How do I convert a decompressed pcm.avi file to BURNABLE mpeg ? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I download complete avi video movie, try to burn it cd with NTI CD-Maker program.

Program rejects avi files , wants mpeg.

convert avi file to mpeg with AVI2VCD program, but it rejects avi files with compressed audio.

decompress audio with AVI Audio Decompressor, vers. 1

take decompressed avi file to AVI2VDC and convert it to mpeg

Final mpeg file is a tiny 300,000 byte file. that won't burn to CD.

What is going wrong?

is my audio decompressor only intended to create audio output files?

-- Mike Enema (, March 11, 2002


I've never used NTI stuff, so I can't help you there. My guess is that you have a DivX file with MP3 audio and it's probably choking on the MP3 audio. has a guide on using TMPGenc to make VCD and you might try that instead of NTI. TMPGenc can be obtained for free at Please be warned that a lot of DivX movies have 48 KHz audio and this can cause TMPGenc to crash, so you may have to encode audio and video separately.

-- Jason (, March 11, 2002.

jason is correct ..also if it is a divx avi ..the mp3 audio can also be vbr..and needs to be converted to wav.44100pcm

-- john boy (, March 12, 2002.

sorry...tmpg will take divx.avi with mp3 as long as the mp3 is a cbr. if not convert it with virtual dub. and my tmpg doesnt crash with 48 sound.i have an old version and a new version and no probs yet.

-- john boy (, March 12, 2002.

Everyone who answered you so far is very right...I found that if you download AVI2VCD (which can be found at http://www.divx- there is a pretty good audio decompressor in that package. Decompress your audio first that will create a PCM file, next use TMPGEnc...use your PCM file for the encoding process. TMPGE's newer version has a wizard and makes this process of encoding brainless. I highly recommend it. IF you have any further questions e-mail me at

-- Gordon Fisherman (, October 04, 2002.

i use the decompresser that comes with avi2vcd and then use tmpeg to convert too mpg but it still seems a bit hit and miss as some movies still have audio sync problems and it is driving me mad as i have a slower pc (500Mhz) and it takes ages to convert a movie and then it is still useless can someone offer an explanation as to why this is

-- mark (, January 08, 2003.

Hi Marc, I feel to have the same problem with audio sync. to decompress the audio of the avi with the avi2vcd audio decompressor is highly recommendable, although this seems only to be the first step. what you should do then is to extract the audio of the created avipcm file into a wave format. you can do this with tmpeg under - file, -output to file, - wave format. that should work. compare the length of the wave file with the length of the original avi file. if they are identical, then there should be no sync problem anymore. i am working on this myself and let you know if there are new results. greetings to germany. mailto:

-- Nico Naeve (, January 20, 2003.

when you decompress avi file run it in tmpgenc that will work

-- Fideo-Blues (, December 01, 2003.

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