Playing Movie VCD with Windows Media Player

This section describes a tutorial on how to play VCD with Windows Media Player.

VCD can be played back on standalone VCD player devices. But it can also be played back by computer software.

Windows systems has a built-in VCD player software called Windows Media Player. On my Windows XP system, I can use following steps to use Windows Media Player to open an audio CD:

Windows Media Player Playing VCD

If Windows Media Player failed to auto-play the VCD, you can select menu Play > DVD, VCD or CD Audio to tell it to read the VCD in the CD drive again.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

VCD (Video CD) Standard

 What Is VCD?

 Movie VCD File Directory Structure

 File Directory Structure on an Example Movie VCD

Playing Movie VCD with Windows Media Player

 Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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