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Hi Im having trouble making vcds from existing mpeg files with ezy cd creator 3.5. When I try to add the file to the playlist it tells me its the wrong format. Does anybody know how to re-compress the mpeg in the right format and which program is best for doing this. Any advice would be appreciated.

-- Shane Dalton (, June 30, 1999


The problem is more than likely Easy CD Creator 3.5. It doesn't work properly. Unless you give it a near perfect MPEG file (White Book Format) it will reject it. Make sure that your MPEG files are VideoCD compliant - most MPEG converter programs give you the option to specify this. I've used AVI2MPG1, Ulead MPEG Converter, DVMPEG, and Video Sphinx Pro (Adaptec VideoH), all of which can be set to create files which are VCD compliant, but EZCDC still rejects most of the files I throw at it. EZCDC3.0 apparently worked fine, which is annoying as I bought the deluxe version of 3.5 just to get Video CD Creator. I would suggest using something like CeQuatrat's Win-On-CD. I've heard good things about it.

-- Chris Hambleton (, June 30, 1999.

update to EZcd 3.5c , it fix that problem

-- mhel marc (, July 01, 1999.

...You can download the 3.5c patch from Adaptec's site ( - It addresses the "sensativity" issue towards blue book standards and allows a wider range of variations in your .mpg.

-- Sal (, July 18, 1999.

try IfilmEdit or the Xing encoder. i use them with the adaptec software and it has never rejected a file. A note: All the files i feed to IfilmEdit are already pretty close to the vcd standard already (from a Dazzle), so i don't know how effective it is with a very nonstandard mpg. Xing is pretty effective with nonstandard mpegs.

-- ndumu (, July 18, 1999.

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