I'm not sure if this has ever been discussed here before, but does anyone know whether there are any programs (preferably interface-based) that can author and burn discs compatible with the Saturn Video CD Card? I know there are several variations on a similar device, though I would rather create something that is as universally playable as possible. Therefore, would animated chapter selection screens be on the menu, so to speak? Any help with this matter would be very much appreciated as I've only recently entered the world of VCD authoring and would love to get a few things running on my Saturn... even if it's more for the novelty value than anything else - having a wide selection of computers and DVD players at my disposal means this is more a project I'd like to realise for the sake of it as opposed to something I must do out of necessity!
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2009 18:00:07 GMT by Anthaemia.
Post by TrekkiesUnite118 on Dec 30, 2009 21:35:45 GMT
You basically just need software that will burn standard VCDs. There is a guide on gamefaqs that details specific settings to optimize your videos. You essentially convert your movie file to MPEG-1 standards, then burn it as a Video CD.
Nero Burning Rom 6 Reloaded does everything automatically if you make a VCD (MPEG Conversion and menu creation) - although I dunno about later versions, and you might have to convert newer formats such as MKV to an older format before hand. I also dunno if newer versions of Nero still support VCD authoring. But 6 Reloaded is really cheap and easy to find.
If you ever feel like buying a movie there are plenty released in Hong Kong - some say all of them pirated but this is absolutley not true.
There are legal releases in Hong Kong too, you just have to be careful where you shop lol. I have Cowboy Bebop The Movie on VCD legit version, sadly there are so many bootlegs the fans seem to believe only a bootleg VCD exists
Tristar handled Cowboy Bebop in Hong Kong so the english audio is also present on the disc. The standard set up for dual audio releases on VCD is to have one language on the L channel and the alternate language on the R channel in mono (most VCD players have a button to choose). The official HK VCDs of Digimon were pretty snazzy, they only sold them at one episode per volume but they were pretty cheap and each case had a snazzy as hell holographic cover art.
I also have the HK release of Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back and it was localised by one of the biggest DVD/VCD publishers in HK with a full cantonese dub etc. It's nice to see the difference, there is a lot of 3D CGI added to the 4Kids version.
I would like to buy the cantonese dub of Haruhi suzumiya one day but I can only find clips of it on youtube
Thanks everyone! I actually have an old version of Nero that features VCD burning support, although in the past my discs would only run using very select DVD players. Anyway, I'm going to continue learning more about authoring then hopefully one day I'll be able to create something a little more professional... including menus (even if the majority of guides online are so confusing for someone who is still quite new to the whole concept). Heck, until recently I couldn't even make a working DVD - can you believe that?