What is the full form of VCD?

The full form of VCD is video compact disk and it was launched in the year 1993 by Philips, JVC, SONY and Matsushitha. It is especially designed to hold the MPEG-1 video data and to include interactive capabilities.

The standard compression and transmission for audio and video is MPEG. VCD is a low-cost video format. It is the universally compatible format for wide video distribution. All DVD players or a computer with CD-ROM drive can play VCDs.

The video quality is better than other formats and is suitable for home viewing. The physical medium used in VCD is CD-R or CD-RW which are inexpensive and widely available

Burn Image to VCD

Let us see the steps to burn image to VCD, which are as follows −

  • Step 1 − Write image file to disc

  • Step 2 − click on the “Source” button or select the “Browse for a source file” option from the File menu.

  • Step 3 − Choose the desired writing speed and the number of copies

  • Step 4 − Click on the “Write” button and wait for the process to finish.


The features of VCD are as follows −

  • It is playable in VCD players, personal computers and some video game consoles

  • VCD storage format used for film distribution

  • It stores data, music and video.


The advantages of VCD are as follows −

  • It can be played on any device.
  • It is easy and inexpensive to produce
  • It is inexpensive to distribute
  • Region code free
  • Standard format
  • Fit for school video projects
  • Fit for school video projects


The disadvantages of VCD are as follows −

  • Easily damage
  • It is unremovable
  • Saves limited data

Updated on: 23-Mar-2022

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