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My Panny won’t play a VCD but which one will?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by DaveTee, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. DaveTee

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    I recently bought a new PC to do some DV editing with my VHS home movie collection then put them onto VideoCD so I could play them on my DVD player (Panasonic 160 (I think)) but I was shocked to find that my trusty old panny refuses to play them even though it will play original VideoCD movies.

    Can anyone tell me why it wont play a VCD I create and suggest a DVD player that will.

    Thanks

    DaveTee
     
  2. Fartpants

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  3. Reiner

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    Yep, point being is that your DVD player won't like CD-Rs.
    Try CD-RW discs or search for compatible CD-R media, you may get lucky and some specific brand will play.

    Only DVD players with dual-laser do play CD-R "officially".
     
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    Most DVD players are intrinsically compatible with most brands of CD-RWs.

    Master one of your home made VCDs onto a CDRW blank and see if it works.

    If not, try copying a regular Audio CD onto a CDRW. If this plays OK, you have a problem with your VCD mastering software (or technique!) If it doesn't, then your player is still refusing to "see" the data on the CD, and your only choices then are either

    - try another brand of CDRW and so on until you find one that works OR

    - try another DVD player!
     

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