CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > VideoCD
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 09, 2002, 06:34 PM
crazyguy crazyguy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Liverpool, England
Posts: 858
Default What's the difference beteen VCD and SVCD?

sponsored links

I just downloaded an MPG file and was planing on burning it to a VCD to play in my DVD player, but before I do, I was just wondering what the differences were between VCD and SVCD. Is SVCD a better picture quality or something? Thanks for any info
Old Mar 09, 2002, 07:32 PM
chevyman chevyman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Pa
Posts: 501

svcd has better quality picture and sound
Old Mar 09, 2002, 08:41 PM
Video_Arcade Video_Arcade is offline
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 3,001

World War 3 again

If you have downloaded it, probaly not a lot of point in coding it to SVCD but that depends on what it is and what the MPEG quality is like already.

Personal view is that if you can produce high quality VCD then SVCD is a waste of time. Not many people can produce high quality so they plump for SVCD. People say it looks sharper and cleaner, but being honest if your sitting 5 feet or whatever back, I dont think you can tell.

A bad VCD you can tell a mile off because if it`s a night scene or somethings black, then you will see different shades of black and some grey in the scene rather than a perfect black. Also with some of the action scenes you will see blocks around the characters etc.
Old Mar 09, 2002, 11:48 PM
N30Fr33z3 N30Fr33z3 is offline
User Awaiting Email Confirmation
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 27

You are probably better off going the SVCD way. Creating a "high quality" VCD is hard to do. Using the default VCD templates doesn't do the job. Let alone knowing what settings to use. Just my thoughts.
Old Mar 10, 2002, 12:01 AM
celtic_druid celtic_druid is offline
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Melbourne,Vic,Australia
Posts: 15,160

If you download an mpg and it is VCD complient then you burn it as a VCD.. There is no point rencoding it, as it will only make it look worse.
Old Mar 10, 2002, 04:35 AM
bayag bayag is offline
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: somwehere out there
Posts: 802

I agree with the last post.

If u ahve downloaded a VCD compliant file, just encode it to VCD.. You wont gain a lot if not at all in terms of quality re encoding it to SVCD.

If your source was DVD or DIVX file then you will be better off encoding to SVCD. Remember, SVCD has higher resolution and better quality than VCD. VCD will never be better or even as good as SVCD.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what's the difference between vcd - svcd?.. elperra VideoCD 11 May 04, 2003 06:24 PM
Svcd Film On Vcd Disk DEANO72 VideoCD 5 Jul 25, 2002 12:07 AM
SVCD and VCD difference??? kollektionz VideoCD 18 Mar 06, 2002 06:10 PM
is the difference from vcd to svcd big? prospeCt VideoCD 8 Mar 03, 2002 12:01 PM
SVCD and VCD what is main difference jennmeister VideoCD 2 Feb 23, 2002 05:09 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1996-2009 All rights reserved