AVI file vs MPEG1 file

By gale
Apr 29, 2005
  1. I have a software program that gives me the option of converting an AVI file to a VCD or a MPEG1 format. What is the difference as a VCD file is a MPEG1 FILE?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    VCD is at a constant bitrate of 1150 kbps. MPEG1 can be at 1150 but it can also be at different values. If I remember correctly the video from a VCD is simply mpeg1 at 1150.
  3. gale

    gale TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Thanks. I guess the same would apply as to MPEG2 and SVCD or DVD FORMATS.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    Actually - SVCD is typically VBR.
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