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Old Mar 22, 2002, 10:30 AM
bub1 bub1 is offline
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Default Whats the point of SVCD

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I have done a few SVCD movies over the last few months and the quality is always excellent if ripped from DVD. I definately wont be doing anymore because its a right pain in the **** having to change cds every half an hour while watching a movie. I mean you can fit about 40 minutes of SVCD onto a 700meg disc its just not worth it. VCD is better, as on average you only need to swap the once but picture quality is worse. I just wonder why people bother with SVCD. Its just a shame there are no DIVX home players out there as you can get good picture quality in a small size file.

Old Mar 22, 2002, 11:32 AM
TierraDelFuego TierraDelFuego is offline
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sorry to state the obvious but because some people want the best quality possible. It's all personal preference at the end of the day.

Old Mar 22, 2002, 11:50 AM
Nexzus Nexzus is offline
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Exactly, it's a matter of preference.

Also you can use a bitrate calc to determine the bitrate(s) to set so that a movie will fit on 2 CDs in SVCD format.
Old Mar 22, 2002, 11:55 AM
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Thats interesting Nexzus but 2 questions on that firstly by altering the bitrate to fit on 2 cds, will the SVCD still work in a standalone DVDplayer?
Secondly will the end result be the same as VCD?

Old Mar 22, 2002, 02:49 PM
Richdawg Richdawg is offline
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yea svcd is my way to go..Most of my movies usually end up on 2 discs and some on 3-4...But its worth the quality over vcd.
Old Mar 22, 2002, 03:53 PM
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If it's your average 90 min movie, it's going to be 2 discs either way. Going SVCD is a no-brainer in this case. But once you get to the 3 & 4 disc movies.. it can be a bit of a pain.

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