Hi guys. I'm asking someone to assist me with this funny idea. If you have a stand-alone DVD player that definately supports VideoCD format -- AND YOU'VE TRIED THIS MANY, MANY TIMES -- but doesn't support SVCD format (and you've tried this as well, many times), please read further. I have this kinky idea to try if VCD-compatible DVD player that doesn't support SVCD, would play miniDVD discs with SVCD resolution content. So, if you want to test and report your success back to us, please try this: Encode something with TMPGEnc or CCE to SVCD compatible video format (PAL or NTSC, whichever you prefer) -- if you're not sure about the SVCD compatibility of the clip, test it with Nero, just select SVCD format in Nero and drag&drop the file into the template with compatibility check turned on and Nero either accepts the file or not. After this, encode your audio to MP2 (yeah, MP2, not MP3) using something like tooLame or so, but use 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz. You can also use TMPGEnc to do this part, just remember to select 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz -- this is important. Now you should have video and audio files -- if you have .mpg file as a video file, use TMPGEnc's MPEG Tools to demux the file into separate audio and video streams (.m2v and .mp2 files). Now you need to hack the video file's properties to make it look like a DVD sized file (SVCD resolution is 480x480 or 480x576 which is not a DVD resolution). Good guide how to do this, can be found from doom9 or from vcdhelp: http://www.doom9.org/mpg/svcd2dvdr.htm http://www.vcdhelp.com/svcddvdr.htm ..so, change properties. Use authoring software to drop the files into it, author the stuff -- BUT SELECT CD INSTEAD OF DVD!! -- and then change the properties of the video file back to SVCD properties (==change the resolution back to "normal" SVCD resolution, i.e. 480x480) and create the VIDEO_TS directory or if you use SpruceUp, just burn the damn thing to CD. Good guide for SpruceUp is here: http://www.vcdhelp.com/spruceup.htm ...so, after this you have something that is in miniDVD format, but has SVCD video on it The idea is based on the fact that if your DVD player plays VCDs, it recognizes CD-ROM discs. And if it recognizes CD-ROMs, it very likely supports miniDVDs which are basically DVDs, but burned on CD. And then we assume that the chip in your DVD player is smart enough to actually decode other resolutions of MPEG-2 other than 720x480/576 as well. Anyone willing to try it? Please report all success/fails in this thread.