i just recently purchased the latest in technology of dvd players of one of the Sony products made by picot. I have tried to play vcd's on it of my on by downloading films that are avi and then converting it to mpeg i have tried heaps of methods to get these films on my dvd player to work but have ceased to make hope of anything. My sister has brought home vcds from people at her work that are vcds and they seem to work what am i doing wrong. I purchased the platinum version of easy cd creator5 cause it says that it can make vcds out of mpeg files to work on ALL dvd players but i've tried to do this and still nothing. All that comes up saying is that disk is dirty. Tried cleaning the disk still nothing, i've tried using various disks none seem to work. I went to currys a shop near where i live in Aberdeen and i told the guy what i done.. his words were i couldn't really tell you what disks you could use because all the cdr/rw disks there will proably not work and he also told me that it was illegal what i was doing as if i already didn't Know that. I was told by him however it is to with the silver and gold backing on them. Because are against piracy there is proably somthing in the dvd player to stop me from playing pirate copies but i am really not sure. What can i do and is there any disks i could purchase form any web site on the internet that would work on any dvd player, if there is could you tell me what media disk or cdr/rw disk by what manufacturer i could use. thanks uncle sean!!!!!! please AfterDawn.com send it to my email just in case i don't get my reply answered on the message board.....PEACE!!!!!!!