Portable DVD players and VCD / mp3 disks

Discussion in 'Portable Disc & Media Players & Recorders' started by JohnnyStar, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. JohnnyStar

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    Nearly all portable players advertise as being able to read cd-r , VCD, DVD-R and mp3s.

    My questions are:

    1) If a player can read cd-r's, can movies burned onto cd-r's in a VCD format using Nero be played by the player or will the player only play authentic VCDs from the Far East?

    2) Can mp3 files be burned onto a blank DVD-R and then played by the player or will a player only play mp3s from a cd-r? (Reason being I was wondering if I could get 4.7Gig of songs on one disk instead of only 700Meg with a cd-r)

    3) Same as 2) but substituting "mp3" with "jpeg".


    Sorry if these questions seem very pedestrian to you old timers but I'm looking to make a portable purchase and want to be clear on what I will be able to watch or listen to and on which format.

    Cheers,

    Johnny.
     
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    1) Yes. At least, it all works with my Panasonic portable. CDR or CDRW burnt as VCD format using Nero to burn and TMPGENC to encode the VCD file. But I should say that I only ever make fully-compliant VCDs using the VCD spec for MPEG files. I can't confirm that XVCDs (ie VCDs with non-standard file structures) work.

    2) Don't know.
     

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