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Yes, I know, I'm digging up an old thread.Shadow wrote: ↑August 13th, 2017, 11:56 pmWhy did Sony even make a VCD system. Isn't the STR format decent enough? I mean, sure, maybe they were trying to market a whole format (in this case, Video CD's), but I'm sure Sony could have come out with their own movie format for the PlayStation which used the STR format and regular MDEC in the R3000A. Only thing would be you would have to swap discs or if they used a double-sided CD-ROM, turn it over like a Laser Disc.
What's cool though is with PSIO, you can easily swap between multiple ISO's instantly, so it means after 40 odd minutes of playtime from one ISO, the program code would tell PSIO to switch to the next ISO and continue playback of the next 40 odd minutes minutes seamlessly. A whole movie could be played on the PSX without any delays or pauses from the SD Card
I made a "FRIENDS" short which I used as a test about 4 years ago. The quality is really good. Perfectly watchable. Doesn't look good under emulation, but on a real PSX with a CRT it looks fine. Just demonstrates my point
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_GAa ... m54SkxnY1E
Yes, I know, I'm a new user who's not to be trusted.
But I can't send you a direct message on here without having participated in some threads.
I have to ask, how the hell did you do this? I've managed to get some MPEGs converted into STR format, but how did you go about converting yours into ISO format? Did you write the STR files to a disc and then make an ISO of the disc or is there a conversion process you did to make the files appear as an ISO? I looked in the ISO and there's only the video file, so you didn't compile a player or anything in there, which makes me think it's an auto loader, so...
So I just burn my STR files to a disc using something like Alcohol 120 that has PlayStation formatting built in, or do I have to do something more?
Thanks if you do reply, and sorry for digging up an old thread, you're just the only place on the internet I could find that actually has this working.
I'd like to know too - asked this question a few years ago and would love to see something like this (especially with some kind of "insert next disc" type of thing after the end of the video so multiple discs could work without psio).
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