VCD Backup

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  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    I have various VCD's, which I can only watch on my Mac anyway, so I might as well save them. I searched VersionTracker and MacUpdate, but I couldn't find any programs to do this. Does anyone know of a good VCD backup program?
     
  2. ebuddy889 macrumors newbie

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    Toast
     
  3. elmimmo macrumors 6502

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    Toast will make them unreadable in many VCD and DVD players. Your VCDs seem not to be true standard VCDs since you say this is already a problem. Still, just FYI The Missing Media Burner (look it up at versiontracker.com), if you can get it to run, will allow you to safely back up standard VCDs to a disk image, through the rip to cue/bin option, and you'll be able to burn them back to a CD with the very same application or Toast itself (at least v.6, in the Duplicate CD|Bin/Cue disk image).
     
  4. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Thanks for the info about Toast. It works for copying them to other CD's. I only play them on my Mac, so compatibility isn't much of an issue. I couldn't find Missing Media Player on VersionTracker, MacUpdate, or Google.
    It would still be nice to save them to my computer so I could play them without the disc, if anyone knows any other methods.
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Are you running 10.3?

    If you're running 10.3 and all you want to do is get the video into your computer, it's easy: Open the VCD with the Finder, find the .DAT file (MPEGAV --> AVSEQ01.DAT usually, if memory serves), then copy it to your hard drive. QT Player can play .dat files if you open them manually with it or identify them as belogning to it, or you can use VCDGear to turn them into standard .mpg files, which are a bit smaller.

    If you're not running 10.3, how are you even playing them on your Mac? 10.2 and below didn't support VCDs, and the only shareware tool I know of that made them playable also let you copy files to the HD...
     
  6. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Yes, I am running 10.3. Thanks for the info. Now I never have to worry about losing my VCD's again!:D
     
  7. elmimmo macrumors 6502

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    Ouch! That was Missing Media Burner.
     

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