I started to type up an FAQ-esque list of what to do in order to watch a VCD/MPEG2 on a Mac, but then I reread your question and have the following advice to offer. I'll assume you are using MacOS X 10.1.x. First of all, you're going to have to download a number of free vcd tools for MacOS X. If you have Toast, you can skip over the first one.
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1.) - a GUI wrapper to a command line vcd utility. This will allow you to successfully extract the.mpeg or.mpg files from the CD to your hard drive. 2.) - a program to convert MPEG2 files into Quicktime-readable files using your choice of compression methods. 3.) (optional) - use this to play VCDs on your Mac. Okay, so you have these two or three programs. Follow these simple steps.
Extract the MPEG2 files by copying them to your desktop or extracting them using vcdtoolsX. Convert said MPEG2 files using mpeg2decX. Check out the preferences for your choice of compression methods.
Beware: converting files takes quite a bit of time. On my Powerbook G4, it took approximately 1 hour to convert every 45 minutes of MPEG2 video.
YMMV depending on processor speed, etc. I guess that's it!
Good luck, and let me know if you need more help.