Originally Posted by mselima
A direct answer to your question about vcd files on a DVD is No :cry: you cannot use them as they are .
If your vcd files appear on a DVD they have more than likely been reencoded as stated below.
The files do not seem to be dvd compliant both in terms of resolution and encoding rate. it seems to me that they are only 2 gigs in total in thier current state. When the dvd "authoring" programs want to transcode them to standard dvd mpeg2's, the file size changes and it is no longer possible to fit the "expanded " resulting files onto a single 4.7g dvd or indeed 2 as your information suggests.
Conventionally you will get only 1 hr of high quality dvd video on a single layer 4.7g disc and 2 hrs of "standard quality". Beyond that, you either need a dual layer disc 8.5G (240 min standard ) ( tricky, but possible and not universally compatible) or need to divide your project onto 2 ( or more) discs. :cry:
Your profile does not say where you are and therefore if your DVD is going to end up as PAL or NTSC.
BTW what did you encode your video files with in the first instance?
In theory you can get a 325x 240 ( NTSC) resolution video onto DVD . In reality
1) its video encoding bitrate is too low Even vcd is fixed at (1150)
2) its audio encoding bitrate is too low :( (1536 for dvd, 224 for vcd )
It is gennerally expected that your resolution will be 720x 480 ( NTSC) 720x 576 ( PAL) with an average video encoding bitrate of 4000- 6000 bps.
This is a big jump from where you are now so both the programs see your current mpeg2 files as DVD non-compliant and then reencode them with resulting bigger file size.
Get a copy of Tmpgenc / Express and directly convert the files yourself: the results will be enlightening
Hope this clears your query
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