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Some tips on how to burn a cd-rom with your movie on it

By Jakob Jelling

There are several different cases in which we might wish to burn a cd-rom with our movie on it. Two of the main cases in which we might wish to do so are when we want to storage our movie by using VCD format and some of the cases when we want to storage it as DVD. Besides these two cases, there are several other options involving the use of a cd-rom in order to burn a movie and you should find out which one suits your needs before choosing one.

VCD is one of the main video formats in which a movie can be burnt. When we burn a cd-rom using VCD format, we are using methods which will allow us to watch our movie by using a VCD player, a cd-rom or even a DVD. This way, this format is very convenient in case we need to count with different reading alternatives.

If we wish to burn a movie on a cd-rom using MPEG-1 or VCD format might be one of the main choices we should consider. If you have a movie on MPEG-1 or VCD and wish to storage it or distribute it to your friends, burning it on a cd-rom would be a good solution.

In case your movie is on DVD format, you might have different choices for its storage, and a cd-rom is one of them. In order to use this method, you should use a cd-rom to storage a DVD on CD. By using this, you could keep your movie in high quality and watch it by using a cd-rom reader as well as a DVD player.

Movies in MPEG-2 video format can also be copied to a cd-rom. If you choose this option, you would be able to storage about 20 minutes of video per CD. If you used DVD technology, you could storage about 130 minutes of video per DVD. The storage of your MPEG-2 or DVD movie on a cd-rom would allow you to watch it by using a PC's DVD player which has MPEG-2 codec, a home DVD player or a PC's cd-rom drive.

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