Problem playing VCDs on MAC : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

hi everybody

Me and my lots of friends facing this problem that some of VCDs cannot play on our MACS (G4s, G3s, Imacs, etc) and show that this is not a right movie. But on the other hand they work smoothly on other PC (IBM etc). This problem insists me of hating MACs. Anyone know about this plz reply me. I will be grateful for this.

-- Asim Mumtaz (, April 24, 2001


You need to use CD/DVD SpeedTools from

Regards, John P

-- John Phillips (, April 27, 2001.

Funny I had the same problem and it took a dogs age to find my solution (yours might be the same.) I am no computer techie so some of this might not be 'technically correct' but the solution works. It seems to be a problem that develops in the burning process. Mac cannot seem to read VCD burned with the Joliet file format. This is a file format used to name files. It is an option that can be chosen from within NERO (I think it is the default). Basically, if you want to make a cross platform VCD ensure you choose the ISO level 1 setting and the format Mode 1 setting. In Nero this is under the ISO tab, other programs I don't know. Then make sure you do not choose Joliet for your file naming option. This worked for me. Let me know if you need more clarification I can dig up an old web site that helped straighten this out for me. Good luck and curse those damn MAC's

-- Derek (, April 28, 2001.

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