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VCD stops at title

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by daro, May 14, 2003.

  1. daro

    daro Member

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    I am making my first DVD backup - R2 Charlies Angels. I've used Smart Ripper, DVD2AVI, TMPGEnc to make the 2 mpeg movie files. These files will play if I click on them on the PC with Win Media Player. So then I used Nero Express 5.5 to burn then the discs. But in my stand-alone Scan SC-2000 DVD (which plays VCD's) they won't go any further than the title screen that Nero has created.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. tommays

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    i use http://www.vcdeasy.org/it is free and made to only burn VCD I was using nero but found this program to be bullet proof because of its due one thing right method rather than every thing so so

    tommays
     
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    press 1 and play if that doesnt work, press 2 and play
     
  4. daro

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    Thanks for the replies tommmays and Dela. I'm downloading VCD easy right now to see if life is easier with that.
    I managed to get it to play once I turned off the PBC off on the VCD player.
    However, the sound is out of sync (slightly ahead) with the pictures. Even if I switch off the pro-logic in my AV amplifier it is still the same. Any ideas on that?
     
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    what burn speed did you use and are you using good media?
     
  6. daro

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    I couldn't get Nero Express to offer me lower than 8x on the drop down menu, so tonight I'll spin up VCD easy and see if that works at a lower speed (less than 4x I believe is the receommended number).
    My CD-R's are from local supermarket - Smartbuy. If they still don't work at a lower burn speed then I'll buy a few premium ones and see if that helps.
    I there some freeware that I can use to read the VCD on the PC? Then I can see if the problem lies with my standalone player - some kind of compatibility problem could always be a possibility I guess.
     
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    Play the .dat file in the MPAGAV folder on your cd in WinDVD or WinMedia something
     
  8. daro

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    I did that and the .dat file was OK.

    Eventually I found that it seemed to be the input settings on my AV amp that is hooked up to my standalone DVD player. I had it set to auto audio input before, but once I changed it to analog input then the sound was synced with the picture, even on the first disc I burnt at 8x with Nero and cheapo CD-R. The second half of the film I did with VCD easy and that was was fine too.
    Now, I am going to try and encode chapters with chaperXtractor/VCD easy and then take on the new challenge of doing a multi-episode DVD rather than just a single track movie.
    Thanks for all the help - it's a great website.
     
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    no probs, good luck man
     

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