I have read alot of forums looking for an answere to my problem. I have worked with TMPGEnc alot and never had problems until this. When I try to encode xvid file to mpeg-1 the output file is unreadable. It is just a FILE. I can view it by right clicking on it and choosing mediaplayer and it plays great. It seems as though after the file is done encoding TMPGEnc doesnt finalize it. Now I can't burn these files to VCD. Another note-- I can encode other xvid files and some work and some dont the outcome is just a FILE. I have uninstalled and reinstalled TMPGEnc. I have intstalled TMPGEnc plus. nothing works. I use Gspot on the files and i have the correct codecs. I ripp the audio to wav like usual. Can anyone help me?