Mireth Technology has released version 4.0 of MacVCD.

MacVCD is a full-screen, fully featured Video CD Player for the Mac. It's the first release of MacVCD to permit VCD playback on Mac OS X.

The format has been popular in parts of Europe and Asia for many years. VCD movies are frequently stored in multiple files (tracks), these are often stored on multiple CDs, the company claims.

MacVCD 4.0 recognizes the format, then finds, loads and plays back the video. It can automatically chain tracks together, and will eject the CD when it's finished.

The application is controlled either through on-screen Menu commands, or via keyboard controls. It also supports speech-activated controls.

Features include: a full-screen display, track selection, support for multiple language and Karaoke soundtracks. The application supports video playback on a second display, such as a TV set.

MacVCD 4.0 costs $19.95. A demo version is available for download.