A VCD I got won't play on my jvc xv-sa75g player. HELP!

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A friend of mine burned a video off his computer onto a cd so I could play it on my DVD player. When I put it in a menu comes up with 5 folders. It looks like this.

MP3 Control Group: / CDI/ EXT/ MPEGAV/ SEGMENT/ VCD/

When I open them there is nothing in there. Did he forget to put to files in or is something wrong? Someone please help. I will really apreciate this.

-- Aaron DePrycker (AReal40@aol.com), May 16, 2002


Your DVD player can play MP3 files on a legitimate (finalized) CD- ROM, which may or may not have directories. It reverted to trying to find out if the supposed VCD you made was an MP3 CD because it couldn't find the track distinctions unique to the VCD format. Your friend likely simply copied files off one VCD to a CD-R. A VCD is a special CD-ROM in that play control, info, and non-compliant MPEG are all in one track, and all the other compliant MPEG files are in their individual tracks; so a VCD WILL ALWAYS have AT LEAST two tracks. In contrast, a properly-made CD-ROM only has one track. The distinctions between the two WILL NOT be evident on examining the contents in Windows Explorer, for example: they may show the same folders and files, which is what drives newbies to think they can merely lift off the contents of a true-blue VCD and copy them off to a blank CD-R. A way around this is to use the CD-COPY function of your copier (which may or may not work); another is to author another VCD with the original itemxxxx.dat and avseqxx.dat files.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (turk690@yahoo.com), May 18, 2002.

The simplest way to end this problem is to use powerDVD 4.0 player it will play it without any problems.

-- pussole (pussole@yahoo.com), May 27, 2002.

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