Can I burn DVD on CD-R and play on standalone DVD player

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by george_zhu, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. george_zhu

    george_zhu Guest

    Got lots of Hi-8 video tape and a capture card with 720*480
    resolution. But I have no DVD-RW driver. Most of clips will trimmed to
    around 30 mins each after editting. It will be wonderful if I can burn
    them on CD-R as DVD and play back on my standalone DVD-player. Any
    information about it is needed. Thanks.
    george_zhu, Jan 18, 2004
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  2. For CD in DVD player, SVCD 2 format (mpeg2) could be a possibility.
    But I am not sure your capture card will be fast enough doing this directly
    in software (hardware mpeg2 units are more expensive).
    Else you will have to capture in YUYV perhaps (or whatever), then code to mpeg2.

    The 'other' route is to install DivX codec and select that in your capture software.
    Then you need a DVD player that is DivX capable (like the KISS player).
    I have put all my PAL VHS in Divx 4 352x288, years ago, then real mpeg2 hardware
    coders were still rare.
    If you can get one of these it would perhaps be best.
    Jan Panteltje, Jan 18, 2004
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  3. Short answer, no. Standalone DVD players are generally incompatible
    with that format. SVCD is an excellent alternative that I use all the
    time, and 30 minutes per disk will fit nicely.
    BrianEWilliams, Jan 19, 2004
  4. A good compromise is to see whether your player can play
    standard SVCDs (480x480).

    If it can then try making a CVD (352x480) with 48Khz Audio
    and see if that plays.

    If it does and you eventually get a DVD burner, you'll be able to
    transfer your CVD material onto DVDs in the future.

    BTW CD-RW generally work better that CD-R's in older
    DVD players.

    Simon Walters, Jan 19, 2004
  5. george_zhu

    Bariloche Guest

    Depends on the player.

    Mine, an AKAI DV-PX7000, plays DVD on CD (i.e., mini DVD) fine. Well,
    to tell the very truth: it's with a CD-RW that I made the test. CD-RW
    has better chances of working than CD-R.

    You should do a test on your own player. If that doesn't work, next
    step is testing SVCD (480x480 mpeg2) or "China Video Disc" (CVD,
    352x480 mpeg 2). In fact, it may be a better choice to use SVCD or
    CVD, as your original Hi8 material is not up to the 720x480

    It that doesn't work, then you have no other chance than to do VCD
    (352x240 mpeg1), which has lower quality.
    Bariloche, Jan 19, 2004
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