Pirated VCD'Ss,,, do they use CD-R?

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Am just wondering why pirated vcd's can be played on players that are not even cCD-R compliant while burnt homemade VCD's on cd-r won't? Does anybody know how these pirates do it? Can someone shed light to this pls....

-- Anton (born2prog@hotmail.com), May 29, 2003


I don't have any pirate VCDs that I know of, so I am making a guess based on my experience with pirate CDs and DVDs. There are pressing plants all over the world to make CDs, VCDs and DVDs. Some of them don't ask questions about their clients. You pay the money, they'll press up whatever you want. The pirate VCDs are no doubt pressed on the same type of disc that commercial VCDs are pressed on. Paying a plant to press up, say, 1000 copies of a bootleg VCD is not that expensive and it's a lot less hassle than making 1000 CD-Rs using a computer.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), May 29, 2003.

I would have to agree with you... tnx! :)

-- Anton (born2prog@hotmail.com), May 29, 2003.

Im not so sure....! With home technology almost as good as some of the stuff that is used commercially a normal CDR burnt with a well encoded VCD and cute little label on the front could be as good as anything made mass production like. You can buy the home printing and labeling kits of the shelfs everywhere.. even in ASDA! So all you need is good quality paper and printer... thats if I understood the question correctly...?!

-- Adam Robinson (second111@hotmail.com), May 30, 2003.

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