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Dagger99 11-07-2003 01:39 AM

KVCD Playback on PC?
I have downloaded a few short movies(not illegal). That says they are KVCD. They are in bin format (VCD) but I am unable to play them on my PC, they are just garbled. The actual file is a dat file. Do I need a special codec to play them. TIA

dongxu 11-07-2003 03:13 AM

Use DAEMON tools to open it as a virtual CD or burn the bin on CD-R(W). You cannot directly play the bin file.

Dagger99 11-07-2003 08:27 PM

I was not actualy playing the bin file but the dat file inside bin that I had extracted.

Dialhot 11-07-2003 09:04 PM

Do a little search on the forum. This subject has been discussed a lot recently.

muhali3 11-12-2003 07:21 PM

convert the dat to "true mpeg" with VCDEasy.

end80 03-07-2004 10:21 AM

If all you want to do is play them on your pc, then download VLC media player:
Its very light-weight in both size and cpu resources (much less than windows media player), and it plays even files I couldn't open in anything else.
It's also freeware. I'm still using version 5.0, but I see there has been several updates available.

Nice player

cweb 03-23-2004 09:26 AM

Media Player Classic can play them out of the
box too.

You can also add an svcd filter for other players but
I haven't tried this however - MPC has it built in.

adamf 03-24-2004 10:43 PM

i was just wandering, what codecs are needed for a kvcd movie to play in windows media player?

kwag 03-24-2004 10:48 PM

Re: codec?

Originally Posted by adamf
i was just wandering, what codecs are needed for a kvcd movie to play in windows media player?

If it's an MPEG-1 KVCD, NONE :!:
WMP already plays any MPEG-1 file, so any KVCD will play just fine.


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