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VCD reauthoring

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by sinman66, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. sinman66

    sinman66 Member

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    Is there any way a VCD can be re-authored or edited to make a shorter movie with selected clips. I have a VCD from which I need to make a shorter film for educational prupose. Any help will be appreciated!
     
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    From the VCD, open the MPEGAV folder and copy AVSEQ01.DAT to the desktop.
    You can either add .mpg to the file name or leave as is.


    TMPGenc free edition

    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/tmpgenc_basic_guide.cfm

    Assume its NTSC format.

    From the Wizard select 'Video CD' 'NTSC'.
    All this does is ensure that the output will be MPEG1.
    Browse for the file (all files and look for the .dat).
    Check the output aspect ratio is the same as the input file.
    Choose the 'Source Range' and use the slider to select the start and end frames.
    Proceed to the output stage.
    Use the clip to make a new VCD or convert as required.

    You can also use VirtualDubMpeg to load the original .DAT file, edit the video and save the output as an AVI clip.
     
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    attar, thanks for your response, but I opened the MPEGAV folder and it has only one file called MUSIC01.DAT
    What does that mean, is it the same as AVSEQ01.DAT or should I give up!
     
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    attar Senior member

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    That's different.
    Look at this link and about halfway down, there is an explanation of the folder contents on a VCD.

    http://www.videohelp.com/vcd

    If the .dat is a video file, you should be able to play it with your media player by clicking it.

    You can also drag the .dat file onto GSpot and it should show the video and audio type.
    Also you can press button 1 to render the file and 2 to play it.

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/GSpot270a.zip


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    I am able to play the file using Windows Media player, so it is a video file after all!
    Does that mean I can go ahead as you suggested in your first post?
     
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    Assuming it's an MPEG1 file, yes.
     
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    Thanks attar, will get back to you after trying out your suggested methods.
     

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