I'm new to the Forum.
Recently from a friend I received some Official Tamiya Radio Controlled Vintage Vehicle (cars & trucks) Videos (which have all come from commercial VHS promotional tapes originally, the kind that were given out to Model Shops to generate more sales), which date from 1980 approx to fairly recently.
I received these wonderful Tamiya videos from my friend on an Emtec DVD-R. He wrote the disc in his Sony DWD22A 16x Dual Layer DVDRW+/- drive. He tested the disc after writing it and it played back fine on his PC. He can play it in Windows Mediaplayer version 9, but he has the Elecard MPEG2 codec installed, and I don't.
Now then, my 2 DVD players, a Technika DVD-104, and a Compacks DVD-S580, could not play the disc properly. The Technika couldn't see the disc, and the Compacks would see the disc once every 8-10 tries approx and the video was 95 per cent distorted. My PC has a TDK DVDRW0404N 1.0C (terrible DVD writer IMHO) and couldn't see the disc. Finally my old laptop with Toshiba SD-2202 could read the disc perfectly and I transferred the video files off the DVD-R to my desktop PC.
The only thing that would play the video files was WinDVD 6 on my PC. There were 13 video files and they are apparently in SVCD format.
They played back on my PC perfectly.
At least that's one half of my problem solved, but I wanted to put them onto DVD-R... I put the 13 video files into GSpot and they were reported as being;-
CDXA/RIFF type MPEG-2, 2.789 Mbps, VBR, "encoded by TMPGEnc 184.108.40.206", the RGB to YCbCr conversion was of type 5 (ITU-R BT.480-2 standard), 2.52 Mbps average, 25 Progressive Scan frames/sec, 480 x 576 video resolution (Super VCD standard), 5:6 aspect ratio (0.833)
[The 'RIFF' identification was made by SVCD2DVD, which I discovered a little later on]
MPEG-1, Layer 2, 44.1KHz fs, 224kbps CBR, 2-channels
I wanted to be able to put these 13 SVCD video files onto a DVD-R for playback in a cheap stand alone DVD player.
So, I tried everything that I had/could to convert them to 720 x 576 MPEG-2 but no converters that I had would read the files.
Then I discovered SVCD2DVD and it seemed to be ideal, but it did not convert the picture to 720 x 576 (my mistake maybe?) when I tried it.
I just want to convert these 480 x 576 SVCD format CDXA/RIFF MPEG-2 video files into 720 x 576 MPEG-2 files suitable for burning onto a DVD-R for playback on my DVD player.
It's got to be a simple solution, like 2 apps at the most... I have tried looking at web pages that use like 10 apps to get the end result, and I just want a simple video file conversion, just like I have been doing with other things on e.g. Windows Media Encoder 9. It was simple enough for converting e.g. DV-AVI into WMV... but I am having huge problems dealing with my 13 Tamiya video files...