Begginer need helps : HOW TO CONVERT MPGs TO VCD (*.DAT) ? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Well, I'm a begginer and more stuffs make me more confused. I have Nero, Videopack, ULead, and I've tried all but still failed. my VCD player won't read the VCD I created. It said "No Disc". @_@ is it the format ? Can ANYONE tell me step by step from beggining, how to Create a VCD ? I did well in Video Capture from my handycam to MPG.,... or I did wrong ?

waiting for someone's help....

-- The Saint (, January 03, 2001


Saint, here's a brief overview:

1. Capture from camcorder/VCR to hardrive.

2. Take that AVI file and convert it to an MPEG1 using the freeware program TMPGenc.

3. Burn that MPEG1 file to a CD-R or CD-RW using Nero, Adaptec, WinOnCD, or any other CD-burning software that allows you to create VideoCDs. (You can't simply copy an MPEG to a CD-R. Just like when making proper Audio CDs, you must encode the disc in a special way using the VCD option in your burning software.)

4. The CD-R or CD-RW disc created in that special way becomes, in theory, a VCD.

5. Some DVD players will NOT be able to recognize the disc. Some players will reject almost all CD-Rs. The consensus is that CD-RWs work best on DVD players. My advise is to try burning your MPEG1 files to different CD-Rs and CD-RWs. I don't know anything about VCD players, but I suspect some may also limit the brands of CD-Rs or CD- RWs you can use. Again, try different ones and let us know which ones worked!

-- Thumper Strauss (, January 04, 2001.

More likely, your VCD player doesn't read the CDRs. For more info. on how to create a VCD, check You can also check if you VCD player can read the CDR or not.

Good luck.

-- Dark Soul (Dark, January 06, 2001.

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