vcd's on psx : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

i was wondering that since game enhancer can read movies, what format are they? and how can i turn an mpg into one of those files so i can play it on my psx w/o a vcd adapter thanks

-- andrew (, May 31, 1999


Good question! Anyone with an answer?

There is a VCD add on available from that turns the PSX into a VCD player. It costs less than UKP 40 inc.‰

-- Darren Adams (, June 04, 1999.

you use the game enhacer to view VCDs, right? If you do it is in MPEG format.

-- the Lone Ranger (, June 04, 1999.

I don't think you can. You can get a VCD adaptor card that works like an action replay, chip and MPEG player, but the standard action replays can't..

-- Craig Wilkinson (, June 05, 1999.

The Game Enhancer reads movies with the .str (streaming?) extensions, not .mpg.

-- Tom (, June 11, 1999.

there is a program i have one that can convert a movie, to be played in the psx i don't know how to use it, is someone want him, send me a mail and i will send the program i maybe you can help to use the program too.

-- ze (, February 11, 2001.


I have heard that you can play Video-CD's on your PlayStation with the V-CD player on Demo One. I borrowed this Demo One CD from a friend, but there was a huge crack and lots of scratches in it and it didn't work. Has anyone ever succesfully played a Video-CD on a PlayStation by using only software?

-- Flipje van Tiel (, April 08, 2001.

Since the last message i have learnt that the V-CD option on Demo One is not an actual Video-CD player. It is a program that makes visual effects when playing an audio CD. I still think there must be somekind of boot-CD out there. Please keep us informed about the search for the Holy Grail.

-- Flipje van Tiel (, April 18, 2001.

I have been attempting this same thing for a long while i came across a bootleg from germany that is pamela andersons videos and have been mildly successfull in reproducing it with other videos that i have ripped from dvd's however they do have to be in str format when you burn them to a cd

-- dan (, May 02, 2001.

hey whats up! I heard you are trying to get vcds to play on your psx. Well guess what? you can! The video format is called STR. You can get a program that changes mpeg, avi, and mabe divx into an str at this link.

-- Tim (, June 22, 2001.


I have that prog to convert to .str But:

1- Does anyone have a help file (its very difficult to understand that prog)

2- how do i burn the Cd (Boot CD, VCD, What......)



-- Speed72 (, June 27, 2001.

yep i have got that program to butt it say's that my avi files are compressed so he won't open them....anyone got a uncompressor for avi?????

-- john doh (, August 05, 2001.

Just use virtual dub to uncomprees an avi.

-- wizz (igive@fuc.k), August 09, 2001.

you can get one avi/str converter at and another one at but both programs seem to open only uncompressed avi files, yes you can use virtualdub for uncompressin such files i tried doing so but when i was decompressing (a 396MB avi, compressed with microsoft MP4 v3 codec)my computer told me that my i was out of space my HD is only 8 gigz and the avi, wich was not complete (only about 10% of the file was decompressed) was 3.5 gigz long!!!

Im still lookin for a prog that can convert DivX to str if someone knows how reply to this message!! or mail me :)

-- FosskiN (, August 18, 2001.

I've heard there's a boot cd floating around that you use when you first switch the psx on, then it asks you to insert the VCD, and it just plays like that

Anyone know where i could track this down? If so, drop me an email


-- Luke (, August 26, 2001.

I've never fucking put a movie on the PSX even though I've been through hundreds of fucking programs trying to get the str file to 2336 bytes sector because thats all your PSX can read and it's fucking bullshit because you have such a hassle in fucking MS-DOS trying towrite command lines for some stupid program that is motherfucking complicated as hell. Someone should come around and build a GUI for makind VIDEO's on the PSX because that would be the shit. peace out, from the PSX kid

-- PSX kid (fuckthis@PSXmovies.fuc), September 19, 2001.

PSX kid is right, some professional at this shit should come around and build us one. Like those guys that created Amiga, whats there names ? Bero and some other dudes

-- johnny knoxville (, September 19, 2001.

Completly right!

The prog is fuckinf difficult. But what i want to know is that is true that there is a bootCD thaht does the job????

Cant it be true????

-- Speed72 (, September 28, 2001.

If anyone come across something that makes it possible to play str files on the playstation PLEASE mail me. I seem to have the same problem as all the others in this thread. I've got the str files but can't figure out how to play them on the playstation!

-- Mikkel (, November 06, 2001.

Check out this page! formato_psx.htm

U should use Google to help u to translate this page!

-- Dan (, November 13, 2001.

to play the str's on the psx you have to create a system file telling the playstation to play them. I dont know how to do this but i know a way around it. you could burn a game then take the .str files on the bunt cd and replace them with the ones you want to see. then open the file called "SLUS-XXXXXXXX.XX" with wordpad and find the lines with the names of the str's from the game and change them to the names of the str's you want to see. then play the game and when you get to a part with an old str you will see the one you replaced it with instead but you will need a modchip because it is a burnt game. a good game to use is tony hawk pro skater because there is a video for each guy and you could replace them then watch them whenever you want to just like the skaters movies. if you need any help with this e- mail me.

-- Bob Mckinicky (, November 25, 2001.

hi if you want too see movies in psx2 u dont have to do any thing ellse then do the movie to a vcd file and play it in psx but i will only work in psx2 and you can play vcd in a norlmal dvd player to. if yoy know how you do to see them in psx 1 so tell me i want to know

-- joakim (, November 29, 2001.

you can't play a VCD on PS2 because a VCD is BURNED. Unless you have the chip for ps2, the vcd will NOT play, it doesn't matter if it can play dvd's or not.

-- Whizkid (, December 26, 2001.

Ok...... I found all the tools to make an mpeg or aiv file to convert to an str file but what I dont get is how I make it work...... Does the psx play the first str file it sees or is there some sorta comand file you need to put inorder to make it work.... also ... I want my vcd to work on the psx.... can someone brilliant tell me how to convert a vcd( video cd ) to an str file......

-- Damion Master Mind (, January 05, 2002.

this site explains how to make a bootable cd for nes emulation on the psx. I think you should be able to use the info from this to create a viewable cd if you have .str files. I haven't tried this yet but I think it may help you out.

-- Bucks E (, January 06, 2002.

same problem here,can make the str files ok, but cant find the psx codes to make it play (dont burn the str movie straight to disk, it dont work)

-- sharon brookes (, January 30, 2002.

You can use the PSX VCD EMULATOR to play all VCDs on PSX and PSone.

-- fernando coronado (, January 30, 2002.

Hi has anyone actually got that VCD Boot disk for PSX to work. on the site

-- Karazy Dogz (, January 31, 2002.

Ok i got the scoop on the VCD emu 1.8 it dosen't go pass the black screen when it loads up but when u use the mod/gameshark and look at the files on the CD and u click on the any of the .exe file a small pic comes on the screen So it u want to get this Emu working lets keep nagging this guys Email till he help us get it right

-- Swiftylugnuts (, February 01, 2002.

I found the solution to play movie on PLAYSTATION. This Fuckin' solution works 100% .I don't know if still anyone interested in this (i think lots of people have found the solution), but if somebody don't know how just e-mail me at

-- mindi (, February 06, 2002.

Do not b fooled. I was.

The Windows PS2 Emulator is a fake. It will not work, but instead load scandisk and attempt 2 reboot your computer, with an error message saying your HDD has an error. It failed 2 reboot my computer because I left Winzip open, and it told me if I allowed windows 2 reboot, then my temp files would not b deleted. I said no, Deleted the file.

The VCD Player is a fake aswell. These sites tricked me say they could get money from my clicks 2 their porn sites in a voting scheem. Well they got their money, but I never got what I was promised.

Shame people r like this.

-- Chris X (, February 21, 2002.

this suckx it the VCD Boot disk for PSX is probably the only solution.

-- Amir (, March 06, 2002.

well do anyone have or can make a boot disc let us know

-- Swiftylugnuts (, March 11, 2002.

Hey man chill out. Im trying to find out how to watch movies without a fucking add on. Im sure a vcd boot disk can be made. Some one has made an emulator to play nintendo games on the psx im sure emulating a fucking vcd movie cant be that much harder

-- Piracyman (, March 15, 2002.

If you want info on making your own movie disc for the psx check out my site. I got all the info and toolz you need there. I'm also writing a psx program to play .STR off of game discs, but not done yet. Ceddy

-- Ceddy (, March 16, 2002.

i have found nothing usefull at that link to the vcd emulator, the site has been shut down, dammit!

-- ha (, April 03, 2002.

Hey does anyone know where this VCD emu for PSX is or knows a way to convert DivX Files without decompressing them please e-mail me I beg of u

-- spr saiyajin 4 (, April 11, 2002.

Here's my thoughts, i havn't tried it yet though. If u can take a VCD and convert the files to .STR or .MOV then a Power Replay device should be able to play it once burned to a blank CD. See for the power replay. It plays all the videos on Tony Hawk 2 so I don't see why it wouldn't play a converted VCD

-- Dave (, April 18, 2002.

Just checked the site, its called a game enhancer, but forget bout that cos they've also got the stuff needed to play VCD's on ur PSX isn't that what this whole threads bout, check it out....

-- Dave (, April 18, 2002.

Hi all.

i have several things i tried that might be of use. I tried the vcd emulator disc, and as said before, the damn thing didnt load past the black screen. i think maybe ( i have been trying this but am not quick enough) all you need is a modded system with something to holdthe button down on the psx to make it think the door is closed. then wait for the speed changes and time it just right so that you get the spinning disc out of there and put in your vcd. like i said i have been trying...

also, i burned the ps2 vcd/divx player, but i dont have a modded ps2 (or even and unmodded one :( ) so anyone who wants to try this baby out email me. i know this one has to work.

nes emulation is possible , but the method is a pain in the you-know- what.

sega master system emulation works great (sound in both sucks)

i have a crapload of psx stuff and am willing to share, just ask!!!!

-- NOTION (, April 21, 2002.

I had a thought, will the PSX VCD players such as the gamars one on play copied VCD's or only originals?

-- Dave (, April 21, 2002.

yeah,vcds willplay on those vcd add ons that are origional and cdrs,just some of those devices require a swap trick if youdont have a mod chip.

-- NOTION (, April 25, 2002.

G'day there, here,s something use all might like there's a chip called V2 chip its for playing VCD movies its at this i hope this will be of help its got this diagram as well on how to install very easy to do.

-- kevin (, May 02, 2002.

Hey I think it would be awesome to play vcd's on a psx. It would also be convinient some times. Me for instance, i am going on a 4 day trip with my parnts in my car. It has a built in tv with a vcr. But i am also taking my playstation to play video games but i also have lots of moives on my comp that i would like to take and if i could put those on a disc and watch them that would be awesome

-- William (, May 07, 2002.

To create an interactive (i.e. with menu's) .STR Video-CD, download "PSX CD Builder" from

The PSX does not understand MPEG, only .STR. PSX CD Builder is a GUI for several DOS-programs. It creates an ISO with your movies in a selectable menu. You also need Virtual Dub, possibly TmpgEnc ( and AVI2STR to convert your movies.

Your AVI movies must be in uncompressed AVI, 320x240, 15fps, 44KHz, Stereo format before you convert it to the STR format (these specs are NECCESSARY). I use Win2K and PSX CD Builder gets a program error in it. If you've got the same problem, use this method:

------------------ i think your bruner can't burn image files with 2336 bytes sector size ... you must create a image file with 2352 bytes sector size ... you must do this manually, search this files in the PSX CD Builder Folder: LICENSEE.DAT PSX.EXE PAL.EXE NTSC.EXE SYSTEM.CNF CONFIG.DAT PROGRAMS.TXT 1.TIM 2.TIM 3.TIM 4.TIM ALBUMS.TIM FONT2.TIM FOTOFILM.TIM MARK.TIM 1.STR 2.STR 3.STR 4.STR (1 - 4.STR are your Movie files) copy all files in one empty folder this is the content of "PROGRAMS.TXT" START "NTSC MODE"cdrom:\NTSC.EXE;1" "PAL MODE"cdrom:\PAL.EXE;1" "END" this are all files for the image file, now you must create them: create a new text file in the same folder, rename them to "VCD.CTI": Disc CDROMXA_PSX

LeadIn XA Empty 1350 PostGap 150 EndTrack

Track XA Pause 150 Volume ISO9660


PrimaryVolume SystemIdentifier "PLAYSTATION" VolumeIdentifier "PSX_VCD" VolumeSetIdentifier "VCD_NR_01" PublisherIdentifier "YOURNAME" DataPreparerIdentifier "YOURNAME" ApplicationIdentifier "PLAYSTATION"

LPath OptionalLPath MPath OptionalMPath

Hierarchy File PSX.EXE XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source PSX.EXE EndFile File PAL.EXE XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source PAL.EXE EndFile File NTSC.EXE XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source NTSC.EXE EndFile File CONFIG.DAT XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source CONFIG.DAT EndFile File PROGRAMS.TXT XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source PROGRAMS.TXT EndFile File SYSTEM.CNF XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source SYSTEM.CNF EndFile Directory ICONS File 1.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source 1.TIM EndFile File 2.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source 2.TIM EndFile File 3.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source 3.TIM EndFile File 4.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source 4.TIM EndFile EndDirectory Directory RESOURCE File ALBUMS.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source ALBUMS.TIM EndFile File FONT2.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source FONT2.TIM EndFile File FOTOFILM.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source FOTOFILM.TIM EndFile File MARK.TIM XAFileAttributes Form1 Data Source MARK.TIM EndFile EndDirectory Directory VIDEO File 1.STR;1 XASource 1.STR EndFile File 2.STR;1 XASource 2.STR EndFile File 3.STR;1 XASource 3.STR EndFile File 4.STR;1 XASource 4.STR EndFile EndDirectory EndHierarchy EndPrimaryVolume EndVolume EndTrack

LeadOut XA Empty 150 EndTrack

EndDisc now start a DOS-Window change to path to your folder (eg. if the folder is C:\VCD, the dos window must show "C:\VCD>" as source path) 1st you create a *.IMG file, enter this command in the DOS-Window: buildcd -iVCD.IMG VCD.CTI than: stripiso s 2352 VCD.IMG VCD.BIN now you have a image files with 2352 bytes sector size, if you like you can add a bootlogo using bootedit (if you use bootedit, you must regenerate the EDC/ECC using ECCRegen), but you don't need to add a bootlogo, it's optional if you want to use WinOnCD to burn the Image then rename VCD.BIN to VCD.RAW, start WinOnCD/Track Image Project and add the VCD.RAW to the Project and burn it if you use CDRWin you must create a new text file, rename them to "VCD.CUE": FILE VCD.BIN BINARY TRACK 01 MODE2/2352 INDEX 01 00:00:00 open the VCD.CUE with CDRWin and burn the VCD should work 100%, the PSX CD Builder V2.00 can create 2352 bytes/sector Image files, the current version only 2336/bytes sector ...

-------------------------- It works 100%. I tried it myself and made two .STR Video-CD's. It may sound difficult, but after your first CD it's a piece of cake.

-- Lee (, May 09, 2002.

Sorry about the newlines of my previous posts. A copy of the configuration code above in good lay-out is available in 1 of the subthreads of the Majestic12 forum.

-- Lee (, May 09, 2002.

Does anyone have the emulator to let you watch VCDS on PSX, cos i tried the site, and it seemed to be shut down. Can you plEEEEAAAAse email it to me. And, is it possible to play DREAMCAST games on PSX with a emulator or something.

-- Ryu (, May 12, 2002.

The PSX is not able to decode VCD's by software. The only way is to use a VCD card. You can however, convert your MPEG-1 files (.dat, .mpg, etc.) to .str and play them in your PSX. Go to the Majestic12 link in my first post and READ THE F** MANUAL. All the info you need is on that site (which is not mine). If it does not work, do it manually: the answer is in the forum. It took me days to gather all the information on how to get this done and now I'm happily making my own PSX STR-CD's.

-- Lee (, May 12, 2002.

lee -

i just read your little article on .STR video-cd. you sounded very positive about your solution, which i welcomed after following so many of the other ones only to find myself at a dead end when the so called solution failed miserably. your solution also seems to have quite a bit more effort put into it which makes me believe you know what you're talking about.

anyways, i'm not what you'd call the brightest when it comes to programming and some of finer points of computers. i understand portions of your article there, but other parts were maybe a tad out of my league. i was wondering if you know of any manuals or directions that are a little more detailed for some of the less gifted people like me. if you could tag me back, that'd be awesome. thanks!


-- Erik (, May 13, 2002.


convert your MPEG-movie to a an AVI-movie. The AVI-movie must have a resolution of 320x240, a frame-rate of 15fps and 44.1KHz stereo sound.

Use Virtual Dub ( and TMPGEnc ( for the conversion. TMPGEnc may not be neccessary, but frame-rates can be a real pain in the ass to make it exactly 15fps without re-compression.

Virtual Dub and TMPGEnc may be a littlebit difficult to use at the beginning. Please read the manuals, they are very well-explaining and to-the-point.

Now convert your new AVI movie to .STR using AVI2STR alias "Movie Converter" (available at Make sure you click on the sound-option for 37KHz and the Loop-option in the "attributes" settings. Don't close the attributes window! Now convert your movie by clicking "go".

Download PSX CD Builder from It doesn't seem to work under Win2000. Take the steps, which are explained in:

Use Internet Explorer to view this page, Mozilla/Netscape doesn't support the layout of that website/forum.

Remember to burn the disc at single speed! Double speed is possible, but single is more reliable.

Good luck!

-- Lee (, May 13, 2002.

Don't be happy so soon, the format is not MPG or VCD/DAT, it is just the old STR format wich is derived from MJPEG (a videostream wich is a succesion of jPEG's). I am a PSX programmer, and I know that PSX uses a 66Mhz CPU which is not fast enough to decompress a MPEG stream from a VCD in real time. Everything you can do is to is to convert your favorite VCD's to the STR format and then burn them on a cd in addition with a PSX STR PLAYER and some aditional PSX files. If you wonder how to do this, e-mail me, I'll help you 4 free.

-- Ratos The Sun (, May 18, 2002.

I don't quite have an answer. but if someone could help me out my question is exatly the same ,but could you watch vcd's on your psx but by means of a "boot disk". Call me ignorant but what is a game enhancer?Someone please e-mail me

-- Ihedes Varkenjaab (, May 19, 2002.


The PSX does not have a 66 MHz CPU. It has five CPU's running concurrently. The main CPU runs at 33.8 MHz. This is not comparable to a PC CPU, since it's a RISC processor (from SGI) and not a CISC processor used in PC's. This means a Pentium at 33.8 MHz (which was never made) would still be slower than the PSX's CPU at the same clockspeed.

The "66" you're referring to is the 66 MIPS (not MHz) processor for 3D, the so-called "Matrix processor" which does not handle things like decompression of videostreams. Only 3D.

-- Lee (, May 20, 2002.


Im going 2 post the disc download on my website soon, but until then you could get it direct from me, mail me and ill send it to you as soon as I get it. I have also out it on WINMX so type in PS2 VCD Player and it should come up, my name is ballyboy364 if you want to make sure, hope i make every1 happy.

-- Bal Singh (, May 22, 2002.

We all know PS2 can play VCD's, that's old news. The issue here is playing VCD's on PSX, not PS2.

-- Chuck (, May 25, 2002.

I found a "PSX VCD Emulator" on is real? psx vcd emulator = 323kb aprox any one know???

-- SOman (yeah@hotmail.fuckday), June 05, 2002.


-- Fucca Ayoua (, June 05, 2002.

Well, go to and buy tha god dam psx movie card and plug it into the paralell port.

or use something like emaultor z to play str movies instead of making vcd

-- Riley Stagg (, June 07, 2002.

Mov converter just doesnt works well. I always get audio and video out of synch. Use "str converter" instead and make the structure with CDGen. By the way, an AVI compressed with DivX can be used without problems just dont use compression on audio.

-- Javie Zamarripa (, June 08, 2002.

How do you make the structure with CDGen?

-- cs0000 (, June 08, 2002.

Here is a full tutorial on how to make a playstation movie cd with custom made .str movies converted from an .avi or .mpeg

-- (, June 09, 2002.

hey all,

i think the earlier discussion about making avis and mpgs to str is the best way to go about it if you dont wanna pay all the money for a vcd card. i've tried it once, but the video didnt come out, but that was because it wasnt in the way it wanted to convert. when i do it succesfully i'll let you know and also let you in on where to get this stuff to do it with, complete with a guide. until then, please check out my website for more stuff (such as how to play burned games on your psx or psone without a mod chip or boot disc :D ).

see ya all later!!!!

-- notion (, June 11, 2002.

using the basic setup from the psx cd builder program i was able to get the str player to boot up on my psone but it would not play any of the str files

-- tom (, June 21, 2002.

i know how to play vcd's on psx,quite simple really.all you need to do is get a gameenhancer and you can play it straight off there..i have one all u do is order it off the net,hope it helps.

-- jimmy (, June 28, 2002.

You morons, why don't you read the older messages. You CANT, I repeat, CANT play a VCD on a PS1. The PS1 doesn't have the prosessing power to decode the video stream. Have a look on this page for the post by ceddy, I have used his method with his software with 100% success. I have now got the entire Futurama Season 1, 2 and 3 on cd for the PSX

-- Knowitall (, July 04, 2002.

Hey Knowitall, can you plz upload a .cue and .bin of one of your psx-video-cd's ? I mean, just replace the .str file(s) by a 1 kb .str (a renamed txt for example). That would make it easy to make own psx-videos because the only thing to do then is to open the file with ISOBuster or something like that and replace the fake.str with my own .str. This method should work and it would help me not to mess around with that f*** psx-file system and all the files it needs. Just copy the video (which seems to be easy to make with avi2str) in the image, burn it, have fun :)

-- hunter (, July 06, 2002.

HI! I have found this thing, it says that it is a VCD-DivX player for the PS2, im gonna try it for my self, this page is in French (i think):

Look for the "Ps2 VCD/DivX Player", if you're lazy, then click here:

I hope this shit works, i've tried the conversion method the quality is great but it took a lot of time, so i started to get desperated.

Anyways, if anyone tries it i can get it working, please let me know at:

See ya'

-- The_Gummer (, July 27, 2002.

right, it's french! have fun...

-- french_ps2_gamer (ihavenomail@no.really), July 28, 2002.

I dont have an answer for yall. i have a question

has anyone successfully got a vcd/str/avi or whaterver to play on a psx?

-- Doofy (, August 01, 2002.

Yes, I have got a custom made .str file to play. Its actually very easy to do. Check out my tutorial at

-- I do not check this email address ----> (, August 12, 2002.

I made a new STR player for the PSX. It builds a CD image by running one .bat file. Its at

-- Ceddy (, August 13, 2002.

1. Is there any str player for PSX that can normal play str files that are coded with "normal cd-rom speed" in sony movie convertor. Every player that I try plays str files coded in "normal cd-rom speed" 2 times faster.

2. Also is there any str player that have normal controls (like on VCR) pause, rewind, ffwd...


-- Zdravko (, August 16, 2002.

i have a working psx/ps1 vcd boot disc it used to work for my when i had a psx with a external mod chip and now it dosn't work on my psone. I figured out my psx had a spring tripping the door senser my psone didn't. So stick something to make it think the door is closed and it should work. for those of you that are still looking for the vcd boot disc i don't know much about converting it to a str file but i know its not worth the hassel to get the boot disc IT LOOKS LIKE SHIT psx/psone can't handel vcd's try running windows me on a computer with 16 megs of ram and after u havn't rebooted for a week thats aboyut the quality you will egt with the psx vcd boot disc.

-- na (, September 03, 2002.

Hey guys,

Everyone who's saying that PSX can't play VCD r bullshitting. Cuz i used to watch VCD movies at my friends house on PSX :) He got his PSX from China and it had grey color and everything else is exactly same! I am sure that PSX had some kind of addon inside so it could play VCD, but what i am saying is PSX CAN PLAY FUCKING VCD'S!!!!!! Well, i am trying to get avi movies to str so i can watch them on my PSX. I will get that shit done, no matter how! :)

-- Kevin (, September 06, 2002.

I have.. not yet.. to tried.. to burn a VCD yet.. but am planing to.. in about 1 week..

I have 1 question... the last time i accidently uncompress a compressed .avi movie that is about 128 mb... and after the result.. it size is 40 GIG!!!! and when I deleted it... it's still say in my C:Drive info.. that I still have that 40 MB eventhough... i already Shif+Del the file.

Does any one know how to deleted from the computer hidden memory... fast.... I don't want to wait for like around 2-3 months.. maybe even a year.. for that 40 mb to be gone....

-- Victor (don', September 07, 2002.

Please consider this: -if playstation CAN play movies and -if STR format is as complex as DIVX format (STR files are 1/10 of correpsonding AVI files) and -if anybody can write its own EXE file for the PSX, then WHY shouldn't it be possible to write a program for PSX which decodes the AVI format of VCDs?

-- Luca Cassioli (, September 07, 2002.

Because the Playstation has only 66 Mhz. it is too slow to decode the mpeg(not avi!!) stream on the fly. You need additional Hardware to play VCD on Playstation.

-- DEVIL666 (, September 15, 2002.

I read the whole thing and all i can say its not worth it even for the ps2 just buy a dvd player with vcd and svd suport or what ever its called.

to this day many crackers piraters that are way more in to high tech still hadnt made one so there isnt one and i know it sucks

pleas be extreamly careful dowenloading ps2 emu and ps2 movie players ect ect espechialy at warz sites

several trojan writers i know have been uploading fake x box and ps2 emulators that when you excute the exe fiile the trojan is unloaded in to your computer you get a fake error message and expect the following anything from a non working computer to your hard drive wiped out.

if its not at this web site it simply does not exsit all the psx hakers go here and make utlitys here the ps2 emulator might be out 2 years from now so makeing movies to play on ps1 and ps2 is a waist of time if your a newby

199 buys you a good dvd player not a great one but a good one sorry

-- blaze (, September 15, 2002.

Making your own custom video cds for the playstation 1 is very easy. Check out my tutorial here:

-- I do not check this email address -----> (, October 11, 2002.

HELLO I'M ITALIAN!! Can i burn CD with Easy CD Creator,what program I Need?Tnx!

-- Dario Palumbo (, October 14, 2002.

I am a programmer and have some experience on the psx. I have an idea that may work. How about streaming the mpeg from the cd and convert it over to mjpeg into the memory, and then have the playstation use it's built in mjpeg capabilities to play the mjpeg in memory. This would be much faster, and wouldn't require much work, would it? Also i was just wondering what those other 4 processors were, and if they are capable decoding a mpeg to mjpeg? Thanks, please email me if you have any ideas.

-- ekracker (, November 08, 2002.

Hello, I have the program for reading DIVX on PSX2, but i need a boot disk !!! Some one can help me ? Thanks in advance ;-)

-- Marck (, November 10, 2002.

Look, i have done a lot of looking around and what not and came to the following conclusions. 1) A psx can run a vcd using a software only. No hardware required. They are out there and i have seeen people do it. The only thing is you have to tape down the lid sensor so that the psx thinks the lid is closed and you put and demo disc and when the black screen comes switch it with the vcd emulator and it should work.

2) Many countries outside the North America, when you buy a psx you get a little spring attached to the lid sensor and you get a VCD BOOT DISC. YES. But they don't allow those things in North America or other places. THe BOOT CD's are very rare If you come across one please let me know.

3) Yes there are adapters that can make a psx run vcd. There are adapters to convert NTSC into Pal and what not. If you want more details let me know.

4) There is also an internal movie card, when you assemble it inside the psx that makes you watch vcd;s and listen to mp3's.

But a VCD BOOT DISC is much more easier and cost effective then the rest of the options. And if anyong out there has a PSX EMulator to run gameboy games, color gameboy games, gameboy advance games, super nitendo games, n64 games emulator that make the psx run these thing please let me know. That you

-- Jib (, November 12, 2002.

Help, i have made my str's but i used a psx str viewer and the sound was crap, and only one of the viewers even picked up the video, did i do something rong, and the video is the correct sise, correct audio and correct FPS, so what did i do wrong, please help me, and the avi's i used were uncompressed.

-- Timk (, November 15, 2002.

done it.

-- timk again (, November 15, 2002.

help, i have successful made my psx vcd work on my psx, but my video is 2 times normal speed, not to mention the sound, i would like this to be normal again, but how do i do it? i am using CDRWIN and that was ok, but why is it playing to fast? i'm really getting pissed off, so what did i do wrong?

-- timothy (, November 18, 2002.

PSX KID , you are some complete ass wipe with language like that when this place is supposed to be to help others.

You speak to your mum with that mouth, personally ide shut you up for good, you want a response well you got one, near london pal ill wipe your mouth on my balls before i lay you out flat...

-- (, November 18, 2002.

who the hell is PSX kid? and can anyone out there help me? why is my sound and video runing to fast?

-- timk (, November 19, 2002.

Look any one out there that actually has gotten hold of psx vcd emulator that was posted earlier. If you have this file or can anyone tell me where to download this from. I don't care if the quality of the movie will be pooor or not i just want to get hold of a VCD Boot CD for PSX. Even if you can't get it to work could you please send it to me. I just need the Boot VCD. Thank you Plaase e-mail me the file itself or tell me the url.

-- Jib (, November 21, 2002.

Look if anyone helps me i can provide them with a Game Shark CD for the PSX. You don't need an external unit to add codes. You can add codes and save them to your Memmory Card and there are about 100 Games included in it already. It is really usefull since you can save the codes to your memmory card. It is called GAMESHARK LITE CD If you want it then you can help me please.

-- Jib (, November 21, 2002.

dudes for the answers to your problems check out my psx vcd faq on my website and click on the psx vcd faq for 2 fully working mehtods of playing vcds on the psx

-- Grandmasterazz (, November 23, 2002.

Another question..... Is there anyway to play MP3 CD's on the PSX since you can get up to 200 songs on one CD, it will really be usefull if you know what I mean. Please help me out heree. I think you can convert MP3 Files to .XA PSX files and then be able to burn 200 songs on ONE CD. Please help If you want Game Shark Lite CD ( full operational ) I will give you image file

-- (, November 25, 2002.

Another question..... Is there anyway to play MP3 CD's on the PSX since you can get up to 200 songs on one CD, it will really be usefull if you know what I mean. Please help me out heree. I think you can convert MP3 Files to .XA PSX files and then be able to burn 200 songs on ONE CD. Please help If you want Game Shark Lite CD ( full operational ) I will give you image file

PS: CLONE CD is really the best software for backing up PSX games. When you burn a game using CLONE CD, it makes an 1:1 exact copy of the original including the bad sectors which makes it like an original and you don't need a modded PSX or anything to boot the CD. Just put it in a PSX and it will play like an original. I have the full verision ( registeredt ) and it is really the best program out there. I also have used CDR Win but trust me, once you try CLONE CD, you will know what i am talking about.

-- (, November 25, 2002.


Swiftylugnuts hit the post one more time baby

-- Swiftylugnuts (, December 02, 2002.

My message isn't an answer but a question for all people that message on this forum. I am not an electronic know-it-all, I do know how to do somethings with computers and hardware, but I would like to know how I can play movies on my PSONE. I have tried all of the sites throughout this place and have yet to find one that actually works right.

I am not bad-mouthing anyone in here, but would anyone please help me??


-- Crystal (, December 18, 2002.


-- Stoff (, December 20, 2002.

You can run DVD on a PSX ?????? If you can can you please provide me with software or tell me where to download. And another question, is there any way to convert mp3 files to .xa format . That way it will be a mp3 cd for psx. Please tell me where to donwnload the PSX DVD software. PLease

If anyone wants Game Sark Lite CD full operational tell me. I will e-mail them.

-- Jibran Siraj (, December 21, 2002.

No, there is no dvd player for psx. I don't even think there were dvd's when the psx first launched.

Also, if there was one, there would be one for pc so you wouldn't have to buy a dvd drive.

-- someone (, December 21, 2002.

Hello peoples,

Go the collaborative effort here.ive have lately been out of uni and playing with converting avis to mpgs/v-cds. By using DivX quality files, virtual dub, TMPGEnc and nero5.5 (get them all with Kazaa) it was not difficult to split up the the avi files into SMALL chunks, compress the files into mpg format and ask nero to make the V-CD.

I was not impressed at X-Mas when I tried to run the V-CD on a psx 1 and 2 with no success. It is very annoying to see that sony, for what ever reason, left out the V-CD codec in the PSX2 but kept the DVD codec.

Still, im sure there is a way. Ive researched around the net and it is certainly possible to convert a DivX to the STR format that the playstation understands. The problem arises when we need to convert the DivX or layer 2 avi to the original avi format. This means large files.

The approach I am going to take is to spit up the DivX movie into smaller files using Virtual Dub and remove the original DivX. Then, I would open up one chunk at a time and work the following.

Save the file in original avi format which would mean a 600MB+ file, convert this chunk into PSX or STR format and remove the 600MB file. This would be repeated with the whole series of chunks.

Now, im not to sure how to burn the STR files to the CD but I do know that we will have a series of files in the correct format. Once I get to this stage or probably when the files are compressing/un- compressing ill look up on how to burn these files correctly so the PSXs will understand the CD.

Please feel free to point me in the right direction.

I will post what happens, big thanks to mum who bought me the 50 pack of CDs coz I smell a few coasters commin up.

Keep up the information exchange :)


-- Please Ask (, December 25, 2002.

where can i find a xa player for psx? or a sms emu for psx?

-- hjhjh (, December 25, 2002.

2 play vcds on the psx u need a gamars movie card it plays all vcds original and cdr it also plays psx back ups

-- danny (, December 30, 2002.

where download cdgen gratis

soy de colombia y me gustaria saber en donde puedo conseguir el cdgen gratis o algo asi

-- cristian andres uribe (, January 08, 2003.

I have realised that most of the people on this thread seem to battle with the huge uncompressed avi files. This need not be the case if you compress the video only (to divx 5) and leave the audio uncompressed, you can do this with virtual dub. You can still use avi2str to convert it to strwithout the huge uncompressed avi wasting valuble space.

I also have a question, is it not possible to somehow compress the str and use some kind of uncompression technique in your psx player to play the file, I realise that the psx has little cpu power but there must be a way to compress.

My dilema is this: It irritates the crap out of me having so many disks for one movie, is there a way you can fit your entire 2hr str movie on 2 or 3 disks?

-- Craig (, January 09, 2003.

I've got the PSX VCD EMULATOR Boot CD. If anyone wants it send me a mail.

Tengo el PSX VCD EMULATOR Boot CD. Si algiuien lo quiere mandeme un mail.

JDIG Colombia

-- JDIG (, January 10, 2003.


what do i have to do to watch divx on my playstation? on a playstation that is not been cracked

-- johny hansom (, January 11, 2003.

So if I were to make the cd following the tutorials and put it in the Playstation, it would work without need a boot disk?

-- Mr. D (, January 14, 2003.

LISTEN UP there is no way to watch a vcd on psx unless u have the vcd card or a game enhancer (to watch .STR files) but even then u hav to do a lot of convetin so say ur self the bullshit get a PS2 or Xbox get a chip and move with us all to 2003 were we all been watching Divx if u need a divx player for ps2 or xbox email me and i'll send it and as for ppl say they have so knid of boot disc they r bullshitting theres only one boot disc 4 psx and thats the PSX- xchange and that only boots games i tired the boot disc everyone so call has all it is is a waste of a disc and to get ur hopes up when u put it in u just get a black screen. So to end it all just let ps1 die or get the vcd card i have one but divx is better sorry if this letter seem like i mad but u get a lot of ppl on here bulshitting later ya'll

-- PS24EVER (, January 14, 2003.

ohk I did everything, and used THe PSX CD Builder and made created the images... what do I actually burn to the CD?

-- Help me plz (, January 14, 2003.

Can't you convert your movie to a .str and burn it to a cd, and then use gameshark's explorer or sumthing like that to watch the movie?

-- Johnny (, January 16, 2003.

Gameshark Pro that is that allows view them...

-- Johnny (, January 16, 2003.

or is it gameshark cdx version? can someone clarify this, i'm really sorry for the tripple post. =(

-- Johnny (, January 16, 2003.

Hi for a while i have been reading the post's on this message board and there have been a couple of people who have put adresses of websites on their posts and 1 or 2 that i have tried do seem to work. The plastation will play .str's, that is one problem. But there is another and that it that when i got my psx to play them the frame rates were not in sync with the audio this is wat seems to be the main problem.

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 17, 2003.

gismo which ones did you try? And do you have a modchip installed?

-- Johnny (, January 17, 2003.

Hi johnny i tried and i found that both sites were good but was slightly easier.

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 18, 2003.

Oh and jonny sorry i forgot to add i have got a mod chip installed

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 18, 2003.

Gismo is right! A few days ago I watched Spidey on my friends PSONE. He didn't have a mod chip or vcd chip. He has a cd that boots str movies. He also says the game shark works good to play str's too. It worked great on the mini PSONE screen too. He has the right info. Once someone gets down the right frame rate, and sync the sound it works flawlessly. I believe the frame rate was set to 59.94 fps, people use 60 fps get a faster video and slower audio. My friend hasn't given me any specs about this but from what Ive been finding out is frame rate and audio problems. But yes, VCD's were played on PSONE. Don't give up hope, some one just needs to fine tune this problem. I also asked him what were the specs, he didn't say.

-- cks (, January 18, 2003.

Hi, cks i was wondering how long was the film on each disk and how manny disks were there ?


-- gismo (??@??.com), January 19, 2003.

Gismo, the each cd was about 30 minutes long with about four CDs. I didn't think it was going to be that much cd's, but that's what you get for 59 frames per second and uncompressed video. But I'm having problems making my own videos. I've wasted so many cd's. If anyone has a perfect video and audio sync, let me know about the specs for frame rate, channel, audio settings, etc.

-- cks (, January 19, 2003.

Thanks cks

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 19, 2003.

thx for the reply gismo. I guess you need a modchip or sumthing for it to work. Again can someone clarify if gameshark cdx will let you view movies? i know that gameshark pro can...

-- johnny (, January 19, 2003.

I have a boot disk program that I got from a fellow here. The only problem is that when I try to burn the CD on CDRWIN it freezes and i only get half the data burned to the disk. Is there another program that load .CUE files and burns similar to CDRWIN and if so where can I get it? The other question is if and when I get the boot disk to work, does the video need to be in .str format or will the boot disk allow for the PSX to read the .dat files that are VCD?

-- Jeff (, January 21, 2003.

Right jeff i am not sure about the format the movie would need to be in if you get the boot disk to work but about a burning program try fireburner for the .cue files.

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 23, 2003.

Well, the Fireburner did the trick and the Boot disk was successfully created. However, I am not sure what to do next. Once the boot disk has loaded, what do I do next? If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Someone mentioned having Spiderman on disk and I want to know how they did it.


-- Jeff (, January 23, 2003.

Right jeff there are two things that i can think of that you can try;

1. try the swap method with a vcd. 2. try putting the files from the boot disk onto the vcd and see if it loads.

Good Luck.

-- gismo (??@??.com), January 24, 2003.

how did it go then jeff ?

-- gismo (??@??.com), February 01, 2003.

It didn't. I tried manipulating a few things and it just didn't happen. If I didn't have WinXP I would try to make a PSX disk with the builder and give that a try. But I can't. So, I think I will let it lie for now unless something comes up in the next little while.


-- Jeff (, February 02, 2003.

ok thanks jeff

-- gismo (??@??.com), February 02, 2003.

guys come on its a waste of time to do if these forum shouldn't have even come this far i think u should just get the vcd adapter they r cheap and u dont have to do as much the problem is that psx and vcd is the hardware yes it could play it but the point is that u need a programer to write the software but there to busy with ps2 and xbox so the only thing i can say it to get it over wate ur time doing it but if it really means that much email me and i'll help u make a working psx-vcd

-- swiftylugnutss (, February 04, 2003.

Hey, I just found a new vcd emulator for psx. I haven't try it yet because there was no instruction comming with it... If any one want to try to figure it out. Email me.

-- Victor Raymond (, February 08, 2003.

Well, that is true, the vcd hardware would be an easy and cheap solution. However, there is little challenge in that. I already have a DVD player and have reprogrammed it, I have mastered making backup VCDs for my DVDs so I am looking for another challenge.

As for your VCD emulator, I would be happy to give it a whirl. I have many different methods for making a PSX VCD so I would like very much to try yours Victor. Could you email it to me?

-- Jeff (, February 11, 2003.

what the hell is wrong with u guys start reading what ppl have to say about these emu if they did we wouldn't be still talking about it trust me THERE IS NO WORKING VCD EMU THAT IS OUT

-- swiftylugnutss (, February 18, 2003.

I have made vcd like movies using a program that can convert .avi to .str- Using a simple gameblaster pro cheat cartridge. I simple created a disc with these .str files, loaded it in my PSX with the cartridge turned on. Went to the explore disc opition in the main menu and selected the movie.str file I created. You can play the audio from the file or play Audio and Video interleaved. Another nifty feature with the .str file converter is that you can convert .wav audio files to .xa psx files(the kind used for psx audio in games) this is cool because you can copy your favouite games (mine GTA) and replace the radio stations or background music with ur favouite songs!!!!

-- lumiere (, February 19, 2003.

swiftylugnuts, this forum was meant for info. If you don't believe in vcd emulators for PSX why bother replying. People out there have tried and sucessfully installed internal hardware and external hardware. The point is, we want to have an emulator we can use on the PSONE, not the PSX. PSX we all know has the hardware, that's why this forum is up. It questions whether or not the VCD is possible to play using emulators. You should know that the VCD hardware is not compatible to be played with a PSONE mini lcd screen, the point is to emulate the VCD so it can be. The makers of Playstation know that it has been done by the developers them selves to make VCD's, but the PS2 really kicks the PSONE in the but w/ video compatabilites. No one wants to watch one movie on three or four CDs so they say why bother just get the portable DVD player, but can a portable DVD player play PSX games? No, so its up to the few people out there who love PSONE and its compact size and mini screen to make VCD's work with an emulator. I have seen first hand an emulator. I've watched over 3 movies and 6 episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, Voltron, and Smurfs on my friends PSONE. All the movies and cartoons were downloaded off the net using kazaa and then burned using NERO rom burner v5.5 has everything you need. Internal hardware for VCD playability in a PSONE can be bought from So anyone else who thinks we should forget about it should even respond to this forum. Yes, for the millionth time, we know about the vcd hardware, and your point being.......

-- cks (, February 20, 2003.

if u know how to convert avi to str please contact me

-- majdi (, February 20, 2003.

listen does anyone know the correct framerates because that is the only problem, u can get it to play the .str files

-- gismo (??@??.com), February 21, 2003.

gismo, what framrate are you currently using and is it playing too slow or too fast. I've gotten close to finding the right framerate and my audio is a little scratchy w/ sound. Also are you using the game shark to play the movies or another bootcd?

-- cks (, February 21, 2003.

oh, one last thing...swiftylugnutss. In the last sentence you wrote on Feb 4th, you said "...if it really means that much email me and i'll help u make a working psx-vcd." then later stated "THERE IS NO WORKING VCD EMU THAT IS OUT." Could it be possible that you have a working psx vcd that works and has been proven that it works and yet, claim there is no emulator that works....very peculiar how a cd works and yet the emulator doesnt(according to you, doesnt exists at all).

-- cks (, February 21, 2003.

Well cks i have tried a lot of them at different frame rates but on the one i used most the video was faster than the sound. And i was using a game shark. Im curious what where the frame rates that you got close to ?

-- gismo (??@??.com), February 22, 2003.

Hi!! I found lots of tools that help u make psx videos, here r some links: 1/videopsx.htm (in spanish) (in portuguese)

Forget about the fucking vcd emulator, its all fake. Technically psx isnt able to play sounds at 44100hz, it can play up to 37,8khz and that means that youll need a powerful processor to make a real time conversion. Resctense!!!!!!!

-- Morcillo Lopez (, February 27, 2003.

if anyone is still interested, although i have not found a gui to do it for you i have managed to make a movie cd by using a series of programs. take an avi file and decompress it with virtualdub. then use avi2str to convert it into an str file. once you have your str files (you can use up to 10 depending on the size and the cd space) use PSX CD Builder to add them to a menu and then create a cue/bin file. you can use epsxe to test it before you burn the cd. you should now have a working movie. the only problem i have right now is that the audio is not in sync with the video so i need to find a way to fix it. i hope this is useful to you all and if anyone comes up with a solution for the audio please let me know :)

-- ѥM (, March 01, 2003.

I would appreciate it if they made a a vcd format like div-x, but specially for PSX

-- me (, March 01, 2003.

yes its possible to play MPEG 1 STANDARD vcds on the psx but not the ps one the answer lies in a hardware plugin mentioned here earlier !!!

i have one and it works great and its a cheat cartridge too ! you plug it in and then boot your orignal cd remove it then insert your VCD (has to be a compliant vcd 1 or vcd 2 standard or it will not load!! not svcd !!) if your system is chipped then it will not need an original disk to swap just insert the vcd and it will auto start playing output is best with the scart output lead supplied but can be used with composite video out leads :)

SO THE ANSWER IS YES playstation CAN play VCDS with no extra modding and it plays back pretty damn good too almost as good as my dvd standalone :)

so trek on over to and buy one or check out your local computer fairs :)

-- viper (, March 02, 2003.

Really ? Is possible to use VCDs on my PSX without using any extra hardware ???

Someone could test and say if this works ???


-- Juliano Constantino (, March 06, 2003.

Hi its just me again, for all in some earlier posts saying the psx can play vcd's, i dont think it can without some additional hardware, but the .str method works so should we not try to figure out the correct frame rate and just use that method.

-- gismo (??@??.com), March 07, 2003.

hey, nice to see my site has already been mentioned, anyone need help? i have and do make vcds for the psx , it is really easy to do once you get the hang of it, any comments / suggestions on my faq are welcome just so you know

-- grandmasterazz (, March 14, 2003.

Hi all again, GrandMasterAzz i was just wondering if you had any trouble with the frame rates because that seems to be the main problem. If so how did u solve it ?

-- gismo (??@??.com), March 14, 2003.

Ok, I have read though all of this and im confused as hell. Most of the sites I have visited having to do with software for making dowloaded movies play in your Playstation 1(ex. ) Say NOTE: Movies should be less than 15 minutes long. And another site warned movies should be less that 37 minutes but recomends 35min. So does that mean you can only play, short tv shows,comercials, and music video type stuff. See I download the new movie Ghost Ship and I would like to watch it on something bigger than my PC monitor. Is there maybe a program that can break it all up into the right size incriments and make it all work as one. It also notes on the page: Repeat steps 1 &2 until you have up to 9 .str movies on your CD!! Thats why I ask! I have a psone with an internally soldered mod chip, if it matters. Some of you say it cant be done, tons of you say it can, and im hoping thats so. Also some of these pages said something about the movie having to be 320x240 does one of these programs convert it to that for you of should I re download the movie in that resolution? Sorry If I sound dumb but im new to this stuff. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Niki

-- Niki (, March 30, 2003.

If u want to know, PS2 cant play VCDs even with a mod-chip, because it doesn't support VCDs. BootCDs are basically like a boot disk, or recovery disk, but on a cd instead of a floppy. I can VERY VERY easily make PSX movies, first of all you ned a player, not a game that u just change the movies of. And psx doesn't use 2336 byte sector sizes, it uses 2352 byte sectors. Basically u need to make a psx game, or a movie player, with like a selection screen. Goto Ceddy's PSX Movie Page at and follow the instructions there. BTW, a 20 minute movie will be about 6 GB uncompressed. anyway, hope i helped

-- Justin (, March 31, 2003.

what about psx cd builder

-- will (, March 31, 2003.

i just thought that i would say that getting the psx to play the .str's isnt the problem. The problem is the framerates because they end up out of sync.

-- gismo (??@??.com), April 03, 2003.

Hey, Guyz!!!!

Its great to see that there are some fellow psx-ers trying to get the good old psx to play some movies.

Ive been really trying to get it to work, and I found a good site!!! If anyone would like more info, just mail me

-- DvaK (, April 09, 2003.

I wanna know why non of the websites some of yah people be puttin up don't work... And also, does anyone know a way to play dvd/vcds on PSX? If not, then ignore this little note. If so, could you please write the instructions on this page for all of our sakes. And I'm not talkin bout email me or go to my website and find out, I'm talking bout write it out. Thank You So Very Much.

-- Simon Sazbendover (, April 09, 2003.

Hey, Everyone

There is a COOOOOOOL Step By Step Instruction guide to make a PSX VCD at It is THE BEST!!!!!!

p.s. I have tried this step by step but I cant get the STR's Ive made to work properly by themselves to start with!!!! If anyone could contribute a better way to make STRS or a method which worked for them.....Please post it on the board or mail it to me!!

Thanks in advance!!! (GO PSX!!!!) We will make it there!

-- DvaK (, April 12, 2003.

Hi listen there may be some good news thanks to the website that DVac found there was something that it said on it about the framerates so i will try it to see if it works and if it does i will put the instructions on here if not then we will have to find another way BUT NOBODY GET THEIR HOPES UP INCASE IT DOESNT WORK.

-- gismo (??@??.com), April 13, 2003.

So far it isnt working

-- gismo (??@??.com), April 15, 2003.

Hey guys, ive still tried more combinations on converting STRs so far no luck, but i wont stop! Im checking out this VCD emulator thats been talked about.....ill give back some info later

-- DvaK (, April 15, 2003.

I got it working, on my 3rd try. Had a lot of problems getting there though. I mostly followed Grandmasterzz (sorry if I spelled it wrong) easy new technique, with some additional steps for making my custom .tim files for use in the menus. My video file was 23.976 fps, which wasn't supported in avi2str, and if I did a decimate by 2 in VDub and then used 12 fps in avi2str I'd get a/v out of sync near the end of the video (about 24 minutes long). So I ran it through TMPGEnc first to change it to 30 fps .mpg, then run that back through VDub with decimate by 2 to get a 15 fps avi which then runs in avi2str with good sync. Then with PSX CD Builder I made my own skin directory with .tim files I made with TimUtil (program by Sony, google for it, I forgot where I got it from), but since CD Builder was crashing when I tried to create image, I quit the program so it would generate a .cti control file.... Used the .cti file as input for a different DOS program buildcd.exe, then take the image file and convert it to .iso using isostripper.exe, burn and it's done! Some problems with my second burn is that I tried editing the .cti file so I'd only have 1 menu item, but I think the programs used on the disc expect there to be 4 items so I had to put some extra items in on my 3rd try...too bad... I am on a Celeron 300MHz so the longest step was the TMPG part (about 2 hours), but if the original video came in a framerate supported by avi2str then I probably could have followed Grandmasterzz's method more closely...

-- iatneH (, April 16, 2003.

Aww crap never mind, I was watching my perfectly sync'ed video and found out that I get booted back to the menu after a certain now I know what that maximum length thing means... Oh well, now to fiddle around with chopping the video..

-- iatneH (, April 16, 2003.

I've got one working perfectly now, so from my experience the maximum length of a single str file is closer to 12 minutes and 30 seconds, so I split the video conveniently at the commercial break thingy, and when played back on my PS1, the two str's are played back to back seamlessly, so it looks exactly the same as my original video

Thanks everybody for the great help, esp. Grandmasterazz, the hacked codec trick is super helpful, my HDD is only 6 GB!! :D

-- iatneH (, April 17, 2003.

Thanks for your info!......So did you actually use ceddys file player after all???

Ill keep experimenting with the video, but i cant seem to get it synced correctly!

-- DvaK (, April 19, 2003.

It's probably not the best way to do it, but I used TMPGEnc for the framerate change, since it knows how to keep A/V sync when changing framerates. The only problem is it's slow, and the version I am using doesn't support files using variable bitrate mp3 as an audio stream. But I encoded only the video (selected "System (Video only)") My settings were (using MPEG-1): Size: 320x240 Framerate: 15 fps (internally 30 fps) Full screen. I used a constant 1850 kbps MPEG-1, but higher is better since it's just an intermediate step towards the final .str Note that this *should* maintain A/V sync, it does for me.

Open the mpg in VirtualDub, and multiplex it with an uncompressed .wav ripped from the original file... Select DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Low/High Motion for compression, and again I configure it to use a pretty high bitrate, and from what I've tried, Low motion seems a bit better. Also in Video->framerate, VDub thinks the file is 30 fps, so check the box for decimate by 2. When you save the avi it will be in 15 fps and A/V should be synchronized.. So now you should be able to open the avi in avi2str and the only setting you'll need to change is to check the box for audio, you can leave everything else.

Just for reference, I am on a Celeron 300 MHz, and for a ~23 minute video (needs to be split into several pieces, see my earlier post). Approximate time for each step: 1. VDub to rip audio stream as uncompressed wav: 5 minutes 2. TMPG to encode video as 15 fps mpg: 2 hours 3. VDub to encode mpg as avi and mux with wav: 45 minutes 4. avi -> str: ?? ~20-30 minutes? 5. using TimUtil.exe to make custom menu images, and PSX CD Builder to generate a .cti control file (for buildcd.exe): seconds 6. str -> weird format buildcd.exe image: ? 15 minutes? 7. weird format -> iso using stripiso.exe: same as step 6

I never really looked at Ceddy's page, this is mostly based on GrandMasterazz's method, although he probably did a better job of making more sense...If I knew how to make screen captures I could probably make a better guide though, except I had too many problems with the softwares, I think most people can skip steps 5-7 because PSX CD Builder will actually make the image for you instead of crashing like it does on my computer. But the hardest part is probably the A/V sync...I've been fiddling around with VCDs and SVCDs for a few years so I guess it was just sort of natural for me...mind you when I started out I coastered a lot of discs

-- iatneH (, April 20, 2003.

wenn irgend jamand endlich ein programm gefunden hat womit ich V-CD's auf der Playstation gucken kann oder mpeg datein in .STR dateien umwandeln kann dan sendet es mir doch bitte oder sendet mir die links

ich habe da was mit einen X buster herausgefunden bin aber noch drann fals ich da was neues habe werde ich es notiren

grus Sebastian Germany

-- Sebastian (Germany) (, April 24, 2003.

Does anyone know if there is a way to fit about 42 minutes of .str video on a cd? The only way I have got it to fit is to set the cd- rom speed in the movie converter to normal. But by doing this the audio gets out of sync more and more as the video goes on. I have also tried to split the .str video into 5 separate files but the audio still gets out of sync running at normal speed. The .str file is able play fine though. I have tried playing it on my computer and the audio never gets out of sync. I have made .str movies for playstation before but I have always used double cd-rom speed and those play perfectly. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fit 42 minutes of video on a cd?

-- (, April 26, 2003.

Ok, thanks for your input..... By the way, I checked out the PSX VCD EMULATOR and, Im not accusing the authour of being a fraud but it didnt work for me and looked highly unlikely to work, it hangs at a blank screen after the PSX logo boots up......However, there is writing at the psx bootup i.e. I did write the image file correctly!!!

Has anyone else gotten it working?

-- DvaK (, April 29, 2003.

I found the solution to my problem! I was able to make a single 42 minute .str file that plays great. Its about 440mb since in the Movie Converter (v3.4) I used normal cd-rom speed and 15 fps with the sound box checked. But to get the .avi file to work correctly first I used TMPGEnc to make the file have a 320,240 resolution and 30fps...this program does not get the audio out of sync. Then with Virtual Dub I used divx 5.0.3, no sound compression and for fps I used decimate by 2. I guess it has to be exactly 15 fps for the audio to work right even though the Movie Converter gives you other options. Then after burning the .str movie to a cd I used the built it program in my "Game Enhancer" to play the movie because this program will play normal speed .str movies at the correct speed, unlike some other .str players.

-- (, May 02, 2003.

Hey can anyone help me?

After reading through all of this forum, you guys taught me a lot of knew stuff. Me being a playstation freak, this is awesome.

In Grandmasterazz's (sorry if i spelt wrong) postings and on his personal web page, he states that when you have your .str file complete, you then have to create an image using psx cd builder. I downloaded this app and and loaded the str fil into the archive. However, when I try to create the image, it says, "runtime error 76, and some other stuff."

Suprisingly, I havent come to a solution for this, so could anyone help me.


-- Robbie (, May 03, 2003.

Right robie i have a question for you, Are you using windows xp because if you are i dont think the program supports xp. That could be why you are getting a runtime error.

-- gismo (??@??.com), May 04, 2003.

Yeah. That's exactly why it doesn't work. The only OS in my PC in Windows XP, so I guess I have really no choice. The only way that I could probably get the right prog for would be to find the original Japanese site, where they created PSX CD BUILDER, and then see if I could find any really good transalating progs to transalate it from Jap to Eng. Do you know where I could find the actual site?

I have tried to access the site my Majectic 12 or whatever, but It seems to be the incorrect link that is posted up somewhere in this forum.

As well, could I use the movies that I make on Adobe Premiere, which saves them as Quick Time Movies, and then some how convert those to AVI's, then do all the other time saving and hard drive space saving procedures, and then finally use some other prog to write the .STR in a PSX formatt?


-- Robbie (, May 14, 2003.

Erm as for the Quicktime conversions if you can find a conversion tool that will do it then i dont see why not, the only thing im not sure about is frame rates on it though and about PSX CD Builder i think there might be a dos version that you can use.


-- gismo (, May 16, 2003.

I have the VCD boot cd for psx, but as others have said... it doesnt work. it only goes to the blank screen. I have tried the cd-swap method on my ps1, to no avail. I also opened the vcd image and had a look at whats in there... its actually NOT vcd player software... its a cvd player... thats right... cvd cvd is an older standard than vcd... but its slightly better anyway. cvd stands for china video disc... look it up on the net. could this be the problem?

I also have the psx linux disk... and source code somewhere. I couldnt be bothered compiling it, so I tried the cd image I downloaded.... cant get that to work either.. black screen. HOWEVER using the cd swap on this linux disk gets it to at least boot... but it crashes after loading so far... maybe it was compiled for a different psx. anyway... I figure if you can run an str file on a psx, and can run linux on a psx... why cant you write a bare bones vcd player??

I believe it can be done, but without the facilities to do it, I cant even begin to contemplate a solution. I would need an older psx, with a parallel port, so I can plug it into my pc, and upload programs to it, for testing, rather than stuffing around with burning cd's and worrying if its the program not working or the cd image. when I find a cheap psx then I'll start playing around with writing programs for psx... who knows, maybe I can get the vcd player to work.

-- Tzi (, May 22, 2003.

Hello everyone, all i want you people to do is tell me a website where i can download a VideoCD Player, Or if you cannot do that then please send me one through my email with instructions.

-Thank you, Thomas johnson

-- Thomas johnson (, May 22, 2003.

-Me again, i forgot to say that i want one for playstation only

-- Thomas Johnson (, May 22, 2003.

To convert QuickTime to AVI format try either

EO Video trialware from

or RAD Video Tools freeware from


-- Martin (, May 25, 2003.

Does anyone have a D.I.Y. Movie Card II by Gamars they have and might be willing to sell to me? Its to experiment with my PSone

-- GHOST (, May 25, 2003.

Hi TZI i was wonderin how did you get a link from your pc to your psx ??

Thanks Gismo

-- gismo (, May 26, 2003.

so far i've got a full working str movie which is 610 megabytes. it works in psplayer but when i burn the str straight to a blank cd my gameshark cd says there isnt a movie file. when there is 1.

-- guy (, June 06, 2003.

If you want to play a VCD on a PSX you will have to convert your VCD into a PSX movie(.str). Copy a small game that's practically useless and switch the intro of the game with your PSX VCD.

-- Fahad Said (, June 23, 2003.


-- JUNIOR MONyeee (, June 25, 2003.

Ok, people for the last time, there is no point in using a VCD boot disc. However, VCD's can be plyed on psx. If you are trying to using the VCD boot disc, your going to just end up with a bunch of coasters. I advise that you stay along with this forum and listen to what people are saying. If you want the boot disc that bad i can email it, but just go to and then type download psx vcd boot disc. Don't keep bothering people. It's a waste of space on the forum especially you have to waste all that time scrolling down to then see nothing but someone whining due t a boot disc.

Next, Don't try to program files into a psx. Then it doesn't benifet everyone else. It's just like that guy was saying, "BUY A DVD PLAYER". Well, some of us can't just do that. As well, programing a psx will basically hack it, and it will burn out eventually, which ruins everypart of it. Eventually after screwing around with it so much will just ruin it.

Next, there is a big problem with the psx cd builder, first of all, it doesn't work because it makes CPS video discs, which means that you need one of the first 2000 chinese playstations ever made to be able to boot it in your psx. ( CPS means Chinese Playstation which were the first 2000 ever made).

Next, If you replace a useless games intro video with a vcd, then you have not really any space for the vcd and plus, you need a CPS with an original cps chip (not any of these new stealth kinds or whatever) and the psx won't recognize the intro video due to it's codes that are written in the "SYSTEM" files, which are very hard to change and make it work.

Thank you for reading this and I have one comment.

Maybe the vcd isn't working due to the stages when you create the .str file. Maybe the sound is what the disc cannot read and then just crashes. Since the audio file that Playstations read are .xa I believe, then maybe we can some how create the original video into 2 different files, and .str which would include the video, and then the .xa which could run the sound. Could this be possible?


-- Robbie (, June 30, 2003.

Im new to this and when I completed converting my avi to str its about 650mb. I used the JayB's PSX STR BURNER to burn the str to cd and it worked in my psone. when i checked the cd instead of there being 1 str there were many other files too. but who cares it still works

-- Dick (, July 06, 2003.

Well what I'm going to try and do is to create a program that can convert the .str to a psx game. Hmmm does anyone have the original site from where it came from?

And by the way, how long was the movie that you burned on your cd?

-- robbie (, July 08, 2003.

sorry im german and my english isnt good! i have found so much VCD Player for psx ONE and all the shitplayer wont work ! if anyone had the problem throw way and have a programm or a cd that works fine please mail me!

i have a NES EMU FOR PSX too and 800 Games! but i didnt know how i get the 800 games on the cd to the other games that still are on the cd before

please help me! how can i paste some files on a psx cd and burn it to play on a psx with mod

thanks for all

-- (, July 08, 2003.

GO TO CEEDY'S SITE I AM now able to make VIdeos play on psx thx ceedy

-- Manbooy (, July 14, 2003.

Yo i dont have much of an answer, but the psone VCD movie card thing blowsssss it doesnt work on the screen! only external, no internal...

-- Aaron (, July 14, 2003.

email me if you want the vcd_emulator for psx :D

-- john (, July 15, 2003.

Hi, Ive got mi movies to work and I found when using MC32 It dosnt mater (A) what frame rate you use (I ues 25fps) (B) what resoultion the source is. However the audio must be un compresed

These work for me but the thing is the programs I use After the movie converter might change the resolution and frame rate so It migt not work for you.

Also When you create your cd with CD gen you must tell it tha the str files you are using is a sub heder file XA and STR combined in one file.Other wise the psx wont rekonise the format.

Also you can burn a str with no audio straight to disk withought changing the file.(Works for me , I ues a game enhancer so i dont need to worry about creating the boot up files to tell the playstation to play it , I jus use the cdrom explorer)

-- ________ (, July 17, 2003.

get your heads out of your butts. VCD is an industry standard. You buy disks that way. All this crap about coverting files and shit. Sheesh! If you have a puter you don't need a PSX to play VCD's, use yer fuxing puter!

But if you don't have a puter, you can easily play VCDs on a PSX, a boot CD for this has been available for like two years, I regularly burn VCDs for my m8 to watch (he has no puter, just games consoles)

He pops in the boot CD, a screen comes up, he swaps to the VCD, watches the movie, no extra hardware required, and the playback is pretty good quality too.

I might grab an image of it for ya if you want, seeing as how you are all so fuxing desperate.

-- coder (, July 19, 2003.

can i get this vcd boot cd

-- JUNIOR (, July 20, 2003.

the PSX VCD Emulator Ver. 1.8 works? realy play vcds movies on playstation?

-- Rafael Leite Freire (, July 22, 2003.

Playing VCD On Modded PS1 (With No Addition Hardware Needed!)

Infact your PS console does not neccerserily have to be fitted with a mod chip, you are able to obtain for under a tenner a boot cd that allows you, with an easy disc swap, to play imported and CD-R(W) discs (much better than messing with your machine). The best Boot CD I found - PS -X Change 2.0 As you may already know PS One consoles only have *internal* VCD addon hardware which requires some soldering and could break your machine and definitley renders your warranty void! What's the pont in that when you can, with very little effort, create CD's that play (in very good quality too!) any film or video you like with only software manipulation. There's no point so here's how it's done!

Hardware You Need

PS console (modded or boot disc) CD-R(W)'s

Software You Need

Virtual Dub - Converts most file types to uncompressed AVI (excellent) Sony Movie Converter 3.1 - Converts uncompressed AVI to PSX format file STR (other converters are available but this works best for me) PSX CD Builder 2.00 Beta - Builds the PSX ISO image (only works in windows 98 or below, no version as yet works in Windows XP Or 2000) CDGen - Builds the PSX ISO image (never used it but is the best alternative for Windows XP or 2000) STR Play - To check the STR file before building the image (A lot of them do not work very well this is no exception!) Ahead Nero - Burns the SX ISO image to CD (works just fine and supports data mode 2 for PSX CD's)

Begining the process

1. Open Virtual Dub and find the file you wish to convert (Any video file like AVI or MPEG) 2. Open the file in Virtual Dub and goto the top bar to Video > Filters then, click Add, find the option resize and click on it. Make sure that width is 320 and height is 240. Then click ok. (very important as your PS1 will only play certain screen sizes) 3. Now Goto Video again and make sure that the option Full Proccessing Mode is selected. 4. Now Goto Video > Compression and make sure the option (Uncompressed RGB) 5. Now Goto Video > Frame Rate (Read Carefully this is an important stage to avoid problems later on) in Video > Frame Rate under the option source rate adjustment click the option to change to (blank) frames per second, fill in the blank with half the amount that the number shows directly above this option. So 29.970fps for instance would become 15fps (rounding off is OK) or 25.00fps would become 12.450fps the most likely scenario is that it will be 15fps always use this as a default. Now still in Video > Frame Rate look down under the option (Very important!!!) Frame Rate Conversion select the option process every other frame (decimate by 2). 6. Now Goto the top bar to the option Audio make sure the option full proccessing mode is selected. 7. Now Goto Audio > Conversion and under the option Sampling Rate select 44100Hz. Now under the option Precision select 16-bit and under the option Channels select Stereo 7. Now Goto Audio > Compression and make sure the option is highlighted Next step is converting to STR

1. Open the programme Sony Movie Converter 3. With the programme open the file you just uncompressed with Virtual Dub now a destination file will appear in the right box (if you get error message's make sure your file is uncompressed AVI format. DivX or similar will not work because they are compressed) change the destination or file name in the right box if you like. 2. In the drop down box below the right destination box select the option str (MDEC) now go into Attributes 3. Tick the box Sound and make sure 37.8Khz and Stereo are selected. 4. Make sure that the drop down box MDEC Image Version is on version 2 5. Under the ticked box Easy make sure that CD-ROM Speed is on Double and that the drop down box Frame Rate is on 15fps (or the value you placed in the blank box in Virtual Dub, important!!!!!!!) 6. Make sure the drop down box Number of Channels has 1ch selected. Leave the remaining options Leap Sector and Custom alone. (Important do not close the options box when finished, minimise it, also don't close the video box after it appears when you load your file, minimise it also, or else the options will not work.) 7. Now press the button Go and the conversion of you uncompressed AVI file will begin.

After the file has been converted it will be in STR format you can check it works in STR Play (If STR Play Works!) Now PSX CD Builder 2.00 Beta only works properly in windows 98 and I had to dual boot my computer between XP and 98 to use PSX CD Builder 2.00 Beta to create my ISO file, but it was worth it definitley! I can not comment on CDGen in this document as I have never used it. If you use anything higher than windows 98 sorry you'll have to find a doc on how to use CDGen. Sorry i know how you feel!

Finally building your image with PSX CD Builder 2.00 Beta

1. Open PSX CD Builder 2.00 Beta choose Video CD if you are making a cd with 4 or 10 STR files choose either CD with 4 or CD with 10 yoir choice. 2. Next name your CD image then press next 3. Wherever you are located choose the option PAL - Europe, NTSC - USA, Japan (The bot menu is anoying don't choose it) Press next. 4. You can skip this section but if you want an introduction to the CD choose any STR file (Best to skip) Next. 5. You don't have to add strictly 4 or 10 files. Click add to search for your STR files (if you recieve an error message stating that your STR file is not a proper STR file, redo the conversion on the original file again and it may work, if not it won't work it's not the programme it's the file). Once you've added your list click next. 6. Save your SYSTEM file in the same folder as you save everything else this is important 7. On the box that has now appeared make sure that the destination box at the top is aimed at the same destination as the system file you previously saved. The licensed should be you country if not change it. 8. Make sure that these options are ticked Create *.CUE Sheet, Delete The *.IMG File, Delete *.TOC file, and dissable interactive mode. 9. Again make sure the StrIpIso.exe destination box is aimed at where all you others are. 10. Make sure the drop down box Sector Size has 2352 Bytes/Sector is Selected. 11. Leave the options under Bootsectors alone. 12. Now Press Create. (if the process takes a very short time and the iso file comes out as only a few kb in size, it has'nt worked, this is what happens in windows 2000 and XP)

Your Ready to burn

1. if your CD software dos'nt recignise your cue or bin file, open the cue file with wordpad and make sure the file path is pointed to where your bin file is, edit and save the document. 2. Burn baby burn!! makes sure your burning software supports Mode 2 XA because that is PSX format for it's CD's. Also burn at the slowest speed you can better quality that way.

-- P T R (, July 23, 2003.


-- Akanikas (popy@he.cots), July 25, 2003.

how is it fake?

I cant get my .str file to play on any str player or PSX movie player. can someone tell me were i can find one that actually works?

-- Simon (, July 26, 2003.

I have got it working i will post a website adress later in the week once i have got all the text wrote out.

-- Gismo (, July 27, 2003.

My last message wasnt very clear what i ment was i have got the psx to play a .str file without the audio and video going out of sync so i will post back here in the next couple of days with a guide for anyone who is interested

-- Gismo (, July 27, 2003.

I got the str file to play on the PSX Movie at

Now i need to find a PSX CD Builder i can use. None of them work for me.

-- Simon (, July 27, 2003.

I know where you maybe going wrong there are several ways to choose your frame rate so they sink. 1. You can go into virtual dub and under video > compression below the option FRAMe RATE CONVERSION select convert to FPS and type in the frame rate you want a long as it does not exceed 8500 frames a file, so if you are tring to create a film on cd you made need to split the movie file into several pieces that are all below 8500 frames. The higher the fps the more frames a file has. so if you have a film that is 1hour 32 minutes long and which originates at 25 fps to fit on 3 cds my advice would be to split the file into 24 pieces convert each piece at 20 fps and put 8 pieces on each cd all the files will be at 20 fps and will be lower than 8500 frames and play at a very good rate. Also remember in your str conversion programme always choose the frame rate you converted to in virtual dub! Also some more avice if the file does not sink in windows it may sink on your playstation all you have to do is waste a cd to test, the psx emulators are also not good for testing because they do no use the same method to sink sound and movie as an actual playstation so you may have got it right bu don't know it, although if you have done everything correctly in v.dub it should sink anyway. there is also alot of bullshi on this page about how it can not e done it can just keep trying it is easy once you have done it nce you can begin tweaking the fps and stuff to make films look and run better god luck!!

-- PJR (, July 27, 2003.

Where can i find a PSX CD Builder that actually works? Does anyone know... if u do could u please post it.

-- Simon (, July 28, 2003.

The method i used was the same as what someone else said on this board, what you have to do is use TPMGEnc to change the frame rate to 30 so in virtual dub it can be decimated by 2 exactly, after that you can use either psx cd builder or any other .str cd creator the one i use is Pimp by Ceddy.

-- Gismo (, July 28, 2003.

Ok. I found out how to make str movies and they play on the str player i got. But i need a PSX CD Builder that works. Can u please help me get one. Or u can email me and tell me wut u know. I can also send u any software for making an str file if u need it because all of the ones i found work. I just need a PSX builder... Maybe PJR can send it to me.

Can u send me PSX CD Builder PJR ?

-- Somebody (, July 29, 2003.

right what Operatin System are u runnin on cus if its xp Psx cd builder doesnt tend to work with xp.

-- Gismo (, July 29, 2003.

i have Windows 98.

-- Somebody (, July 29, 2003.

can someone tell me how to get 30fps when using tmpgenc. can u give me steps?

-- Like (, July 30, 2003.

can someone help me. how can i uncompress a MP43 or movies and big videos with virtual dub?

-- Tazzy (, August 01, 2003.

Here is a group all about building PSX movies. They have software and also some movies.

-- Simon (, August 18, 2003.

Buy a DVD player it's better quality and esier encoding

-- PJR (, September 04, 2003.

I just need PSX CD Builder.

I followed the faq on this site, it's all good, but I cannot find a working copy of PSX CD Builder.

Someone, please, send me this!

-- mk (, September 05, 2003.

Mk are u on windows XP because if u are that wont work

-- gismo (, September 05, 2003.

now i cannot find a PSX CD Builder thats works.i need instructions on How to Use it. I have Windows 98(not 98se). i have the str movies... all i need is a the psx cd builder and a program to make an image file. could someone please help me... i really need psx cd builder though.

-- PSX Movie Maker (, September 11, 2003.

i cant believe you f00ls that cant find psx cd builder i found it on google by typing psx cd builder how much simpler can i t be jeez

-- junior (junio r6886@comcast.n et), September 13, 2003.

well i can't find a PSX cd builder that will work on my Windows 98!!! i found another one calld PIMP but i dont know how how to use it exactly. I also cant find a program to make image files.

-- gbsj (, September 21, 2003.

Using pimp is easy :) after making your .str rename it to 0.str and put it inside the pimp folder then just run the usa bat file and you will have your bin/cue image of you psx movie cd in no time

If your intrested i have made a tutorial the shows you how to do everything and has all the tools including psx cd builder. I included a file that lets psx cd builder work on all windows operating systems. and i allow people to access my desktop see exactly what im doing so you can see how i convert my movies for the psx step by step Email me or visit me on irc at on #psx-chat and #psx

-- Junior (, October 06, 2003.

what is your username

-- aaron mark smith (, October 11, 2003.

i totally forgot to tell you its [psx]-manbooy

-- [psx]-manbooy (, October 11, 2003.

hello people! IM surtching for a boot cd for my little darling (playstationONE). yes..I have downloaded some boots at shareaza..but those havent been so good Im wondering if some one has a working boot CD, and if You in that case could send it to me please?

(nice site by the way :)))

-- kimbe (, October 13, 2003.

Hi I'm seaching for the actual web site of deaexpert, cause i was loking for a bootable psx method and the tell me the but now this site does'nt work. HELP HELP please, if you have an suggestion send a copy in my e-mail. Thank

-- Xer Nsende (, October 16, 2003.

Can anyone give me a program that will boot .str files off of my Playstation, Pimp only worked once with winXP

-- Thomas Johnson (, December 01, 2003.

Can anybody give me a copy of PIMP v013 or higher. I need to test this software to continue my test on creating movies that are playable on PSX. btw, I have successfully created movies and play them on my modded psx. It's very easy, I tried it in win98se and winXP. I have tried it on two movie player versions. One is using PIMP v012 and the other one I don't know who created it, but hey I got them both to work on my modded PSX. Now I want to try the PIMP v013 or newer to try it's new features. I will soon teach all you interested people to do it yourself. I just need the PIMP v013 or newer version first though. thanks. you wont regret the knowledge I will share.

-- rocknet (, December 05, 2003.

what version of PIMP you have? I am looking for PIMP version 013 or higher? do you have it? thanks. BTW, PIMP does not work in XP if you use the STRIPISO tool. STRIPISO tool works only in win98. I'm not sure if it will work in WinMe. haven't tested it in WinMe yet.

I am desperately looking for PIMP v013 or higher. If you have it pls. email to me or tell me where I can get it.

Btw, I have succesfully created movie that is playable in a modded PSX using Pimp v012. and I will be glad to share it to all interested as soon as I get my hands on the Pimp v013 files.

-- Rocknet (, December 05, 2003.

Is there a way for me to play a OSX movie disk on a none modded PSX? Mine isn't modded so i want to know if there is a way. Is there a way to boot a burnt movie disk on a non modded PSX. If so could u please post it. my email address doesnt work. so u have to post it in detail.

-- James (, December 05, 2003.

If it's not fitted with a mod-chip it will not work. sorry man. BUT... if you have a way to load a cdr back-up using any other methods like swap-method, possibly a gameshark cartridge, or a gameshark CD, it might work. But since I don't have those items, I cannot say for sure. The best solution is still a mod-chip. That's what I will recommend to all people interested in watching movies on PSX.

-- rocknet (, December 05, 2003.

I have sumthing, PSX's most of video files are ".str" if you try to convert AVI, MPG, etc. and make a Psx bootable disc, maybe ya can watch "PSXVCDs" there. I'VE TALKED MAYBE, I'M NOT SURE OF IT!

-- Luiz (, December 08, 2003.

Hey there. I'm hoping maybe someone on here can help me. I've just recently purchased an external PSX VCD card for my stealth modified 7501. The card I have uses both the AV out, and Parallel I/O ports, has the standard composite video, audio jacks, and a "vcd game" toggle switch. I'm having a slight problem though; when I insert a VCD (tested on a DVD player, and is proper VCD format burned at 2x on Fuji cdr) I get this: "E.M.S VCD Player Please Wait....." and the VCD NEVER boots. :-( Tried leaving it on for a while, different button combinations etc. I was wondering if there's any way to reset the card, or any controller commands I can use to maybe see if I can get to a menu or something....anything. Any info's greatly appreciated. Thanks. P.S. For those of you who're looking for a software only solution for the PSX to play're wasting your time. It simply doesn't exist. Save your CDRs.

-- +gren2 (, December 09, 2003.

Before I'm told "YOU'RE WRONG YOU IDIOT!#@##" I mean there's not a solution without doing a retarded conversion from VCD to .str etc...and who the hell wants to do that, and have a CD that won't play on anything anyway hehe

-- +gren2 (, December 09, 2003.

what do you mean there's no software only solution? Ive gotten psx cd builder and pimp to work for me and i have been able to convert my mocies to play on psx. I even found out how to do it without uncompressing the avi file. AND i can do it with non avi movies simiply by converting the movie first with virutal dub. I wrote a whole tutorial as well as well as offered samples of movies ive converted to prove im not full of shit and that you dont need a vcd card to play movies on psx. for those of you who know how to use mirc my nickname is either [psx]-manbooy or manboy and im at #psx on IRC.GIGAIRC.NET i'll be serving my tutorial and all programs needed there. i pity the f00l who bought a vcd card

-- JUNIOR (, December 18, 2003.

Oh and to the guy who wants pimp version 013 i have version 019 if u want it

-- JUNIOR (, December 19, 2003.

I need a way to boot .str files on my psx, the problem is, is that no compilers, or players will work with windows XP. Can anyone help me?

-- Thomas Johnson (, February 16, 2004.

I found a prog that compiles PSX Cds. It only works with STR's. So I think it will make a PSX VCD Boot without the need for a mod-chip. You still might need to use a SWAP TRICK.

-- Matt (, February 19, 2004.

It is called CDgen

-- matt (, February 19, 2004.

pimp is better than any other program..........

-- Junior (, February 22, 2004.

Matt... you DO know the swap trick dosent work on all models of the psx only the super OLDDDD ones... and even so the swap trick is too difficult for most... its best to avoid the hassle and just buy a modchip or a bootcd if you dont know how to solder..

-- Junior (, February 28, 2004.

great news guys!! my tutorial is finally hosted :)

-- JUNIOR6886 (, March 06, 2004.

I want to know if you can make your own Interface with CD BUILDER?.

-- Dachel Miqueli (, April 01, 2004.

I already test your tutorial and is awsome but i woundering if you can change the interface?

And I try to 1x and my movie was to fast so i could't see it normally

How can I do to put in 1x as you said Junior?

-- Dachel Miqueli (, April 02, 2004.

yo guys, im having the hardest time trying to look at the models from a PSX game on my comp. the models are eather .mr files or sumin else but not .TMD unless in there in a file like .006 can someone please help!?!?!

-- Chris (, April 11, 2004.

I wish to know. But I don't ,sorry If I know something I let you Know

-- Dachel Miqueli (, April 13, 2004.

you guys, i have tried and tried and tried to make that str play on

my PSX and it failed me, even though i have the Game Hunter. I

wasted lots of my cds and the people out there giving hard answers.

Like download blabla and blabla then make the Khz to blablabla, no

one is giving an exact step by step to make the video CD. Please

could someone contact me with a step by step follow? I would

appreciate it. Thank You

-- E. H. (, April 14, 2004.

Hey Guys listen, i know how to convert it perfect and everything, and i would tell you guys how to too, however i need a way of booting the .str files on my playstation, i have tried gameshark, and it does not work. Pimp is not compatable with windows XP (and that is what i have) I will need some sort of program to do this, i have tried, pimp, PSX CD Builder, and other programs, none of them are compatable with windows XP.

If anyone can help me get this program i would be willing to create an online instruction guide.

Email me:

AOL Instant Messenger: DevilRock16

ICQ#: 243-502-752

Anyone who can please help me thanx :)

-- Thomas (, April 27, 2004.

My PIMP works under XP. I've tried it and converted some music videos, made image and played in epsxe. Contact me on email if you want it.

-- DV Software (, May 13, 2004.

for those of you having problems using PIMP with windows XP its because you are using an old version of PIMP in the older versions the file stripiso.exe is the file that makes PIMP not work with windows XP

The newer PIMP versions have the adjusted version of this file to make PIMP work on windows XP

To check if you have the old or adjusted stripiso.exe look at the size of the file. If the size is NOT about 8.53kb then you are using an old version of the file that won't work with windows xp find the 8.53kb version and replace your old one

Or you could just download my tutorial that has the newest version of PIMP as well as many other files and step by step instructions.....

-- junior (, May 14, 2004.

Again the link to my tutorial is

-- JUNIOR6886 (, June 08, 2004.

I used the tutorial and the cd works fine on bleem, but not on a normal playstation, and I don't know if it's bleem's slowness or not, but audio and video don't sink up, but one problem at a time

-- deameyes (, June 27, 2004.

There is films by length 220 on SonyPl he fits whole deprive on two disks, and when viewing no need nothing include ( from 0 before 9 ) , there file under name MOVIE.STR , and else write somehow films on SonyPl, there file under name PANIC.VPS. E You know as possible this do, and where take the program prompt, shall You grateful.

-- (, June 29, 2004.

i know there somebody do vcd for psx then can he share wideo for psx on his site then i can download the wideo ind i can whatch and i do the next film alone thx

-- Daimond (, July 16, 2004.

Well I have found a to create a file that sets up Virtual Dub to the perfect settings automatically everytime. If anyone needs it let me know. And if you give me a site where I can host it. I'll create a small psx video for you guys to watch.

-- JUNIOR (, July 18, 2004.

Broken Links, buggy programs, incorrect settings, misconceptions. I tried for ages to get a PSX Video CD working without any luck. But finally i have the answer. You can download my package at Some of the VirtualDub settings may need to be tweaked slightly, but this method works and is easy to use. It uses common PSX programs (except for pimp. Unless you get the adaptor, you cannot play original VCD on the PSX. You must play .str Ok everyone knows that. You should also know (as it has been mentioned) that there is no VCD emulator. The only working one out there (which doesn't seem to work) actually plays Chines Video Cds, not VCDs. (whatever the hell Chinese Video CDs are!?)

Now that that is cleared up, i wil also mentioned that in my tutorial (which comes with the package) i wrote 320*340, it is actually supposed to be 320*240. Good luck.

-- S1lenT-X (, July 21, 2004.

P.S. i should also add that it will work on XP.

-- S1lenT_x (, July 21, 2004.

Sorry to those who encountered a broken link. I think it is fixed now. I have also tested this package on XP, PSOne (slim-design), with the DivX "Red Vs. Blue: Episode Seven." And it worked fine.

-- S1lenT_x (, July 26, 2004.

Ive done it. (only took a few inutes) Ive created the vcf config file that sets up virtual dub perfectly for movie conversion. I made it for S1lenT_x 's tutorial and not mine (just wanted to clear that up) it will be on his site soon so stay tuned.

-- JUNIOR (, July 27, 2004.

For ALL the people out there, this is truly a waste of your time and a waste of your cds.

FIRST of all, In order to watch the .str you created, it must be 30 minutes long...... how long is most of the movies? not less than 1hour and 30minutes.

SECOND of all, you will need a good processor so that the .str would be created in less than 2-3 hours.

THIRD of all, the quality truly sucks. The quality of a vcd already suck but the quality of the .str is even worse


There is no vcd emulator out there for people who have been trying to find it.... I downloaded a vcd emulator before and guess what?? I have wasted another CD, the emulator doesn't even startup which probably happened to some people in here.

Am not trying to discourage you, am just saying by the price of the cds you will waste on creating the movies on the PSX, get a dvd player that plays vcds that can be created for over 1 hour for each cd.

-- Essam (, August 07, 2004.

anyone can help me? i need psx cd builder2.0beta i cant find it nowhere..... if anyone has it...please send it to my email...thanx.

-- Armand Nick (, August 12, 2004.

ive done some study and learned alot from this project, yet first of all Essam, if you paid attention in the boards, pimp v0.19 is supposed to be able to make cd's that play at 1x SUCCESSFULLY. Normally the cd's are made at 1x and are played by the playstation at 2x. the problem is like speeding up a record, this causes the str to play way too fast. so, people like us were stuck with 2x which means that with 80min cd-r's, we can only get half that at 40min of video. Now, according to ceddy, the maker of pimp, we can play the str's at 1x with pimp 0.19. this means 80min of play. He say's that the quality is a little less crisp, but if your already using divx movies that are normally compressed to death at about 50mb for a 20min video, the quality already sux. Unfortunatly, ceddy's website has gone under, but you can find him on the message boards. BTW, pimp DOES work with XP, but a nessesary utility, stripiso, doesn't. However, it does covert very fast under 98, so if you got an old 98 machine with a burner, you can probably get the file converted on xp up until makeisoUSA.bat then transfer it to your old win98 and convert it and burn it. Or your lucky and dualboot that new 3ghz you just got, and then convert the file in like 5-10 min. hope that helps.

-- computRjunkE05 (, August 14, 2004.

I have psx cd builder 2.0 beta if you still need it just send an email my way :)

-- Junior (, August 19, 2004.

I found a webpage link to of PSX VCD Emulator v1.8 in a zip file:

I am a Brazilian, and I have pride of being Brazilian!

-- Rodrigo Otvio Trujilo Garcia (, October 07, 2004.

The latest version of pimp works with windows XP you need a utility called revenge of stripiso.

-- manboy (, February 09, 2005.

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