panasonic encoder cuts off last frames.. how not to? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

i've been using it to encode some materials to vcd compliant format. besides the blockiness when i play it on a vcd player, i notice that the encoder actually cuts off quite some frames from the end of the file. it's ok if the end part is a blank, but when it still contains something, i would think it's quite bad. how do i get around this? i am willing to try out any other vcd compliant encoder if it gives good quality.

on the same note, does the cd burner utility has anything to do with the end quality of the image? for example, blockiness? i use winoncd 3.6 and i notice blockiness when i play the vcd. though not when i play the file on my computer as a mpeg.

-- saddy (, January 20, 2000


Nice to know someone else has a similar problem with encodes done by Panasonic. However Panasonic is not to blame. Try Nero and you may find the problem is fixed, it did so for me.

-- Ross McL (, January 20, 2000.

I posted your problem a while ago. Here is what i did to remedy the cut off from the panasonic. I just add an extra 30 seconds of anything (i have made files of 30sec black space ) and tack this on. This way it will cut the "dead space" and leave ytour project alone

-- Doug (, January 20, 2000.

thanks guys.

how do i go about adding the blank end space though?

-- saddy (, January 21, 2000.

I have been using the Panasonic Encoder ( Stand Alone Encoder ) and have not see this efect yet.

Which version are you using and which encoder ( The Stand alone or the Premiere Plug In ) ?

Please let me know.

-- Roberto Gomez Torres (, January 21, 2000.

HOW TO ADD BLACK SPACE: You need a laserdisc player or a dvd player or similar item. I hook one of them in my video capture card. That is it. I have my machines set so when i turn them on i see black instead of a blue screen or a cable screen. Just record as noraml.

-- Doug (, January 22, 2000.

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