My Dell has DVD and CD burner. I learnt SVCD is an excellent format for short videos friends can see via their DVD players and TV sets. I am too mean to use a whole DVD write disc for say less than 100 mb 'films'.
These are fed from a digital Canon still/movie S1 IS camera, (3months old)via its USB2 lead and Arcsoftware provided, whose editing is fine but formats are limited as is WinMoviemaker2 (with XP Home #2 update).
Virtual Dub is more flexible and seems to allow the better quality SVCD format. The problem is the only loaded programme I have supplied with the Dell, to burn with, is Sonic 'Record Now' 7.2 and it only does the wishywashy compressed regular VCD (it also doesn't permit later add ons to the CD write only disc which is hardly used up). I have searched Sonic 's site & got their latest updates too, but they ignore the SVCD question. Is there any free add on or alternative burning prog. for this duty ? Does anyone know if Sonic are worth puruing ?