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Old 06-30-02, 01:35 PM
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What software allows me to play MPG-2(SVCD) on Windows Media Player?

I tried opening up the files with my dvd software, but nothing. Anyone have any ideas? And yes, I know, they are better places to be watching mpeg-2 files.
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I don't know if its possible. To watch SVCD you can use any dvd player software though. I have power dvd and it plays fine. Just go to file mode if you are not playing off a svcd burned disk. It plays them off a regular cd rom too, you dont have to have a dvd drive.

Whats really nice is getting daemon tools, then you can load any cue/bin file to a ram drive and play it like its a burned disk. Saves alot of trouble when copying too, just copy disk to disk from the ram drive to the cdr.
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if you install a dvd player like power dvd or win dvd, then that will install codecs for mpeg2 and media player will be able to play the files.

not familar with SVCD's but do you know if that file is good?
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could it be that you need the divx codec? if so, let me know and I'll try and help. That's what I had to install to watch SWep2 and it's listed as SVCD
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svcd and divx are 2 different formats. You can get divx to play on the windows media player with just a codec update. I have dvd players installed but I cannot get svcd to play on windows media player. I don't know why but its not just a simple update. Just looking at the file extensions a svcd looks the same as a regular vcd but it will take up alot more space. If a vcd version of a movie is on 2 cdrs then the svcd will take up 3. I believe it is still mpeg-2 compliant, just bigger and at a higher resolution.
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I'm having the same problem too. WMP will NOT play the svcd, and I can get PowerDVD 3.0 to start playing it but it freezes after a few seconds.

My Apex AD1500 plays it perfectly, so I know the cd is good.

Also, does anyone know how to copy these things? I tried cd copier from EZCD Creator 5, but it won't play. I downloaded CLONECD, made a copy, and it plays but with a LOT of errors and pixelation. It's a Plextor cd-rw. I haven't tried the Plextor Manager utilities yet, though.

Anyone?
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Have you read through VCD Help's SVCD section?
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Originally posted by Patman
Have you read through VCD Help's SVCD section?
Uh, yes. Did several searches as well. Might you point me to a link that explains how to simply make a copy af an svcd? Thank you.
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have you tried ripping the file with BlindWrite program to hdd and then burning that image with same program to 2nd disc?
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I googled my way to the SVCD forum, and it appears that CloneCD is the way to go to make copies of SVCDs. Poke around that SVCD site, plenty of good suggestions.
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CLONECD is what I used. Didn't work.
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blindwrite.
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have you tried PowerDVD XP?
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Originally posted by Shuki
blindwrite.
Thanks. I'll try that tonight to see how it copies.
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My friend said (I asked him last night) that he used Nero to burn a few SVCDs for me a few weeks ago. He had very little positive to say about Roxio's Easy CD Creator software (only uses it if he has to keep a CD-R open for addition burning to them).
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I tried blindwrite. It created a cd that would play but had a significant amount of pixelation. I used its default settings, have not explored the documentation yet. I'm also using the ASPI layer (not the one it recommends), since I use an Adaptec scsi card to control the Plextor cd-r.

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