has released version 4.0 of MacVCD X, a Video CD player for the Macintosh. The developer noted that this is the first release of MacVCD that supports the native Video CD format on Mac OS X. “You can now insert a VCD in the CD ROM drive of your Macintosh running Mac OS X and watch the movie,” explained Mireth.
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MacVCD X recognizes the Video CD format — used in some regions as an alternative to DVD and videotape, and supported by some CD mastering software like Toast 5 Titanium. Since the Video CD format breaks content up into numerous discrete files that can even be spread across multiple discs, the software finds, loads, and players the movie for you, automatically chaining tracks together, ejecting the disk when it’s done.
MacVCD X also sports control options like menu bar and movie controller placement on the top or bottom on the screen; screen size maximization, and the Hands Free speech activated control system. It also supports playback on a second display, and features slow motion, fast motion and backwards playback control.
MacVCD X costs US$19.95 to register; a free demo version can be downloaded from Mireth’s Web site. System requirements call for a PowerPC G3; Mac OS X 10.1; QuickTime 5 or later.