so i brought the Zim VCDs to work, where there are better geeks. we have determined that WinDVD 4 installed on a computer with an actual DVD player, plays the VCDs perfectly – with gorgeous menu system and all. so i’m only a little bit of computer dismantling and remantling away from being able to play them myself, and that makes me immeasurably happy. Zim! ZIIIIIIIIM!
well, after the dismantling and remantling part. not as easy as you’d think.