Why isn't my DVD player reading my CD-RW?

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My DVD player (GO.Video DVR4200) is supposed to be able to read CD-Rs and CD-RW but it's supposedly not able to read VCDs. I burned videos on a CD-RW but it says disc error. Won't it play it just because it can't play VCDs period? Even when it's CD-RW compatible?

-- Eddie De Leon (Buzz3760@msn.com), December 01, 2003


If your DVD player doesn't support VCD, it doesn't matter what you burn them to. Burning to CD-RW was a trick that worked on a few Sony DVD players that did support VCD, they just didn't support burnable CD media, but it was discovered that CD-RW discs would usually work on them. If your DVD player doesn't support VCD, it's game over. Time to buy another DVD player, unfortunately :-( CD-R/RW support has nothing to do with VCD support and vice versa. You can support one without supporting the other, support both, or support neither.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), December 02, 2003.

how about if my dvd player does support VCD (as well as CDs and CD- RWs)? I ran into the same problem, where i couldn't play mpeg music videos that i had burned on a CD-R.

-- Teresa Overskei (teresa_overskei@yahoo.com), December 04, 2003.

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