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Im having a problem making my VCDs. For quite awhile now, I've been burning using Prime Peripherals 80min CDr and they work good on my Sony VCD/DVD player. However, I ran out of them so I bought Memorex cause I couldnt find the same brand at CompUSA. For some reason they don't work with my VCD/DVD player. I tried my other medias and they all do the same thing. Im completely lost and hopeless cause I've already burned about 10 cdr's and they still wont work. I've had this problem before with my other vcds.

I guess my question is why wont my other cdr media work on my VCD player? I never had any errors stating that there was something wrong during the process but when I try to view it it doesnt work. Please help, if anyone out there knows what to do, either post a message or email me. I would appreciate it.


-- Jason (pheareffect@hotmail.com), September 03, 2000


On my sony, I have been using imation 74 min CDRs. I am not certain that 80 min CDRs will be recognized properly by a standalone DVD player. You may try 74 minutes of other brands and they may work. VCD standards are only for 74 minutes disks. Also your sony needs the dual discrete laser to read CDRs which was only available on the higher models last year. This year sony removed the dual laser feature on most of their DVD players.

-- klebsiella (Klebsiella@visto.com), September 03, 2000.

Sony's are known to be picky. I'de find the ones that work and stick to them. Just be glad that you have ANY that work, most sony's don't take ANY media. You can also try cd-rw, they tend to be more compatible than cd-r.

-- eric (eric@nospam.snowmoon.com), September 03, 2000.

I too had this problem with my Panasonic DVD player.Later I found that the dye in the CD-R makes thge difference. As you may know there are basically 3 dyes .Silver,Gold and azo dyes. So I used Verbatim DATAPLUS CD-RW and it works!!!! Also I heard that Princo CD-R works with every brand of DVD player out there. Hope this helps

-- Malnadman (malnadman@home.com), September 05, 2000.

May be the problem is Memorex,10 m ago I bay Memorex 6424 to make vcd lost about 200 cdr4s, the store change the first for the new one, identical d'nt work good for vcd, now i4m waiting for my money with raclamation to the Oficial departament for this in Spain.

-- F. MUNOZ (FMUNOZPP@NEXO.ES), September 05, 2000.

The problem I had was indeed the CDR media that I was using. I wish I could have bought more of those Prime Perripheral CDRs.. So was I did was I used my Smart & Friendly CD-RW and they work great. Do you guys think that every CD-RW would work on this DVD player?

-- Jason (pheareffect@hotmail.com), September 06, 2000.

Incompatibilities with certain CD-R/CD-RW will always come up time and again with players like your Sony that only marginally recognize them. No matter how much Prime Peripherals you bought before it will inevitably run out. To preserve your sanity the best thing to do is ditch/sell/scratch that Sony one way or the other and get a Pioneer 333 or Philips or somesuch instead. These players ARE made to reliably read CD-R/CD-RW media.

-- MehmetT (turk690@yahoo.com), September 09, 2000.

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