I just came across a VCD(?) that WinXP doesn't seem to recognize at all, yet when I put it in a cheap hardware VCD player it works like a charm. I tried making an image with Alcohol 120%, thinking the media might be somewhat unreadable (it's blemish-free though, no scratches whatsover), but the image mounted in Alcohol's DVD drive also can't be read by Windows. Tried sticking it in a Dell notebook drive with Win98, and it show up as an Audio CD (but it can't play it the video as well).
So I was wondering what the problem could be... I don't think the VCD's "broken" or corrupt, since the hardware VCD player can play it fine. I'm using an old Lite On LTR-24102B CD-RW and a Liteon LTN483S CD-ROM to read it. The Dell drive is one of those old Dell Latitude swappable drives.
Oh, and I used Xing VCD player and Windows Media Player 8.0 that came with WinXP.
I'm really stumped why this is happening. If you have any idea what this CD's problem is, I'd appreciate your help. Thanks