For some time I have copied my DVD to VCD using DVDx. Sometimes the size of the output file is slightly to big to fit on a 80 min. CD or I do not fills to 80 min CD completely. In this cases I have adjusted the bit rate to get max. quality of the use of my CD’s. This works fine with my United DVD player. Now I am starting to convert my old VHS film into VCD. For this purpose I use a WinFastTV200XP TV card to grab the film and then TMPGEnc to convert it to VCD format. However I got the following problem: If a film with a bitrate of the standard 1150 kbits is, let say 825 MB, I would like to reduce the bitrate slightly to keep the film on 1 CD. I use the expert setting in the project wizard and unlock the bitrate. Chose “make file size” and set it to 100 %. TMPGEnc now tells my the size of the output file should be 786,9 MB. Then I start the encoding and when done the output mpg file is to large to fit into 1 CD. I have done some test. If I set the bitrate to 500, 800, 1000 or 1150 the output file size will exactly the same ! If I increase the bitrate to e.g. 1400 the file size increase as well. Do anybody know of this problem, and if so, is there any way to fix it to make a film fit exactly to a CD?