No smooth motion of VCD movie : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I am facing a problem of my VCD (MPEG1)files which I encoded with pinnacle 8.6 software. While playing a MPEG1 file in VCD player the video files are not smooth, mainly the relatively fast moving footages. They are getting somewhat choppy. But relatively still footages are good. I do not understand where is the problem. Please anyone explain why this happens ?

-- Dulon Dohutia (, January 24, 2005



Your source material. Is it any good to start with?

The encoding bitrate. Is it high enough?

The number of passes. Two-pass predicts motion better and gives better results, because the encoder looks at the video first and decides how to encode.

You may want to try a different program to make your VCDs. Check TMPEGEnc (just search google for it) as it works very well.

-- Bryan (, January 24, 2005.

Whoops. That's TMPGEnc. My mistake.

-- Bryan (, January 24, 2005.

Thanks Bryan for your reply. I was encoding in MPEG1 format with 1150kbps video & 256kbps audio bit rate. As you say, I was not aware of two passes and try next time. One more thing, the same movie when encoded in SVCD format and played in the same player the movie is really fine. I am sure there was no frame dropping while capturing and the original avi (type2) footages are fine. There is definitely something wrong with the encoder. as you say, I will try TMPEGenc and update you the progress.

Dulon Dohutia

-- Dulon Dohutia (, January 26, 2005.

You may also want to check that your encoder is not changing the framerate or otherwise altering the type of video (NTSC or PAL),, and are good sources of detailed information about encoding processes.

-- Bryan (, January 27, 2005.

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