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White Book (Video CD)

The White Book specification for Video CD was announced by JVC, Philips, SONY and Matsushita in July 1993. A special CD-ROM/XA subset designed to hold MPEG-1 video. White Book defines Mode 2, Form 2 data standard which creates a disc that can contain up to 74 minutes of full-motion video. Video CD can be played on personal computers with a CD drive supporting CD-ROM/ XA, CD-i players, Video CD players and DVD players. Limited with a slow playback rate and only 680MB of storage space, the DVD standard is designed to replace the troubled Video CD. MPEG stands for Motion Picture Experts Group.


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