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How to convert DVD to VCD/SVCD
Convert DVD to VCD/SVCD for playing on CD-ROMDVD shorts for Digital Versatile Disc. (Digital Video Disc at one time.) High density optical storage discs. DVD discs are used to distribute movies using MPEG-2 digital video and either Dolby Digital (AC-3) or MPEG-2 (Philips MUSICAM) digital audio.
Each DVD movie disc contains one or more region codes, denoting the areas of the world in which distribution and playback are intended. The commercial DVD player only plays DVD discs that contain its region code.
VCD stands for 'Video Compact Disc' is a compact disc which stores video and audio compressed using MPEG-1 file format technology. Basically it is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound instead of software/audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like.
VCD exists many years and is very popular in Asia, particularly China. It can be played on almost all standalone DVD Players and of course on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of software based decoder player. So if you just have a CD writer, VCD is the best way to keep back-ups of your movies.
SVCD stands for 'Super VideoCD'. A SVCD is very similar to a VCD; it has the capacity to hold about 35-60 minutes on 74/80 min CDs of very good quality full-motion MPEG-2 video along with up to 2 stereo audio tracks and also 4 selectable subtitles. A SVCD can be played on many standalone DVD Players and of course on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of software based decoder / player.
The quality of a SVCD is much better than a VCD, especially much more sharpen picture than a VCD because of the higher resolution. But the quality depends how many minutes you choose to store on a CD, less minutes/CD generally means higher quality.
Above is why convert DVD to VCD/SVCD. You can convert DVD to VCD/SVCD according to your different requirements using DVD to VCD converter software.
Here is one of the DVD to VCD step by step guide, tell you how to convert DVD to MPEG, and then burn MPEG to VCD/SVCD.
DVD to VCD SVCD AVI Converter can convert DVD to AVI DIVX, VCD, SVCD, Mpeg and Burn them to CD.
Step 1. Download DVD to VCD SVCD AVI Converter here.
Step 2. Click DVD to VCD or DVD to SVCD or DVD to AVI button, and select DVD root or IFO files or VOD files.
Step 3. Choose segment, output frame rate, language , sound volume and subtitle and etc.
Step 4. Choose a segment by time or by frame or by chapter or just encode the entire DVD.
Step 5. Choose the convert type, width/height ratio, your output directory and single file size limit and etc.
Step 6. Select one previously converted VCD(mpeg1)/SVCD(mpeg2)/AVI file.
Step 7. Select your CD-R driver and click "Burn" button.
When you start to convert DVD to DivX AVI file, it says no video codec selected. You should install DivX codec before you can encode to DivX AVI files. You can download DivX codec from here www.divx.com
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