VCD creation on a Mac : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

has anyone successfully created VCDs on a Mac? The target would be to play in a DVD set top (Philips). Most of the discussion I see is for Windows machines.

Specifically I want to capture and edit video and the output will be Quicktime. I need information on how to get the Quicktime into MPEG 1 that Adaptec Toast 4.0 will recognize. Then I will burn it on a CD R.

I have heard of Astarte MPack but that is way out of my budget. I have heard of QTMPEG and Sparkle. Has anyone used these with success in writing VCDs?

-- Rico Camus (, March 24, 2000


Neither of those can be read by a DVD player if you try to burn them on a CD with a CDwriter.

But, I've heard of a Mac solution called InternetDiskWriter (for about $250) here: but you have choose from a short list of their SCSI CDRWriters, which might run you another $300.

I've not used their product, but would be interested in hearing from anyone who has.

-- Mike (, March 26, 2000.

Get Heuris's MPEG-1 Power Professional for $500. Will create a Toast-ready MPEG file on your Mac that you can use to make a VCD. Get the $500 product from The $99 MPEG Export Engine will NOT allow you to make VCDs.

-- James (, April 25, 2000.

You need to buy Toast 5 Titanium. This will enable you to export your digital video from i movie 2 into a quicktime movie which can then be burnt onto a recordable cd! To sum up you need a Power Mac G3 or G4, a digital video camera, i movie 2, a firewire external cd writer or an inbuilt one and Toast 5 Titanium! I hope this helps!

-- Ernest (, April 13, 2001.

By the way, I'm interested on SVCD creation. If someone else is interested too, I would like to meet on some chat and discuss some things. I think thats better and faster than a forum... ;-) My mail:

-- MarKos (, September 02, 2001.

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