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File Extension

CDI File Format

Phillips Compact Disk Interactive file

CDI is a file extension for Phillips Compact Disk Interactive file format.

CDI is both a software standard  (also known as green book)  and a hardware console developed jointly by Philips International and Sony Corporation.

CDI files can contain video, audio, and binary data on compact optical disks. The CDI file format supports 552 megabytes of binary data and specifies several different types of video and audio encoding formats, though the console required an optional digital video card for MPEG-1 playback.


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This was last updated in July 2010
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