File Directory Structure on an Example Movie VCD

This section provides an example of the file directory structure of a real movie VCD.

A VCD (Video CD) 2.0 has a well-defined file directory tree structure. Here is a good example that I got from one of my VCD collection:

1. Insert the VCD into the CD drive. The CD is recognized by the Windows system as drive "D:".

2. Run the following commands in a command window:

C:\>dir /s d:

 Volume in drive D has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is AEFA-1F4A

 Directory of D:\

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          CDDA
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          CDI
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          EXT
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          KARAOKE
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          MPEGAV
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          SEGMENT
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          VCD
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of D:\CDDA

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of D:\CDI

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
03/04/1996  01:18 AM            80,702 CDI_APPL.VCD
07/18/1995  09:43 AM            92,572 VCD_BACK.DYV
07/18/1995  09:43 AM            93,719 VCD_BTN.C8
               3 File(s)        266,993 bytes

 Directory of D:\EXT

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/23/1996  12:34 AM            65,536 LOT_X.VCD
07/23/1996  12:34 AM             1,104 PSD_X.VCD
07/23/1996  12:34 AM            17,205 SCANDATA.DAT
               3 File(s)         83,845 bytes

 Directory of D:\KARAOKE

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of D:\MPEGAV

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/22/1996  11:49 PM        36,166,748 MUSIC01.DAT
07/22/1996  11:50 PM        34,315,724 MUSIC02.DAT
07/22/1996  11:52 PM        35,103,644 MUSIC03.DAT
07/22/1996  11:53 PM        31,213,436 MUSIC04.DAT
07/22/1996  11:55 PM        39,024,428 MUSIC05.DAT
07/22/1996  11:57 PM        35,536,412 MUSIC06.DAT
07/22/1996  11:59 PM        32,692,844 MUSIC07.DAT
07/23/1996  12:00 AM        24,968,876 MUSIC08.DAT
07/23/1996  12:01 AM        28,186,412 MUSIC09.DAT
07/23/1996  12:02 AM        14,417,804 MUSIC10.DAT
07/23/1996  12:03 AM        28,560,380 MUSIC11.DAT
07/23/1996  12:05 AM        36,526,604 MUSIC12.DAT
07/23/1996  12:06 AM        32,706,956 MUSIC13.DAT
07/23/1996  12:08 AM        35,061,308 MUSIC14.DAT
07/23/1996  12:10 AM        47,954,972 MUSIC15.DAT
              15 File(s)    492,436,548 bytes

 Directory of D:\SEGMENT

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/12/1996  11:10 PM           112,940 ITEM0001.DAT
07/12/1996  11:11 PM           122,348 ITEM0002.DAT
               2 File(s)        235,288 bytes

 Directory of D:\VCD

07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          .
07/23/1996  12:34 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/23/1996  12:34 AM             2,048 ENTRIES.VCD
07/23/1996  12:34 AM             2,048 INFO.VCD
07/23/1996  12:34 AM            65,536 LOT.VCD
07/23/1996  12:34 AM               960 PSD.VCD
               4 File(s)         70,592 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
              27 File(s)    493,093,266 bytes
              21 Dir(s)               0 bytes free

Cool. It tells that I have two SCSI buses with a DVD recorder and hard disk connected to them.

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

 What Is VCD?

 Movie VCD File Directory Structure

File Directory Structure on an Example Movie VCD

 Playing Movie VCD with Windows Media Player

 Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 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

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