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VCD under linux (was MP3 to cd])
You gave a rather nice intro to VCD's under linux. My two words
1. Under windows, you must have tried copying VCD files
(AVSEQ??.DAT). Most of these work after copying using explorer.
The ones that don't work are the CDs which use more than 700 MB of
CD space. These CDs don't get opened by even Media Player, but
only by software like Xing Player.
Under Linux, if you try to copy any VCD file using standard tools
like "cp", you will get a corrupted file which will not play. The
reason is that the kernel does not automagically honour the extra
sectors that these files use. You need to download the "readvcd"
package available on the net (please tell me if you can't find
it). It is very small (around 10 kb). The syntax is also very
easy to use: To dump track 2 of the VCD, do something like this,
$ readvcd 2 > track2.mpg
2. For playing mpeg files, I like enjoympeg. However, it can't play
back VCDs directly, only copied DAT files. You can get it from
If you have RH7, remember to download enjoympeg-0.3 instead of
0.4. If you download 0.4, you will have to upgrade your smpeg and
For watching VCDs, probably smpeg-xmms plugin is the best in my
opinion. You can get it from http://www.xmms.org, then go to
>>>>> "Nikhil" == Nikhil Datta <nikhild@xxxxxxx> writes:
Nikhil> neil <neil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> wrote: watch movies watch movies... how how??? fullscreen???
>> how how??? xmovie?
Nikhil> Hmm : seems you guys have never played full screen VCD's
Nikhil> under Linux : sad!!
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