VCD and DVD structure and specifications

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi All,
I want to know the Exact structure of VCD2.0, SVCD , DVD format.
this means some exact specificattions like what type of headers, data is  used to create a VCD 2.0 / DVD /SVCD and how these are arranged on media to meet the specification.
i have read about whitebook but unable to get it.
plz provide some links / tutorials.
Question by:LTIndia
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    First of all Thanks for help!.
    i need exact layout and file writing sequence on physical media like which file are added in which order.
    Mean if the file System layout is written to disc first or data files are written first and on which sectors?
    Any Help
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    The physical media information is what is present in the ECMA standards whose links you can find on the pages above. Complete list of ECMA standards

    I could not find anything on VCD 2.0 but DVD formats should be covered in the links.
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    Difficult to answer this, only in India lol do we get these type of questions
    what type of headers, data is  used to create a VCD 2.0/ mpeg as far as I know
    writing sequence on physical media like which file are added in which order????
    From the little understanding I do have the write writes from back to front adding a lead in and lead out using the ifo file from the vcd structure. So it writes the VCD first.
    (Leadout is used as a separator between two sessions.)
    Check this out as it kind of covers it from the great guys at video help.

    The VCD-Header trick

    How about a fully illistrated guide using Nero Expres
    How to Create a Basic VCD Using Nero Vision Express 3

    Making Video CDs under Linux

    Structure of the GNU VCDImager XML file

    And finally
    Understanding VCD, DVD and SVCD Formats

    That's about all I can offer you. the complexities of your question beats me.

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