Can not make a GOOD Quality of Vedio CD : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I have a Sony DCR-PC100, a Pentium iii 550 computer with Toshiba SD-M1212x DVD-ROM, Diamond Stealth III s540 Vedio card, Pyro FireWire Card and Drive with IBM 20G. I follow every step from the menu of Ulead Mediapro 6.0 and Pinnacle ProDV. When I make a Mpeg2 file, The Video quality is OK But When I make Vedeo CD, (Burn from Nero VCD Creat Software) the video pictures show on TV then looks like some pixal square shows up, and that not as good as what I bought from Vedio store.

How far can I improve it? What kind of equipment I should replaced, New driver on the road, need help. Thanks a lot!

-- WAlt Hsu (, August 31, 2000


hi to create to quality videocd - capture video in avi then compress to videocd format. get broadway pro mpeg.avi encoder card the capturing quality is very good thanks

-- mpg1vcd (, August 31, 2000.

VCD is a highly limited format, and no matter how good you get there will still be blocking in high motion scenes. In terms of software encoding use panosonic or tmpeg, as they are the top of the line mpeg1 encoders. Tmpeg is even free as well. for more info


-- eric (, August 31, 2000.

In both Video Studio 4 and Media Studio 6 Ulead uses as MPEG encoding engine that of Ligos LSX. It and of itself Ligos LSX is okay, the standalone version, that is, because you can choose parameters more or less to your liking that you can experiment with and come up with a level of quality you desire. The Ligos LSX in ULVS4 and ULMSPro6, however, gives you a VCD template and that's all, and the result is often blocky because there is little, if any way, to change the set parameters. A way around this is NOT to render to MPEG (which then calls the LSX) but to the original AVI codec you captured to. You then get a higher-quality capable standalone MPEG encoder like TMPGenc beta12 or Panasonic 2.5 and convert your AVI with them. Another problem to contend with here is you might have captured/edited to Type 1 DV coded-AVI, which is may or may not be accepted by the mentioned encoders; if that's the case then you should render to a Type 2 DV coded-AVI first which conforms to the original VfW spec.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, September 02, 2000.

Not an answer but a follow-up question.

I also encountered the same "pixelated" look in all the VCD's I created. Does anybody have an answer whether the capture board has an effect on this? Will capturing in DV (IEEE 1394) format result in a better final VCD output than capturing in analog?

-- ian (, November 08, 2000.

Yes, capturing in DV will be better than analog but not by very much, the good part about analog is that you can capture it in any resolution sow it will ocupy less space and will not require you to resize it, and DV has a stardard resolution of 720 x 480 ntsc.

-- Joe (, February 02, 2001.

I also don't know i am trying to get idea

-- jamal mohammad (, December 15, 2002.

Capture video from camera using MGI Videowave III into .avi and burn into cd using Nero. But because of your hardware specs you may sometimes experience audio/video out of sync. If this happen, use VirtualDub (it's free) to fix the orig avi file into another avi file. Better to make SVCD format by encoding the fixed avi using TMPGenc, it's great quality than VCD and burn it on Nero as SVCD. Good luck

-- jolls (, December 15, 2002.

what is the number of resolution for converting avi to mpeg with maximum clarity for viewing in VCD Players

-- davood (, October 27, 2003.

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