Movie VCD File Directory Structure

This section provides information on the file directory structure of a movie VCD (Video CD).

Since movie VCD uses the ISO 9660 file system, contents on a VCD are organized into a file directory structure:

\ - Root directory

   CDDA\ - Compact Disc Digital Audio directory
      AUDIO01.DAT - Optional audio file
      AUDIO02.DAT
      ...

   CDI\ - CD-i (CD Interactive) directory
      (CD-i program and files)

   EXT\ - Directory introduced in VCD 2.0
      CAPTnn.DAT - Optional Closed Caption data 
      LOT_X.VCD - Optional extended version of LOT.VCD 
      PSD_X.VCD - Optional extended version of PSD,VCD 
      SCANDATA.DAT - Optional list of I-frame addresses 
   
   KARAOKE\ - Karaoke directory
      KARINFO.xxx - Karaoke information file

   MPEGAV\ - MPEG Audio and Video directory
      AVSEQ01.DAT - MPEG Audio and Video data file
      AVSEQ02.DAT 
      ...
      
   SEGMENT\ - Segment play directory
      ITEM0001.DAT - Still picture or menu file
      ITEM0001.DAT
      ...      

   VCD\ - Information directory
      INFO.VCD - Album and disc identification 
      ENTRIES.VCD - Entry point list for up to 500 entries 
      PSD.VCD - Optional Play Sequence Descriptor 
      LOT.VCD - Optional List ID Offset file 

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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