Best way to convert a small dvd to a widely usable CD?

We have a DVD that is very short in length, about 200 megs in actual size, that we'd like to burn to CD's for others to view.

My questions are:

What format should the CD's be in so that these cd's can be viewed easily (I don't want to worry about someone having divx or some other codec).  

What are the best software tools to get this done?

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shuboarderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Rip the DVD into mpeg1 format.

You can use the following to achieve this:

1ClickDVD to Mpeg:

If the CDs are to be viewed on a PC, then you can simply burn the mpg files to the CD through Windows Explorer
or by using software such as Nero. Your users will not need any additional codecs etc. Just the Windows operating system with Windows Media Player will suffice.


Using Nero, you can also create VCDs (if these CDs are to be played on standalone DVD players)

This can be done easily in the Nero wizard.

Choose other formats and select "new Video CD project".
Add the mpg file you ripped from the DVD, then write the VCD.

Nero will create the VCD structure automatically, so you don't need to worry about this.
swiftnyAuthor Commented:
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
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