Hi there, I think if anyone in cyberspace can answer me this Q it will be you, if you would be so kind:
1. I have an Xvid avi that I want to convert to SVCD. I can do this fine with your guide (Divx to SVCD) using DVD2SVCD and CCE etc.
2. The Xvid is PAL 592 x 256 (ie widescreen), with fair size borders.
3. I have a widescreen TV to watch my SVCDs on.
All very nice I hear you say. Well, I have 2 complications:
A. I need to add subtitles while encoding - I have done this (with bicubic resize with forced subs and an edited avisynth script (see below)) and it works EXCEPT the subs appear VERY big and go off the screen to the left, right and down! - Is it just a simple matter of reducing the font size in the subs to solve this problem - or should it be done another way?
B. I found this at doom:
- To convert a PAL 2.35:1 (1.85:1) letterboxed DVD to a SVCD that looks like a 1.85:1 (4:3) DVD, make your script look like this:
Crop(90,72,540,432) <= insert this line
SimpleResize(480,576) <= this line depends on the resize method used
AddBorders(0,72,0,72) <= delete this line if present
But be aware, with method 3) and 4) the source gets stretched vertically too (from 432/360 pixels height to 576/480 pixels height) so it is recommended to use the BicubicResize method because the SimpleResize method is not really good in stretching up and the BilinearResize also but still better than the SimpleResize. All in all you also loose some picture information from the sides of the original source and because of the upscaling the picture quality will slightly suffer.
If you want to create a anamorphic SVCD instead of a letterboxed SVCD from your anamorphic DVD sources then use method 3) and 4) instead of method 1) and 2) with your sources. But be aware picture quality will dramatically decrease in this case.
i. I’m no fan of black borders (especially being how I shelled out quite a bit on a widescreen TV) - can (and should) I make the SVCD non-bordered (anamorphic???)?
ii. If the answer to this quesiton is “No” (and i’m interested anyway) is there a way I can be sure that the subs are in the lower black border itself?
NB My original aviscript looked like this:
If you can help out here you get a as opposed to just a