Writing VCD to a dvd

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  1. Hawklord

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    I have some material recorded on several cd-r discs (vcd) and wish to write these to one DVD-R if it is possible. I have recently purchased a graphics card for my pc and it has some dvd authoring software bundled with it (windvd). I also have nero ultra available too but do not know how to go about transfering the files to dvd.
    Is it possible to write say 5 vcd's (5x750mb) to one dvd-r disc (4.7gb) and how do I go about doing this (I have tried without much luck).

    any help appreciated :D
     
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    I've never tried this, but this is the way I would go about it:

    rip the VCD's onto your HDD
    open the files in winDVD (don't know this software) - you may need to convert the files for this.
    Once files are in winDVD author as if just creating a DVD from scratch.

    Mark.
     
  3. Hawklord

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    How do I do this? if I just copy the files to my hard drive windvd doesn't recoginise them :confused:
    How would I change the files to windows media files as I ve managed to copy these to dvd in the past?

    thanks
     
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    I don't know if it works with VCD, but I have ripped a DVD to my HDD with 'dvdshrink' and then used authoring software to copy back to another DVD. dvdshrink creates an image file on the HDD which you can then use the same program to copy many images to a DVD. It does all the authoring and even shrinks them to fit the disk if needed. Oh and if you were not aware dvdshrink is a free download - do a google search for it.

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    Hawklord, it may not be the cheapest/best way given you already have some software but TMPG Enc 3 XPress will convert the files into MPEG2 for you to import into a DVD authoring programme (such as WinDVD):
    http://www.tmpgenc.com/
    I used this programme to convert some DivX CDs (Tripods) into DVD format.
     
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    The best way to do it, and I have done a few, is to copy the dat file to your hard drive and rename the front part to what it is (i.e. very often it is spread over more than one disk).

    Install Ulead Movie Factory 3, and then import the files. You can then combine any files that were split together, create chapter points, menu etc. It is a very easy programme and gives professional looking results for a beginner.

    You will probably get recommendations for things like TMPGeng, etc but they overcomplicate a simple procedure, and don't give any better results.
     
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    Well that is extremely arguable considering TMPG Encoder 3 Xpress has two pass re-encoding which actually does a pretty fantastic job. In addition the new wizard type interface has made it the easiest consumer re-encoder by far IMHO.

    As far as I can see MF3 only benefit over TMPG is it offers an all in one package - but he has DVD authoring software already...
     
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    if you have a look on www.videohelp.com i think the site is, there are tutorials and tools for the job you are looking to do on there m8,

    doom9.org is another that springs to mind

    Hope this helps

    Taz
     
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    Hi
    Have you tried a program called vcdsvcdmpeg it converts vcd/svcd files to dvd format check out this site www.svcd2dvd.com it costs about £10 to buy it
    I use it all the time for vcd/svcd to dvds it has a menu maker and a few other goodies the guy who invented it it great his name is Chris
    if you need any help just ask
    Cheers
    Lasswade
    PS you can put up to 3 movies on one dvd and it does not take to long either :thumbsup:
     
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    I'll check that out as it appears to be just what I need thanks :smashin:
     
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    No Problem Hawklord :)
    If you need any help just ask or pm me
    Cheers
    Lasswade :hiya:
     
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    Hi Hawklord
    How did you get on with svcd2dvd?
    Hope you didnt have too many problems :thumbsup:
     
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    I have tried the demo but it didn't work and on joining the internet was told it was out of date and couldn't use it :confused:
    I may buy the full version though if I can't find a work around.

    thanks :smashin:
     
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    Go to www.Ulead.com or www.Ulead.co.uk and download the Ulead Movie Factory 3 demo. Have a play - it will convert the file over and allow you to do a menu, as well as putting a few movies on the one DVD.
     
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    Hi Hawklord
    Sorry you are having problems with that program give me a wee while and I will post you a updated link
    Cheers
    Lasswade
     
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