"How can I insert the MPGAV folder and other folders in a VCD?""

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I am a novice...please help me to make a VCD from MPEG files. I wonder what is a DAT file. Is it really a MPEG file? How a MPEG file can be converted into .DAT file. I have a HP 8200 CD Writer and I use the ADAPTEC Software coming along with it. I did not see any option in it leading to making VCDs. When I explored VCDs, I used to see several folders apart from the MPGAV folder. How are they created? Or will the VCD Creating software itself will do the job? WHICH IS THE FREEWARE THAT I CAN MAKE A VCD OUT OF MPEG FILES, so that I can play it on my JVC VCD player ? Please guide me.

-- Adv. Ranjith Xavier (ranjithxavier@hotmail.com), May 25, 2001


I can answer some parts of your questions. You need to use MPEG files to make DAT files. Check out this site, www.vcdhelp.com. There are several tools to help convert, capture, edit, etc... I would pick up a copy of Easy CD Creator 5 Deluxe. It is very useful when you are just learning. VCD's made with Easy CD 5 will play on most DVD players.

-- David Carlson (davidcarlson@turbocoverage.com), July 07, 2001.

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