Only way to find out if it'll play in your friend's standalone player is to try.
Even if your VCD doesn't work in his player, that doesn't mean it is incompatible with VCD's. It may also be the type of media you burn it on. Some standalone players won't play CD-R's, only CD-RW's. Some standalone players are fussy about the length of the media: 74-minute as opposed to 80-minute. Others, although rarely, prefer blue cyanine dye as opposed to silver/green pthalocyanine dye. It's really a matter of trial and error. I recommend searching for your friend's standalone player in the list at http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers
, there will likely be user comments stating which media works and which doesn't. And, of course, there will be an indication of whether or not the player supports VCD's at all.
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