converting audio Cd player to play Video CD

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I need information on how I can convert an existing Audio CD player to Play Video CDs (Ver.2.0).

Can any MPEG chips do the job?

Please let me know.

Thanks & regards

Savio

-- Savio D'Souza (melody@gto.net.om), February 05, 1999

Answers

No way that I cna think of. A player has to be one to begin with plus the chips to do MPEG are for OEMs only. That means you have to work fro Sony, Panasonic, etc. Sorry.

-- Rutger Stevens (rutger_s@hotmail.com), February 05, 1999.

There used to be an add-on board floating around the 'net that would turn any CD player into a VCD. The webpage has since disappeared, though. If you find anything, e-mail me. -Ben Smith benjamin-smith@utulsa.edu

-- Ben Smith (benjamin-smith@utulsa.edu), February 11, 1999.

There is a add on board avialable from Amusement Sales & Service in Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom contact paulbyrne@lineone.net

-- Michael Byrne (mcb@net.ntl.com), March 28, 1999.

If you live near L.A. California or in the United States then you can ship your player to a store called Five Star Laser. For about $100 US (not includeing shipping) they can modify your Audio CD player to read and play VCDs. It even comes with a remote. Here is the Web Address: www.fivestarlaser.com.

-- Will Shakes (soldier0081@hotmail.com), April 02, 1999.

Audio CD player to Video CD player conversion is a quite a large scale business in India. Conversion involves replacing the CD player board with a third party board most of whish are of Taiwanese make. The costs here are around Rs.2700 which is just about 60 dollars. I have seen quite a few converted audio CD players from companies like Aiwa,Sony,Sansui and Phillips. So the thing works - the output is rather good - you get a seperate remote for the Video functions and the audio CDs continue to play fine. While I know it is being done I have'nt been able to find out technical data regarding how and companu names of the third party board manufacturers. So, if anybody can throw more light - i'll be glad.

Thanks and regards chaitanya

-- chaitanya chandel (cchandel@mail.flashmail.com), April 26, 1999.



to convert an audio player into vcd player you need an audio video card and connect it to the RF output of the player .

-- vicky (vicky11_2000@rediff.com), July 14, 2001.

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