VCD Help?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by SteveBeat, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. SteveBeat macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    #1
    Question:

    I'm a big fan of the show Upright Citizens Brigade. My buddies (who are sadly PC users) made VCD's of all 30 episodes, and I desperately need them. However, when i tried to play them in my iBook on the Combo Drive, I got something that I believe said "Chinese File Data Error" or something similar.

    I have Toast now, so I can make my own VCD's, but my network will take a long time to DL the episodes myself, so I would kinda just like to be able to burn them from my friends. Is my idea impossible? Do I need extra software or anything? Thanks.

    DOMOMISSAGREGOROPOUROUS
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    #2
    If you create a disk image of the VCD and burn that image to a CD, that should work.
     
  3. Ramsos macrumors regular

    Ramsos

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Location:
    Oakland, California
    #3
    OSX does not play vcd's without 3rd party software such as Macvcd, so you wouldn't be able to play them without something like that.. You should be able to copy them with toast or the osx disc burning software. It's funny how you can make vcd's with toast but you can't play them back without other software, But then again you can make mpeg2 videos in osx if you have DVD studio pro but they won't playback in quicktime without paying extra for the Mpeg2 playback option good luck.
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Location:
    Germany
  5. Sol macrumors 68000

    Sol

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Location:
    Australia
    #5
    Doesn't the DVD Studio Pro package include the MPEG2 component for QuickTime?
     
  6. Ramsos macrumors regular

    Ramsos

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Location:
    Oakland, California
  7. DVDwannabe macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Location:
    Indiana
    #7
    DVD Studio Pro

    The Mpeg component is in 1.5, but its only to encode. The player component is in 2.0.
     
  8. RichP macrumors 68000

    RichP

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Location:
    Motor City
    #8
    VideoLAN works well for VCD.

    Upright citizens brigade was an AWESOME show. :D
     

Share This Page