VHS to VCD
Posted on 2001-06-06
I need help with settings to copy my VHS video tape, to get it small enough so I can burn it as a VCD, and still have a good picture. cd-r is 700 megs.
I have Win98 SE, 800mhz Athalon, 256 RAM, 30 gig HD with about 20 gigs free, ATI all in wonder 128 - 16meg, MGI video wav2 edit program, Virtual Dub.
I've been reading several "how to's", but now I think I've got myself confused. I was able to capture small videos with the ati program just fine till now I find out about the file size limit for avi's (that sux!)
My video tape is 2.5 hours, I can capture it 25fps 352 x 480 mpeg1 and it's about 4 gig, tried to resize it to 352 x 240 with virtual dub and got an error mesage about IO not set right. didn't understand so I used MGI program (came with ati card) it resized it but it's still over 2 gigs, it also changed to 30 fps mpeg1, can't really adjust settings on this program too much. (virtual dub has so many fine tuning adjustments I don't understand half of them)
I captured straight to Virtual dub - avi, but when it finished the audio did not line up to the video, and there is a check beside "Sync to audio" I would think that is what that means.
what's the best way to do this?