VCD Copy XA VCD / SVCD Copier for OS X
|Download version 1.1 of VCD Copy X
(Gzipped disk image 73k) (Bin/hqx file 68k)
Requires OS X
IntroductionVCD Copy X is an OS X utility for copying the tracks off of a VCD or SVCD. This product is free for personal use; but if you like it, feel free to send me a VCD/SVCD or make a donation to http://www.harvestofhope.org/.
How To Use
- Put a VCD or SVCD in your computer.
- Run VCD Copy X.
- Read the instructions on the screen.
- Choose where you want the files to be saved and click "New Folder" to create a folder for the VCD files.
- Wait for the copy process to finish.
- VCD Copy X is only for "fair use". This means it's ok to copy a VCD on to your hard drive to watch on a trip to save battery life, but it's not ok to copy for your friends to use.
- VCD Copy X v. 1.1 will only copy entire VCD's. Look for more features in future versions.
- Some discs may be scratched or have other problems that do not allow them to be read properly. If that is the case, VCD Copy X will notify you at the end of the copy. If you would like more detailed information, it can be found in the console log in /Applications/Utilities/
- You can use VLC to play SVCD movies.
- VCD Copy X can take a while to copy a VCD. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do about this. Here is a recent post from a developer list:
This type of thing is very drive dependent. It depends heavily on drive firmware, especially when bad blocks are encountered, when media is scratched, smudged, or imbalanced, etc. The drive's firmware will adjust speed to whatever it thinks is a good speed for accurately getting the bits from the disc, but if there are a lot of scratches/smudges/whatever, it will keep adjusting speed down, then up, etc. It is all very complicated. We default the drive to max speed when a disc is inserted, so you should get the max speed capable from the particular drive.
|1.1.0||6-23-02||Added better error handling, fixed GUI issues, added better support for SVCD's.|
This software is provided without warranty implied or otherwise.