Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Different between Video - CD Format Types

There are many different types of formats for movie files. Some of them are SVCD, DivX, XviD and etc.

May be these formats confusing you but you don’t needs to worry much about those because players like K-Lite code pack and etc has the ability of rendering many of these types without leaving you much concern about the format.Video Format Types

However knowing about these types and why they stand for will be useful you to getting know the different of the quality, size, possibility of creating them and etc between these types.

Many people are daunted when go through these different formats! Here some of the most common formats and I have explained briefly about each of those. Furthermore you won’t be confusing.

  • VCD
VCD format is based on mpeg1. Constant bit rate of 1150bit, at a resolution of 352x240. The main use of VCDs is to make the file smaller, and to fit as much on one disk as possible.

  • SVCD
The SVCD format is based on mpeg2. Something similar to DVDs, and allows varied bit-rates of up to 2500kbits at a resolution of 480x480, which is an improvement over the VCD format.

The format VCD/SVCD are capable of much higher resolutions and bit-rates. All depends on the player to whether the disc can be played.

  • DivX / XviD
DivX format is designed for multimedia platforms. DivX uses two different codecs high motion and low motion.
Note: The majority of DVDs players won't play DivX.

  • DivX Re-Enc
DivX re-enc is basically a film that was taken from the original VCD source and then re-coded as a more compact DivX file. The quality isn't good at all.

  • DVD-R
The recordable DVD, it is one of the most popular, and holds 4.7 gigabytes of date per side.

  • MiniDVD
The format MiniDVD is the same basic format as DVD, but fits onto a standard CDR. However the format isn't compatible with many players.


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