VCD playing on Windows media Player : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread


I've been viewing movie VCDs on my computer, using the Windows Media Player. But I have some problem viewing the latest VCD i've got, which was actually manufactured in '94, as the media player don't recognise the 'file format'. The movie file is in .DAT format, and I supected that maybe it's because I've upgraded my IE to 5.5 from 5, a few days ago (it upgraded my mplayer to ver. 6.4). So I d/l'ed mplayer 7.0, but still I have the same problem. Really, I'm quite confused b/c I could play these VCDs with maplyer it possible that the newer versions are not made compatible with the older .DAT formats?

-- EX (, March 04, 2001


Dear pal

I am also facing the same vcd palyer problem. Did you get the solution? I would be interested in the same.



-- RAKESH (, April 27, 2001.

1. Power down and re-start in DOS mode 2. Type scanreg/restore 3. Restore

I had the same problem and solved it this way. I am not sure it work for you and your system.


-- chen boon tai (, June 15, 2001.

it should be scanreg/ restore make sure you put the space inbetween scanreg/(space)restore

-- X (, September 27, 2001.

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