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Do I require any special software to play VCDs on my laptop? I have a TORiSAN CD-ROM CDR_U200 and 64 MB RAM, 233Mhz Pentium processor.It is a laptop which I use at work. I have Windows Media Player and Active Movie installed on my system.
Please help me with info. Thanks in advance.
-- Viji Srinivasan (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 2000
you don't need anything fancy to play your VCD on the laptop...You already have all the necessary gear to play it at this moment. However, CPU & memories may be a problem for you...since it's under power by a few generations. Your VCD may jerks during play. Here is how you play the VCD using Window Media Player(6.4.0.xxxx or above only): Open up window media player, FILE-OPEN-BROWSE the CD drive:\MPEGAV\*.dat (the *.dat is your mpeg1 clip). Usually there is only one *.dat inside this MPEGAV folder if it's a commercial VCD, and it's about 650Mb in size.
-- lnguyen (email@example.com), July 14, 2000.
Hay! but wait a second! that DOESN'T work for me and i'm running Windows Media Player version 6.4.09.1109!! cos it can't undrstand the .dat format!
-- DeskNorm (DeskNorm@unimobile.com), November 11, 2000.
ill lead u to water, but u must drink yourself.... follow this link http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-one-category.tcl?topic=Video% 20CD&category=Playing%20VCDs
youll find what u need.
-- ndumu (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2000.