Thanks in advance to all those who read this.
I am trying to figure out how to make decent quality SVCD's that won't glitch in my DVD player. I have spent a couple of months reading up on the subject. I have found very little in the way of good documentation that I am able to understand.
I have read that the problem I face may have more to do with my stand alone DVD player buffer than with SVCD itself. I can tolerate some reduced quality, but when my children's head's look like blocks I can't.
I want to utilize SVCD because most of my home vids are between 10-40 minutes which is ideal for inexpensive CDR's
Under windows I am able to make decent SVCD's, but have graduated from the introductory OS
Under linux I can either make SVCD's that glitch in a stand alone DVD player or SVCD's that won't glitch, but are not worth watching.
I am using DVgrab to capture the Video off the Camera. Working great even better than windozes client
I edit with Cinelerra. Works Great and I believe I like it is better than Premiere 6.5 windozes client for functionality.
I use part of transcode to mux back together to create the mpeg II file. works great and is really fast. I did try a couple of things under transcode to create the mpeg II file, but was extremely pixelated and thus I did not even waste the disk to burn it.
VCDimager works great
CDrdao works great.
I have tried several methodologies:
Using the quantizer in Cinelerra either creates glitchy or pixelated SVCD's in the stand alone DVD player. I will say this it does not glitch unless the video has a lot of movement on the screen. Increasing the effect of the quantizer reduces the glitching, but increases the pixelation.
Using transcode to create MPEG II is extremely pixelated in the SVCD mode.
Either of them do a great job creating DVD quality mpeg II home movies.
1) Do I just need a better stand alone DVD player, because it worked ok with reasonable quality from the windozes solution?
2) Does another methodology exist to improve these processes under linux?
3) Does step by step documentation for idiots exist for what I seek?