How to Make a Video CD That Will Work in a DVD Player

By Terry Parker

Many CD and DVD burning applications will allow you to create video CDs, or “VCDs.” A video CD is a CD that contains a movie. Many, but not all, DVD players will play VCDs. Before creating video CDs to play on a particular DVD player, check the specifications for your DVD player to ensure that your DVD player will play VCD disks. If the DVD player plays video CDs, use a standard CD/DVD burning tool, such as Nero or Roxio, to create a VCD.

Step 1

Open the CD/DVD burning software and select the “CD” option to burn a CD. Select the “Video” option.

Step 2

Click the “Video CD” or “Super Video CD” option.

Step 3

Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner.

Drag the video files into the compilation window and click the “Burn” button. The VCD is created.

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