cd-rom drive to stand alone vcd player? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

i have an old 1x cd rom drive that i am not using. if i were to connect it to a MPeG decoder card and a power supply could it play VCDs as a stand alone unit. if not what is it that im missing?

TIA Machs_FueL

-- Machs_FueL (, November 22, 1999


A 1x CDROM drive? It belongs in a musuem. I don't think it can even play a CD at the speed required for VCD playing.

-- Dave Barry (, November 23, 1999.

Why not Dave? The speed of a VCD is 1x, like Audio-CDs.

The question is, where are you going to connect the MPEG card to? Where are you goin'to hit "PLAY", "PAUSE", etc.? You obviously need a full computer because the buttons of the CD-ROM only work with Audio-CDs.

-- Matias (, November 24, 1999.

I am also searching for the same thing , but i am having a 52x CD drive, some mpeg decorder boards are available form sony , that we want to connect a single wire form the drive to the board for play VCD I made it with audio cd player to vcd but i doent know how to attach the board with CD rom if you got any idea please send to me from M.P.Ratheesh

-- M.P.Ratheesh (, July 12, 2001.

Mr. Ratheesh

I am interested with your solution to convert audio CD player to Video CD Player. Would you please tell us where to connect this MPEG card to the existing audio player?


-- Abunai K (, July 18, 2001.

I am also searching for the same thing ,I have the 40 PIN connector details which is in the CD ROM Drive[using in the computers] If you got any idea please send to me. Rajan F.Antony

-- Rajan F.Antony (, October 04, 2002.

well i've been searchin same thing for about last 6 mon's. i made avcd by using mpeg card into my acd player. however you can better make a dvd player using mpeg2 stand alone type card. it may be like a pci card but it can also be played stand alone. you need to have dvd rom drive power supply unit. and mpeg 2 decoder card. try search the web search products and you'll find taiwan's products lioke these. its better to buy a cd loader unit, decoder card and power supply unit and attach them correctly. you may build a vcd mp3 etc. these are available in the electronics market. it may take 2500/tk bangladeshi price. and one more thing, CD ROM DRIVE CAN NOT BE CONVERTED INTO VCD PLAYER.

-- sagar (, April 10, 2003.

I am also searching for a stand-alone, hardware based MPEG decoder solution but I wish to "read" the data stream from flash or SRAM instead of VCD via a pickup head -something similar to solid state MP3 as opposed to CD based MP3. Any ideas?

-- Khoo B.E. (, April 18, 2003.

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