Message from discussion OT : Converting Real Video to VCD ?
From: rich...@NOSPAMrichardgriffiths.co.uk (Richard Griffiths)
Subject: Re: OT : Converting Real Video to VCD ?
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Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 15:56:08 +0000
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> Is anyone able to convert a Real Video file I have into a VCD so I can
> on my DVD player ?
Absolutely not. Here's a challenge for all the technies and hackers out
there: it cannot be done.
RealVideo is an end format so once something has been encoded into a .rm
file you are stuck. You cannot take a high-quality RealVideo file and
reencode it to lower bit rates. You cannot take a RealVideo file and edit
it in Premier or anything else. You cannot put a RealVideo file into
Cleaner and churn out MPEG files or anything useful no matter what bitrate
it was originally encoded at.
Your only option with a high quality stream (say at least 700) would be to
play it full screen and plug the VGA output of your computer into what's
called a Scan Converter (about £100 for a cheap one) that produces a PAL
svideo or composite signal which can be recorded to tape or redigitised
using a capture card on a second computer. The audio you can take from the
speaker socket on your computer.
However, this is a bit of a handfisted way of making copies and is what we
in the trade call "lossy".
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