Making vcd from .dat and or .mpg file : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread


How do I burn vcds from an existing .dat file or .mpg file ? I've heard that WinOnCD 3.6 and EZ CD Creator Deluxe 3.5 can do this but I can't figure it out.

When I use EZCD Creator, it put the .dat file in the item something dir and not the mpegsav dir so my vcd player doesn't recognize the cd.

When I use WinOnCD 3.6, it puts the .dat file in the root dir.

I know I'm doing something wrong, what is it ?

Does it matter if I specify a .dat file or a .mpg file. I've heard that the mpg file has to be of the "right" format before this can work. What format is that ? Also, I've heard that I need dat2mpeg to convert my .dat files to .mpg file before I can burn.

Any help or insight greatly appreciated. Thanks, P.

-- P. (, June 21, 1999


Before you burn with EZCD creator, but after getting your layout finished, go to the VideoCD menu and select properties. Then go to the CD-I application tab and make sure the checkbox is checked.

-- Sean (, June 21, 1999.

I guess I only answered half your question. Yes, it needs to be a VCD complient MPeg-1 file. Yes, you will need to convert the dat to mpeg before you can burn it.

-- Sean (, June 21, 1999.

I have the same problem. Ez creator puts my files in the segment folder. I use the Xing Mpeg convertor for VCD 2.0 whitebook standard so the problem must not be caused by my non-compliant files, but Ez Creator itself . I think the majority of the people don't run VCDs on stand alone players so they don't encounter this problem.

Here's a link that states the EZ creater for VCD burns to the wrong folder. html

-- (, June 21, 1999.

I want dat files to mpeg convertor package

-- madhu (, June 30, 2002.

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