If Totem , the default movie player does not play vcds properly , showing file permission errors , then try :
Install from synaptic : sudo apt-get install smplayer
Install from synaptic : sudo apt-get install mplayer
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 :