Hey guys, making a VCD/SVCD from AVI is OK if you follow some the guides, actually I've spent weeks to get to where I'm at today and I still not satisfied. Anyway here is my problem. When I encode my AVI files to Mpegs and then burn them they are really big, I've resorted to burning a 700mb AVI file on 3 CD's which is a waste. Anyway, I don't know how to ask th question so I'm going to explain to you my procedure's and ask someone if I'm doing something wrong etc.. 1. Get my downloaded AVI file 710 mb (time 1:32:00). Using nandub split the file, two pieces about 45 minutes each. Each about 350mb each. 2. Test the split files using windows media player. They both work fine. 3. Now I want to strip audio from the AVI files into WAV files so I use VirtualDub, I have to make two WAV files because I have two AVI files. 4. Then I have to encode the files so I use TMPGenc. I want SVCD so I do all the settings. 5. Now here is where is going wrong. Each encoded file I get is huge about 850mb, so I can't just burn it on a 700mb CD which I have lots of! The Mpeg files do play because I've tested them with WinDVD. I suspect it is a setting problem but I have no idea how to make my file smaller so I can burn a full AVI file onto 2 CD's. Is this a problem with the bitrate!? No idea, anyway if you have any sugestions then I want really be thankful.