DVD-SVCD on standalone DVD player

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by steve, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    Is it possible to find a DVD player that will play a DVD-R disc containing
    MPEG-VCD or SVCD files ?
    in other words VCD/SVCD files with an .mpg extension (not the real VCD).
    I've got several of these files and I would like to know if I can find
    a solution to put them on DVD-R's and play them back easily .
    Converting them to DVD files requires expensive software and is also
    time consuming.
    I've had a look on the DVDhelp website and the DVD players reviews are
    a bit confusing.Looks like some of them can play them fine for 30
    minutes and then stop and stuff like that.
    Also do I definitely have reconvert the sound ?
    What about this method :
    If you know any other way please let me know.
    Thanks for your help.
    steve, Jan 12, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. steve

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    If you live in the USA, then grab a CyberHome CH-DVD300S. They have them
    at Best Buy (maybe sold out there) and Sam's Club for $39.95.

    They will play straight SVCD and VCD MPEG files, authored VCD/SVCD, MP3
    files, etc. And you can fast-forward and reverse thru the MPEG files,
    unlike many Apex players. It supposedly has a region-free and a
    macrovision hack, but I haven't tested that out as those features are
    unimportant to me.

    It has composite, S-Video and component out.


    People are reporting reliability issues which isn't surprising considering
    the price, but I haven't had any with them.
    Nomen Nescio, Jan 12, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.