I will try to be more specific with my question. I am using Adobe Premiere to encode video captured from a digital video camera. I have created mpegs that are approximately 15 minutes in length and 650mb. Enough to fit on a standard CD with a pretty fair resolution. They were encoded using a Ligos encoder. I had no problems with playback until recently. Even the system which created the Mpegs will now not play them back. This comes after an OS reinstall. I am gearing to users with Windows Mediaplayer as this seems to be a more widely used application and is also included ON HANDHELD DEVICES (PDAs) which is important. I am considering QT as the necessary playback application but this still does not solve the problem for handhelds.
Is there technology available to create CDs that playback with the quality of DVDs? And can this technology be used in any computer with the necessary playback application such as Windows Media Player? What are the creators of DVD media using to encode their projects?
I am creating a CD Rom for playback on computers with either Windows Media Player or Quicktime. So far I have concentrated on WMP. The resulting mpegs played fine on my computer and sometimes on others but the results vary too widely, and now it won't even play on WMP on the computer on which it was created because of codec issues.
Is there a codec which plays universally on different media players or is there a way to embed the necessary codec so that it can be found by the media player?