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Cutting a VCD, DIVX, MPEG

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I need to be able to fit a DIVX, SVCD, VCD, or MPEG file to 700mbs.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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For everything related to VCDs and such, I STRONGLY recommend reading over the information found at www.vcdhelp.com.

An SVCD will fit about 800 MB of MPEG 2 video when burned specifically as an SVCD.

It really depends on the length of the video you need to store on the VCD.  And the burning Software - Adaptec cannot do a SVCD but it can do a VCD.  Nero does both.

Also, the file source must be in a specific format, both in terms of frame rate and resolution.

All VCDs are burned in MPEG1 format.  All SVCDs are burned in MPEG2 format.  Regardless of original format (DivX, etc).
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by:Lee W, MVP
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By the way, you don't make an SVCD or VCD merely by burning the files to the disk.  They must be burned in a specific format that the burning software must support.
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Crash2100 earned 50 total points
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VirtualDub Homepage
http://www.virtualdub.org/

Divx How-To Guides
http://www.divx.com/support/guides/index.php

DivX and VirtualDub Guide (AVI to Divx)
http://www.divx.com/support/guides/guide.php?gid=4

DivX Help Guide (parameter explination)
http://www.divx.com/support/divx/guide.php

CAPTURING FROM VHS - PART 1 - BEST RESOLUTION
http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/vhs_capture.html
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by:Wakeup
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Protorian:
I posted a comment earlier about the vcdhelp.com page.  Reard here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/hardgen/Q_20314436.html
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