VCDs can be played in almost anything, including:
- both Windows and Macintosh computers, with VCD Player software
- VCD player hardware
- a DVD player
- many video game machines (consult your owner's manual)
VCDs are fairly platform-independent and easily played by most people with their existing hardware.
When we first developed our player, MacVCD X, we were the only player that supported the VCD format on Mac OS X. In the past 5 years, many other players have been introduced that play VCD on Mac. When looking for a player, find one that supports automatic file chaining. VCD content is frequently stored on a number of smaller files. If your player doesn't automatically find, load and play them for you in sequence, you'll have to find each file yourself and press play - very annoying, especially in the middle of an exciting action sequence.