VCD means video Compact Disk which is a
compressed image format. VCD is a full-motion, full-screen
broadcast video standards developed jointly by electrical
manufactures like SONY, Philip, JVC, etc. With its video
compressed in MPEG-1 compression way and audio compressed in
MPEG-1 layer 2 way, even the trained professionals cannot
distinguish the original CD format from CD format after
compressing in such way. VCD is widely used in Asia and
owing to its features of free code and lower cost, it is
sure that it will not be replaced by DVD in a short time.
ASF is Advanced Streaming Format. It
is an extensible file format developed primarily for storing
synchronized digital video, audio, subtitle streams, or
transmitting data on the internet. ASF is also a multimedia
container of Windows Media Video or Windows Media Audio.
To convert vcd to asf file, if the VCD
file is encoded with VCD1.0 format, it is not necessary to
install any additional VCD decoder. If the vcd file is
encoded with 1.1 or 2.0 format, please install DVD players
such as WinDVD Player or PowerDVD Player, which include the
appropriate vcd decoder. VISTA has bundled VCD1.1/2.0
ASF Converter which can
convert vcd to asf file. Please insert a VCD into the CD/DVD
drive, browse the folder MPEGAV
on the disk. There are some VCD files named
MUSIC01.DAT, MUSIC02.DAT or AVSEQ01.DAT,
AVSEQ02.DAT etc in the folder. Then open a
file in the program for vcd to asf.
MPEG-2 is one of the formal
international standard of active image and sound coding
developed by MPEG (Moving Picture Exports Group) in 1994. It
consists of 9 standards itself ,and has many distinguished
features such as: high transfer rate and resolution,
broadcast-like video and CD-like audio, many ways of
surround channels and audio channels, etc. Besides, it
provides broader scope of changing compression ratio. With
those characters, MPEG-2 is adapted to HDTV which thus makes
MPEG-3 discarded before its birth.
To convert mpeg2 to asf, please
install a dvd player such as PowerDVD Player or WinDVD
Player for the mpeg2 decoder.