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Old Feb 22, 2002, 03:24 AM
dvdaddict17 dvdaddict17 is offline
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Default DVDrip vs. Original VCD?

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Sorry about the newbie question but I need to know how the audio/video quality of a dvdripped vcd compares to that of an original vcd. More specifically, I'm researching the Star Wars trilogy on vcd and have found both "dvdrips" (in this case i guess it would be "laserdisc-rips") and "original vcds". Which do YOU think is better? Thanks.

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Old Feb 22, 2002, 05:06 AM
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original ...oem is always going to be better than a rip
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Old Feb 22, 2002, 05:06 AM
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how the audio/video quality of a dvdripped vcd compares to that of an original vcd.
It depends. Original vcds are made using expensive hardware encoders, and are always good quality. Dvd rips, however, can vary depending on who encoded them and how they encoded the movie. If encoded properly, a dvd rip can look as good as an original vcd. However, I dont think you can get widescreen original vcds.

As for Laserdisk rip vs original vcd, i'd go for the original vcd as laserdisk is an ****ogue source and has to be captured through a capture card.

Hope this answers your question!
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Old Feb 22, 2002, 05:34 AM
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my two cents -

when ur talking about video quality, it comes down to the rez and bitrate. storebought VCDs use fixed standard/compliant VCD settings. because of this, the video quality is always going to be limited.

i own the original PAL, 352x288 rez, 25fps, 2 disc VCD set of phantom menace. although it's pretty good, i can easily create a 2 disc XVCD (extended VCD) set from the DVD widescreen version of the movie that will look 100% better than the storebought VCD.

the only drawback with XVCDs is compatability with standalone DVD players. u need to do a little research (vcdhelp dvd player list?) to find a player that will play these XVCDs. but once u do, u'll find u can create much better VCDs than the storebought/OEM versions.
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Old Feb 22, 2002, 02:06 PM
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thanks a lot for your advice guys. i'm going to pick up the original vcd this time only since there hasn't been an official dvd release of star wars, only laserdisc, which is hard to get a hold of. i would hate to end up with a vhs-rip!
 

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