CD Burn Formats

I have programmed a game in VB6. It uses 2 CD's and has to access a lot of
*.avi and sound files. It also accesses some *.txt files. It also has an installation for
the game.

What writing format shaould I use? ISSO or JOILET? I found some formats dont work on older CD drives (below 8x) What sub format should I use for
distribution?
TawVbAsked:
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dovcampConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The ISO 9660 will only allow filenames using the DOS-standard (8+3) filename, so this would probably not work real well unless you programed all the files this way.

Joliet is an extension of the ISO 9660 standard, developed by Microsoft for Windows 95, to allow CDs to be recorded using long filenames (it also allows for using the Unicode international character set). For files recorded to CD, Joliet allows you to use filenames up to 64 characters in length, including spaces.

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jhanceCommented:
If the CDROM distribution is for Windows computers, use Joliet.  If it's for non-Windows computers or a mixture, use ISO-9660.
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TawVbAuthor Commented:
My filenames are long! What sub format (if any)
of JOILET should I use?
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dovcampCommented:
By sub formats do you mean cd-rom(mode 1) and cd-rom XA (mode 2)? If so you CD-ROM (mode 1) will be more compatible with very old cd-rom drives.  But CD-ROM XA (mode 2) ads better audio and video capabilities, so you may have to sacrifice one or the other and play around with the results.

You mentioned putting music files on the CD would this be CD Tracks or just sound files?  If it's just sound files the above should be fine, if it's cd tracks it gets more complicated.

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TawVbAuthor Commented:
Yes I did mean CD-ROM XA and CD-ROM. I don't
have CD player sound files, only *.wav and
others like this. My program uses active movie to
play them.

What type of better audio and *.avi capabilities
is there in the CD-ROM XA mode?
I have to know the addventages as to decide
which sacrifise to make.

Thanks
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Soup_NaziCommented:
Go with ISO.  Makes much better sense.
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TawVbAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points from 50 to 80
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TawVbAuthor Commented:
ISO has short filenames, does 8+3 mean 8 chars then 3 for extention?
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dovcampCommented:
Yes, that's what it means.
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TawVbAuthor Commented:
Too shoooort!
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