reddwarfcrew 23:00 25 Aug 2003

probably a really stupid question, but can you put VCD complaint MPEGs on a DVDR for playback in a standalone dvd player, or can yu only use DVDRs to create actual DVDs?

IE, can you use DVDr to make VCDs like you do with CDr?

  MichelleC 09:43 26 Aug 2003

You can burn mpeg2 and avi to dvd, but not mpeg1 (which is for cd's).

BTW There's no such thing as a silly question.

  stlucia 12:58 26 Aug 2003

... but a VCD can probably be read by your domestic DVD player if it's a modern one, so no need to burn the files onto a DVD -- just use a CD-R and select the "create a VCD" option in your burner software.

However, MPEG2 files on a DVD do give better quality.

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