ok, that's really a statemnet, not a question. : )
but anywho, i tried to burn a vcd in nero yesterday and it stated that the file isn't compliant for vcd or someting. it is in mpeg format. is mpeg1 a different format or something? please help and thanks in advance.
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I'm sure Nero said why it wasn't compliant. Mpegs, even Mpeg1 format files come in all "shapes and sizes". If you check "what is a VCD" on this site you will see the specifications you need to make a VCD. The frame size, frames per second, the frequency etc. Check again what Nero didn't like and report back to us.
To make a VideoCD with Nero, you must have an mpeg1 file. However, not just any old mpeg1 file will do. It has to have certain characteristics. The characteristics are:
Must be mpeg1
352x240 (NTSC) @ 29.97 frames-per-second
352x240 (NTSC-FILM) @ 23.976 fps
352x288 (PAL) @ 25 fps
bitrate must be 1152 kilobits-per-second
audio must be 224 kbps
There are also several other less obvious settings that have to be present. The end result is that you need to have a piece of software that has specific settings for creating VCD-compatible mpeg1 files. Examples are TMPGEnc (www.tmpgenc.com), bbMPEG (www.flexion.org), Panasonic Encoder. Also, MediaStudio Pro 6.0 and VideoStudio 5.0 from Ulead (www.ulead.com) can create VCD-compatible files.
Hope this helps.
Turn off the option "Make standard compliant vcd" (or an option which sounds like that) and make the VCD. It will play on DVD players which supports burns vcds.