MPEG2 on a Video CD? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Can you put video compressed with MPEG 2 compression on a standard Video CD? If so, how many minutes of MPEG2 video will a Video CD hold?

-- Peter Bumgarner (, January 11, 2002


Standard VCDs cater only for MPEG-1. If you want MPEG-2 then u deal with Super Video CDs (SVCD). At the allowed total peak bitrate of 2500kb/s or so for SVCD, a 650MB CD-R will give a playing time of about 38mins. More on SVCD-from-DV-FireWire creation at

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, January 12, 2002.

very good

-- mario (, January 15, 2002.

"Frames-Per-Second" is also another factor. I tried 4000k bitrate and 29 frames per second, it delivered 20 minutes MPEG-2 file on 650M CD.

-- ABin (, January 17, 2002.

video cd

-- sava remus (, June 05, 2004.

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