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Hey..... I know it is said toshiba cannot play VCD. That was some time ago. Has anyone ever got one to work. Please tell me you did... i beg of you... Please help me..... say there is some answer. I get it to work of course in my VCD player but to no luck in the DVD toshiba player...

James... The red Plague

-- James Duran (, October 23, 1999


The reason that Toshiba can't play VCDs is the same reason why Panasonic, et al can't: they were never designed to recognize MPEG-1 or CD-Rs or both. It is far more practical and cheaper to just get a dedicated player that does. U will know because it says DVD/VCD/CD player, and if it has dual lasers/twin lasers, etc. like recent Pioneers, Sonys and Philips, then it will play CD-Rs and CD-RWs as

-- EMartinez (, October 23, 1999.

I have Philips Magnavox 825 and it plays VCD's and CD-R. They box says Dual Laser and Video CD.

-- Kiam Oey (, October 26, 1999.

I run a Toshiba 1202 IDE DVDROM drive. While I have not played VCD discs on it yet (just ordered one tonight) Toshiba's web page says this model plays VCD's. I'll let you know of my results.

-- Ryan (, August 01, 2000.

there are toshiba models that will read a vcd burned on a cdrw, but i too couldnt get a cdr to work. as far as panasonic is concerned, ive found some models that will do cdr, but not cdrw, and others that do cdrw, but not cdr. as a matter of fact, the panasonic models ive tried will also play a "5+ hour music vcd". for more info on that check this link

-- ndumu (, August 01, 2000.

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