it takes me just over 4 hours to rip and convert a dvd to vcd
using a 1.1ghz Thunderbird Athlon
if the black lines are still there then, he's forgetting to change the aspect ration of the film from 16:9 to 4:3
it all depends on what software is used in the process
i dont watch my vcds on my computer, i use my standalone dvd player to watch them, i dont mind having to get up and insert the 2nd disc
ive even created a little insert disc 2 mpg just for the fun of it
plus it reminds me to get a cup of tea or something.
just like being at the cinema when they used to have a break in the middle of the movies