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Coverting mov files to VCD

Wed May 14, 2003 11:10 pm

What is the best way to do this? I was wondering if there is a good cheap(free) program out there that i t is possible. I would like to convert the Virtual Graceland mov files to watchable on TV. Don't have a DVD burner, so this is my only option!

Thu May 15, 2003 1:57 am


I have a program (or rather three) which converts DVDs to this what you mean? Basically, the first program is called SmartRipper and this copies the DVD files to your hard drive as VOB files. The second is DVD2AVI, which does exactly what it says on the tin, and converts those vob files to avi. The final program is TMPEGEnc, which converts the avi to mpeg which can then be stored onto VCD using Nero or whatever. But I warn you, it's not quick. You've really got to want that movie to tie up your system resources for anything up to 10 hours, depending on your PC spec and what quality you want. If you send me your email I can post you the programs as they are not large - possibly 2MB tops in total.

help site

Wed May 21, 2003 1:11 pm

If anyone is thinking about using the method used by Stephen , the link below is for a web site that has the full instructions for every step in the process and also contains links to all the required software. All the software is available free. ... mpgenc.cfm

Another handy site

Wed May 21, 2003 1:16 pm

There is also a wealth of info regarding vcd, dvd, video file converting , burning etc on this site

mov files

Wed May 21, 2003 2:58 pm

Regarding the original post, as for .mov files it is something that I have never done myself but maybe the link here will get you started. Once you have avi files you will then have to convert them to mpeg compatable VCD files.

real player to avi/,mpeg?

Wed May 21, 2003 8:28 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to convert real player files to MPEG or AVI?

Thu May 29, 2003 9:24 pm

On the same note but in reverse, Id like to be able to put some of my Elvis vcds, [8mm CBS etc] onto dvd and creat menus etc, does anyone know how Id go about either of these and of any easy to use software for it?