A ATI AIW card.
the ATI All-In-Wonder:
the AIW card in your system, preferably in a slot that does
not share an IRQ with another card. Change your system’s
BIOS setting to dedicate an IRQ to VGA. Do NOT install
software and/drivers in included CD-ROM. If previous
installation exists, remove the following programs in order
via the Add/Delete Program and reboot.
PLUS+(TM) for Windows System
rebooting, open Windows Explorer and delete the following
regedit, delete the following keys and reboot:
DirectX 8.0a and the Video Capture Update for DirectX 8.0
Download latest video drivers, MMC 7.1, DVD, and updated
manuals from ATI:
Install Microsoft DirectX 8.0a and reboot.
Install Microsoft Video Capture Update and reboot.
Install ATI Display Drivers and rebootInstall ATI Multimedia
Install ATI DVD 18.104.22.168
Install Gemstar GUIDE PLUS from installation CD
How to use ATI MMC 7.1 to create VCD
2.0 compliant captures:
a VCD 2.0 compliant custom profile.
Start the TV app.
Open the Setup window.
Select the “Digital VCR” tab.
Set “Recording Quality” to Custom.
Press the “Set Custom” button.
Press “Create New”.
Enter a Name. “Video CD 2.0” is good.
Select MPEG as your capture type. Press “Next”.
The following settings are critical for VCD compliance:
Video Standard Lines: NTSC (525)
Size: 352 x 240
Audio Format: 44.100 KHz, 16-Bit, Stereo
Visual Masking is optional. Press “Next”.
10. Set P-Frames
to 4, B-Frames to 2. This is the default. Press “Next”.
11. The following
settings set up MPEG encoding:
Select Constant Bit Rate
Set Bit Rate slider to be as close as you can to 1.15
Set Motion Quality slider to 99.
Motion Estimate settings are optional, but 32 Horizontal
and 16 Vertical works well.
12. Press “OK”
to close Custom settings.
13. Press “OK”
to close Setup.
14. Stop the
the MMC 7.1 registry settings for VCD 2.0 compliance.
Download the ATI AIW MMC Reg Tool: http://www.vcdhelper.com/MMC_Reg_Tool.zip
Unzip and install it on your PC.
Select the custom profile you just created.
Press “Edit Profile”
The following settings are critical for VCD 2.0 compliance:
Set the VCD Bit Value to 1.
Set the Bitrate to 1150000.
Set VBR Mode to OFF.
Press “Update”, then answer “Yes”.
Press “OK”, then “Exit”
Start the TV app.
10. Open the
setup window and make sure your new custom profile is selected
your capture in real time and save to a capture file. The
resulting capture file is almost perfectly VCD 2.0 compliant,
but it’s multiplexing is slightly off spec. However, it sufficiently
compliant for creating simple VCD’s with Nero. However, if
you want to use your capture files with the Philips Video
CD 2.0 Toolkit, then you will need to re-multiplex the capture
file with a VCD 2.0 compliant multiplexer like VCDMUX, which
comes with the Toolkit.
Re-multiplexing ATI MMC 7.1 captures
for total VCD 2.0 compliance.
are several tools that can demux the capture file. You need
to use a VCD 2.0 compliant multiplexer. I prefer TMPGEnc12a
for demuxing and VCDMUX for compliant multiplexing.
Select File -> MPEG Tools -> Basic demultiplex
Select “Browse” and find your capture file. The video
and audio output filenames are automatically selected for
If you are using VCDMUX, change the video output filename
to a DOS 8.3 format with a .mpv extension. Change the audio
output filename to DOS 8.3 with a .mpa extension.
Press “Close” when done.
From the menu, select Functions -> Auto Mux.
Select Browse and find the video stream. If you did
not use the .mpv extension, list all files.
10. If your
audio stream has the .mpa extension and it’s in the same directory
as the video stream, it will be automatically added. Otherwise
repeat the step above to find your audio stream.
11. Press “OK”
to multiplex the video and audio streams. The multiplex file
will have a .mmd extension.
12. Start the
Philips Video CD 2.0 Toolkit program.
13. Add the
.mmd VCD file as you would any other asset file.
No problems yet.
Guide made by RFontenot.