How can I burn a VCD to play in any of the new DVD players? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I've burned several vcd's using Adap Easy CD Dlx and had no problem playing them in Creative Labs Encore DVD kit, however, I went to purchase a DVD player for my home entertainment center and was disappointed to find that none of the units that advertised "Video CD" as a function could actually play them... Any clues to what's happening here?

-- legion (, September 17, 1999


The player is not compatible with CD-Rs.

-- The Lone Ranger (, September 17, 1999.

Is there any way around that?

-- legion (, September 17, 1999.

No. The Laser on a DVD player is different than the one on CD players. Yo can not have the unit modified to play CD-Rs.

-- The Lone Ranger (, September 17, 1999.

Yes ! You can !!

My Pioneer DVD player 525 can able to play video cd based on CD-R media. This is because, some pioneer models have dual laser pickup head. Try some models before buying.

-- Kin (, September 17, 1999.

He bought a player before hand. I never said he could not play CD-Rs on a DVD, I said HIS player was not CD-R compatible. You can not have a DVD playr modified to play CD-Rs. You destroy the laser. Yes Dual- Pickup lasers work for CD-R but a regular unit may not be.

-- The Lone Ranger (, September 17, 1999.

....The Sony DVD players will play the Video CD's (CD-R) without any problems...I have one and speak from personal experience.....THe only other one that worked was the Pioneer.....THe Panasonic does NOT work

-- Nick Montalto (, September 17, 1999.

Pioneer models (Twin Wave feature) do work with nearly all CD-R media. All of last year's Sony models did work, but now this year only the top of the line model retains that feature.

Almost all of the players are capable of reading SOME CD-R material, but it is really dependent upon the media. There is a board which has tallies. If you want to be safe, get a Pioneer with Twin Wave or Sony which specifically has 2 lasers.

Here's the web page:

-- Jim B (, September 17, 1999.

I recently purchased a Sony DVD player, Sony DVP-S530D, and it can not play CD-R discs. But it can play CD-RW discs. You may want to try CD-RW discs with your DVD player.

The dye used in CD-R discs is visible to infra-red lasers but invisisble to the red lasers used in DVD players. Most DVD-ROM drives have two lasers as do some DVD players. CD-RW discs use phase-change material which works independent of laser color.

-- Jeffrey Kraus-Yao (, September 17, 1999.

I have the same problem with my JVC DVD Player, It does work with CD-RW discs like someone already told you. If you look on the bottom of the CD-RW, it is probably silver, yet most CD-R discs are blue. I just got a 2 pack sample of CD-R Silver on Silver & I'm going to test them out. I'll let you know if they work! I bought the sample pack @:

-- Jay (, September 18, 1999.

I have a phillips 750 and it play videocd but when it go in minute 3 o 4 it is stopped.

-- Artur Viader Mataix. (, January 14, 2001.

i have a samsung dvd player and its not cd-r comp. but it can read vcd`s but i never tryd burned once`s

-- patrick (, April 13, 2001.

I have a singer dvd player and it plays a copied cd-r but i purchased this cd

-- Harshal Chiba (, September 07, 2001.

i have an apex ad-500wm dvd player and it plays vcds it worked great so far playy clear though no problem

-- rmf (, February 08, 2002.

Hey, if anyone has a good VCD site, please share. The ones I'm using now just aren't cutting it. Thanks-HWB

-- HWB (, April 03, 2002.

it all depends on whether or not you burn the cd-r in the right format tmpg can convert to all svcd and vcd compliant formats. goto for all your burning info.

-- idont thinkso (, March 26, 2003.

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