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I recently purchased Platoon on Video CD but am unable to get it to play on my Macintosh G4 using both QuickTime 4.0 and SimpleVCD 2.2. I get a "error in program" message from QT and SimpleVCD just quits on me with no message. I know the CD's aren't defective because I was able to play it on a friend's CD Burner drive. I am even more confused because I also have Star Wars Episode 1 on VCD and it plays fine. The only difference I see is the .dat file for Star Wars is "MUSIC01.DAT" and for Platoon it's "AVSEQ01.DAT". I know I have all the necessary drivers and MPEG extensions - so I am frustrated about this problem. I waited a whole month for Platoon and now I can't watch it! Please help, and thanks in advance!
-- Erich Stevens (email@example.com), July 02, 2000
Sorry I can't help you with this problem but I see you have successfully watched a VCD on your Mac. I was under the impression that QuickTime/Macs don't support VCD. Did you have to get SimpleVCD in order to watch the VCD or did you find QT did the job? Reason I ask is because I want to make VCDs that anyone can watch without having to buy extra software.
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on the subject. I hope someone can solve your Platoon problem...
-- Frank Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 03, 2000.
vcd is just mpeg 1....theres nothing special about them dude they are plain iso-9660 cds
-- yo (email@example.com), June 25, 2002.
I am using a PowerMac running on OS9.0.4 with Quicktime 4.0 installed. I have no problem playing any VCDs with any files ***.dat using the Quicktime's Movie Player.
I would suggest you to reinstalled your quicktime 4.0 (don't customize selection) and see if you can view your fav VCD?
Hope this little suggestion helps!
Regards Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Stephanie (email@example.com), June 25, 2002.