The SVCD2DVD performs the same function as SVCD2DVDMPG. It does however
have more features and operates in a more intelligent manner.
Addional features include:
DVD Authoring . SVCD2DVD gives you the option to author your
DVDs without the need to go to another application. This is now a true one
click SVCD to DVD solution. Collate your source files, configure settings (in
fact the defaults usually suffice), click "start" & come back later to a
fully generated VIDEO_TS folder - ready to burn.
SVCD2DVD DVD authoring explained:
Menus. A top level menu system has being
developed. It is a seperate application called DVD MenuMaker which comes
bundled with SVCD2DVD. (to see some of the menus created, see
here ). Also you can have no menus: it literally is
just like having 5 SVCD CDs on one DVD (for example). I.e. no menus but you
don't have to get off the couch to change CDs & you save loads of space in
your CD/DVD rack.
No need to patch/repatch headers . Patching headers is just so
that the authoring software is fooled into thinking it is dealing with a DVD
compliant file. As in this case the authoring application is SVCD2DVD
we don't need to bother ;)
Single or multiple title sets (VTSs) .
Most (all I've seen) authoring applications produce either single or multiple
VTSs. SVCD2DVD does both! With single VTS outputs you can't mix content
(VCD/SVCD/PAL/NTSC). With multiple VTS outputs you can but even DVDMaestro
won't let you mix PAL & NTSC. SVCD2DVD will. Having multiple VTSs in
SVCD2DVD allows you to have movies which have different standards (PAL/NTSC),
different bitrates (not all SVCD are made with the same bitrate....) and SVCD
& VCDs all on the same DVDR.
Chapters. Each MPEG
file starts with a chapter. You can also add additional chapters at regular
Auto MPEG sensing . SVCD2DVD no longer needs to be told what
files it is dealing with. It finds out for itself. It therefore handles SVCDs
or VCDs accordingly. Also if the sample rate of the audio is already 48KHz, it
leaves it alone.
Better audio resampling/encoding. In addition to AC-3 optional encoding you have
"2-pass" MPEG-Audio encoding - resulting in better, clearer audio. Or, if your
DVD player will handle it you can skip the audio resampling altogether.
Choosing an output directory for DVD folders. This speeds up
the process by potentially eliminating I/O bottlenecks.
Select sources at the file level: once you have choosen your directory, you can
deselect individual files.
New to SVCD2DVD is the extended logging, CPU meter, "knight
rider" inprogress bar & no more dos boxes!!
DVD Burning. If you have used SVCD2DVD to author your DVD
folders you can also get it to burn them too with CopyToDVD. Click
here for details.