Burn dvd movies with compression?

By Bluemouse ยท 9 replies
Dec 12, 2006
  1. Hey all,

    I was wondering how it is possible to burn movies or tv shows to a disk and still have a lot/high quality. Right now I can only fit about 4 -5 40min clips on it, but how do people fit more? Whats a good program to use?

    Thanks :)
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    start with nero or mainconcept
    use svcd settings, this will make your mpeg's
    then use a authoring program like dvdlab pro or ulead
    check sourceforge for free programs

    good luck :chef:
  3. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    ulead video studio? Isn't that just for editing movies?

    What about roxio? Any good? Do most dvd players support svcd? How would I do this?

    Thanks :) Sorry for all the questions lol.
  4. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195


    Cheers :)
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    ulead makes a program moviefactory yes it edits as well
    will make your svcd
    nero and mainconcept does this much better (my opinion)
    mainconcept is tougher to work with ,but more control
    for a while nero would not do properly
    now it does version 7.1.14 or something like that they have newer ,but I stop when it works for me
    in nero if you get demo version
    make movie
    load the video file box on the lower right will say what you want to convert to
    above that is setting for conversion
    2 hr movie takes about 40 to 50 min to make svcd mpg format
    then I use dvdlab pro to author don't use nero it will re-encode you don't want that
    there is a learning curve of sorts in all of these types of programs
    the programs that are single click don't work very well ,my opinion again
    last you should get 2 2hr movies on one disc with very little loss
    on monitor or lcd you see a slight diff on Television you don't
  6. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    im still confused.

    I thought svcd were for cd's only? Also, what are all the steps to make a good, high quality, but still compressed movie? What do I do with ulead or mainconcept? Before or after nero?
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    any of those 3 mentioned will do same thing just diff learning curves and diff reactions because of methods employed
    here the setup I use to date
    when changing AVI,WMV.mpg to dvd format
    nero first
    make movie in drop down use svcd or dvd, dvd will be a bigger file less compression higher res.
    then after its finished use a authoring program to make your menu's and convert to dvd VOB file format this is if you want to watch on a TV dvd player
    with svcd I can fit two 2hr movies on 1- 4gb disc
    svcd and vcd are compression methods that will still be viewable on dvd
    they are mpg format
  8. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    Thanks for the info. What about Divx or Xvid? And i thought SVCD was only for cd's and not dvd's?
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    AVI is divx xvid
    AVI encompass's all the compression methods for this format
    as stated svcd is mpg format it is just compressed more so you loose some res
    this can be seen on high end lcd's or computers
    but I can't and my friends can't see the diff on a reg TV monitor
    best bet when in doubt do search on net for svcd formats
    have a rewriteable dvd disc handy, burn to this, try it in your player
    as I am allways experimenting with software I use a re-writeable you can never tell ???
    don't mix pal and ntsc dvd formats on one disc
    don't mix sound compression freq stick with 42,000, 48,000 or AC3
    48 is the common
  10. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 195

    so if I am using nero 7, what would I do to compress? What settings? THanks for all the help :p This has been educational
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