How the heck do you burn a VCD?

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Thu Nov 24 06:00:11 GMT 2005

On 11/23/05 09:35 PM, Michael C. Shultz sat at the `puter and typed:
> 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.
> >
> > TIA
> > Lou
> Look in the handbook under opticle drives on how to make ISO's

What, really?  I haven't been able to find any indication that the VCD
format was nothing more than an xvid AVI file in an iso filesystem.

Figures it would be so painfully simple - that'll play on my DVD

Thanks for the pointer.

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