View Full Version : Do All Dvd Players Play Svcd's?

07-22-2003, 06:39 AM

07-22-2003, 06:45 AM
The anwer to that is yes but it really depends on your dvd player and its features

07-22-2003, 06:46 AM
Actually, the answer to that is No. Most do not play svcd. Most play VCD and some now play SVCD.

07-22-2003, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by balamm@22 July 2003 - 06:46
Actually, the answer to that is No.  Most do not play svcd.  Most play VCD and some now play SVCD.
thats why i said "but it really depends on your dvd player and its features " but yes ur right balamm

07-22-2003, 06:54 AM
Yes Blamm is exatcly right not even some DVD players play VCD let alone SVCD i'm luck mine does goto here (http://www.dvdhelp.com) to check if your player does or not

07-22-2003, 06:59 AM
get an APEX dvd player i think all those play vcd and svcd... mine does, my norcent dvd player also plays em

07-22-2003, 07:00 AM
as a rule of thumb, "generic" (small company) dvd players are most likely to play VCD/SVCD. many name-brand ones do not, but some of them do. if you're going to buy a DVD player to play VCD/SVCD, you should definitely do some research and make sure it has that feature.

07-22-2003, 07:00 AM
i have the kiss dvd player works fine for me

07-22-2003, 07:27 AM
ALBA DVD108 plays everything :)

But, you have to type ina code for VCD and SVCD to work :)

07-22-2003, 07:49 AM
Yeah as a Poster above commented..the cheaper Non-Brand name players seem to play most stuff u throw at em! Alba, Technika, Kiss, Logix, Wharfedale.....And most have pretty good sound/visual quality as the bigger branded names..the only thing i see about negative comments on these cheaper players is that u may get audio/video sync slippage occasionally on some discs (just press pause/play fixes it though), hey what do u expect though at such a cut price..For UK owners get ya self 'Technika dvd300'..it plays everything (i know, i bought one) - dvd,vcd,svcd,cdr,cdrw,mp3,jpeg,dvdr,dvdrw,xvcd, (no divx though, get a Kiss player for that)...Right im done, Au revoir... ;)


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07-22-2003, 08:00 AM
that side was good help Hogster :)

07-22-2003, 09:24 AM
if u have a SVCD u can trick your player into thinking it is a VCD.
go to: http://www.geocities.com/evbq64a/vcdtrick.htm

07-22-2003, 03:19 PM
And some people like me might have the problem when they play them the just jump and the only way u can play it correctly is by watching it on fast forward but the problem that causes that is that svcd buffers are high about 230 or 240 I can't remember and vcd's are 46 so I just use a buffer at 40 and they work perfectly. Although I never use them unless I downloaded one.

07-22-2003, 03:32 PM
how much does the kiss dvd player cost and does it really play avi?

07-22-2003, 04:18 PM
it cost about $250 in some places but sels for $350 and yes it really plays avi's

07-23-2003, 01:30 AM
info here (http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php)