Difference between Cd-r (containing a video) and a VCD?

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  1. Emile

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    I have a huge Cd-R collection of tv shows, movies, etc, and I don't know the difference between a VCD and a CD-R burned video,etc. Is a VCD a subset of a Cd-R or are they two fundamentally different things. I know this is not too important since most DVD players play both, but wouldn't it affect the quality of the display? Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Hovanic

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    cd-r with burned videos would be data and to my knowledge require a computer to play thoes files with some sort of software player ie windows media player Winamp, or real player.

    A vcd is burned to the disc in a format (I wana say mpeg2 but not sure) that most new dvd players can read. Quality is that of a VCR tape thouh I have not watched one and that is based only on what I have read and heard.

    Hope that helps
     
  3. chella

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    VCD uses MPEG-1 for video. Just a comment - most DVD Players play VCDs (I think this is part of a specification) but not many play CD-Rs containing video. Especially since you did not specify in which format these video are stored. It could be QuickTime, Real, ...
     
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    VCD = mpeg1
    SVCD = mpeg2


    it's a different format, but if you have mpeg files, just use nero to burn them as vcd.
     
  6. Emile

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    So then basically none of my Cd-R's will play on a Dvd player that plays Cd-R's (say they all can be opened by realplayer-Avi format)? So then what do you play on Cd-R since this is a different DVd option from a VCD option? Thanks.
     
  7. Trent D

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    Music or MP3's I think. Video is a different story.
     
  8. Chris Hovanic

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    thanks chella and nate... MEPEG1, MEPG2, MEPG14 whatever it takes (Quote Modified from Mr. Mom)
    Trent your right on the mark... DVD Players can read cd-r's with MP3's or Normal .wav files (ie. say you made a back-up copy of your favorite Britney Spears CD and the original was lost in a fire [​IMG] )
    Emile - Take one of your CD-R's that has avi files on it and try to play them on a DVD Player. My bet is they will not work.
    You can use AVI2MPEG to convert your avi files to mpeg1 and then use NERO or EZ CD Creator to burn a VCD. Problem Solved[​IMG]
    Hope that helps even more
     
  9. Emile

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll try that and see how it turns out.
     

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