Just about every DVD player on the market today (with the exception of the Playstation 2, which is a piece of shit) can play VCD’s.
As far as playing movie files just burned to CD, that all depends. Different DVD players have varying degrees of MPEG support, and the Kiss brand of DVD players can play DivX.
If I were you I’d just go out and buy something dirt cheap that can play VCD’s, and figure out a way to convert your other movies to VCD’s.
I am geting ready to buy another dvd player and wondered if any will play movies that i download off of imesh or bootleg/burned cdr and vcd that you can buy off of ebay?
if so what sould i look for in a machine.