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I have this CD with some video or movie on it. I can't play it. The CD has the following folders in it (and in parenthesis I've listed the files in each folder).
     -CDI (CDI_IMAG.RTF, CDI_TEXT.FNT, CDI_VCD.APP, CDI_VCD.CFG)
     -EXT (LOX_X.VCD, PSD_X.VCD, SCANDATA.DAT)
     -MPEGAV (AVSEQ01.DAT)
     -SEGMENT (this folder is empty)
     -VCD (ENTRIES.VCD, INFO.VCD, LOT.VCD, PSD.VCD)
I have no idea what to do. This is all alien to me. I'm assuming there is a way for me to play what's on it. Can anyone help?
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by:nathana21
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This is video Cd. >> A VCD can be played on

- Standalone VCD Players(very common in ASiA), check here for a compatibility list.
- Almost all standalone DVD Players, check here for compability list
- Playstations with VCD-addon (Playstation 2 does NOT support VCDs, read our DVD Players list for more info)
- Sega Saturn with VCD-addon
- Dreamcast with VCD-addon
- And of course on all computers with a CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs with a software VCD/MPG Player.

(from article >> http://www.videohelp.com/vcd
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by:nathana21
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This is video Cd. >> A VCD can be played on

- Standalone VCD Players(very common in ASiA), check here for a compatibility list.
- Almost all standalone DVD Players, check here for compability list
- Playstations with VCD-addon (Playstation 2 does NOT support VCDs, read our DVD Players list for more info)
- Sega Saturn with VCD-addon
- Dreamcast with VCD-addon
- And of course on all computers with a CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs with a software VCD/MPG Player.

(from article >> http://www.videohelp.com/vcd
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by:LectricX
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For Further information, you should be able to play the disc with Windows Media Player, or similar.

If you need codecs, (translators so you can decode the video/audio), I suggest K-Lite Codec Pack
http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
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by:fredshovel
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The actual video files are in the MPEGAV folder above that you have listed -- and the file will be the AVSEQ01.DAT file. If you RIGHT CLICK on the DAT file and choose OPEN WITH Windows Media Player it should play. VCD only uses the MPEG-1 codec, which is installed in Windows Media Player, so you won't need any other codecs.
And, of course, as stated above, the VCD should play in any stand alone DVD player as they all came standard with the MPEG-1 codec.
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by:john8217
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I right-clicked the DAT file and selected "Open with..." but that did not work. It gave me some screen saying taht Windows cannot open the file. No matter what I tried, I simply could not open it with Windows Media Player (or using anything else for that matter).

Ultimately, I changed that file extension from .DAT to .MPG and that solved it. Now it plays.
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