How to Convert a Video to CD

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Windows users can convert any video to fit on a CD using a conversion program called Super. Super is a free application that uses ffmpeg, mencoder, x264 and other utilities to convert video. The input video can be any number of formats including DVD, MPEG4, AVI and .mov. To place the video on a CD it must be converted to the MPEG1 format. Once the conversion is complete, the Nero Lite software program can be used to burn the video to a CD that can be played on any computer and many DVD players.

Things You'll Need

  • Super conversion tool
  • Nero Lite

Convert the Video into MPEG1

  • Download and install the Super conversion tool (See Resources). Open the program once installation has completed.

  • Choose "mpg (Mpeg1)" from the "Output Container" drop-down list.

  • Select "MPEG-1" from the "Select the Output Video Codec" drop-down list.

  • Select your preferred audio codec from the "Select the Output Audio Codec" drop-down list.

  • Click the "Encode (Active Job_List Files)" button at the bottom of the screen.

Burn the CD

  • Download and install Nero Lite (See Resources).

  • Open the Nero Lite software.

  • Choose the "New Compilation" option under the "File" menu.

  • Click "VideoCD" on the left side of the screen.

  • Choose the encoding resolution for your area from the "Encoding resolution" box.

  • Choose the "Menu" tab at the top of the screen.

  • Ensure that the "ISO Level2 (Max. of 31 chars)," "ISO 9660," "Allow pathdepth of more than 8 directories" and "Allow more than 255 characters in path" are the only options checked.

  • Choose the "Label" tab at the top of the screen.

  • Type the name of the video in the "Volume label" text box.

  • Click the "New" button.

  • Locate the video on the right side of the screen, and drag it to the lower window on the left side of the screen.

  • Place a blank CD in the computer's CD burner.

  • Click the "Burn" button at the top of the screen to burn the CD.

Tips & Warnings

  • Converting video and audio files to other file formats can result in a loss of quality depending on the options chosen.

References

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