Creating a VCD from Linux : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

(This has been asked by others a couple of times in the past but with no solutions offered.)

How do I create a VCD on Linux. Apparently cdrecord can be used to burn the disk but how do I convert a set of mpeg files into an image conforming to the video cd filesystem? Is there software around for doing this? If not, is there a spec of the video cd filesystem online somewhere?


-- Bill Simpson-Young (, April 05, 2000


I would imagine the specs are at or

I too have been waiting for a way to create VCDs in Linux. Perhaps creating a project at will attract someone who has written a program or has enough knowledge (not me) to write one. Of course it should be free and open source:) If you're interested in doing this, let me know.

-- Scott L. Patterson (, April 05, 2000.

Someone already started a project at Go to

-- Scott L. Patterson (, April 05, 2000.

I'm curious if a Linux solutions has been made and could it be ported to PVM or beowulf to speed up the mpeg conversions.

-- Harold South (, July 16, 2001.

You can make VCD images with the vcdimager under Linux: However, you still need to have VCD ready MPEGs ready to convert to an image. It's still a little difficult.

-- Bob (, December 04, 2001.

check out this may be of some help.

-- Joshua Venter (, November 28, 2002.

There a few nice guides covering that topic in

I just created a VCD from an .avi (divx) file, and.. It works!!

-- Felipe González (, December 13, 2002.

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