SVCD to DVD using Toast and iDVD guide
SVCD Video is NTSC 480x480 and PAL 480x576
DVD_ Video is NTSC 720x480 and PAL 720x576
To convert SVCD to DVD a few steps need to be taken.
This guide shows how to put multiple SVCDs onto one DVD.
First open up Toast 6 Titanium to the video section and
Make sure it says Disc Type: Super Video CD
and track 2 shows Video.
Now highlight Video track and press Save As...
This will extract the mpeg 2 video to your harddrive in a location of
When this is done in a couple of minutes be sure to close out of the dialog
and reopen when inserting the next SVCD disc with Command-I.
These mpeg tracks are all about 30 minutes in length and around 500MB.
I'm going to combine 4 of them onto one DVD. So about 2 hours of SVCD
video onto DVD.
Now you can highlight with a Finder window open drag the mpeg tracks to
Toast or choose Add and select them that way. Highlight them all Option-A
then choose Export.
This will convert the mpeg to to DV video which iDVD will accept.
DV will be 720x480 and is able to be imported into iMovie or iDVD.
iDVD 5 doesn't have a 2GB file limit like iDVD 4 does.
Little less than 30 mins is about 5GB for the .dv video.
If you had one movie on two svcds and you wish to combine them into one
sequential movie on one DVD. import them into iMovie onto the same track
and then create your chapters if you wanted then export to iDVD to burn.
Open iDVD preferences and choose Encoder Settings: Best Quality.
If Best Performance it'd say 6.4GB instead of 3.4GB and wouldn't fit 2
hours onto one DVD. Choose a theme and drag the dv tracks onto iDVD and
then you can name them by double clicking on the tracks.
I choose Save as Disc Image and on a mac mini it took
about 5 hours to encode all four dv tracks to DVD video.
After it's done encoding the movies it'll either burn it to DVD or create
a disc image.
Updated Apr 22, 2005