Play VCD on Ubuntu

By | October 1, 2011

If Totem , the default movie player does not play vcds properly , showing file permission errors , then try :

1. SMPlayer
Install from synaptic : sudo apt-get install smplayer

2. mplayer
Install from synaptic : sudo apt-get install mplayer

3. KPlayer
Install from synaptic : sudo apt-get install kplayer

To play from terminal type :

desktop:~$ mplayer vcd://
MPlayer 1.0rc4-4.5.2 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing vcd://.
track 01:  adr=1  ctrl=6  format=2  00:02:00  mode: 1
track 02:  adr=1  ctrl=6  format=2  00:08:00  mode: 1

Exiting... (End of file)

Now to play a track type :

desktop:~$ mplayer vcd://2

where 2 is the track number , it can be 1 2 3 and so on.

For full screen :

mplayer -fs vcd://1

Or use the application SMPlayer. SMplayer is a gui application so is easy to use.

To record vcd to mpeg files check :

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