Intermittent problem reading VCD in home player

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by AA, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. AA

    AA Guest


    My problem is that my home dvd player has some problem reading VCD's. It
    seem to have gotten worse lately but it plays DVDs without any problem.

    The player is a Panasonic RP62 which I bought last christmas. I bought it
    mainly for VCDs that I produce out of footage of my MiniDV camcorder.

    The problem is that the video freeze's at some point or that is image get
    jerky and jumpy and pixelated during some point in the playback.

    For instance, last weekend I burn a new disc with chapters and all (produce
    with VCDEasy, and burn with Nero),

    - The first one (burn 4x) = Bad
    - The second one (burn 8x) = OK
    - 3rd (8x) = Bad
    - 4th (8x) = Bad
    - 5th (32x) = Bad

    When I say "bad" they don't show the same problem at the same place! Some
    can play almost all the way, some will have difficulties in the

    I tried to burn in an old 8x burner, and a 32x one. I tried two brand of
    CD-R media, TDK and Memorex (the black ones).

    All VCDs play without any problem in the computer!

    Can the player be the problem ? Even thou it seem to be able to play DVDs
    without any problem ?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    AA, Jul 14, 2003
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    Will Dormann Guest

    Yeah, there could be a problem with the player. That model *should*
    play VCD without problem. But I believe the laser used to read DVD
    discs is different than that for CD (R/RW), so that might be something
    to consider.

    Have you tried using a CD-RW disc? Although it may seem
    counter-intuitive, the readability of CD-RW discs supposedly can be
    better than CD-R in DVD players.

    The fact that the VCDs play fine on your PC leads me to think that you
    have a picky DVD player...

    Will Dormann, Jul 15, 2003
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