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Combining two VCDs into one

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by dwschan, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. dwschan

    dwschan Member

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    I have recently been putting together some home videos and edited them into a movie using Pinnacle Studio 8. However my hard drive wasn't large enough to handle all the video at one go so I had to capture part of it, render and burn it, then capture and render the other half.
    My problem is that I am left with 2 VCDs with a total of 40 min of video. Is there any way to combine the two onto one VCD that plays as one movie? Can I just copy the files across or use Nero to make a multisession disc.
    Unfortunately Pinnacle, in their wisdom, do not seem to have enabled multisession burning on one CD.
     
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    Well you can allways Rip the Mpeg files off of the VCD"s and then Join the 2 Files together and then Burn them back to VCD....
    If you look on the VCD disks and go into the "MpegAV" forder you should see a file called "AVSEQ01.DAT" ..That is the Mpeg1 file used to create the VCD, you just drag it to your Desktop and rename it to something like "Movie-01.mpg" and then do the same thing for the VCD with the second part of the Movie but re-name it "Movie-02.mpg"....
    Now you just have to join the 2 Files into one File without Encodeing them...
    #1)If you download "Tmpgenc" and install it
    #2)Now run it and go to "File" to "Mpeg tools" to "Merge & Cut" and Load in the Movie-01.mpg file and then the Movie-02.mpg file
    #3) Now choose and output name and directory for the new joined file ..
    #4)Now at the Top go to the Dropdown Menu and set it to "Mpeg 1 Video CD", This is very important...
    #5) Now just click the "Run" button and it will join the 2 files into one file and save it ...
    #6)Now just burn it to CD-R as a VCD useing your Favorite Burning software Like Nero or whatever....

    Good luck
     
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    Thanks . It worked great. Only slight mismatch of the background soundtrack with the video but that's not a big problem.
     
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    Well That sync Problem is actually common with files Joined useing Tmpgenc a Much better Mpeg editor and Joiner is Mpeg2VCR or the Mpeg Video Wizard 2003 both of which are NOT freeware.....
     
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    Thankfully I'm not looking to do a pro job. It does the trick well enough for me. Thanks again.
     

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