Viewing VCD Track Layout

This section provides a tutorial on how to view the track and file system layout of a VCD with IsoBuster.

The next test I did was to view the track layout of my VCD with IsoBuster.

1. Insert the VCD into the CD drive. Start IsoBuster.

2. IsoBuster shows sessions and tracks in a tree structure.

VCD Track Layout by IsoBuster
VCD Track Layout by IsoBuster

3. Click on Track 01. The ISO icon shows up. So Track 01 is ISO 9660 file system. Click the right mouse button to view its properties box. Track 01 only occupies 859 sectors (from 0 to 858) with 2048 bytes per sector. Track 01 contains only the file directory structure. Contents of MPEG files listed in \MPEGAV directory are stored on separate tracks.

4. Click on Track 02. It has no ISO icon. So Track 02 is has no ISO 9660 file system. It is a pure raw data track. Its properties box shows: 15,537 sectors (from 859 to 16395) with 2048 per sector giving 31,819,776 bytes of capacity.

5. Click on Track 01 > ISO > MPEGAV > MUSIC01.DAT. Its properties box shows: 15,377 sectors (starts from 859) with 2048 per sector giving 31,492,096 bytes. This indicates that MUSIC01.DAT is stored at Track 02. There are 160 sectors not used at the end of the track.

6. Check other tracks.


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

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 Downloading and Installing IsoBuster

 Viewing CD-DA (Audio CD) Track Layout

 Viewing Data CD Track Layout

Viewing VCD Track Layout

 Viewing DVD Track Layout

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types


 Full Version in PDF/ePUB