Problem with WinONCD 3.7PE for creating Photo VCD Album : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I want to create Video CD's of photos'(Pictures), so that they play/flip the photo's, at a set time say 20 secs. There is a feature in WinOnCD 3.7 PE, where you can drag and drop pictures in the photo album and can set the time for photo's to flip. There is a option for manaul flipping also. You can select in PAL and NTSC mode also. However when ever the CD is created the .dat files are creaed in segments directory but not in the mpegav folder. Usually whenever a Video CD is produced the .dat files are created in mpegav folder for the CD to play in external Video CD players. But in this case they are created in other(segments) folder, hence the Video CD created, cannot be played in external Video CD player.

Pls infm where I am going wrong. Thanks a million.

-- AshokLalwani (, April 16, 2000


Still MPEG files are not audio/video tracks and as such White Book says they should indeed be placed in the SEGMENT directory and named itemxxxx.dat. Audio/video tracks conforming to full WHite Book spec are named musicxx.dat or avseqxx.dat and placed in the MPEGAV directory by the authoring s/w. Basing on these then that WinOnCD is merely doing something that's expected. If the resulting VCD is not playable on a set-top then something else is wrong.

-- EMartinez (, April 17, 2000.

To make Photo CDs that are crated with Win on CD 3.7 PE playable on my DV 525 I have to add a Video track. The easier method is that you download the Servicepack (don't know the number) from the Cequadrat Web Page. It does the work for you and the Photo album should work...

-- Salix Ulfaran (, April 17, 2000.

You are not doing anything wrong. That is the way the program works. All high still resolution images must be on the SEGMENT folder.

I have made a couple of photo albums with the WinOnCD 3.7 PE and them play just fine on my Pioneer DV-525. In fact, the software adds an MPEG video track automatically to the disc.

If you are using a freebie copy of the program, maybe it is incomplete.

Hope this helps you.

Roberto Gomez. Mexico City, Mexico.

-- Roberto Gomez Torres (, April 17, 2000.


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! For mentioning to go to the site and Dl the service pack. my Pioneer 525 can now read the photo vcds as well as now make menus too. thanks again

-- Doug (, April 20, 2000.

Doug, what service pack is this, where can I DL it from and what does it do with regards to WinOnCD3.7PE?? I want to make sure everything is okay with WinOnCD3.7 because now that Adaptec has indeed bought CeQuadrat who knows what bugs they will now introduce to it to make it a true sister-in-arms-and-crime of Easy CD 4 if not hobble or kill it outright. Sigh.

-- EMartinez (, April 20, 2000.

go to the site: then go to 'support" then you will see in the support box on the left of the screen "servicepacks" click this and dl the one for the version you have. It will say its German, but it dls and loads fine and yes the english is still there. here is what it adds: photo cd so it can NOW play in my dvd player, and vcd2.0 extended which now allows you to add menus and stills,etc plus the whole program in general got a bit easier to use

-- Doug (, April 21, 2000.

-- sdaxdz< (, August 13, 2001.

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