Herong's Tutorial Notes on CD/DVD
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.14

DVD Video (Movie) File Directory Structure

This section provides information on the file directory structure of a DVD-Video (movie) disc.

Since DVD uses the ISO 9660 file system, contents on a DVD-Video (movie) disc are organized into a file directory structure with single required directory:

\ - Root directory
      
   VIDEO_TS\ - VIDEO Title Set directory
      VIDEO_TS.BUP - Back up of VIDEO_TS.IFO
      VIDEO_TS.IFO - Information of the first movie segment
      VIDEO_TS.VOB - Contents of the first movie segment
      VTS_xx_0.BUP - Back up of VTS_xx_0.IFO
      VTS_xx_0.IFO - Information of an additional movie segment
      VTS_xx_0.VOB - Contents of an additional movie segment: part 1
      VTS_xx_1.VOB - Contents of an additional movie segment: part 2
      ...

Other files and directories may show up on movie DVD discs, like:

\ - Root directory
   AUTORUN.INF - Auto-run information telling OS to run some program
   dvd-rom.exe - Flash Player 5.0 r30
   go.exe - Bar code

   AUDIO_TS\ - Audio Title Set directory
      ... - Audio files. Empty for DVD-Video discs

   JACKET_P\ - Directory of still pictures on WB & Sony movie DVD
      xxxxxxxx.MP2 - MPEG-2 encoded still picture
      ...

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 What Is DVD?

 What Is DVD-Video?

DVD Video (Movie) File Directory Structure

 "Big Fish" - Movie DVD File Directory

 Playing Movie DVD with Windows Media Player

 Copying VOB Files - Copy Protection Error

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2007
DVD Video (Movie) File Directory Structure