Each time I try to burn a VCD using the Nero Wizard I get a VCD that plays fine on the PC, but that pauses and jerks a lot in my DVD player. The problem seems consistant across Nero Versions. It is almost as if the DVD player does not have enough processor capacity to playback the video and audio streams simultaneously.
It doesn't seem related to pressed VCDs, just those encoded and burned with Nero. I have a copy of Planet of the Apes 2001 which was purchased for me in Hong Kong which is fine, but if I use Nero to encode any other MPEG the problem exists.
I'm tempted to believe that the problem lies with the DVD player, but that wouldn't explain why it plays pressed VCDs properly. One thing I haven't tried is to take the MPEG file from the pressed VCD and burn it with Nero and see what happens.