Background: I have found several guides about converting AVI to VCD, DivX to VCD, XviD to VCD. Most of them used a VCD converter to create VCD's files, and then used a burning software to burn vcd which can playback with home DVD/VCD players. In fact, You can complete the conversion with only one software - Cucusoft AVI/MPEG to DVD/VCD/SVCD converter. That saves you so much time you need to use an encoding application, then an authoring program to create the VCD files and then another program to burn, as the great program takes care all these at once!
2. 2. First of all, select the conversion you want to do (1). We want to convert Divx/XviD(AVI file) to VCD, so select 'To VCD' or 'To SVCD'.
Now you have to select between two tabs (2). 'Merge' will join all the video files you add (as you can add more than one video file, including AVI, DivX, Xvid, MPEG, WMV, etc.) to one VCD's MPG file. 'Batch' will encode each video file to a different MPG file (so that you burn it in more VCDs). As you understand if the videos are small select 'Merge', if it's big movies you want to put into different VCDs select 'Batch'.
After this click 'Add' (3) and open the video files you want to convert.
Now it's time for the output settings. First of all select the location and the name of the output file. Then select 'Keep Aspect Ratio' (4) unless you want your actors to look like aliens!
After that select the output format between PAL and NTSC depending on your DVD or VCD player. The PAL and NTSC selections will set the right output size (resolution).
Also if you want your PC to shut down after the conversion (usefull as the conversion may take much time) select this option (4).
Tips: If you like, you can set 'Frame rate', 'Output Quality', 'Aspect Ratio', etc. by clicking the 'More Advanced Settings' (5).
3. Click "Convert and Burn" button (6) to start converting movies to VCD's files. The AVI to VCD converter will automatically create VCD related files in the output location.
4. "CD/DVD Burning engine" will be launched automatically after video conversion done. Please choose the suitable DVD/VCD burner drive. (supports CD-R, CD-RW, CD+R, CD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW)
Tips: If you'd like to burn VCD with another VCD burning software such as Nero, please click "Cancel" and burn the files in the output folder to VCD later.
5. Place a blank disc into your drive. If it is a rewritable disc, the program will erase the disc before burning VCD. When burning VCD is done, the VCD disc will be ejected automatically.
If use the trial version of Cucusoft AVI/MPEG to VCD converter, a watermark will be displayed on the VCD video. To remove the watermark, please get the full version here.