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The format used on playable, video CDs is VERY low in
resolution. That is why they aren't used much anymore for video.
If you want good quality, you need to burn to a DVD. To do that, you need an 'authoring' program that knows how to package the files used on a DVD. The Nero Suite product, I think it is Ultra Suite, has this ability although it is a bit limited when compared to more powerful programs such as Sony's DVD Architect.
But how does putting the file on a DVD change the quality of it in comparison to a CD? If the file is a certain size etc. the DVD isn't going to make it look any better than what it already is... right? I thought the simple reason for going to DVD over CD is the size, which of course leads to the ability to put a "much better looking file" (better quality, larger) on a single disc and display a better picture.
We maybe thinking of different things here.
An avi file such as divx will be the same on cd as dvd disc, which can be played with a divx player. An mpeg1 (vcd) can be played on most dvd player but it cannot be formated as a dvd; dvd format require mpeg2 and mpeg2 has better resolution than mpeg1 (in general).
so can an AVI be formatted to MPEG1 to play on a VCD?
...and once you have the file MPEG1, do you simply burn it onto a CD (Windows Burn Wizard etc.) or do you have to burn it a certain way to make it a VCD?
No, most standalone players...
will not play mpeg files; You see applications mention here such as Sony vegas, ulead movie factory/studio, and Nero6/7 ultra; all these program will help you create the vcd or dvd. I might comment that because dvd discs are so cheap now I don't think people bother to create vcd anymore (at least I don't).
I have Nero and I used the VCD option but it was making the file too large. It fit perfect on the CD before formatting, but whatever has to be done to make a VCD was making it a couple hundred megs larger. What exactly goes into the VCD formatting?
I don't know what is happening...
but the overhead for making vcd shouldn't be that high (200mb?). Maybe 20mb is more like it.