I have a MacBook Pro and would like to play VCD, which is not a supported disc. I opend the Quicktime and it showed up in the Dock but did not get a menu. Would appreciate any help.

I have a MacBook Pro and would like to play VCD, which is not a supported disc. I opend the Quicktime and it showed up in the Dock but did not get a menu. Would appreciate any help.

Download a program called VLC.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

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