All About VCD on Mac and Windows

How to Play a VCD using Windows Media Player (Windows)

A newer version of Windows Media Player recognizes the Video CD (VCD) format, finds the video files on the disk and plays them in order. With an older version of Windows Media Player, you have to find each of the videos files for it and then open them.

  1. Launch Windows Media Player.
  2. Insert the VCD in to the CD Drive.
  3. From the menu bar, select the VCD you want to play.
  4. If it doesn’t begin playing automatically, press the Play (>) button.
  5. Adjust the screen size.
  6. (Using an older version of Windows Media Player): When WMP has played the file, open the MPEGAV folder again, open the next file and click the play button. Repeat this step until you have played the entire movie.

Other Players

How to Convert video to VCD on Mac

To make a VCD, you need to

  • Convert the video files from their current format to VCD
  • Create the disk image
  • Burn the disc

When looking for software, make sure you get both converter software and burner software.

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