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(Super) video CD mastering suite.

GNU VCDImager is a full-featured mastering suite for authoring, disassembling and analyzing Video CDs and Super Video CDs.

The following features are available so far:

  • Support for Video CD 1.1 and 2.0 disc formats
  • Support for the Super Video CD 1.0 disc format
  • Full PBC (playback control) support (play lists, selection lists and end lists)
  • Support for segment play items
  • Automatic padding of MPEG streams on the fly
  • Support for 99-minute (out-of-specification) CD-R media
  • Extraction of Video CDs into files (incl. the PBC information)
  • Use of XML for the description of Video CDs


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version 2.0.1 (developmental)
released on 8 January 2018

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Accepts cryptocurrency donations.

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 co vcdimager


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Leaders and contributors

Herbert Valerio Riedel Maintainer
Rocky Bernstein contributor

Resources and communication

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Debian (Ref)
Mailing List
Savannah (Ref)
VCS Repository Webview
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Software prerequisites

Required to buildpopt
Required to buildlibxml2
Weak prerequisitecdrdao
Weak prerequisitelibcdio

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2019.


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