XVCD  and  XSVCD

Very few people create these because they "stretch" the standards to get the most out of a single disc.  And as you know, player have enough problems playing the standardized discs  .  .  .  when you stretch the standards you are asking for probems.

XVCD stands for eXtendedVCD. XVCD has same features as VCD but it is possible to use higher bitrates and higher resolution to get higher video quality. XVCD is basicly everything that uses MPEG1 video, is not within the VCD standard and burnt in "VCD"-Mode.

XSVCD stands for eXtendedSVCD. XSVCD has same features as SVCD but it is possible to use higher bitrates and higher resolution to get higher video quality. XSVCD is basicly everything that uses MPEG2 video, is not within the SVCD standard and burnt in "SVCD"-Mode.

A X(S)VCD can be played on

- XVCD on some standalone VCD Players but not XSVCD at all.
- Some standalone DVD Players check here for a compatibility list. The main problem why many players won't play X(S)VCD is that it may require faster CD-R/W reading speed in the Player.
- And of course on all computers with a CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs with a software VCD/MPG Player.

 

XVCD NTSC
Video:
any kbit/sec MPEG-1 both variable and constant bitrate
352 x 240 pixels
29,97 frames/second

(23,976 frames/second NTSC Film)
Audio:
32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2
Extra:
Menus and chapters
Still pictures in 704x480,352x240
XSVCD NTSC
Video:
any kbit/sec MPEG-2 both variable and constant bitrate
352 x 240 pixels
352 x 480 pixels

720 x 480 pixels
29,97 frames/second

(23,976 frames/second NTSC Film)
with up to 4 Subtitles
Audio:
32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2
with up to 2 Audio Tracks
Extra:
Menus and chapters
Still pictures in 704x480,352x240
XVCD PAL

Video:
any kbit/sec MPEG-1 both variable and constant bitrate.
352 x 288 pixels
25 frames/second

Audio:
32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2
Extra:
Menus and chapters
Still pictures in 704x576,352x288
XSVCD PAL

Video:
any kbit/sec MPEG-2 both variable and constant bitrate
352 x 288 pixels
352 x 576 pixels

720 x 576 pixels
25 frames/second
with up to 4 Subtitles
Audio:
32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer2
with up to 2 Audio Tracks
Extra:
Menus and chapters
Still pictures in 704x576,352x288