How the heck do you burn a VCD?

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at
Thu Nov 24 05:45:00 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 23 November 2005 21:20, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> Hey folks.  This may be slightly OT, but I just downloaded the
> StarWreck spoof (, and I'd like to get it
> burned to a VCD.  It's in xvid/avi format, and I'm not sure what's the
> best way to burn this.  with the following:
> burncd -f /dev/acd1 -d vcd star_wreck_in_the_pirkinning_subtitled_xvid.avi
> but it doesn't seem to play anywhere - not even my FreeBSD box - which
> is the only machine I can get the avi file to play in the first place
> (MacOs X & Windoze won't play it).  How's that for FreeBSD being a
> better multimedia box?
> I have checked the disk, and it *does* appear to have been burned - so
> this is a coaster now.  I'm guessing I just didn't understand the
> burncd manpage in regards to vcd burning.  I also couldn't find
> anything but 'doze and MacOs X commercial software ads on google, even
> though I required either "FreeBSD" or "Linux" in my search.
> Anyway, I'm really a newbie with this vcd stuff, so a little leg up
> would be appreciated.
> Lou

Look in the handbook under opticle drives on how to make ISO's


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