ok, I took the pleasure of making a samle of a highly optimized mpg. http://home.austin.rr.com/afabric/chobit.mpg
now in this same, the color are a flatter then most, but it fades a lot which has a tendency to wreck havoc on mpeg. I've also had one segment with low motion, and another section with high motion. That way you can see a difference.
also keep in mind that this MPEG is 100% VCD 2.0 compatible. Bitrate and everything, and is created through TMPEG Encoder. Now using such highly optimized encoding method takes a long time. the whole movie originally was around 24 min total. It took me a total of around 7 hours to encode the entire thing from divx 5.0 over to mpeg VCD 2.0. yes.. it sounds like I have a slow computer, but this was actually done on a AMD Athlon 1800+ OCed to 2000+ with 512megs of DDR ram running at CAS2, turbo timing, and 1.5 way interleave. Frightening don't you think.
Also, from all my VCD and SVCD experience. Using SVCD is often not very justified unless you have an EXTREMELY PURE SOURCE. MPeg encoding has come a long way. If your vid was captured to your computer from using composite cables or if the source was from a VHS tape, don't even bother with SVCD. You won't benefit from it. Only use SVCD if your original source is a pure as the quality on DVDs. Otherwise.. don't even bother with SVCD.
Edited by - Graffitti on 08/08/2002 19:35:28