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Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by wuzzbert, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. wuzzbert

    wuzzbert Member

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    Can anyone please tell me what format does a file need to be in for a stand alone DVD player to play it and Is there more than one?

     
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    what exactly do you mean? The architecture of dvds needs to be dvd format. that means that everything needs to be in a VIDEO_TS folder and the files will be ifo, bup, and vob---just like on commercial dvds.

    Now some standalones will also play vcd and svcd of which I am not sure how they are formatted.
     
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    when I explore a dvd a first find a file called VIDEO_TS upon opening these I find a couple of navigation files and a couple of .BUP files.

    Then there is the main files containing the film chapters. What format are these in?
     
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    the files are mpeg files (mpeg2) which have been formatted accordind to dvd standards. They are not chapters per se in that the vobs are limited in size to 1 gb and therefore a 4 gb movie needs 4 vobs to contain the content.

    check out the doom9 reference:
    http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/mpg/analyzeDVDcontent.htm
     

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