VCD to MP4....

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  1. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

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    How do I convert a VCD to an MP4 for my ipod. I have mac the ripper, isquint, and handbrake. None of them seem to work.
     
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    Demux the file to MPEG using http://www.vcdgear.com and use QT or iTunes?

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    I'm pretty sure that iSquint will work if you copy the DAT file to your hard drive first.
     
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    VCD to MP4

    I have a VCD and I want to rip it to my computer so that I can convert it to a MP4 for my ipod. I have mac the ripper, handbrake and isquint.

    Handbrake can no detect the volume
    isquint needs a single file
    mac the ripper does not detect the volume

    I rip my dvds all the time but it wont recognize a VCD. There is no a VIDEO_TS Folder on a VCD.. Any programs that might help me?
     
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    The problem Im having is the VCD has multiple folders and Multiple Files. If it were a DVD I could do it, but mac the ripper does not recognize VCDs
     
  7. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Copy the .DAT file from the VCD to your desktop and change the extension to mpg. Then QT Pro should be able to convert it and probably iSquint as well.
     
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    Just like on a DVD the only thing that metters is the VIDEO_TS folder, on a VCD the olny thing that matters is the DAT file, which is baslically an MPEG-1 file with some additional information in front of it. it lives in the MPEGAV folder and usually has a name like AVSEQnn.DAT. If there are mutiple DAT files, these represent different titles on the VCD.

    [EDIT: More info on the VCD format is here: http://www.videohelp.com/vcd]

    As theBB suggests some programs will ignore the additional header info in the DAT file and will treat them as good MPEG files, but if not you can remove the header with vcdgear as I suggested in the first post.

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  9. ppant64 macrumors newbie

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    The solution is simple

    The solution is simple us VLC. It contains a converter and it is free:):):):)
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Holy thread resurrection Batman!

    Handbrake can probably do it now that they changed its input requirements. At the time THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO it would only convert straight from DVD.

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