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I was wondering if anyone knew the tech details of a VCD disc, like what are the required files and their names? I know the disc should be a ISO9660 format disc, but can there be multiple MPEG files?


-- Justin Sevakis (, April 26, 1999


If your talking about the actual MPEG file, the correct file name would probably be "MUSIC01". Most VCDs have this file name for their MPEG files. But other VCDs can have a different file name, I don't know what it is called but it starts with the letter "A". I also think you can have multipule files. Make a test VCD of movie trailers (eg. Star Wars).

1. encode the files to MPEG. 2. name the files. (if you have two MPEG files, try "MUSIC01" & "MUSIC02" or try the "A" word filename.(eg. "A------01") 3. burn onto the CD. 4. Play on VCD player.

If the trailers playback on the TV, then it works. If not, then try again.

-- Kelvin Lam (, June 01, 1999.

all the specifications and many more questions are answered at both of these web sites

-- GaAnKaK (, November 21, 1999.

1st part: A VCD disc has a movie stream made up of an Mpeg1 in VCD format 1.1 or 2.0 the files that come with it are

Cdda Cdi (for Phillips cdi player) Karaoke (CD-G I think, it's for adding subtitles) Segment Mpegav (This is the movie file. Can be Avseq01, or music01) VCD (This is the bread and butter make me run file) Entries.vcd Info.vcd Lot.vcd Psd.vcd

2nd part. Yes you can have as many Mpeg files on it until you reach the max of the disc space 650mb or 700mb.

-- thepest (, March 06, 2001.

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