Softpedia Editor's Review for VCDGear
Extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors etc
Written by Mihaela Citea on July 10th, 2012
VCDGear is a lightweight multimedia utility designed to extract MPEG streams from CD images and perform various conversions, in order to solve any compatibility issues that you might encounter.
The application supports various input and output formats. You can use it either to extract the MPEG streams from BIN, CUE, NRG or track images, generate DAT files from MPEG videos or convert VideoCD files to MPEG format.
Even if you are a beginner, you don't have to worry, as this utility is really easy to use and learn. The interface is simple and consists of some buttons and panes that summarize the conversion or extraction preferences. MPEG error correction and bumper removal, archive checking, subtitle exporting are just some examples. Optionally, you can set a user-defined sector read and write size.
After loading the input file, all you have to do is press the 'Start' button and monitor the conversion progress.
VCDGear is also capable of creating VCD or Super VideoCD files (in TOC, BIN, CUE formats) out of MPEG videos or NRG images. In this case, you have the possibility to customize the track list, the volume name and duration.
If you want to, you have the possibility to add a sample clip. Moreover, the program provides you with a sample clip editor, allowing you to create clips while previewing the input video.
Additional features include a subtitle conversion utility, as well as a batch processor, enabling you to run multiple tasks at the same time. All the actions you perform are recorded in the log section, thus allowing you to view detailed information regarding possible errors and warnings.
For those who are VideoCD enthusiasts, VCDGear can prove to be a useful piece of software for playing videos on their PC or VCD player.
Here are some key features of "VCDGear":
· MPEG stream extractions from popular CD images
· On the fly MPEG correction to fix certain types of MPEG errors
· Super VideoCD and VideoCD image creation
· Sample generation
· Multilanguage support
· Graphical interface and command-line versions available
· Cross platform