What do I need to play a "video CD"?

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  1. Terry Wysocki

    Terry Wysocki Stunt Coordinator

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    What software and/or hardware do I need to play something called a "video CD"? A friend gave me two disks that contain a full length movie but I can't play them in anything that I have.
     
  2. MichaelPe

    MichaelPe Screenwriter

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    You don't need any special hardware/software to play these, since they are just MPEG-1 encoded discs. Windows Media Player can play them, however, the video file may be stored on the CD as a ".dat" file, so you have to manually open it in Media Player (File->Open).
     
  3. Hugh M

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    or you could try it in a normal standalone dvd player, and see if it works.

    with my Sony 650 DVD I can play VCDs on CDRWs or some CDRs like Circuit City's brand (STI).

    VCDs will be alot more tolerable on a low resolution display like a TV. Hides the artifacts better.
     

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