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Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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Cannot able to playback VCD.
I cannot able to play VCD files directly from the 'MPEGAV' folder.
Before I can play VCDs from the Mplayer menu. But now, the player is also not working. I reinstalled it tried again, but no use. I then tried usin VLC, it was failure. I googled for this problem but I did not find any solution for this.

Again the problem with copying VCD files (AVSEQxx.dat).
I am unable to copy any vcd files to my system.I have tried many vcds and all of them are shiny new and not at all scratched. I got an input output error while copying them.
I also have a dual boot system with Windows XP SP2. I am however able to copy them on a windows operating system. And can then play the files by converting their extension from xx.dat to xx.mpg. I have read it at many places that this is a bug in all distro of linux, but I need to find a way on how to do this.

So please guide if possible,
Awaiting your answers.

Thanks and Regards.
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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genothomas wrote:Cannot able to playback VCD.
I cannot able to play VCD files directly from the 'MPEGAV' folder.
Before I can play VCDs from the Mplayer menu. But now, the player is also not working. I reinstalled it tried again, but no use. I then tried usin VLC, it was failure. I googled for this problem but I did not find any solution for this.

Again the problem with copying VCD files (AVSEQxx.dat).
I am unable to copy any vcd files to my system.I have tried many vcds and all of them are shiny new and not at all scratched. I got an input output error while copying them.
I also have a dual boot system with Windows XP SP2. I am however able to copy them on a windows operating system. And can then play the files by converting their extension from xx.dat to xx.mpg. I have read it at many places that this is a bug in all distro of linux, but I need to find a way on how to do this.

So please guide if possible,
Awaiting your answers.

Will this issue solved in Linux Mint version of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)..?

Thanks and Regards.

Will this issue solved in Linux Mint version of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)..?
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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genothomas wrote:Will this issue solved in Linux Mint version of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)..?
The issue appears on Linux, but the problem is caused elsewhere
This is the famous ongoing problem with vendor lock-in, that plagues the other OS's, like Linux or OS-X
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000107
  • Doesn't only affect media formats..
http://www.videohelp.com/play
http://forums.linuxmint.com/search.php? ... +vcd+files
search on these forums..

VCD files Linux
http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/a/desktop06e.htm
http://codeidol.com/unix/linux-multimed ... Rip-a-VCD/

Dat file extension..
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/vcd.html
  • About .DAT files. The ~600 MB file visible on the first track of the mounted VCD is not a real file! It is a so called ISO gateway, created to allow Windows to handle such tracks (Windows does not allow raw device access to applications at all). Under Linux you cannot copy or play such files (they contain garbage). Under Windows it is possible as its iso9660 driver emulates the raw reading of tracks in this file. To play a .DAT file you need the kernel driver which can be..
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any other gui application for ripping a vcd?
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AVIDEMUX
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Edited, should have looked more closely at the link I had... :oops:
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On opening files on MPGAV folder, that on a VCD using AVIDEMUX I got an error "Cannot open the file".
Is it possible to rip a vcd using AVIDEMUX.
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DrHu wrote:
genothomas wrote:Will this issue solved in Linux Mint version of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)..?
The issue appears on Linux, but the problem is caused elsewhere
This is the famous ongoing problem with vendor lock-in, that plagues the other OS's, like Linux or OS-X
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000107
  • Doesn't only affect media formats..
http://www.videohelp.com/play
http://forums.linuxmint.com/search.php? ... +vcd+files
search on these forums..

VCD files Linux
http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/a/desktop06e.htm
http://codeidol.com/unix/linux-multimed ... Rip-a-VCD/

Dat file extension..
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/vcd.html
  • About .DAT files. The ~600 MB file visible on the first track of the mounted VCD is not a real file! It is a so called ISO gateway, created to allow Windows to handle such tracks (Windows does not allow raw device access to applications at all). Under Linux you cannot copy or play such files (they contain garbage). Under Windows it is possible as its iso9660 driver emulates the raw reading of tracks in this file. To play a .DAT file you need the kernel driver which can be..

thanks for the reply...
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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Dr Hu:
About .DAT files. The ~600 MB file visible on the first track of the mounted VCD is not a real file! It is a so called ISO gateway, created to allow Windows to handle such tracks (Windows does not allow raw device access to applications at all). Under Linux you cannot copy or play such files (they contain garbage). Under Windows it is possible as its iso9660 driver emulates the raw reading of tracks in this file. To play a .DAT file you need the kernel driver which can be..

Hmm, strange.
I have many VCD DAT files copied to the external hard drive.
Now I can play all those files using VLC, mplayer etc on Windows.
And I can play the same files using the same VLC, mplayer on Linux (mint) also!

But when I try to play the DAT files currently present on the VCD on linux - the media player is unable to.
Funny thing is that when I try to copy the DAT files to hardisk - it gives some permission error!

Looks like Windows is better equipped for handling VCDs than Linux.
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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alpha1 wrote:Looks like Windows is better equipped for handling VCDs than Linux.
Right, they know who to pay
--is that a surprise ?
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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:)

But then if what is written in mplayer site is true: all it requires is a device to be mounted properly and the image visible as media file (via driver). (So that the application can play it).

If Linux can play DVDs without much ado, one would expect VCDs also to follow the suit.

The problem I feel lies in the fact that VCDs are not much popular in Americas and Europe ...
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Re: Issues on playing and copying VCD's

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I had the same problem trying to play VCD's but found an easy solution that doesn't require downloading another mediaplayer: download VCDimager from package manager. Then you can (in terminal) type: vcdxrip -C (Capital "C") and the avseq01.mpg avseq02.mpg etc. files will start to appear on your desktop. You can either play them one at a time, or wait until they're all there, and then select them all, right click on one, and pick "open with VLC if you have it, otherwise gnome Mplayer works but puts the files in backwards order so you have to edit your playlist first. movieplayer also works (why do I have so many options by default?) but doesn't seem to know that you selected a number of files because you want them in a playlist, and I can only get it to play one at a time. Anyway, click on the "playlist" button on VLC and choose the first file and it will play them all, just like you were playing off the disk. Hope that helps.
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