I have seen some other threads related to this, but most seem to be old or did not apply to my situation (or I am just not finding the right replies using search).
I have 2 SVCD's that a friend created. I cannot play it on my tabletop Sonly DVD player (an older Player) because it apparently only supports VCD's.
What I would like to do it convert the 2 SVCD's to a single DVD-R so I can play the DVD on my TV.
I was able to successfully burn the 2 SVCD's to one DVD-R on my own, but I am not happy with the results, so I need some help.
This is what I did... I copied the two .MPG files (from the two SVCD's) to my hard drive and imported them into Sonic's MyDVD (Deluxe Suite v6). I created a menu and set the DVD to Play All (so the second clip is automatically followed by the first clip.) The first problem I ran into was that the final DVD project when burned to a DVD folder was 6+ Gig (even though the .MPG files on the SVCD where around 700 Meg each.).
To be able to burn it to DVD, I had to run the project through DVDShrinker. Then I was able to burn the DVD, which does play on my Sony tabletop DVD player.
The problem is that the quality of the final DVD (played on the TV or Computer), compared to the Quality of the SCVD (played on my Computer) is greatly reduced. I am sure the quality was lost because of the transcoding MyDVD did, followed by the further transcoding and compression DVDShrinker did (somewhere around 63%).
So... Does anyone have a better solution, where I may be able to get a better quality final DVD? i.e. Use a different transcoder, etc?
Obviously, I would prefer to try and use freeware (or inexpensiveware) no matter how difficult.
Thanks in advance.
p.s. If there is already an answer out there, please provide the links.
Here is some basic Profile information:
Burner: Pioneer DVD-R/W 105
Tabletop: Sony DVD Player Model ? (around 4 years old).
Software on hand:
- Sonic MyDVD Deluxe Suite v6
- Roxio Easy Media Creator v7 (download)
- DVD Shrinker