Toshiba 210e lousy VCD playback : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I know Toshiba stand alone DVD players have some problems with VCD playback, but I bought a multi-region 210e recently and VCD playback is blocky/jerky at times. My encoded VCD's (using TMPEnc and latest Nero for burning) play great on the PC through PowerDVD - no problems there. But what can I do to get a smoother playback on the Toshiba? I used Memorex CD-R and Infiniti CDR-W. Help!

-- Ron Kelly (, January 20, 2002


Play the VCDs on a host of other set-tops to see if they still produce blocky video. If they don't return the Toshiba where u bought it. If the VCDs are indeed blocky, ensure they are clean and spotless before playing; try recording the VCD at x2 or even (gasp!) x1; use other CD-R brands like Kodak silver+gold and Imation (steer clear off 20cent CD-Rs with names like Hello!, Dragon, Ritek, etc).

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, January 21, 2002.

hi, i got the same dvd player it works fine but i thing the only thing you need to do is to use flask mpeg with panasonic plugin it will give you perfact vcd regars

-- mohammad (, May 09, 2002.

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