VideoCD not playing properly (hard!)
Posted on 1998-10-31
I am trying to play a videoCD with my AOpen-mtrp-924E CDROM drive and my computer can't seem to read the stream properly (very slow read, jerky image & sound, mpeg software hangs after a while).
My computer is P2-233 (Vision motherboard - intel chipset), the CDROM (IDE) is connected as secondary master (alone), and I am using win95. (standard atapi compatible driver as recomended by the manufacturer)
I already tried the CDROM as primary slave, and even tried a different CDROM drive (Toshiba XM-6102B) with the same results! which leads me to think that it's not the CD itself but rather something to do with the board/IDE.
Both CD's are supposed to support CD-I format.
I used several MPEG reading softwares to try to read the VCD with the same results.
On a friend's computer, the same CD plays fine (it's not a "badly burnt CD" ;-)
I even tried reading it with Linux special drivers with the same results :-(