Jørgen Walters, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / May 14, 2013
Video CD (also known as VCD or View CD) is a compact disc standard created for distributing videos on regular CDs. It uses the MPEG-1 codec for storing the video and audio data. The applications from this set will allow you to play back the Video CD media on your computer.
Download solution synonyms: Play VCD Media, Video CD Player, Play Back Video CD
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
VLC media player is one of the best open-source multimedia players out there. Its great portability features and sleek interface make the player very easy-to-use, so even the inexperienced users can master the program relatively fast. The wide supported format range will also meet the needs of almost any user.
SMPlayer tries to avoid codec problems when you are attempting to play a given media file. For this purpose, it uses its own built-in codecs. In my opinion, its interface is not as attractive as those of other modern converters; however, it is quite simple to use despite the great number of features provided.
UMPlayer is a free multiplatform open source multimedia player. It can stream and record audio/video content from YouTube, plus it has over 200 audio and video integrated codecs, which make it compatible with almost every multimedia file including DivX, Flash, H.264 and many more.
Media Cope is a powerful and comprehensive application that lets you perform various operations with multimedia files. It lets you play almost any kind of video and audio files. It also includes plenty of editing functions. For example, it allows cutting and joining both video and audio files.
As its name suggests, Free Media Player is an application that will let you watch video and image files. Maybe the most attractive thing about this software is that it is completely free and that it supports many formats, including 3G2, 3GP, FLV, DIVX, M4V, MKV, MP4, MOV, TS, MOD, F4V and SWF.
Best Media Player is a freeware video player. This program is able to play different media files, such as RealMedia, Ogg videos, DVD, VCD, AVI, WMV, MPEG, ASF, Quicktime formats and many others. You can play these different file formats either locally, simply browsing for them, or by entering a file's URL. Provides Postprocessing, Aspect ratio adjustment, Deinterlacing, and many other features.
X-VCD Player is an VCD player for Windows. X-VCD Player has been designed to help us view our VCD, XVCD, SVCD, XSVCD and MPEG video files in our computer. It runs under the following operating systems: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista. X-VCD Player 1.4 is the newest released version of this freeware by Xequte Software. We can download this product directly from the developer's website.
XULPlayer is an open source multimedia player based on Mozilla Xul and MPlayer that will let you reproduce a great variety of audio and video files, including VCDs and DVDs. This application is a little different from other video players because it has some video editing tools that will let you modify some aspects of a video, its color, rotate images, etc.
As its name suggests, VideoAudioPlayer is an application that lets you play both audio and video files. This free and very basic program supports many video and audio formats, including Mp3, MPEG, MPG, WMV, WAV, AU, AVI, FLV, VCD, AU, AIFF, DAT and many more.
Noone’s VCD Player is a cost-free simple and efficient tool to enjoy your VCDs in your computer. It automatically detects any VCD in your disc drive and starts playing it right away. If you load different VCDs in various drives, the program will automatically play back one after the other. Both full screen and anamorphic widescreen viewing are supported.
Sorensoft Power Media is a free and attractive media player with support for nearly all your video and audio files. Wrapped up in a colorful interface with multiple skins, it comes with a good range of audio effects that you can apply to your audio tracks, VU-meters, and two impressive virtual speakers that will even be shaking at the sound of your music in the most realistic way.
RioDVD is a full featured and easy to use DVD player integrating all functions of a standard DVD player. It can play DVD, VCD, SVCD Movies, with many most advanced features, such as S/PDIF output ,Multi-Speakers, Digital Zoom, Video Desktop etc.
Subhash VCDPlayer is a free media player with support for VCD playback, image capture, and voice transcription. Apart from Video CDs (VCDs), it can play regular audio and video files in formats that are compatible with Windows Media Player.3 Subhash VCDPlayer uses WMP 6.4 under the hood, which gives it rock-solid stability.
Easy Media Player is a free and open source media player that operates on all major platforms, it is capable of playing most recognised multimedia file types as well as Audio CD's, VCD's, DVD's and even has streaming capabilities. The Player is 100% customizable, giving you total control when enjoying your media experience.
Arpa kolla is a standalone freeware Dvd/svcd/vcd/mpg/avi/ogm/mkv/xcd player with srt support. It also can: synch srt/export sup files/convert sub to srt files. Supports fully avi/ogm/mkv multiaudio streams with possibility of changing audiostream . It can reproduce dvd with all dvd capabilities (Chapters/titles/angles/substreams/audios etc...).
Xenorate Media Player is a highly comfortable multimedia player allowing you to play any kind of media file (DVD, VCD/SVCD, Video/Audio files, Livestreams. Xenorate has a powerful video engine that uses directshow for playing video content, including support for internal and external subtitles and multiple audio streams.