Well, since hundreds times a day we receive a post like "..using Nero to make a VCD..it occurs this error..', I have decided to write 'sticky' thread a 100% working tutorial on how to make a VCD, but WITHOUT Nero. If you want to make a KVCD (better quality, higher compression), instead of Step 1 read http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/124272 . You need: 1) TMPGenc 2) (VCDEasy or VCDGear) + any application able to burn CUE Sheets (.CUE/.BIN sets) or Nero Step 1 ------ Encode the movie (.AVI or .MPG but also .ASF and other formats) using TMPGenc. Using the Project Wizard, you choose Video-CD (PAL or NTSC) as output and your movie as input. You just have to choose: a) Setting__Video__Motion Search Precision__ at least High Quality (Slow) b) Setting__Advanced__Video Arrange Method: Full screen (keep aspect ratio) c) If the movie is longer than 80', Setting__Advanced__Source range: you create 2 CDs: CD1 from 0 to Frame, CD2 from Frame+1 to End Frame (you put = -1, it will be the last of the movie) Rename the TMPGenc's output file your_movieCDn.MPG the output file (n=1 or 2) so, if the movie is a .MPG, the output file has a different name from the input file. If you want to enlarge the movie by losing part of the video (if the TV is not 16:9) you can Clip Frame ('Resized Image is used to display preview' must be selected) Once you've created your(s) .MPG, start VCDEasy, Nero or VCDGear. Step 2 ------ If you want a freeware application, get VCDGear. learn how to use it in http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/vcdgearburnatonce.cfm If you have a registered version of VCDEasy, go on reading. [bold]VCDEasy [/bold] First, with VCDEasy, press 'Add Files' and select your MPG. As 'CD Writer' the CD Image File Recorder must be selected. With CD Files: you select the name and the destination of the .BIN/.CUE set. Press Go. [bold]Nero [/bold] Select Video-CD. Load the MPEG you made on step 1. If you want to show 'Please insert disc 2' at the end of disc 1, load also an image. The pause after its play will be already set 'infnite' instad of 5 sec. Click on 'Burn' (or choose 'image recorder' as recorder and burn the .NRG later, for safety). Step 3 (if you used VCDGear or VCDEasy) --------------------------------------- Burn the .BIN/.CUE (you'll have to repeat the process above described twice, if you need 2 CDs) with the application you prefere. Delete from your HD the .BIN/.CUE of the VCD part_n and the TMPGenc's output file your_movieCDn.MPG you used to make it. Step 3 (if you used Nero with the burner set on Image Recorder) --------------------------------------- Burn the .NRG. If you use Nero, remember to set a correct burner as recorder. I hope this thread will be useful!