Impossible to properly play VCDs w/fast CDROM? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I'm planning to invest in a new system within coming weeks...and judging from some earlier posts made here, there's some difficulty playing back VCDs with CDROM drives faster than 12x (or is it lower than that?)

I've been looking, but haven't found an answer to my question: is there no solution that'd allow a VCD to playback w/o skipping on a fast reading drive?

Thanks in advance..

-- doc (, September 11, 1999


As posted previously I have had no trouble playing white book compliant VCD's on my computer which has a 24x drive or my works computer with a 36x drive.

I initially used the Cyberlink PowerDVD trial version but finally invested in their PowerPlayer, no problem at all in playback. My burner is a 6x and there is no difference in playback between slow or fast with those programs - cannot comment on any others.

-- Ross McL (, September 12, 1999.

It could be your cd-rom driver

-- vm (, September 14, 1999.

I have a Memorex 40X CD-ROM it plays VCDz just fine. Just make sure the CD-ROM you buy is capable of reading in CD-ROM/XA form.

-- S.J. (, September 15, 1999.

check and see if your driver is running under Dos could slow down and cause it to skip

-- Chen (, September 16, 1999.

One thing that tends to trip up high speed CD Roms is the 'Read Ahead' settings on Windows 95/98, if you turn it off, you'll find you'll have a lot less trouble.

-- Dave Brooks (, September 17, 1999.

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