Video CD (abbreviated as VCD, and also known as View CD, Compact Disc digital video) is a standard digital format for storing video on a Compact Disc. VCDs are playable in dedicated VCD players, most DVD-Video players, personal computers, and some video game consoles.
The VCD standard was created in 1993 by Sony, Philips, Matsushita, and JVC and is referred to as the White Book standard.
Video CDs are not popular in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East & Northern parts of Africa, so its support is limited among mainstream software. Windows Media Player prior to version 9 and Quicktime player do not support playing VCD directly, though they can play the DAT files (stored under \MPEGAV for video and audio data) reliably. Windows Vista added native support of VCD like DVD-Video and can launch preferred application upon inserting.
As the development of the technology, there are more and more people have owned portable devices, like mobile phone, DV player, music player and video player and so on. However, some of these portable devices can not support the popular VCD files, and we can see many video or movie resources are in the format of VCD, so how to play VCD on our portable devices that can not support VCD files is necessary for us to know. Actually, you do not have to worry about that, what you need is just a related video converter and with a good related video converter, you can play VCD on your portable device easily.
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