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wizzer
Converting DVD-Ram to CD-R
on May 13, 2005 at 9:45:48 pm

Hello,

I hope that someone can help me out here. I am having problems making video CD's to play in my DVD player.

I just purchased a Hitachi DVDCAM that records in DVD-RAM and DVD-R formats. After playing around with it using the DVD-RAM, I attempted to put the video onto a CD-R (I don't have a DVD burner).

Using the Nero Burning ROM software I burned the CD in both SVCD and VCD formats. I don't think I did it properly because both formats would not play in the DVD player. It recognised the individual movie clips, but would not play them.

What video format am I supposed to use? MPEG-1 / MPEG-2? It there a any thing else I need to know? Is there a special resolution that has to be used?

Any help is greatly appriciated.

Thank you.

Bobby


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John Q
Re: Converting DVD-Ram to CD-R
on May 14, 2005 at 2:35:44 am

Before the Pioneer A03 DVD burner came out, I tried to burn VCD's with limited success. While some claim that VCD's are comparable to VHS quality, I disagree as mine became severely pixelated during any motion. Basically, VCD bitrates, which should be MPEG-1 format, just aren't high enough to look good.

I was only able to successfully create a VCD that would play using Nero, burning it on CD-RW media. Most DVD players assume that CDR media is a CD audio disc, so CDR VCD's won't play.

Personally, I'd avoid the frustration and buy a DVD burner, which now start at less than $100.


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wizzer
Re: Converting DVD-Ram to CD-R
on May 15, 2005 at 9:22:40 pm

John Q,

Thank you for your reply. It makes since that DVD players only recognize CDR as CD audio only.

well, I guess my best option would be to purchase a DVD-Burner.

So which format is the best? Or should I say, which format is most used?


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John Q
Re: Converting DVD-Ram to CD-R
on May 16, 2005 at 1:35:26 am

In my experience, DVD-R is slightly more compatible than DVD+R, although the actual media quality seems to have more impact than whether it's + or -. I burn both. If a client can't read one format, I'll burn the other for them. (Before you ask, I usually use Ritek media.)

I've not had much luck with dual layer DL media. Although the DVD burner can play it, none of my DVD players can.


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