 14th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,244 views |Comments Off

The word VCD stands for “Video Compact Disc” . It is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you’re familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like. A VCD has the capacity to hold up to 74/80 minutes on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound. Read More »