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31-08-2009, 10:53 AM

I am wanting to convert VCD to a DVD so i can play on my DVD player which does not play VCDs

Not sure what software i need but i would like to use a freebie software which is not overly complex.

When i browse the VCD contents i see these root folders:


Although on one of the VCDs i dont see the folders CDI and SEGMENT

Anyone has done this sort of conversion before. Any other tips will be appreciated as i will be doing it for first time

31-08-2009, 11:17 AM
I'm yet to see a DVD player that doesnt do VCD / SVCD.

It would be much easier for you to figure out why it's not playing the VCD than to convert it.

That said, there should be a large .DAT file on there which is probably the whole "video", simply renaming that to .MPG and using anything such as WinAVI Video Convertor ought to work :)

31-08-2009, 12:33 PM
My Panasonic DVD recorder will not support SVCD. VCDs are OK

Speedy Gonzales
31-08-2009, 12:34 PM
What version of windows is it?

31-08-2009, 06:07 PM
My dirt cheap Panasonic plays VCD's and DVD's and nothing else unfrotuunately

31-08-2009, 06:45 PM
See if DVD FLICK (http://beginwithsoftware.com/videoguides/dvd-flick-guide.html) will do it - the price is right.

Ages ago I tried Ashampoo Shirink and Burn (http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_0537___USD.htm) - I had Version 2 its up to V3. The trial will work for free - so if wont cost anything to try.