Originally posted by xox
VCD is inferior compare to Divx - I don't see why you want to convert MPEG1 to Divx. Maybe that's why you don't get replies...I honestly dunno for sure.
For a comprehensive conversion guide, you can try this link.
For a list of Divx features (including explanation of Bidirectional/B-Frames encoding option), click here.
Two pass encoding is not really needed for MPEG1 (VCD) to Divx conversion as VCD's quality is considered worse than Divx.
There's a good debate about WMV9 media quality but I can't find it now - will post it as soon as I locate it.
Here's the link about that WM9 media quality debate. Read what Neo Neko (third reply) has to say about it - it's a very good and thorough explanation.
Hope the above helps. [/B]
Ok, First of all thank you for replying.
I know VCD is inferior to DivX.
Well, the reason I want to use DivX is to backup my big VCD collection.
I tried compressing a VCD-MPEG-1 file & the file sized reduced by about 50%. Now, this will enable me to fill one CD with 2 DivX files which equal = 2 VCDs.
One more thing. DVDs are not at all common in my part of the world. VCDs are dirt cheap & more importantly they are readily available.
So, my basic idea is to save on CD-Rs. I know CD-Rs are very cheap but, who doesn't want to save. Also, I watch movies more on my PC or Laptop than on my VCD - Discman.