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Jeff and Jane Scott jscott@iinet.net.au
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:18:17 +0800

At 30-10-02 09:45 AM +1100, LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au wrote:
>To any technically minded people,
>I have encountered a problem when trying to copy my Capitol Theatre VDC, 
>it has been transferred to the hard drive however it will not copy on the
>Has anyone got any ideas as to why?

You can't copy a VCD by copying the files to the hard drive, then burning 
to a new disc.  You have to copy direct from one disc to the other.  There 
is something in the formatting of the disc that identifies it as a VCD, and 
if you burn from the hard drive that bit doesn't happen (unless you're 
using special VCD burning programs) and you just get a normal data CD.

but if you make a direct copy, the VCD formatting bit gets copied too!

of course, if you've only got one CD drive to copy from and burn to, you're 
in trouble!