Easy CD Creator v4 - Page 7
Ever thought of burning all your MPEGs into VideoCD format
so that you can watch them on your 61" TV? Well, Video
CD Creator is a program which allows you to do that!
VideoCD Creator Wizard
Take note that not all MPEGs
can be converted into VideoCD format successfully. Video
CD Creator is very particular about the original format
of the MPEG you are going to convert. Firstly, your MPEG
file must conform to the White Book format.
There are two data areas for MPEG data on a Video CD:
- The Audio/video Tracks area
- 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 discís 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 containing the following:
- Audio and video
- Video only
- Audio only
MPEG still images can also
be stored in the area. Each MPEG sequence is added to the
discís 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 on 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:
The following table lists
the picture size and picture rate for each format :
|| Picture Size
|| Picture Rate
|| 29.97 Hz
|| 29.976 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
- For audio/video tracks
- For segment area ranges
0 to 384 kBits/sec
- 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.
Errors shown by Video CD
Creator with an improper MPEG file
You will most probably need
to resample your current MPEG file to meet the specifications.
This is arguably the most tedious part and may well offset
the advantages of playing your favorite MPEGs on your Video