I have just bought a new DVD player with VCD/SVCD playback compatibility, which on first couple of tryouts, played back VCD's that I had burned in Nero in black and white. I did a little bit of reading through this forum, and came to the conclusion that it was a PAL/NTSC issue (I am in the UK (am I right in thinking PAL/NTSC are just different 'frames per second' formats used in different countries?)). I downloaded a copy of TMPGEnc, and encoded the video file into VCD PAL format, then copied the file onto a (Nero) InCD formatted CDRW. This did not work. I tried again burning the TMPGEnc encoded file onto the CDRW as a VCD in Nero, which has worked (plays, plays back in colour). Have I gone about this the right way? Sure, I have a functioning VCD now, but that seems a very time consuming method. Is there a way to encode into PAL format in Nero, or am I going to have to encode a file in TMPGEnc and then burn it in Nero afterwards every time? The encoding process in TMPGEnc seems to take almost the full length of the MPEG/AVI time to encode a PAL/VCD file, which seems a little excessive. And why can one not simply chuck the file onto a blank CD as data when it has been encoded as such? I am new to all this video stuff and am finding it terribly confusing, if anyone can give me a few pointers would be hugely appreciated. Thanks, Alex.