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Offline bobesch

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Converting old SVCD
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:23:59 AM »
Hi folks,
this is my first posting here, though MacOS9Lives has been a great help during the last years just by reading.
So at first thank you all!
Now I have a question, not a big problem, but maybe there's a smarter solution than mine:
I have a lot of old SVCDs from the late 90ies sitting in the shelves (captured/burned with PC/DVD-Master).
Luckily I found software for PPC (MacVCD) to watch them now (up to full-screen) and I was also successful to re-record the full-screen-video via video-/audio-out to an eyeTV-box then to another PPC-Mac for recording.
Well, video quality didn't suffer noticably by this - it was abysmal anyway, compared to the todays standard. But it has been a bit time consuming.
Is there any software solution to convert this strange SVCD/MPEG2 video-codec to anything, that can be viewed with current video-players?

« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 11:48:51 AM by bobesch »

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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 12:57:38 PM »
i would do it in OSX (if you have that on your PPC), VLC and toast 7 or 8(?) should be able to do it.

but try quicktime player first, quicktime pro(!) in OS9, that is.

p.s.:
you should also try if your player app would also read mounted image files. then you just have to copy the CDs to image files.
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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 01:45:53 PM »

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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 03:13:16 PM »
Thanks guys, so there's something to start with during my coming holidays.  :)

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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 03:46:22 PM »
Nice avatar, btw  :)
I'm dedicated to "Ampelmaennchen"  - that's the east-Berlin pedestrian "go" traffic light.
Reminds me always to Coldplays "Clocks "... am I part of the cure or am I part of the disease?"
So for me that little green guy is a symbol for "better be part of the solution than part of the problem".
At least, I hope so.

Here some funny cousins ...

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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 04:31:22 PM »
ich find ja die aus dem osten viel schöner. aber selbst das haben wir denen weggenommen.
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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 06:21:26 PM »
Are they gone now? That would be pitty. I always found them cute when visiting from the other part of the divided city.

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Re: Converting old SVCD
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2020, 06:40:46 AM »
no, not all. but i think in most areas they must use the new ones as soon as they need to replace a glass.

same with the various female or fantasy icons. main argument there is colorblind road users.

would love to have the karl marx light in my room. :)
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