file names on a VCD - acceptable formats

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by naniwadekar, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. naniwadekar

    naniwadekar Guest

    Can I choose filenames for my VCD? The master VCD I have
    has 8 files, named from Avseq01.dat to Avseq08.dat . This
    VCD runs properly on my DVD player.

    While copying, can I change the names to 01dave.dat, 02dave.dat,
    03anne.dat, etc. If I can do that, what are the constraints on
    the name? Can it include a blank character, can the name be
    20 or 32 or 64 characters-long? I remember trying to change
    the names once before. But the DVD player showed only the
    directory structure for this 'VCD with custom names'.
    I have forgotten the details. Maybe I had chosen filenames
    with more than 8 characters and that was the problem?
    I would like custom names but the DVD player should play
    it just like a normal VCD. If this is not possible,
    I will stick with names as they are.

    Please advise.
    naniwadekar, Oct 9, 2004
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  2. naniwadekar

    Ken Maltby Guest

    Does your DVD Player have a manual? Does it have
    a name? Does it have a model number?

    Ken Maltby, Oct 9, 2004
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  3. naniwadekar

    consetti Guest

    Your problem wasn't with the names you chose, it's in the way you
    copied the VCD. A VCD consists of multiple tracks, a filesystem track
    and a separate track for each video. VCD authoring programs know this
    and create the disc properly.

    You can not copy the VCD files to a computer and burn a data disc.
    You end up with a data disc, not a VCD. It may have the same
    filesystem as a VCD, but it will be a single track, not the VCD
    multi-track format

    If you want to copy a VCD, you must use the disc copy or duplicate
    disc function of your burning software. That will preserve the VCD
    consetti, Oct 9, 2004
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