Steps To Copying And Burning DVD Videos
Overview of DVD's

Features of DVD Videos:

     Contains over 2 hours of digital video (double-sided, dual-layer disc can hold 8 hours of high-quality video, or 30 hours  of VHS quality video).
     Up to 8 tracks of digital audio (for multiple languages, DVS, etc.), each with as many as 8 channels.
     Up to 32 subtitle/karaoke tracks.
     Automatic "seamless" branching of video (for multiple story lines or ratings on one disc).
    Menus and simple interactive features (for games, quizzes, etc.).
      Instant rewind and fast forward (no "be kind, rewind" stickers and threats on rental discs)
     Instant search to title, chapter, music track, and timecode.
     Durable (no wear from playing, only from physical damage).


VCD stands for 'Video Compact Disc' and basically it is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you're familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like. A VCD has the capacity to hold up to 74/80 minutes (on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively) of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound. VCDs use a compression standard called MPEG to store the video and audio. A VCD can be played on almost all stand alone DVD Players and of course on all computers with a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive with the help of a software based decoder / player. The quality of a VCD is about the same, but usually better than VHS tape based Movies.
A VCD can be played on

- Standalone VCD Players(very common in ASiA), check here for a compatibility list.
- Almost all standalone DVD Players, check here for compability list
- Playstations with VCD-addon (Playstation 2 does NOT support VCDs, read our DVD Players list for more info) 
- Sega Saturn with VCD-addon

- Dreamcast with VCD-addon

VCDs are in two format, NTSC and PAL 
1150 kbit/sec MPEG-1
352 x 240 pixels
29,97 frames/second
(23,976 frames/second NTSC Film)
Audio:224 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2

1150 kbit/sec MPEG-1
352 x 288 pixels
25 frames/second
224 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2

Video file comparison

Video: VCD DVD
720x576 MPEG2
Video compression Mpeg 1 Mpeg 2
audio compression Mpeg 1 Mpeg 2
Size Minute 10mb per minute 30 - 70 MB/min
DVD Playyer compatibility Great Excellent
Quality Good Excellent