I am a newbie in the realm of DVD player. I have recently been given an old Sony DVD player. I have a CD and a DVD that both have movies with “KMP MPEG video file” format which the DVD player have no problem playing the videos. However I have some videos on my laptop with “.avi” file type that I burned into a CD and tried to watch it on my DVD player, and while the DVD player is trying to read the TOC on the CD, it prompts me a message on the console saying “Cannot read the format”. I tired the following: 1-Burned the videos onto a DVD and the problem persists. 2-Converted the videos into MPEGI format and then burned them onto a CD and the problem persists. 3-Converted the videos into WMV format and then burned them onto a CD and the problem persists. 4-Repeated step 2 and 3 and burned the videos onto a DVD and the problem persists. I burned these videos with 10X speed. I also notice the DVD and the CD that I mentioned works with the DVD player contain some directory structure where there are videos and some instruction files but the ones that I burned using the burner on my laptop doesn’t generate any instruction files and only the video files. Interestingly, the CDs and the DVDs that I burned in steps 1 through 4, they work fine with other DVD players such as Samsung and so on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am very frustrated at this time with this DVD player.