Do all new DVD players play VCDs as well?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Greg*go, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    Last year I noticed just about every single DVD player I looked at (most under $700) had the ability to play Video CDs. With the newer models, however, I am not seeing it listed as a feature on most of the ones I have looked at. Is this because they no longer play this format or because it is now assumed that all DVDs play them? Grant it, I only have 3 Video CDs, but I would like to know if it is going to be a feature I need to look for or if it is a feature they all have.
     
  2. Doug_H

    Doug_H Supporting Actor

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    Greg

    I believe this is a function on all players, old and new. It is doubtful however that you will ever use it. It is possible with a CD burner and a video card to place old VHS home movies and such onto video CD. There is even some software that will let you copy a DVD to this format but I can't understand why anyone would want to.

    The VCD format is popular in parts of Asia however it is very rare in the rest of the world. The quality is very poor and you are limited to stereo sound.

    I wouldn't give this feature a thought when buying your new player. Good luck!
     
  3. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Doug,

    I don't intend on using VCD unless I have to. For example, there was a certain show on FOX involving the Griffins that I happen to have on VCD and I'd hate to have to throw them out because my new DVD player doesn't work with them.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  4. Nate Nelson

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    I use the feature. I've downloaded a lot of Aerosmith bootlegs and burned them to a VCD. This way I can take it to my friends house and play it. I've also been wanting to do that to my 'Family Guy' episodes, since Fox decided to cancell probably the best animatd cartoon in history.
     

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