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What I meant was that you can’t just render a MPEG-1 video file and burn it to a CD-R and that’ll make it a VideoCD (VCD), VCD authoring is very similar to DVD authoring (and done by specialized software) and includes the conversion of the video file in .dat format etc. so that the disc can be read by DVD players (standalone or PC) and PC’s.
This format is particularly useful because it can be read correctly on any computer, even Pentium I, with Windows or Linux, and Mac altogether and doesn’t require codecs. But in terms of video quality, it sucks, to say the least.