DVD to Video CD

vbimport

#1

I’ve recoded (with Nero recode) a DVD movie several times making the .mp4 file smaller and smaller. Yet, every single time when I try to make a Video CD using the .mp4 file (even one that’s 225 megs in size), I get the error message that the whole Video CD project requires more than I have space for on my CD — requires 890 megs of space.

What’s the best way to create a Video CD, so that I can store a full-length movie on there?

Thanks,
Nicholas


#2

You cannot use mp4 (MPEG4) for a Video CD (MPEG2).


#3

But Nero (newest release) offers an option in its menus to create a VCD.

If not Nero, what program is best to use? I’ve used DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD to hard disk.

Thanks.


#4

Go to www.videohelp.com and look in the guides on the left hand margin. VCD is Mpeg-1. MP4 is a different animal. You should see many options on how to convert DVD to VCD.

Tom :slight_smile:


#5

You can use burning rom to save your .mp4 files on disk (cd rom or other). You won’t be able to play them back in a stand alone, though. Are you trying to save .mp4’s or create mpeg-1’s (that might play in a stand alone but wouldn’t look very good if they did). I think vcd’s were/are intended for sharing short videos with computer users who are without dvd rom drives (via cd rom). If you’re trying to copy DVD’s to a disk for use in a DVD player; use the mpeg-2 copy (with compression if necessary) of Recode with a DVD burner. If you only have a cd burner, go buy a DVD burner :slight_smile: Otherwise, create a VCD or two - but expect the output movie not to look very good. There just isn’t enough room on a CD for quality - except with the more efficient .mp4 format, but it isn’t compatible with any players out there yet (at least, any easily accessible to most of us).


#6

You folks have been very helpful. Thank you. I guess I was just wondering why Nero had an option for VCD creation if all it did was create .mp4 files. I don’t yet have a DVD burner, and what you all are recommending is that I get one. Will do.