I've got MPEGs and a cd burner, but my DVD player won't play it.

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OK, I found some MPEG-1 files on the internet that i downloaded. I burned them onto a CD-R, and put them in my Sony DVD player (model number: DVP-S560D), which claims it plays Video CDs. It doesn't play it. I've tried CD's with several videos, and other CDs with only one. All the CD's contained MPEG-1's only. What's going wrong?

-- David (segaman@iinet.com), December 31, 2000


Your real question (as I have said it here again, and again, and again) Does your player read CDR or CDRW? You most likely will need to throw out your anti pirate Sony. Go to www.vcdhelp.com or www.vcdhelper.com to see if your model can read CDR or CDRW. This will effect any vcd's or music cd's you make.

-- Billy boy boy boy (kilingspam@aol.com), December 31, 2000.

If I get you right, you only have your job half done. You need to make your MPEG1 movie into VCD with software like WinOnCD. You can't simply burn the MPEG1 file into CDR as raw file. It will not be able to play by a VCD player as well.

-- Anthony Ang (ultramanang@asia1.com), January 01, 2001.

You will need to make the MPEG files "White Book" Compliant in order to play them on a DVD player. If your DVD player says it plays Video CD's, it will play them as long as the MPEG's are in the EXACT format and have the EXACT specs. In order to do this, you need to buy a Video CD encoder, which unfortunately is somewhat expensive. ($250 and up) If you find a Shareware Video CD encoder on the internet-good for you-and let me know where you found it. -Dave

-- Dave Pontillo (Virusx3@aol.com), January 01, 2001.

TMPGenc is a free encoder that comes with a templet for converting from any number of formats (including non VCD compliant MPG1) into VCD compliant MPG1 that can be burned to CDr or CDrw using (the free 30 day trial version of) Nero or EZCD.

My DVD player is not listed as playing CDr or CDrw but does in fact play CDrw. No coasters anymore. Yea,...it works!!!

-- me

-- me (snake_mountain@hotmail.com), January 03, 2001.

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