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NewsForge: Authoring an SVCD with VCDImager

Nov 04, 2004, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Fancella)

"So you've recorded the last six seasons of 'Red Dwarf' off of PBS, and now you'd like to burn them onto a disc that you can watch on your TV? Most DVD players support two formats that you can burn onto a regular CD: Video Compact Disc (VCD) and Super Video Compact Disc (SVCD). This article will help you create your own videos on SVCD, the superior of the two formats.

"An SVCD can hold 35 to 60 minutes of video data, supports MPEG-2 5+1 surround sound, menus, and more. You can create an SVCD with menus and multiple tracks that will look, for all intents and purposes, just like a DVD in your DVD player. The main differences are that the resolution will be lower, but not noticeably so, and there will be more encoding artifacts..."

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