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Old 12-27-01, 10:34 PM
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VCD vs. SVCD---big difference?

I burned one of each from my DV-cam, but my DVD player can only handle VCD's. Is there a huge difference in quality? VCD quality is VHS at best.
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I see a huge differnce (on my computer).

NTSC VCD = 352x240
NTSC SVCD = 480x480
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Yes there is a HUGE difference...

VCD is MPEG1 while SVCD is MPEG2 (MPEG2 is the compression used on DVD but with a higher bitrate)
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A good SVCD can fool some people into thinking they are watching a DVD. The quality is quite good on a regular interlaced TV, but when I recently upgraded to a big RPTV, I could easily tell the difference between the DVD and SVCD.

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