How to join MPG's to make a VCD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by eb7g, Nov 20, 2003.

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    eb7g Guest

    Hi there

    I had to convert some DV into a VCD. To do it, I digitized all the DV,
    but since there is a file size limit, I end up with 6 two GB avi's. I
    converted these to Mpgs (VCD) using TMPGenc, and have made a VCD. But
    between each file (or chapter now) there is a slight pause.

    How would I just all the mpgs together to make a smooth playing VCD?

    Will TMPGenc do it? Are there any simple free programs that will do it?

    eb7g, Nov 20, 2003
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    Will Dormann Guest

    What software did you use to capture? There's no reason why your
    files should be limited to 2GB.

    Will Dormann, Nov 20, 2003
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    eb7g Guest

    I used the DV gate by Sony, on my Vaio laptop.

    But I've done it with Premiere before as well and it was still 2GB file
    limit. I'm on WinXP, NTFS file system. Even if the limit was 4 GB, it
    would still seperate my files.

    Any solutions?
    eb7g, Nov 20, 2003
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    eb7g Guest

    Hi there

    I am using Nero version and when I make data files now, it likes
    to capitalize all the folder and file names. Is there a way to keep it
    lower case?

    It's a petty question, but I find that annoying. It didn't do it before.
    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance.
    eb7g, Nov 20, 2003
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    Will Dormann Guest

    Try different software.

    Will Dormann, Nov 20, 2003
  6. TMPGenc will indeed do this just go to the menu File>MPEG Tools
    Then from the new window choose Merge & Cut.Now choose MPEG-1 video-cd from
    the drop down menu. Now simple add all your MPG parts then browse for
    location to save the joined files and click run.

    Remember to keep the final parts no more than 795 meg each or they may not
    fit to a 80min CD-R

    Hope this helps

    Jonny Houston, Nov 20, 2003
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    DeepOne Guest

    Apparently, you made a separate MPEG file for each of the AVI
    On TMPGEnc's Option menu, select 'Environmental setting'. On the
    General tab there, check the box for 'Open sequence files as a movie'.
    Then, when you select the first AVI segment, TMPGEnc should load all
    of them to encode them in a single MPEG file.
    DeepOne, Nov 20, 2003
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    Ginchy Guest

    The only problem is that tmpg puts a "bleep" on the sound at each edit

    If you want to do it correctly then you shgould use virtual dub to
    "frameserve" the 2gb chunks to tmpg and it will be encoded as one continuous

    If you want details on how to do this check
    Ginchy, Nov 21, 2003
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    JB Guest

    Yeah, Make sure to set your naming style to ISO9660. It's a menu
    option. screw around up there you'll find it.
    JB, Nov 21, 2003
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    eb7g Guest

    This worked. Thanks Johnny, and all the others, you guys are awesome.

    Whoo hoo.
    eb7g, Nov 21, 2003
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    DeepOne Guest

    I've done that many times (loaded multi-part captures into TMPGEnc),
    and there were never any bleeps.
    DeepOne, Nov 21, 2003
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    mark_digital Guest

    Past few days I've experimented with two programs to join mpg's together,
    One called joiner and the other called dvdtools. joiner did indeed merge two
    mpgs together but I couldn't add chapter points during authoring. dvdtools
    was a complete flop. I'd play back the merged file and all I got was the
    original first file. So, the only solution that has worked has been movie
    factory ver 1. Choose the template you need and you're golden.
    mark_digital, Nov 30, 2003
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    Brian Bailey Guest

    TMPGEnc File | MPEG Toole | Merge and Cut

    Instructions in help file
    Brian Bailey, Nov 30, 2003
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