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VCD help?

feisty boy

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so having just purchased a v-cd movie for next to nothing from a shady blackmarket place, being told i can play it with simply windows media player - i open it up, it's all folders of applications - can't seem to find anything useful or obvious....

yes i'm computer illiterate....

anyone tell me what i should be looking for and what program i would open it up with??
 

da MiGHTy pLUm!

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open the MPEGAV folder
you will see .DAT files in there.
play those with media player.
the file name should be something like AVSEQ01.DAT

-ron!
 
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zedtech

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Lord of the Rings SVCD is out... yummy


Black Hawk Down is a wicked movie by the way. Wathced the screener a couple days ago and it kicks ass
 

feisty boy

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^^i passed on black hawk down - can't bear to watch an epic movie like that unless it's on the big screen - could be the first big budget action / war movie in a long time i might actually enjoy
 

feisty boy

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^^so far, sound quality is better than video quality...

not a big fan of blown out highlights, shadows with no detail, etc etc...
maybe it'll be better on something which has already been released and is ripped from a dvd?
 
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da MiGHTy pLUm!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I meant to ask, how's the sound quality on VCD's?
From the Ministry of always wanted to know.
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sound quality is, to put it in really general terms, basically mp3 audio. For some, they split it up so one channel is mono english, and the other is mono chinese, thus allowing you to choose audio tracks.

the first copy of princess mononoke I got back in '98 was like that. one channel was cantonese, the other was japanese.

but now the only vcds I have are the ones I burn myself. if i'm gonna spend money, it'll be on a dvd


-ron!
 

-Mercury-

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i recently went to the philipinnes and i can't believe how popular vcd's were over there.

my brother actually bought a vcd player and brought it back here with him. along with about 50 or so movies.


they were going for about $2-3 (can), each in some places.

to my surprise (since i brought some vcdiscs back for him), i thaught i'd pop one it in my (denon)dvd player and give it a try.....and it worked.


so although my brother is a bad judge of a good movie, he did manage to pick out more than a few decent titles (harry potter, behind enemy lines, oceans eleven......)


tony
 

Magnolia Fan

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so heres my question...

why are you buying VCDs? why not download them? am I missing something?

and what do you mean by VCDs? are you using that in general terms, or are you meaning specifically a VCD? because generally VCDs are crappy quality, buying a dvd-rip/divx would be worth your money... but even then, just download the thing...

most downloads fit onto a cd anyways... and you can build a collection for the cost of a cd (less than a dollar)...

... ?
 

da MiGHTy pLUm!

TRIBE Member
think of it more as a convenience fee. you don't have to download it and you don't have to spend the time converting it to vcd format so your player can read it. someone else has done it all for you.

and you can't play divx movies on your tv unless you have a tv out on your video card on your computer, unless there's a divx player out there somewhere, or you enjoy watching it on your computer screen... it's not that bad.

just that if you're like me, you download the damn thing and make your own vcds, or just tv out from the computer and skip the whole converting step.


-ron!
 
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bitchass

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occasionaly some of the vcds i burn have messed-up sound - the sound is either a second slow or fast compared to the video. its only ever on screeners. is this because the screeners are desynched? or is it something with the way i burn them or my player perhaps? examples - Not Another Teen Movie and Orange County.
 

Viceroy

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On the topic of vcd's....I'm trying to burn lord of the rings onto cd...and I'm using nero. When I put the file in the que window and then hit burn....it goes to encoding video, 100% encoded...and then stops?...should I be more patient and wait for something else to happen?

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks,
steve
 

lift

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by da MiGHTy pLUm!:
use tmpeg to encode your avi files to vcd mpeg files. </font>
sweeeet... i just discovered nero can make vcd's i can play on my dvd player.

thanks fo the link..
 
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koz

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bitchass:
- Not Another Teen Movie and Orange County. </font>
if you're refering to the centropy ts's they were completely in sync. do you burn using nero? if so that might be your problem. try and get the bin and cue and burn that with fire burner or cdrwin. I haven't burned tons of vcds and svcds no problems yet.

speace.
 

Viceroy

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Hmmmm....I encoded it using TMPG encoder...but when I tried to play it on my dvd player it didn't have any video, only audio.

Nero had given me an error before I tried to burn it, but I don't remember the exact wording, something to the sort of I didn't encode it properly.

Any help as to what I need to do, or what the standard is?

Thanks so much,
Steve
 

bitchass

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">
if you're refering to the centropy ts's they were completely in sync. do you burn using nero? if so that might be your problem. try and get the bin and cue and burn that with fire burner or cdrwin.

speace.
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yeah both were the centropy releases and i've noticed now that the desynching is only when i play using my dvd player. a friend sugested changing my 'pbc' settings, but they aren't available to change on my player.

and i do use cdrwin when burning bin files... nero doesn't do it properly in my experience!

thanks again
 

Eclectic

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bitchass:
yeah both were the centropy releases and i've noticed now that the desynching is only when i play using my dvd player. a friend sugested changing my 'pbc' settings, but they aren't available to change on my player.

and i do use cdrwin when burning bin files... nero doesn't do it properly in my experience!

thanks again
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I believe it is the DVD player.

I just burned the LOTR SVCD release and on my DVD player when I played it, the audio wasn't synched till after Bilbo's speech.

Yet I took it to my brothers and popped it in, audio was fine from the get-go.


Or maybe it was the CD's I was using.

I was using generic Office Depot CD's.
 
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