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I have a quicktime movie which I converted to a Toast-ready MPEG via Astarte M.Pack 3.0.2. I then use Toast 3.5.6 to burn a VCD. However, I get the video but no sound. Can anyone help? The settings in M.Pack have audio, video, and multiplexing checked. What do the "checksum, copyright, and original" checkboxes for?

-- Bill Wong (, July 08, 1999


Not really an answer but it happened to me too. When generating it from an MPEG (playable in QT 4.0) I got no sound. I got some sound when trying with the Episode I movie (quicktime 4 movie format) but it was cracked. I will try again with a lower bit rate for the audio, 224 kbits/s maybe is inadecuate when the original has about 128.

-- John (, July 15, 1999.

I've recently started playing the home VCD game and had the same problem. Unless I have the sound set to 224K Stereo, I get no sound. Even with those settings, I get very choppy, distorted sound, which I haven't found a solution for yet. :(

Aaron --

-- Aaron Veenstra (, July 31, 1999.

The Astarte M.Pack manual says that this is normal for Toast-ready Mpeg playback using PCs but no problems when using stand alone vcd player. I haven't tried this myself. I just downloaded the demo version for testing.

hope this hel

-- Vadivelu Battumalai (, November 18, 1999.

I have had good luck using Astarte M. Pact, Toast 3.5.7 and Editing Final Cut Pro. The key is that some Video CD, CD-R, CD-RW seem to troubles with playback. My discs play perfect in Philips brand DVD Players. (Even ones that don't say they support Video CD) The Pioneer DV-525 seems to be problematic with this set up. I did get good results out of a high end Sony DVD Player. Video looked the best on the Philips DVD players. Anxious to try out the Apex P

-- John Mortensen (, March 17, 2000.

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