|June 17, 2003
Burn VCDs and Super VCDs on your OS X Mac - Mireth Technology launches iVCD
Mireth Technology has launched iVCD(TM), Macintosh OS X software that allows you to easily make Video CDs and Super Video CDs. Using the bundled command line tools, iVCD creates Video CDs from iMovie or Quicktime movie files. iVCD can be used to author Video CDs (MPEG-1) or Super Video CDs (MPEG-2) and supports both NTSC and PAL output formats. With iVCD, each movie you make is stored in a separate project folder, so you can easily make additional copies. As added conveniences, it also plays .mov files, erases CD-RWs and can be used to automatically launch third party CD burning software.
A Video CD (VCD) is a video format that uses ordinary recordable CD media to store movies and can be used instead of a DVD or a VHS tape. VCDs provide 30 to 60 minutes of VHS or better quality playback, can be played on component DVD players and in any Windows or Macintosh computer with a CD drive (requires player software), and are both inexpensive to produce and inexpensive to ship.
Key features include:
- Authors Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (sVCD)
- Works with iMovie and Quicktime Movies
- Converts to MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
- Supports NTSC and PAL output formats
- Keeps a project folder so multiple copies of VCDs can be made easily
- Works with G3 and G4 CPUs
- Erase CD-RWs
- Can automatically launch third party CD burning software
- Easy-to-use "drag & drop" interface
iVCD(TM) the easy way to author VCDs (TM).
Price: iVCD for Mac OS X costs $29.95(US) and can be ordered from Mireth's web site at http://www.mireth.com. Volume Licensing also available.
Availability: You can download a copy (free demo included) from
System Requirements: Macintosh PowerPC G3 or G4, Mac OS X 10.2
More information: go to http://www.mireth.com/pub/ivme.html