pauses between .DAT files : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread


Does anyone know how to burn mulitple MPEG files on a VCDs using NERO without any pauses in between files? I tried setting the pause to 0 secs on Nero but it still stops when moveing from AVSEQ01 to AVSEQ02.


-- Leo (, November 22, 1999


I don't believe you can use seperate files with zero gap... I believe you'll have to cut the two files together (using something like IFilm Edit) and create index points. If anyone knows different, I'd be happy to hear it! ;)


-- Steve (, November 22, 1999.

It's all about the player. I have a Sony DVP S500D and if I turn off the PBC (control) Function then the vcd plays back seamlessly. This took a while to figure out since there is no setup option for turning off the PBC. All I have to do is to track skip forward to track 1 after inserting the vcd and then hit play instead of hitting play right away. If you guys are using DVD players to view your vcds try to figure out a way to turn of the pbc. When I do this, I can rewind back through the beginning of a track into the previous one, change the time display, and watch a movie with dvd like chapter without that little pause between tracks. With the PBC on, rewinding to the beginning of the track just stopped at the beginning of the track and started playing. I was jumping for joy when I found out this little option. Hope this helps. (and yes, I do use Nero and burn the mpegs at 0 seconds pause).


-- HazyMind (, November 22, 1999.

If you don't mind having one long continuous file (especially if you are not creating ver 2.0 with menus and all) there is a cheap trick to merge all those .mpg files together so it plays as one track. Then there are no pauses and/or gaps. First go to command prompt. Then, in the directory where these files are, type, for example

c:/path/copy /b file1.mpg+file2.mpg+...+filex.mpg output.mpg

where file1.mpg...filex.mpg are the individual .mpg files of interest and output.mpg is the file where all of them have been stringed together. Be sure to have appropriate HDD space on said directory. The /b argument is important because it signifies copying in binary.

-- EMartinez (, November 24, 1999.

I don't think using copy /b is a workable solution. It concatenate MPEG files without the proper header, and key frame, and become broken. It may become worst that you thought. The player may stop at this junction and you can never pass the point unless you try to fast forward. But I know some players can pass such juction, especially those you get from HK..:)

-- Rusman Priyana (, November 29, 1999.

I've always used copy /b for joining .mpgs together and it has always worked well and seamlessly. The resulting VCDs I've created has played reliably on Philips 825, Pioneer 414, 301K, and 525. I would not have used this were it not for the 2Gb filesize limitation during capture. At half-res, min compression, and CD-quality audio, MJPEG- based .avi on Marvel G200 is merely 12mins25 seconds for the 2Gb. Fortunately this vidcap device automatically creates the next 2Gb files seamlessly, and on a fast PC with an equally fast HDD very few or no frames are dropped. After encoding to .mpg with Panasonic the 12mins25sec is now about 140Mb, and it is these little files I join together with that wonderful copy /b function. On playback of the VCD it is rare that you notice the join, especially when no frames were dropped during capture.

-- EMartinez (, November 29, 1999.

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