Highest quality SVCD

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#1

Hello,

I am capturing digital video (over Firewire) from my camcorder to my computer. This (DV) is a losless format, but the size is huge. I am looking forward to store it on a CD with the best possible quality (and also playable on standard players). hence I am planning to choose SVCD format.

  1. When I use TMPEGEnc and try to compress it in SVCD format, the max resolution it allows me is disabled and is lesser than the video’s original resolution. Is this a limitation of the SVCD format?

  2. How many minutes max can I store in the best possible SVCD format?

Thanks!


#2
  1. Yes
  2. Depends on how well your clip compresses.
    //Danne

#3
  1. If you use VBR, you can increase the length of the clip you can record to the CD. One can usually gain 10 - 15 minutes extra without sacrificing too much quality.