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XSVCD

eXtended SVCD - XSVCD has same features as SVCD but it is possible to use higher bitrates (up to 9.8 Mbps) and higher resolutions to get higher video quality. XSVCD is basically everything that uses MPEG-2 video, is not within the SVCD standard or close to DVD, and burned in SVCD Mode on a CD-R/W.

XSVCD can be played on some hardware DVD players and many computers with appropriate software like a software DVD player or a media player with a MPEG-2 codec.

XSVCD PAL Specifications

Video:

  • Up to 9.8 Mbps CBR / VBR with MPEG-2 format
  • 352 x 288 pixels
  • 352 x 576 pixels
  • 720 x 576 pixels
  • 25 frames per second
Audio:
  • 32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer 2
  • Up to 2 Audio Tracks
Extra:
  • Menus and chapters
  • Up to 4 subtitle streams
  • Still pictures (704x576, 352x289)
XSVCD NTSC Specifications

Video:
  • Up to 9.8 Mbps CBR / VBR with MPEG-2 format
  • 352 x 240 pixels
  • 352 x 480 pixels
  • 720 x 480 pixels
  • 29,97 frames per second
  • 23,976 frames per second for NTSC Film
Audio:
  • 32-384 kbit/sec MPEG-1 Layer 2
  • Up to 2 Audio Tracks
Extra:
  • Menus and chapters
  • Up to 4 subtitle streams
  • Still pictures (704x480, 352x240)