VCD/SVCD Bitrate calculation
Run Bearson's Bitrate Calculator. The main window looks like this:
Enter the length of your movie in minutes, your audio bitrate, and your desired file size, if you're using 3 cd's of 700, you should calculate 3*797=2391mb as the filesize, if 3 cd's of 650MB, you should calculate 3*740=2220mb. Remember the bitrate you calculated.