has released version 4.1 of MacVCD X for Mac OS X, a Video CD player for the Mac.
MacVCD X recognizes the Video CD format that’s 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 and ejecting the disk when it’s done.
Version 4.1 adds support for Super VCD playback (but you’ll have to buy Apple’s QuickTime MPEG2 component), adds playback in a resizable floating window, adds the repeat track feature, and provides improved playback on slower machines. It also ensures compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2.
MacVCD X costs US$19.95 to register; a free demo version can be downloaded from Mireth’s Web site. Version 4.1 is a free upgrade for existing MacVCD X clients. Upgrade pricing for MacVCD OS 9 clients and bulk discounts are also available.