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Freezing SVDC stills. Having discovered this valuable list recently and having been reading every VCD-mail during the last couple of weeks, also jumping through the archives of this discussion list, I tried to find an answer to the following problem I encounter.
First let me tell that I am successfully burning cdr's and cdrw's with VideoCD stills and playing them on a Pioneer DVD525. For the burning I use Nero 220.127.116.11.
When I burn the same stills on a cdrw and try to play them, I get to see the first still and the second at which point it freezes. Or it shows the first still and freezes at the intermediate black screen in between the first and the second still. I also noticed that the DVD-player does show at startup that it sees PCB VideoCD. Should it not tell me that it sees a S-VideoCD?
Question: Could you tell me what is wrong or what I am doing wrong? Friendly greetings, Eppo R. Kooi.
-- Eppo R. Kooi (E.R.Kooi@Umail.LeidenUniv.NL), November 05, 2000
In my original message I forget to mention that all works well with regular VideoCD stills, but not with S-VideoCD stills. The alinea should read: When I burn the same stills as S-VideoCD on a cdrw and try to play them, I get to see the first still and the second at which point it freezes. Or it shows the first still and freezes at the intermediate black screen in between the first and the second still.
Friendly greetings, Eppo R. Kooi.
-- Eppo R. Kooi (E.R.Kooi@Umail.LeidenUniv.NL), November 05, 2000.
Stills in VCD are either standard-res (352x240/288) or high-res (704x480/576). SVCD is only high-res 704x480/576. So, when you choose high-res for a VCD it really doesn't make a big difference either way: you still see the same thing, VCD or SVCD. If VCD behaves correctly then use that instead of SVCD. There are just some things to look out for in Nero. Where in VideoPack, for example, you're deliberately asked to choose from either standard- or high-res (at which, whatever the originally resolution of your bmp or jpg was it will be extrapolated/cropped to that of what you choose), Nero doesn't do this and relies instead on detecting the resolution of your original still, and with that and by itself chooses standard or hi-res. This should then tell you, for example, to prepare stills slightly larger than 704x480/576 (with the same proportion, and this is NOT exactly 4:3) to force Nero into creating high-res stills. I've tried Nero for straight SVCD MPEG-2 but not for stills. Because-VCD only also has high-res I didn't bother. The high-res stills VCD I created with Nero works properly, anyway.
-- MT (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2000.
-- Arun (C_Arun@yahoo.com), November 23, 2000.