CoDecs do I use?
The 3 video CoDecs that
I have been testing with are
1) The XviD CoDec found here:
2) the DivX CoDec
found here: http://www.divx.com
3) the DivX CoDec by Kristal Studio found here:
I have used all these
CoDecs to successfully make CD-R disks that play fine on the LVD-2001,
but, the DivX CoDec from divx.com had the poorest quality so far, I
have found I get the best quality and fastest rendering from the XviD
CoDec. I have to strongly suggest the XviD CoDec.
CoDec I am using is the MP3 CoDec. Maybe this
player will someday support the Ogg CoDec, but, until then MP3 is it.
settings do I use?
I am currently making
my XviD/MP3 movies so they fit on one 700Mb/80 Minute CD-R.
You can get better
quality output by splitting the files over multiple CD-R disks or
Burning the file to a DVD+R disk, and using higher setting, but, the
quality I am getting is quite good and should satisfy all but the most
I am using 640x512 for
the video resolution. I have tried 640x480 but the movie gets trimmed
off on the left and right sides.
As an example, on a 100 minute video using the XviD CoDec set at
29.970 FPS @ 835
Kbps and the MP3 CoDec set at (128 kBit/s - 48,000 Hz - Stereo) I get a
file that is 700 MB or a little less and fits fine on a
80Min/700MB CD-R disk, the XviD CoDec comes with a great little
calculator called MiniCalc and works great for making XviD files of
the proper size.
I tried files encoded
with mono audio sources and this player does NOT like it. you loose
the ability to fast-forward and rewind, as soon as you hit one of
these buttons, the video freezes and never re-starts, I suggest you
stick to stereo files.