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Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player
Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player The real audio and video items are stored as DAT files in the MPEGAV directory on the VCD. You can actually copy a DAT file from a VCD and store it on your computer hard disk, and play it later. Here is what I did to save a DAT file and play it directly wi...
2007-12-03, 6970👍, 0💬

Playing Movie VCD with Windows Media Player
Playing Movie VCD with Windows Media Player VCD can be played back on stand alone VCD player devices. But it can also be played back by computer software. Windows systems has a built-in VCD player software called Windows Media Player. On my Windows XP system, I can use following steps to use Windows...
2007-12-03, 6630👍, 0💬

File Directory Structure on an Example Movie VCD
File Directory Structure on an Example 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...
2007-11-30, 6313👍, 0💬

Movie VCD File Directory Structure
Movie VCD File Directory Structure 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 ...
2007-11-30, 6767👍, 0💬

What Is VCD
What Is VCD? VCD (Video CD, Compact Disc digital video) is a standard digital format for storing video on a CD. The VCD standard was created in 1993 by Sony, Philips, Matsushita, and JVC and is referred to as the White Book standard. Main characteristics of VCD are: 1. CD Track Type: CD-ROM Mode 2 -...
2007-11-29, 5564👍, 0💬

Unused Space on Writable CDs
Unused Space on Writable CDs Let's say you received a CD from your friend. He/she recorded some personal digital pictures to share with you. After viewing those nice pictures from the CD, you noticed that those digital pictures only uses less than half of the capacity of the CD. This is a writable (...
2007-11-29, 5666👍, 0💬

Validating the Finished Data CD
Validating the Finished Data CD When FinalBurner finished writing the ISO image on the CD, you should some validation on the final CD. The first validation should be done with Windows Explorer: Insert the "arch2006" CD. Drive D: should show up. Open drive D: with Windows Explorer. 6 files show up. D...
2007-11-28, 5662👍, 0💬

Burning ISO 9660 Image to CD with FinalBurner
Burning ISO 9660 Image to CD with FinalBurner After check the ISO image with "isoinfo" command, I am ready to burn or copy it to a blank CD-R (CD Recordable). Here is what I did with my ISO image C:\temp\arch2006.iso: 0. Insert a blank CD-R (CD Recordable) into the CD drive. 1. Start FinalBurner and...
2007-11-28, 6717👍, 0💬

Checking ISO 9660 Image
Checking ISO 9660 Image Since I have the ISO 9660 command line tools installed, I did a quick check on the ISO image file, created by the FinalBurner: C:\&gt;cd \local\cdrtools C:\local\cdrtools&gt;isoin fo-i \temp\arch2006.iso -d CD-ROM is in ISO 9660 format System id: Volume id: data Volum...
2007-11-27, 5634👍, 0💬

Creating ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner
Creating ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner Instead of burning (writing or copying) files to a CD-R directly, it is better to do it in two steps: Create an ISO image file with all input files - In this step, all input files will be re-organized into an ISO 9660 file system stored as a file on the hardd...
2007-11-27, 6628👍, 0💬

Installing Final Burner
Installing Final Burner FinalBurner is free CD burning software produced by ProtectedSoft. Since I don't have other CD burning software on my system, I want to install FinalBurner and try it. 1. Go to http://www.protectedsoft.com/d ownload.php.A list of download item shows up. 2. Click on the "Downl...
2007-11-26, 7634👍, 0💬

Archiving Files on CD - Compress with WinRAR
Archiving Files on CD - Compress with WinRAR If you have a lots of personal files on your computer system, you should consider to archive or backup them to a CD to avoid any losses if something happen to your computer. One easy way to backup your files is to copy the folder where your files are loca...
2007-11-26, 6143👍, 0💬

"devdump" - Browsing Raw Data from CD
"devdump" - Browsing Raw Data from CD Tool in the "cdrtools" package is called "devdump", which allows you to browse raw data on the CD interactively. "devdump" supports 4 commands below: b - Display the next 256 bytes on the screen. a - Display the previous 256 bytes on the screen. g xx - Go to the...
2007-11-21, 5734👍, 0💬

"readcd" - Read Raw Data From CD
"readcd" - Read Raw Data From CD Tool in the "cdrtools" package is called "readcd", which allows you to read raw data from any CD-ROM by given sector locations. "readcd" takes an option called "sectors=&lt;start>-&l t;end+1>".Here is the README.TXT file where is located. C:\>\local\cdrtools\...
2007-11-21, 6774👍, 0💬

isoinfo - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools
isoinfo - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools One of the tools included in the cdrtools package is called "isoinfo", which is a great tool to perform analysis an ISO 9660 file system on a CD-ROM. "isoinfo" supports the following options: C:\>\local\cdrtools\isoinfo -help /cygdrive/c/local/cdrtools/iso info:...
2007-11-20, 8187👍, 0💬

cdrtools - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools
cdrtools - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools 1. Go to http://smithii.com/cdrtools. 2. Click the cdrtools-latest.zip link. 3. Save the downloaded file to C:\temp\cdrtools-latest.zip. The file size should be 1,645,435 bytes. 4. Unzip the file to directory C:\local\cdrtools. 5. Run the first tool, readcd, to...
2007-11-19, 6907👍, 0💬

ISO 9660 Standard - File System for CD-ROM
ISO 9660 Standard - File System for CD-ROM The main characteristics of ISO 9660 standard are: 1. Reserved Field - The first 16 sectors of the track is reserved. The reserved field can be used to store computer code to boot the operating system. This makes the CD bootable. But most of the time, the r...
2007-11-19, 7637👍, 0💬

CD Track Types - CD-ROM Modes
CD Track Types - CD-ROM Modes The main characteristics of CD-ROM specification are: CD Data Structure: Data on CD is stored in units of sectors. Each sector holds 32,768 bytes of data, and is divided into 98 frames with 24 bytes per frame. This data structure is shared by both audio CD and data CD. ...
2007-11-16, 5588👍, 0💬

WAV File Compression List
WAV File Compression List Start Sound Recorder. Click menu File > Properties. The Properties dialog box shows up. Click Convert Now button. The Sound Selection dialog box shows up. < Open the Format dropdown list, you will see all compression formats supported by Sound Recorder: ACELP.net CCITT A...
2007-11-16, 5470👍, 0💬

Validating MP3 Compression Output
Validating MP3 Compression Output Using Windows Explorer to locate the compressed WAV music file: C:\temp\wav\02-Track 2-MP3.wav. Click right mouse button on this file, and select properties. The properties dialog box shows up. The general tab displays: File name: 02-Track 2-MP3.wav Type of file: Wa...
2007-11-13, 8049👍, 0💬

Compressing WAV Files with MP3 Encoding
Compressing WAV Files with MP3 Encoding Start Sound Recorder. Click menu File &gt; Open to load the WAV file C:\temp\WAV\02-Track 2.wav. Click menu File &gt; Properties. The Properties dialog box shows up with the following information: Length: 221:37 sec. Data Size: 39050256 bytes Audio For...
2007-11-13, 5928👍, 0💬

How to Play Sound with Sound Recorder
How to Play Sound with Sound Recorder? Start Sound Recorder. Click menu File > Open. The Open dialog box shows up. Select the WAV file ripped off from a music CD at C:\temp\WAV\02-Track 2.wav. The WAV audio file loaded correctly, showing the total length of 221.37 sec. Click the play icon. The music...
2007-11-12, 5399👍, 0💬

How to Record Sound with Sound Recorder
How to Record Sound with Sound Recorder? Click Start &gt; All Programs &gt; Accessories &gt; Entertainment > &gt; Sound Recorder. The Sound Recorder window shows up. Turn on micro phone and click the record icon. Sound recording starts for a length of 60 seconds. Sing a short song. A...
2007-11-12, 6087👍, 0💬

configure Windows Media Player to burn or record MP3 music on audio CD
How to configure Windows Media Player to burn or record MP3 music on audio CD ? 1. Insert a blank CD into the CD drive. 2. Start Windows Media Player. 3. Click the Burn tab. You may an error message: "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices a...
2007-10-16, 5997👍, 0💬

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