VCD like disc for laserdisc player?

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  1. Chris Brown

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    I know you can burn VCD's and SVCD's and they will play on a DVD player, is there any similar type of disc that you can burn that is playable on a laserdisc player?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Many LD players will play VCD

    Otherwise no
     
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    Most Laser Disc players play CDV, not VCD. CDV is Compact Disc Video, which is basically the same format as a laserdisc, as in, analog video, recorded onto the smaller CD sized disc. VCD's on the otherhand, contain digitally encoded video that is only playable on something with a decoder. As far as I recall, most LD players don't do this. There are exceptions, particularly the 700, 909, 919 and 91 Pioneers. I think because they played DVD's, they could also play VCD's but I could be mistaken.
     
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    Is there some way to create our own CDV discs and play them in our LD players?
     
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    "Many LD players will play VCD"

    JEFF,
    You are partially right.
    Actually laserdisc players that plays VCDs are mostly the last generation models before the end of laserdisc format.

    Earlier generation models are not compatible with VCDs.

    "I know you can burn VCD's and SVCD's and they will play on a DVD player"
    CHRIS,
    You are partially right too.
    Due to the popularity of multi-region collection and usage,most DVDplayers are hackable into multi-region.During these modifications,some of the hacks will disable VCD/SVCD playback because of the firmware conflict.
    Some un-hackable/unhacked players do not play VCD/SVCDs at all.
     
  6. Chris Brown

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    SVCD's just use low-bitrate Mpeg-2 files, so I don't see why the player would distinguish it apart from a regular DVD.

    Nevertheless, i'm interested in what laserdisc players can play... DVD players are a dime a dozen now a days.
     
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