VCD Never Plays : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I've just recieved a VCD and I was hoping to play it. Unfortunately, when I attempted to play it, the computer crashed and a curious, thin line appeared towards the top of my monitor (it was about the height of 1 pixel and across the whole width of the monitor). What was weird was that whenever I tried to do ANYTHING with the file such as viewing its properties, it froze and did the same thing with that line. I've tried many of the mpeg players other than the one that came with my ATI video card and they don't work. I've checked all the system requirements and I seem to have them all. I've played other .dat files that weren't video cd and they played just fine.

-- Brandon (, June 03, 1999


try power dvd, a great program

-- seaner (, June 04, 1999.

If you have any CD-Recording software installed (other than Adaptec Easy CD Creator, I think), most VCDs won't run. If you have any CD R software installed, try uninstalling it and then play the VCD. It worked for me with my ATI 3D Rage before, but I've upgraded to a Voodoo Banshee, they are pretty good.

-- Mr.Ian Roswell (, June 04, 1999.

You say that you did not use the software bundled with your Video Card? Use the player that came with the ATI card. For some reason, ATI cards, the older ones XPert98, AllInWonders, and below do not take to other software nicely. you have to use the software player that came with your card to view the discs. Also make sure to completely remove any and all MCI drivers of the old software(SoftPeg especially) from the Multimedia applet. The newer cards ATI Rage Fury, 99, etc. play nicely with PowerDVD(does not need a DVD rom to function) and XING.

-- the Lone Ranger (, June 04, 1999.

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