Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Product: 3D-Album Commercial Suite
|Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:27 pm Post subject: How to burn a VCD for DVD Play using VCDeasy and NERO
|See the following tutorials before reading this one:
How to Create Your First Album: http://www.3d-album.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567
How to Burn/Create DVD: http://www.3d-album.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=549
First - realize that you probably won't get the quality that you would like. VCD's just don't have the same quality as DVDs. There are many postings out there that talk about this. Do a search on VCD and look for any postings by Michael Young (Frogprintz) for fuller discussions.
Second - realize that some DVD players will not play VCDs.
Third - you'll need the following: A copyof VCDeasy, a CD writer, a blank CD, and some CD burning software such as NERO that can use CUE files to burn CD images. VCDeasy is free (or at least used to be). Check out this posting to find out where to download a copy: http://www.3d-album.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=234.
Fourth - VCDeasy has the ability to burn VCDs using CDRDAO. This tutorial will assume that you can't or don't want to use CDRDAO, but will use NERO instead.
OK - You don't have a DVD burner (cheap ones only cost $80 or so), and you don't have any authoring software (such as ULEAD, etc.) - so you've managed to download a copy of VCDeasy, and you want to burn a VCD for play on your DVD player.
What do you do? You use what you have. Here's how to burn a VCD using VCDeasy.
1. Use 3D-Album to create an album, and then use CAPTURE/VAC to create an mpeg file. Use the VCD NSTS or VCD PAL setting.
2. Start VCDeasy. Click the VCD icon on left, and then under the MAIN tab, click on VCD 2.0. (Feel free to experiment with SVCD, etc.)
3. Note where the BIN output file is. I think the default is your desktop.
4. Click on ADD FILES, and choose the mpeg file that was created in step 1 above.
5. Click GO, and you'll see a set of messages generated. You should get a dialog box saying VCDeasy sucess. Click OK. This should have created two files: VIDEOCD.BIN and VIDEOCD.CUE.
6. Close VCDeasy, and start NERO.
7. Close the NERO wizard.
8. Click FILE, and then click BURN IMAGE.
9. Select VIDEOCD.CUE (which was created in step 5 above).
10. When the WRITE CD dialog box comes up, click on WRITE.
11. Place CD (technically a VCD) in your DVD player.