VCD's on a Cars DVD player : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I am having many problems creating VCD'S for my Cars DVD player.

I use nero to burn "music" videos (.mpg & .mpeg) I have a 6 disk DVD player (Pioneers) for my car. heres the info on it.

Presenting a 6-disc changer unlike any other - the XDV-P9. In addition to playing standard audio CD/CDRs, it can handle DVD-video and video-CD discs. Combine it with a Pioneer A/V master unit and you can select and play either audio or video discs. A digital optical output provides Dolby® Digital™ and DTS™ multi-channel surround when connected with the AVM-P9000R. For further flexibility you can connect the included Remote Eye and use it with a rear-passenger video system. Versatility is this unit's middle name.


6-Disc DVD Video/Video CD/CD Player

Built-in MPEG2/1 Decoder

96kHz/24-bit D/A Converter

Controlled by IP-BUS Headunit-- Full Control by AV Entertainment Master Unit and External Control by Any IP-BUS Headunit

Stand-Alone Use with Supplied Remote Sensor for Rear AV Entertainment

Optical Digital Output for AV Entertainment Master Unit (DTS/Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic/Linear PCM)

Analog IP-BUS Output for Front + RCA Out for Rear (Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic/Linear PCM)

Composite Video Output (Front + Rear)

GUI with Joystick-type Remote Controller & New OSD

Remote Controller Compatible with Multi-DVD Player, Navigation System and AV Entertainment Master Unit

I use nero and I creat a VIDEO CD. I add the files but sometimes nero comes back saying that the files are NOT (super) Video CD. but when I burn them, (even the ones the are not Video CD ready (per nero) some of them come out ok, the others come out like S!!! what I mean is the song and video are there but are not playing together. for exp. one video plays the "video" just fine but its not with the "sound" so it looks like its lip sanging. on other videos, it sounds like its "skipping" durning the song but its not. (making poor sound)

From what the DVDS says, it can play mpeg/mpeg2?? formats. am I doing something wrong here? Any info would be nice. thanks

-- Solo Con (, January 09, 2002


I commend you for going into a lot of details about your system. Many people in this forum who are new simply say "why won't it work?" and give no details about what they are doing. However, there are 2 important details you left out. 1) I have no idea at all if this unit will support CD-R media. Pioneer standalone DVD players typically do support CD-R, but read your owners manual and see if it says specifically that it will play CD-R media. 2) You didn't say anything at all about how you are recording your video, what tools you are using to record, settings, etc. If Nero complains about your source, then something is wrong and would possibly explain why you are getting poor results. If Nero complains about your video, something is not quite right and is a warning that you may have problems playing it.

-- Jason (, January 10, 2002.

Yes, my pioneer will play cdr's/cdrw's. now, I dont really use "software" to "creat" my movies I DL them off the net. I use the defalt settings in nero to creat the music CD's into a vcd. most of the time I goto but it seems they went offline ;-(

is there a prog that can tell if these files are TRUE VCD videos (per VCD'S specs) and is there a prog to allow ou to "change "them into VCD's if they are not already VCD ready??? Thanks again on this topic

-- Solo Con (, January 10, 2002.

That explains a lot. If you are downloading movies from the Internet, who knows what you are actually getting. If you go to, they have a free bit rate viewer you can use to examine your video files prior to burning. Valid VCDs should have the following characteristics: Stream Type: MPEG-1 CBR Resolution: 352x240 for NTSC video, 352x288 for PAL video Framerate: 29.97 or 24 for NTSC, 25 for PAL Nom. bitrate: 1150000 Bit/Sec The other settings aren't important. Anything that deviates from this is a potential problem and the video will have to be encoded using something like TMPGenc ( if you want to get it VCD compliant. has some guides to making VCDs that might help you. People who put videos up for download often do weird things to them out of ignorance or to save space. You might see abnormally low bit rates or low resolutions. I'm pretty sure that your problem VCDs deviate quite a bit from the standards. You can examine the *.dat file(s) in the MPEGAV subdirectory of a VCD you have problems with you using the Teco bit rate viewer and see what you really burned and see how different it is from VCD standards.

-- Jason (, January 10, 2002.

More than likely you're getting DivX files from the net. And DivX can only be viewed on a computer to this date. There are some stanalone DivX players that work like DVD players only for DivX CD's. 9 out of 10 movies found on the net are DivX. If you know they're not DivX files, then go with the other guys response to figure out what the bit rates are.

-- animefan72001 (, August 20, 2003.

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