Mpeg format for Video Cd's : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I'm using Easy CD Creator Deluxe, but can never get the mpeg format to be recognised. Any ideas, I've tried different modes - mpeg 1 and 2, pal ntsc etc.

-- Nigel Hurst (, March 12, 1999


You need to make sure that the MPEG file is in the Whitebook standard. Easy CD Creator only accepts Whitebook compliant MPEG files for VCD creation.

Dude Man

-- Dude Man (, March 13, 1999.

You can create the mpeg files using Broadway card

-- Natan Helfman (, March 21, 1999.

Try conforming to the mpeg format listed below if it works.

Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) sources should conform to the Video CD specifications. For more information, please refer to the Video CD Specification Version 2.0 by Phillips Consumer Electronics, B.B (White Book) and MPEG Standard (ISO/IEC 111172) documents. There are two data areas for MPEG data on a video CD:

n The Audio/video Tracks area

n The Segment Play Items area

In the Audio/video Tracks area, every MPEG sequence is stored as a separate track. MPEG data stored in this area is restricted to MPEG files that contain both video and audio. Usually, this is the area where Video CD Creator tries to store MPEG sequences. Video CD Creator adds the MPEG files to the discs file system in a directory named MPEGGAV and the files are named either MUSICxxDATE OR AVSEQxx.DAT where xx is a number. The Segment Play Items area is more versatile than the Audio/video Tracks area and can include MPEG data contains the following:

n Audio and video

n Video only

n Audio only

MPEG still images can also be stored in the area. Each MPEG sequence is added to the discs file system in a directory named SEGMENT with a file name of ITEMxxxx.DAT where xxxx is a number. Items in this area cannot be played in a CD-I player. The maximum bit rate (MBR) for MPEG files is 1,377,600 bits per second. The MPEG video data stream has three possible formats:


n Film


The following table lists the picture size and picture rate for each format:

Format Picture Size Picture Rate NTSC 352x240 29.97 Hz Film 352x240 29.976 Hz PAL 352x288 25 Hz The maximum video stream bit rate varies. For tracks, the rate is 1151929.1 bits per second. For the segment area, the rate is limited by the maximum bit rate and the requirements of the Audio data stream. The video pack size is 2324 bytes.

MPEG Audio Parameters

Layer 2 Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz Bitrate: for audio/video tracks 224KBits/sec for segment area ranges 0 to 384 kBits/sec Mode: stereo Dual Channel Intensity Stereo Single Channel only allowed for segment area The audio pack size is 23304 bytes. As a source, you can use MPEG system files which are interleaved video and audio and MPEG video files where Video CD Creator allows the interleave with audio data in MPEG audio.

-- pj ramos (, March 24, 1999.

I just figured it out. Once you've converted the dat to mpeg, you must convert the mpeg to (VCD-NTSC)mpeg format using Xing Encoder. That was the only way CD Creator would support it.

-- Mike (, June 02, 1999.

You can tried DVMPEG (demo on hrrp:// or ULEAD Videostudio 3.0 Simple but handy edit program ($90) and it will work fine. I use both by myself

-- Ab Mantel (, July 11, 1999.

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