Problem playing VCD with my DVD player : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Hello. I just bought a copy of a Jackie Chan VCD and I was trying to play it in my Phillips/Magnavox DVD player (DVD825) but it won't play properly. The picture I get is in black and white and it flips. What can I do to fix this?

-- Musashi Miyamoto (, February 13, 2000


the only thing i can think of that would come close to your problem is that your jackie Chan vcd is a PAL format vcd and your NTSC player does not like the PAL format. Or it could be vice versa.

-- Doug (, February 13, 2000.

which is kind of odd, as most dvd players even though are not Pal friendly wil still play a PAl vcd just fine and you would never know the difference

-- Doug (, February 13, 2000.

I had that model of DVD player and exchanged because it wouldn't play my homemade VCD's well. There are a couple of possibilities that I know of. First check to see if it is a PAL format. If it is there is a way to change that model to PAL with a couple of kestrokes. The other is that Philips had a firmware upgrade for that model because it couldn't play certain new DVD formats such as the one that THE MATRIX was filmed in. Call them at 800-705-2000

-- Al McCraw (, February 14, 2000.

I owned a different brand of DVD player. However, most DVD player will not read home made Video CD in GOLD CD-R. Try to record it on a CD-RW Rewritable CD or copy your Jakie Chan VCD to a CD-RW and play to confirm the PAL or NTSC syatem. Hope it helps!

-- MS (, February 19, 2000.

well, I think its has any relation with video format, is it NTSC or PAL. you have to change it first according to your country. anyway, who has a Musashi VCD or DVD? I d like to buy one. please reply to my email : tks

I am in Indonesia.

-- jatmiko (, April 22, 2003.

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