Sefy's DVDx (DVD to VCD Standard) Guide v1.0
This is a Step-By-Step guide with images for the All-In-One new program called DVDx, which is able to rip and encode direct to VideoCD in one go without the requirements of a seperate encoder.
For this specific example i've used: "The Transformers - The Movie" (NTSC/84min/DD51@224k) and we will be converting it to VCD Standard so it will fit in one go on a 90min CDR media.
Steps - 1a to 1c *
The following steps are not really required as DVDx can rip directly from your DVD drive, it is however recommanded to do so you will not shorten the life of your DVD drive.
Please follow steps 1a to 1c from the DVD to VCD/XVCD Conversion 1.2 located here: /dvdtovcd.htm
2a) Open DVDx, and select File / Open IFO
your DVD VIDEO_TS folder (or the ripped movie on your HDD)
and select the Movie IFO file
At this point a popup window will appear which will let you
set the DVD settings according to your Movie, please make
sure you select everything that applies to your needs.
Now go into Settings and select "Output Settings"
and change the settings according to the DVD, the important
settings which you might want to consider are:
MMX / MMX + 3DNow / FPU
for Intel CPU = MMX or FPU
for AMD CPU's = MMX + 3DNow or FPU
352x240 for NTSC / 352x288 for PAL
None (Letter Box 4/3) to keep the movie as it is on the DVD
Pan Scan (4/3)
Press Whole to encode the entire movie in one go, if not just select the amount of frames you want to encode, the time will be automaticly abjusted according to the frames.
Volume don't exceed
Type 730 MB here and it will automatically cut the MPGs.
Output filename before you press the Encode button.
Press the Encode button and wait!
Please note that this is a new program and might contain bugs, the author mentions there are bugs present in the NTSC encoding, so if you encounter any, please email the author of DVDx and let him know.
Times on a AMD Thunderbird 1000 - Full Movie!!!*
VideoCD (MPEG1/352x240@1150kbits) - 04:13:00 Hours - 932mb.
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