create VCD copies with a CD burner : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread


I like to know how to create a copy of my VCD with a CD Burner (Sony CD Extreme). Do I use CD to CD? I tried that but didn't work.

Do i need to convert to MPEG first and then convert it back from MPEG to VCD format? how do you do it?

Does the remark,"Stamped CD" or Closed Recordable means it is a protected CD?

Where can i download karaoke files from the net? for free?

thank you in advance


-- KENG LOONG YAP (, October 11, 2001


You're yappin' too many questions Yap.

-- (kunte@kinte.roots), October 11, 2001.

1. I know that Nero and EZ CD Creator both support direct cd copying, but I am not familar with your model. 1a. Perhaps you did copy the cd but don't know how to play it. Use your Window's Media Player. >insert the cd >open WMP> choose file> open> look in> your drive letter >open MPEGAV folder> select types of files: 'all files' >the file that appears is your .mpg> open it and it will play it! 2.Mpeg1 is the standard vcd format. Look here ro more information:

3.& 4. I don't know...

-- Mark Clement (, October 12, 2001.

You can certainly copy a VCD disc via disc copy option in Sony CD Extreme software. I've done that and it works perfectly.

Playing the copied VCD in the stand alone DVD player depends on whether or not the hardware will support CDR or CDRW discs. Your hardware manufacturer may says that the hardware will play videoCD, but that does not mean it will play a videoCD that is burned on a CDR or CDRW disc. go to and check your hardware against the list of DVD player that will support CDR and CDRW disc.

Playing the VCD on your computer requires you to have a vcd software player: This player knows where to find the video/audio file on the CD and it will open it for you. If you don't have the software player, then you can simply launch window media player and browse to find the file yourself, and it will play it for you. This video/audio file is located in :\MPEGAV\.

Stamped CD or Closed Recordable means it is a professionally made CD via PRESS METHOD. The track is authored and then duplicated in a CD press machine ( it is not the same as your consumer grade burnable cd ).

News Group is your best bet to download anykind of video/audio files. Search the web for them is all I can say. Just be prepare to spend a lot of time down load just one file even if you can do it at 1.5Mbps speed. Alternative, you can buy it instead, which is the best way to go.

-- (, October 13, 2001.

I use Adaptec 4.03 DeLuxe to burn. Copies of VCDs are made like copies of any other disc: use Disk Copy.

Even under the best of conditions, original VCDs and copies made from them might not play on a computer with Widows Media Player. But to play with Windows Media Player:

Open WMP Open MY COMPUTER > Open CD Drive with the VCD > Find the MPEGAV Folder > Click and Drage the DAT File to the screen of WMP

Sometimes, you need a DVD software program to play the VCD. Sometimes they just don't want to play on a computer.

But for stand alone DVD players, the format and disc have to be supported. Not all DVD players support VCD. Price is no indication. Some $89 units do it quite well. Some $499 units don't do it at all.

-- maugo (, October 13, 2001.

try easy CD creator 5 but see my other thread.I have problems getting it to run reliably.

-- Staurt Gogarty (, October 14, 2001.

Answer to number one:

Using your CD Copying software, ensure that you have "disc-at-once" disabled. Otherwise you will have problems.

Best software for this is Adaptec's CD Copier Deluxe V4.2

Answer to number two:

Using the software above, you don't need to worry about that.

Answer to number three:

Try Morpheous from


The Boss

-- The Boss (, October 14, 2001.

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