Information on MagicVideo CD
These are intended to be brief answers to basic questions.
- What is MagicVideo CD?
is a new service used to store high-resolution images that have been
captured on 35mm or APS film and digitized by a film scanner.
Its resolution is 704x480 (NTSC)
You can play MagicVideo CDs on a dedicated Video CD player (that
supports CD-R and VCD format version 2.0) connected to a TV. Some DVD
players that support CD-R can also play MagicVideo CDs.
The following information on DVD players is taken from customers' feedback.
that are compatible to
that are NOT compatible to
Generation Toshiba DVD player
DSP-300 DVD player
5210 DVD player
- What is the media for MagicVideo CD?
CD-R is short for "CD-Recordable". Recordable CDs are WORM (Write
Once, Read Multiple) media that work just like standard CDs. The advantage
of CD-R over other types of optical media is that you can use the discs with
a standard CD player. The disadvantage is that you can't reuse a disc.
A related technology called CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) allows you to erase
discs and reuse them, but the CD-RW media doesn't work in all players.
- Are MagicVideo CDs identical to normal CDs?
The CDs you buy in a store are pressed from a mold. MagicVideo CDs (CD-Rs)
are burned with a laser.