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  1. i get a vcd it work good in my dvd player but in computer i find the CD is empty
    no file no data nothing ?!!!!
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  2. do u mean that you put the VCD in ur computer and you go to open it and nothing appears?
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    That's beacuse of the way a VCD is written - it's in mode 2 which many computers has a hard time with. There's only a small ISO file system (what computers understand). The rest is raw mpeg data as tracks. VCD isn't meant to be read in the usual way by computers.

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  4. I emailed you a nice small player.
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  5. thank you
    how i can make the cd like this
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  6. The file I sent you is to make your computer (I hope you have a PC)
    able to play VCD just like your other player that runs from the tv.

    The file is compressed. You have to unzip it, save it on your
    computer and run it. Then you can play your VCD on your computer.

    BUT - some VCD disks that you can buy (silver on the play side)
    have what looks like an extra silver ring - this prevents the VCD
    from being played in a computer or copied. This is copy protection
    and is rare; but it exists. In this case, the computer will just spit
    out the cd and not read it. Maybe you have one of these?
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  7. mode 2 which many computers has a hard time with
    The mode has nothing to do with it. All drives and computers bar the earliest can
    read mode2/XA just fine.
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    All drives and computers bar the earliest can
    read mode2/XA just fine.
    Interesting... How come projects like http://es.geocities.com/dextstuff/mode2cdmaker.html exist?
    With this tool you can create a CD/XA Mode2 Form2 ISO Bridge type CD, which is similar to VCD but open to any content (not just MPEG files). This way you can benefit from the greater storage space VCD offers (800 MB in a single 80 min. CD).
    The problem is, Windows exposes such files in a special way, that needs the presence of either a special DirectShow filter (such as the XCD reader filter below), or direct application support in order to be able to use these files.
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    BUT - some VCD disks that you can buy (silver on the play side)
    have what looks like an extra silver ring - this prevents the VCD
    from being played in a computer or copied. This is copy protection
    and is rare; but it exists. In this case, the computer will just spit
    out the cd and not read it. Maybe you have one of these?.
    how i can make this vcd "can't copied and can't read it in computer"
    thank you
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  10. Interesting... How come projects like http://es.geocities.com/dextstuff/mode2cdmaker.html exist?
    Easy, they want the extra 100 meg you can squeeze in a VCD
    mainly due to lack of error checking, but for data instead of
    raw mpeg-1. You are confusing form with mode.
    Believe me, I burn mode2/xa cdr's all the time
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