View Full Version : DVD -> DivX or DVD -> SVCD?

10th January 2003, 21:41
I would like to know which is best.

11th January 2003, 00:30
DVD to DivX will give you mos. def a higher quality copy and save you the space DVD to SVCD will typically take at least two CDs but you are able to play it on a standalone DVD player. It all really depends on what bitrate you use for what. DivX (and XviD etc.) will give you a better quality at the same bitrate of SVCD.

11th January 2003, 13:29
So I think the best way is to convert to DivX?
Is it wise to convert DVD to DivX on 1 cd with the AC3 5.1 sound?

11th January 2003, 16:52
Probably not. 5.1ch DD is typically 448kpbs, and at 1 CD, you'll find the audio will have a higher bitrate than the video. Check out the example table comparing mp3 and ac3 for a single CD: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=237444.