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Can you convert svcd to mpg?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by shwink, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. shwink

    shwink Guest

    Do I need something special in order to play an svcd file on my computer? I have Windows XP, I/m trying to download a video and play it in Kazza and I don;t know how to get it to play. Please Help!!
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    You need the MPEG2 codec... anything that can play DVDs should be able to play SVCDs (with the exception of WMP -- that's hit and miss). There are two major DVD players you may wish to look into: PowerDVD and WinDVD
     
  3. Dela

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    What kind of files u get?? mpg or bin/cue or iso??
     
  4. shwink

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    I do not have a dvd player on my computer. The files I can view that I know of are mpg, mpeg, and sometimes wmv. I'm totally new at this so I don't even know what those terms stand for.
    I don't plan on getting a dvd player, so it's really no big deal if I can't play it. I was just curious if it was possible to play those files without one. Thank you so much for responding to my question!!!
     
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    sure it is, all you need is the mpeg-2 codec, installing windvd will install the mpeg-2 codec for you!
     
  6. shwink

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    O.K., I will try to do that today, and if I can get it to work I will let you know. Thank you so much for your help!
     
  7. shwink

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    Thanks very much, I installed windvd and now I can play those files. I really appreciate your help!!
     
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    No Problem!
     
  9. Praetor

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    Bah! One more WinDVD recruit eh Dela! ;-)
     
  10. shwink

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    If you have a different idea, please share!!! I'll try it too!
     
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    Cyberlink's PowerDVD :)
     
  12. Dela

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    Praetor, WinDVD works for way more than PowerDVD, everyone I know says WinDVD is miles better. So no I wouldnt say its a better Idea at all!
     
  13. shwink

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    I'll tell you what, I'll try PowerDVD too, just to see!! Now that I have WinDVD, I can't find what I was originally looking for to play. I did download something to try it out and it worked. As soon as I find what I was looking for, I will let both of you know which one worked better!! It might take a while though!
     
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    lol ok no prob!
     
  15. shwink

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    I installed PowerDVD yesterday. I was able to watch 1 file, but when I insert a DVD into my computer to watch, it won't let me. It says no disc is in drive D. I tried to change it, but I don't know how or even if I can. Can I use either program to watch dvd's without a dvd player? If I can, I may need your help again because I don't know how to do it. It may be something simple to do, but it's not simple to me.
     
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    What version of PowerDVD did you get? (IMO, PowerDVD 4.0 XP was the best)... press CTRL+O and some dropdown menu thingy should popup.... you can use that to select the source for the next movie (i.e., if you have 2 optical drives, select the one with the dvd in it) :)
     
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    hmm PowerDVD didnt work eh?? hmmm ;-) hahaha

    do u have a dvd drive? lol
     
  18. shwink

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    No I don't. I just have the normal CD-Rom or CD-R drive. I can burn CD's but that's about it I guess!! Looks like I should have got a DVD player installed when I got my computer!! To answer the other question, I downloaded PowerDVD Gold or something like that. I uninstalled it already. I guess I will get a DVD player installed at some point and then I will have no problems! {hopefully}
     
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    Well you will need a dvd drive to play dvds, cant play them with a cd rom drive at all!
     
  20. shwink

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    Can you tell that I don't know what I'm doing??
    I thought by downloading WinDVD it would enable my computer to play them, but I was wrong! Thank you anyway for your help! I was able to play files that I couldn't before so you did help!!
     

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