Cant get Pioneer DV-440 to play VCd's

Wes C

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This is a VCD compatible player. Its probably my fault as im very unfamilar with VCD. I have some home videos on my computer that are in mpeg format, I thought that if I just burned these it would be playable as a VCD. Im guessing this is wrong. When I put those discs in my player, it just plays a black screen with no sound. How can I watch these videos as a VCD? Ive been reading www.vcdhelp.com but that got me here, so I figured I would ask you guys.
 

Kevin C Brown

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The Pioneer should work. I have played VCDs on a DV-333 and a DV-05. Might be how you burned them. But I can't help you there!

There is a forum at www.cd-rw.org that may help.
 

Matt DeVillier

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Wes,

you have to burn a VCD format disc. What program are you using to burn the MPEG files? I know for sure that EZCD Creator and Nero both can create VCDs correctly
 

BobJ

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The 440 plays VCDs. Did you look at the 440 reviews while at vcdhelp.com? There is more burning info located there.
 

Phil Tomaskovic

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There should be a video cd creator app in the same start menu folder as Easy CD. Can you play copies of audio CDs that you burn? Maybe this player has a problem with CD-R's?
 

Wes C

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Well, it's officially the players fault. I Tried some of my VCD's on 2 different players this weekend with perfect results! (Sony & Phillips) What now? I think I'll call Pioneer tomorrow to complain. I was loving this player up to this point.
 

David King

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Hold your horses. What brand of CDRs did you use. DID you try multiple kinds? It could easily be possible that the pioneer couldn't read the dye in one specific brand of CDRs. Are you using the same brand as you did with the MP3s?

I admit, it is odd for a pioneer not to play one.

Also, have your tried SVCDs?
 

Wes C

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Well, actually the MP3's were a different brand. I'll try that and report back.
 

David King

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Glad I could help. Pioneer makes great players. Most CDRs should play, but I bet you will find some brands that don't from time to time.
 

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