DVD to VCD without DVD burner?

I just got a CD burner… I don’t know what brand it is.
Is it possible to back up a movie to SVCD without a DVD-drive and DVD burner? If it’s possible, what software do I need?
this site insists it possible. Do I have to buy that software?
I’m looking forward to your answer.

The only thing your computer needs is a DVD reader. If you’ve got that, make sure you’ve about 10Gb free on your harddisk in order to convert a disc properly…

Check Chickenmans great guides for the conversion http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=66.