I did everything needs to be done. I capture clips using Dazzle Video Creator 1 as Mpeg1. Edit & render using Media Pro 6.5; and finally burn into VCD using Adaptec Deluxe 4.0 and 5.0. At times I used WinOnCD as well. So disappointed with the playback quality that I stop burning into VCD. I archive it as MPEG data file instead. But there must be something I can do. Why are the part-time professionals able to produce VCDs equivalent to VCR quality? What is missing here? Is it because Adaptec re-encode video when formatting into VCD thus losing the quality? If true, which burning softwares do not re-encode whilst formatting into VCD??? Please advise and help. Singapore.