Any Software to extract MPEG2 file from SVCD disc??? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Does anybody know if there is a software to extract MPEG2 file(s) from a Super VCD (SVCD) disc?

I edited many clips of my home video and made a SVCD disk. Days ago my hard disk was broken and I lost all the original MPEG2 files. How can I get it back from the SVCD discs? I tried to read from the MPEG2 folder using Windows copy command or using drag and drop in Windows (98). Hoever the windows failed to read file from SVCD disc. I am sure it is not a bad disc because every SVCD does the same.

Thanks in advance to anybody who can help.

-- Shuo Huang (, April 04, 2001


Use VCD Gear. Try this link:

-- videohobby (, April 04, 2001.

I tried VCDGear. It looks that VCDGear is for VCD only, not for SVCD. It extracted a .mpg file from SVCD disc. But the file does not work at all.

Anybody knows a similar software for SVCD?

-- Shuo Huang (, April 05, 2001.

Try Womble Mpeg2vcr 3.10

-- Pietro Popoli (, April 06, 2001.

I downloaded Womble's Mpeg2vcr from and tried to use it to extract SVCD. Unfortunately the demo version can only work with MPEG-1 format, not MPEG-2.

I tried VCD Gear again with different options. It finally worked for me after several tries. The format has to be from "raw-CD image -> mpeg". And any fix or "remove CD-i ..." must not be selected. Now I have retrieved all my MPEG2 files from discs.

Thank all of you for your help.

-- Shuo Huang (, April 08, 2001.

Shuo Huang

I have no problem copying mpg2 files directly from SVCD disc to my hard drive under windows 98 second edition. The copied files will also play from the hard drive. You could be missing a file call Scsi1hlp.vxd in the folder Windows/System/Iosubsys. Use FIND to see if your C:/ has such a file at all.

-- tomo (, April 09, 2001.

Just a note about copying mpeg files from svcds to hd: that file is not a regular mpeg-2 stream anymore. True it will play and if thats all that matters, then you are fine. If you need the Mpeg-2 program stream back in its original state for any reason (editing, de-muxing, etc.) use vcdgear as explained.

-- Keitaro (, April 09, 2001.

as explained where? The very purpose of the first message IMHO was to know how to extract the mpegs, and that vcdgear did not work as expected with mpeg2 files.

-- elmimmo (, July 23, 2002.

Use a program like CDRWIN, CloneCD or Blindread to extract an image of the SVCD to a bin/cue file, then use VCDGear to convert "cue/bin - > mpeg" Works like a charm for me. =)

-- pitybone (, August 01, 2002.

Use ISOBUSTER it can extract MPEG files from both VCD and SVCD and then use nero to create a new SVCD Go to

-- (, August 15, 2003.

Well, I must really be living on another planet. I have both VCDGear and ISO Buster Pro 1.4. I tried to extract an mpeg-2 from an SVCD with ISO Buster; it said the mpeg was unreadable. I then opened up VCDGear, and extracted the MPEG-2 to my HD, but NOT using the method noted above; I used mpeg>mpeg, and it worked fine. When I tried to use the way described above, nothing showed up in the "open" dialogue boxes. So my experience doesn't seem to match up with either of the other posters.

I have no clue why ISO Buster couldn't read an MPEG-2 that VCDGear extracted with no problem. Also, I checked in advanced properties in WMP and it verified that the file was full mpeg-2, etc. So again, I don't know why Iso Buster couldn't even read it. I think I'm beginning to lose confidence in Iso Buster.


-- sk (, September 02, 2003.

SVCD is very much like VCD, except that the A/V file is mpeg2 instead of mpeg1. In Windows 2000 Explorer, simply drag & drop, or copy and paste the mpeg2 file from the SVCD disc to your Hard disk. No need any other software. If your Windows 98 cannot do it, it may be missing an important file or your SVCD mpeg2 file is corrupted.

-- the saint (the, September 02, 2003.

Somebody on another site provided the solution as far as using Iso Buster is concerned: Right click on the MPEG file, then choose "Extract but Filter only M2F2 MPEG frames". And that definitely worked, whereas just choosing "Extract" generated an error message. Also, VCDGear worked for me as well.

-- sk (, September 06, 2003.

Ok I extracted the Mpeg 2 files, Now I have 3 of them and I would like to put them together on a DVD so it will play in my player, How will I go about doing this?

-- Phil (, September 06, 2003.

Well, Phil...that's where it gets dicey. I don't have a DVD player so I'm not sure if there is any DVD burning software that will allow you to simply load up your files and burn them consecutively, end of story.

If not, you have some options. My suggestion would be to try first for the simplest and quickest possible solution. That would be to use TMPGEnc Plus to merge the three files together, and done. (Assuming you're merging mpeg2 files; if you're only merging mpeg1 files, plain old freeware TMPGEnc will do fine.) The problem is that TMPEGnc merging works for some people some times, but a lot of us end up with one big file with horrendous a/v sync problems. But at least you don't have all that much to lose by going that route, because it's not one of these 12 hour marathon transform affairs - it should only take about 1/2 hour +/- before you know if it worked. If it doesn't...stop back. :-)


-- sk (, September 06, 2003.

I have the same problem with win2k. With winxp it works.

-- Michael Köhler (, December 19, 2003.

Hi folks! X-mas greetings from Germany! You cannot go on and just copy the .MPG file from your SVCD. The SVCD contents NO REGULAR MPEG-2 STREAM ANYMORE. This means any program u use in combination with your "just copied" files will not work, or say they'd be wrong. You have to use VCD Gear (Option mpeg->mpeg) and it puts it back in a regular Mpeg-2-Stream (both streams: audio/video).

-- Jules W. (, December 22, 2003.

Another tip, folks! Please use TMPGEnc DVD Author, it's just what you're looking for.

-- Jules W. (, December 22, 2003.

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