splitting large mpg over 2 discs - is this possible.

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Howdy, was hoping some one could help me.

I use FlaSk mpg after i have decrypted the film that i am backing up to come up with an mpg file. The duration of the movie was about 1 hr and 48 minutes. The resulting mpg after Flask is just over a gig in size. Nero does not want to convert it to VCD as the file is way to large for the storage media... which is understandable.

My question is though... since it took nearly 10 hours through Flask, is there any way to span the movie over 2 disks - sort of break up the file to run over 2 disks. I thought Nero would automatically ask for a second disk to be inserted once it reached the capacity of the first?

What am I doing wrong here.... do Ihave to compress the mpg first in some way...... help... have tried 3 times thinking it might have been in the Flask'ing, but obviously this proggy has done it's job. 30 hours of flasking is painful !

-- CK (jinxd@telstra.com), October 18, 2001


I think so, when I find out, I'll pass on the info. I'm still reading this board. I'm sure someone down below has the answer already.

-- sk (skullsquad@aol.com), October 18, 2001.

Mark its middle with a chalk and cut it with an axe

-- a. i. (mrp59za@yahoo.com), October 18, 2001.


-- Mark Clement (zeppage2@yahoo.com), October 18, 2001.

There are a few MPEG-1 video editors out there that you could use to edit your file. Warning - the act of editing MAY (or may not) require you to demux/remux your edited files using a VCD template. I have seen a few instances where editing a file made it non-compliant until it was demuxed/remuxed. That may not happen, but I just wanted to warn you in case it did. TMPGenc can be used for the demuxing/remuxing if necessary. TMPGenc can be used to edit, but it's not very quick. It is free. www.womble.com makes MPEG2VCR which costs $249 US and can edit MPEG-1/2 video. They also have a much cheaper MPEG-1 only editor. If you go to members.home.net/richa, he has a suggestion for a MPEG-1 editor that costs about $50 if I remember correctly.

-- Jason (Jason.Shumate@equant.com), October 19, 2001.

hmmm...backing up a DVD to VCD...interesting.

1. Flask should already make the mpg file 100% VCD compliant, unless you are not compressing it correctly. 2. Jiaos VCDCutter and Cinax IfilmEdit can be used to split up the file for you. You need to pay for both of these products. 3. TMPGEnc can split the file for you and it is free; However, it may not create vcd compliant clips as a result.

-- (wingstarzz@hotmail.com), October 20, 2001.

TMPEG is the perfect cutter... I use it all the time without any dramas. You have the ability to cut the film in two, and go back slightly on the second one so that you can arrange a little overlap. This is a benefit if you want to keep the thread of the film.

However, if you want to use the VCD Cutter, this is a simple cut in half kind of deal.

Hope this helps.

-- The Boss (TheBoss@CherryDVD.co.uk), October 21, 2001.

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