Super VideCDs (SVCDs) are based on the MPEG-2 video compression algorithm. SVCDs offer qualities of somewhere between VCDs (MPEG-1) and DVD (MPEG-2) but is a CD based format, just like VCDs. Best of all, some DVD players (mostly those made for the Asian market, since SVCDs is common format used in China) are compatible with this format, making it the perfect replacement for the aging VCD format - for a list of compatible players, see the links in the "resources" and "how to playback SVCDs" section below.
Below are some useful statistics :
Resolution : PAL - 480x576 ; NTSC - 480x480
Bitrate : 650 MB stores up to 94 minutes
Quality : VIDEO - Similar to SVHS ; AUDIO - CD quality (44kHz, stereo)
Encoding time : Encoding 50 minutes of video takes 3+ hours on a PIII-650
CONVERSION AND BURNING PROCESS
Below are some guides for the conversion and burning process :