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I had problem with my cddrive and replaced with new drive. Now, I tried to play a dat file(i.e., cd) using all the media players like winamp, real player, windows media player. but it is not playing, giving the message as cannot read the format, but can read the data cds and audio cds. When tried tot copy the dat file on the Hard disk , gives a message says that reductancy error.
-- balasubramanyam (email@example.com), April 28, 2004
It sounds like you have a VCD that has a mastering error on it somewhere, and your old CD drive was able to work around it.
Try a program that is meant to play VCDs directly, like "Media Player Classic" (not the Windows program!)
-- Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2004.