The DVD player says "no disk"

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Hi, I downloaded mpeg-1 movie. In the WinOnCD (CD-R software which allows me to write video cd) I choose video cd and dragged and dropped the file into the window and then chose write cd. it went through the process and I checked the disc; it showed five directories cdi ext vcd mpegav segment. if I open the dat file in mpegav it plays with windows media, but if I insert the disc into my rca dvd player it just says no disc. The DVD player Sony DVP-NS700P, in the manual written: Plays CD-R/RW discs Now you can enjoy the versatility of listening to recorded material from CD-R/RW discs, as well as standard CD's and DVD movies. Any ideas how to?

-- Darius (dareliz@mail.lt), February 28, 2002

Answers

Sorry, the DVD player is Sony DVP-NS300. And there is no manufacturer notice about CDR media at all:( I've made a mistake..

-- Darius (dareliz@mail.lt), February 28, 2002.

Sorry guys one more time:) I searched this forum and found the answer: it don't support CD-R. But what about CD-RW? Any test result?

-- Darius (dareliz@mail.lt), February 28, 2002.

The Presents Day. New Sony DVD player still can't play CD-R/RW. I'am not sure why is it could not been playback.

The way you can try is playback on other's DVD player. Some DVD player had label MP3,CD,VCD,DVD,DVD-R/RW.

-- Lewis (lewisching@post1.com), February 28, 2002.


Hi Darius, In North America, Sony DVD players seem to fall into two categories: 1) Players that don't officially support CD-R, but will actually play the Prime Peripherals (sold in the USA at Office Max) brand of CD-R and will play most CD-RW discs. These players will play VCD and SVCD. 2) Sony players with official support for CD-R and CD-RW. These players won't play SVCD at all. Try burning to CD-RW. If that fails, your player may be bad. Also, avoid cheap media. It's better to buy branded media (ie. Sony, Maxell, etc.) than really cheap media. All media is not alike. Try another brand. It could also be that you made a mistake in burning. Try using Nero (www.ahead.de). You can use it free for 30 days and Nero is very easy to use. Your RCA DVD player probably doesn't play CD-R discs at all. www.vcdhelp.com has a DVD player compatibility list that might of use to you.

I just now realize that you are talking about 2 different players - RCA and Sony. Use Nero to burn and the Sony may play it. You probably can't do anything for the RCA player.

-- Jason (Jason.Shumate@equant.com), February 28, 2002.


Indeed, I have a Sony DVP-NS300 too, and it appears that SOME CD- RW's can be played, but not all of them. I'm going to try this tomorrow. CD-R's can't be played.

If anyone knows a way to burn CD's that play on this Sony, please please let me know.

Pascal Winnen Belgium

-- Pascal Winnen (pascal.winnen@skynet.be), April 14, 2002.



All Sony CD-R and CD-RW can be played on the Sony DVPNS300. It can also play SVCD and VCD fine. Go to WWW.VCDHELP.COM

-- (Paul082189@aol.com), April 19, 2002.

I also have Sony DVP-NS300 and have trouble playing my home movies recorded as VCD using Nero version 5.5.7.8.

I have not got any CD-R to play on the DVP-NS300, including Sony CD-R Audio discs, although for every CD-R I've produced all the .dat files in the Mpegav directory play on Windows Media Player.

The one CD-RW disc I have used for the same purpose played on the DVP- NS300 but audio and video were out of sync. by around 300ms. Again, the disc plays well on Windows Media Player.

Has anyone cracked this problem yet?

-- John (mail@suzukimusic.fsnet.co.uk), September 14, 2002.


Hey guys, I have a DVP-NS300. The official reason I have been told why it will play some SVCDS and some VCDs is that it can only read certain CD-R media. I belive vcdhelp.com has an article on this. The most success I have had with gettin CD-Rs to play in my DVD players have been Cursor CDRs, the cheapest CDRs I can buy at Future Shop here in canada. Hope this helps.

-- Adam S (axion_aps@hotmail.com), December 22, 2002.

I have found that ability to play VCDs on the Sony depends greatly on the QUALITY OF THE CDR used. I have had good results making my own VCDs (from downloaded material) using Nero burning software 5.5 but ONLY with high quality recordable CDROMs. The ones marked "for audio use" are lower quality, you need DATA quality.

I've had good results with Sony brand CD-R (well duh, expensive, but then Sony would make them to work with their machines) and Verbatim DataLifePlus (again more expensive than the 100on-a-spindle stuff.)

You get what you pay for....

-- Ken Kahl (kekahl@earthlink.net), December 29, 2002.


I have a Sony DVP-S330. It plays CD-RW's, but not any CD-R's I have tried (memorex, compaq, pny). It plays VCD's just fine. But to play SVCD's, you must use a trick that I found here: http://www.vcdeasy.org/modules.php?name=_Guides&op=print&id=VcdTrick

The SVCD's I have burned had some sync issues. I am currently making a copy of LOTR, so I will test that when I am done. The SVCD's with problems I burned with 2530 bitrate, but I recently read that sony maxes out at 2500. The first time I burned, it was at 48000Hz, but this time I am trying 41000Hz. I don't know if this will make any difference at all, but I sure hope it does.

If it doesn't work out, you'll see my post asking for help, LOL.

-- Kevin (BrindA17@comcast.net), December 29, 2002.



HI,I CONTACTED SONY AND ASKED WHAT I AM DOING WRONG? THEY SAID THAT THE PLAYER WILL PLAY VCD'S BUT ONLY 'COMMERCIALLY' PRODUCED DISCS, NOT HOME BURNT VERSIONS. THEY DID SAY THAT SOME VCD'S THAT ARE HOME MADE, MAY PLAY ON CERTAIN MODELS BUT ARE NOT DESIGNED TO, NOR EVER WILL.

NICE ONE SONY!

MY CHEAP 'DANSAI' PLAYS EVERYTHING, EVEN NON STANDARD WITHOUT QUESTION!!!

-- MURRAY NEWLAND (MURRAYNEWLAND@HOTMAIL.COM), April 16, 2003.


I too have a Sony DVP NS300. I also have the latest Sony miniDV camcorder that comes with all the software to make movies and vCD photo CDs etc. This would make you feel that Sony intend one to be able to shoot digi video, mix a movie on your PC and then play it where? Not on any Sony kit! Nothing plays on my dvd player other than Commercial movies etc.

So is it Sony or Phoney? All they care about is making you buy the kit and making lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$. Going to bin the Phoney DVD and buy one that plays MY vCDs etc. Suggest everyone takes a disk with them when you buy and prove the player plays!

Phoney Sucks I guess

>;(

-- TinTin (TinTin@q-dos.net), April 30, 2003.


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