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How to play a VCD on my Mac

Oct 7, 2011
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I have Bought a new VCD and inserted it in my Mac. This is the first time i put a VCD in my Mac. I was unable to play the VCD. I dont know how to do it. I tried a lot but it just dint work out. Can anyone help?


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Jan 4, 2005
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Modesto, Ca.
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MacMini M-1 MacOS Monterey, iMac 2010 27"Quad I7 , MBPLate2011, iPad Pro10.5", iPhoneSE
It's said that VLC will play VCD's. It's free. You might have to manually navigate to the MPEGAV folder and click on the .DAT file.

That is probably the easiest way. Someone else might have another idea. I have not tried to play a VCD in years, but have one here and will try it and get back to you.

Do try VLC.

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