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i have read many post regarding the Adaptec Software's inability to accept files from the Dazzle or Snazzi. Rather than using Xing's encoder, which takes forever,try IfilmEdit. It is a hundred times faster.This advice only applies to files which are pretty close to the standard, such as the ones from a dazzle or snazzi. if your files are quite nonstandard, stick with xing.
-- ndumu (email@example.com), July 18, 1999
Actually, Adaptec, even v.3.5, will accept the files from Dazzle if you import the files created from Dazzle to Ulead Video Studio which comes with Dazzle.
-- Warwick (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 19, 1999.
The Adaptec EZCD creator v3.5 when upgraded to v3.5c will accept mpegs created in Dazzle under the videoCD tab. I had problems initially trying to get EZCD v3.5 to accept PAL mpeg file format. After the upgrade, there was no problem. But I encountered a new problem though: the CD-Rs I burnt cannot be read by my commercial DVD player which is capable of reading VideoCDs and audioCDs. Is it a problem with the CD-R dye or the software?
-- Mark Wong (email@example.com), October 21, 1999.
Most DVD players can't read CD-R's. This is probably the problem in your case. From what I've read, only Pioneer and Sony DVD players can handle CD-R's. I have a Pioneer DV-414, and it can read both CD-R's and CD-R/W's. (Those CD-R/W's sure do come in handy for testing.) If the player uses a dual laser, it should be able to read CD-R's.
-- Thomas W. George (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 21, 1999.
I don't think the problem lies with the player.
It is EZ CD Creator. (At least up to the pre 4.x version. I have not check the 4.0 but words say it hasn't been fixed)
I have a lot of experience with this one, and switched to WinOnCD 3.0 instead.
Look carefully at the directory structure of your VCD using a computer. Compare it with the normal VCD. You will find that EZ CD puts the DAT file under \SEGMENTS while the normal VCD has them under \MPEGAV Only 10% of players will play VCD created by EZ CD Creator.
WinOnCD will put it correctly.
-- Rusman Priyana (email@example.com), October 25, 1999.
i use ez cd deluxe, version 3.5c, and it puts the .dat in \MPEGAV.
-- ndumu (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
I spoke with a friend in the Pioneer DVD Development Team... a major problem is the "dullness" of the CD-R. CD-RWs have a more reflective data mirror. Therefore the information is precise and not distorted or lost.
-- Timothy Neville (email@example.com), November 18, 1999.