Hello to all!
This is my first post so please, do be gentle with me
The reason for posting is that I have a huge problem that i cant resolve by myself so I am asking you to help me if you can.
I have two video clips (divx). Video clips are about 40 minutes long and about 360Mb big.
I have two subtitles for the two video clips.
I merge them in VirtualDub (version 1.6.1 build 22022) and they come out great. I make the files with XVid and the files are about 800Mb big.
Now i need them to be MPG in order to make a VCD for the two clips on one CD.
I used TMPGEnc (version 2.510.49.157 core version 1.94.144) to make the video (avi) files into MPG.
The files are 400Mb large.
I need them to be at least 350Mb because i want the two clips on one CD(700Mb).
I played around with the Rate control mode and the Bitrate.
Somewhere i read that the Rate control mode should be at Constant bitrate (CBR) and Bitrate at 1150kbits/sec.
Then i lowered the bitrate at 940kbits/sec. and TMPGEnc said that it will make them 348Mb but however the files ARE STILL 400Mb!!
t understand this. And the odd thing is that no matter how big i make the files in VirtualDub, they still come out 400Mb from TMPGEnc. When i use the project wizard, in Step 4.. the Estimated file size is 400Mb or 57% of disk capacity. And this could not be changed except if i make the bitrate at a lower value, but it still makes the files 400Mb. Im going out of my mind with this!
What can I do to make the files smaller? I can`t cut inside the clips. And when i did cut inside the clips (just to try it out) … and when i made the clip last 35 minutes, in the wizard it said Estimated file size 350Mb. I clicked to make the MPEG and IT DID actually make it 350Mb. This is the part when i wanted to throw my PC from the window! I mean… is 10 minutes equal to 100Mb? And 20 minutes equal to 200Mb??? Is this normal? Or am I doing something wrong?
Is there some way inside TMPGEnc (or perhaps, some other software) that will help me keep the Bitrate at 1150kbits/sec. and the Constant bitrate (CBR), but make the files just a litle bit smaller.
Does the aspect ratio matter? I put it to be 4:3 625 line (PAL) and the Video arrange method at Full screen (keep aspect ratio 2).
What if i changed the Rate control mode to one of the other choices like 2-pass VBR or Constant Quality or Automatic VBR? That wouldn`t be a PAL VCD right?
Or what if i changed the size to some other size? Current size is 352x288. Could i change the size without affecting the VCD? What about the Frame rate?
gggggrrrr. I know i`m being a pain in the you know what but i need this done asap.
I would me most gratefull if someone gives me a solution for my problem.
Thanks in advance
P.S. Pleeeease dont give me advice on how i should burn one clip on one CD and the other clip on another CD, because i really need the two clips on one CD.