A video disc is a CD or DVD that contains multimedia video content, playable on a computer or standalone DVD player. Video discs come in several different formats, and varying levels of standardization. This page lists some of the most common formats, along with technical information about each one.

Table of formats[edit | edit source]

Format Supported resolutions Playing time
DVD 720x480, 352x480, 352x240 2 to 9 hours
VCD 352x240 74 or 80 minutes
SVCD 480x480 ~1 hour

Standard formats[edit | edit source]

The following are video disc formats that have become official standards in the market. These are widely supported by standalone home players and computers.

VCD (Video Compact Disc)[edit | edit source]

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SVCD (Super Video Compact Disc)[edit | edit source]

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DVD[edit | edit source]

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Non-standard formats[edit | edit source]

These are formats that deviate somewhat from the standard formats, but are still supposedly compatible with most DVD players. Video files in these non-standard formats are often smaller (in MB) than standards-compliant files would be, permitting longer play times on the same media.

K Video Compression Dynamics[edit | edit source]

KVCD is a modification to the standard MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 GOP structure and Quantization Matrix. It enables you to create over 120 minutes of near DVD quality video, depending on your material, on a single 80 minute CD-R/CD-RW.

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BDVD[edit | edit source]

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