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How to convert a VCD to DVD

Aug 9, 2012 9:01 AM

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  Latest reply: VDOSurfer, Jul 18, 2012 5:09 AM
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    Jul 15, 2012 4:18 PM   in reply to flyinjewel

    IF it is one of the options, and you want to edit in Premiere Elements, you want to convert to DV AVI type 2 with 16bit 48khz sound

     
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    Jul 15, 2012 8:17 PM   in reply to flyinjewel

    Go to Google and enter

     

    convert vcd avi

     
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    Jul 15, 2012 11:23 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Bill Hunt wrote:

     

    Robert,

     

    Thank you for that info. Is that directly from PS CS6, or from Bridge CS6?

     

    By chance, do you happen to know if, when one creates a SlideShow in Photoshop Elements, that SlideShow is created as a DAT file?

     

    Appreciated,

     

    Hunt

     

    Bill, That is directly from PS CS6.

     

    When you burn a slideshow project to a VCD from the Elements Organizer, two -- among several -- directories are created on the CD with files that end with .DAT. The one file in the MPEGAV folder named AVSEQ01.DAT, on this one disc I have made, can be dragged to the timeline in some editors, such as Sony Vegas 10. The video is very low resolution, half of standard definition.

     

    I can use Movavi Video Converter to convert the AVSEQ01.DAT file to something else.

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 5:33 AM   in reply to flyinjewel

    QuickMedia website shows compatibility with W7 32 & 64 bit. The other shows XP and likely works on W7 - if it doesn't, uninstall it.

     

    Cheers,
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    Neale
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    Jul 16, 2012 5:35 AM   in reply to Robert J. Johnston

    Robert J. Johnston wrote:

     

    The video is very low resolution, half of standard definition.

     

    I think VCD is MPEG1 which probably explains that.

     

    Cheers,
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    Jul 16, 2012 6:43 AM   in reply to nealeh

    I agree, Neale. A VCD is pretty primitive technology -- roughly the equivalent of an old VHS recording, with about 1/4 the resolution of a DVD.

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:45 AM   in reply to flyinjewel

    Though you may have used a black DVD disc, it appears that you burned a VCD disc, onto it. The files and folder structure differ between VCD and DVD.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to flyinjewel

    Bernice,

     

    Back on the old computer, the one in the closet, do you still have PSE 6? Do you happen to have that old PSE Project on that computer? If you do, you will be better off just outputting the Project again.

     

    Conversion programs are great, when going from file A to file B. However, if file A was compressed, or otherwise output, in a lossey format, no conversion program can improve things, when going to file B. Once data is lost, it is gone forever.

     

    Hope that you DO have that SlideShow on that older computer, and can just output again, with the proper settings.

     

    Good luck, and again, fingers are X'ed in Arizona.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 17, 2012 12:43 PM   in reply to flyinjewel

    I think what Hunt said was to power up the old computer and re-do the old project there, with all the original files... and output again to a new DVD, this time being sure to check the option to create a DVD, and not a VCD

     

    That will not involve your new computer at all... Then, do NEW projects on your new computer

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 5:09 AM   in reply to flyinjewel

    Rename the .dat file to .mpg and then try to import it. It should work. I think PrE looks for the extension rather than the actual video content.

     
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