By Alex Free

Video2DreamcastDisc is a complete suite of programs that can convert any video file for playback on a Sega Dreamcast console using the Sofdec video format.

Convert any existing media file to a self-booting auto-playing Sega Dreamcast .CDI file that can be burned to a CD-R for use on Mil-CD exploitable consoles. Or use it as a replacement for the Sega Dreamcast Movie Creator in a workflow for creating Sofdec FMVs in Sega Dreamcast development.

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v1.1.1 - 3/25/2022

Video2DreamcastDisc v1.1.1 For Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit or newer

Using git:

git clone

View all releases.


Version 1.1.1 (3/25/2022)

Version 1.1 (2/18/2022)


Video2DreamcastDisc provides the vid2dcd.bat script in each release, which performs all operations. This script accepts only one argument. You can either:

When executing the vid2dcd.bat with a media file as argument as explained in the above 2 methods, you will be prompted in the cmd.exe window to enter an option:

If you have selected option 1, 2, or 3, the next thing you will be prompted for is your desired video bitrate. This does not effect the audio in your final video played on the Sega Dreamcast. The maximum video bitrate you can enter that will actually play on the Sega Dreamcast is 3600. I encountered some stuttering only in the first minute of playback in videos at this bitrate. Anyways I recommend 3300 to guarantee no stuttering on any CD-R. This looks great, and doesn’t take up quite as much space as using 3600. You can only over burn so much to a CD-R, so if you find that using your desired bitrate generates to big of a .cdi for you to burn on your CD-R media you should use a lower value. I do not recommend anything lower then 2000, but the choice is yours for the size/length of playback trade off.

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Video Specifications

Version 1.0 (2/13/2022)