VCD problem with Premiere 6.0 : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

When I edit a video with Premiere 6.0 and save the clip, tmpeg can`t convert it to a mpeg1-file for a VCD (message: codec not available).

Anyone has a solution?

I use a miniDV-Camcorder and firewire to capture the video.


-- N.Rief (, August 21, 2001


I get it you save it to a type-1 or 2 DV AVI file. For TMPGenc to recognize that file you should have installed the VFAPI file *.bat in the directory where U put TMPGenc so that all codecs available in your system and the files that use them will be deemed valid for MPEG encoding by TMPGenc. If you go to the TMPGenc website you will see this file which you have to download, a little over 300KB. This step is necessary because TMPGenc is not installed in Windows in the usual manner where changes to the registry are made, etc.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, August 21, 2001.

Have a look at my web site on this subject, Premiere works extremely well with a frame serving program called avisynth and it matters not whether you go to VCD SVCD or DVD the principals are the same and the results just as easy. You can patch avisynth to use almost any standalone encoder with all the benifits that come with that. I have patched standalone TMPGEnc, LSX 3.5 and CCE to work direct from the timeline with the obvious benifits over ANY purpose built plugin.

-- Ross McL (, August 21, 2001.

Dear N.Rief:

You can copy a file named "cm-mpeg-pwi2.0e.prm" (Panasonic MPEG-1 Encoder Plug-in for Premiere) to the plug-in folder under Premiere's folder, and then you can directly export MPEG1/VCD's *.mpg files from Premiere for making a VCD.

By the way, there is also a MPEG-2 plug-in for Premiere for makeing a DVD!!(I forgot the file name......)

-- Frederic (, August 22, 2001.

Panasonic is nice but doesn't produce quality nearly as good as that made by TMPGenc. MPEG-1 VCD is already a format where little changes to the encoding here and there can make all the difference between watchable and horrid video; Panasonic, for example, only gives option for using any field, but TMPGenc goes the lot by allowing either field, which leads, interpolate the two, etc. squeezing out all that be taken from the original, turtle-like. Hori is a spoilsport by not providing us all with a Premiere plug-in for TMPGenc. If that happens the whole of TMPGenc can give CinemaCraft a run for its money. In the meantime, as Ross McCl above says, there is always Avisynth.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, August 23, 2001.

Go to Save for Web and you will see the MPEG option.

-- John Hall (, October 21, 2001.

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