Videos on disc 2 of sakura taisen joukai rajio

The video header says the file is supposedly SoftDec format but the SoftDec secoders (geared to Dreamcast) don't work for it. I assume there's a difference between Saturn SoftDec and Dreamcast SoftDec.

Is there anything that can play the video files from this disc (besides the game
) or a converter available? If needed I can probably upload one of the videos to my website later if someone wants to take a look at figuring it out.

I tried TrueMotion and CnePak players just to be safe (in case the header was lying or something equally vile) and neither of those did the job.


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Experience has taught me that Softdec files for the Dreamcast are made up of a MPEG-1 video component multiplexed with an ADX audio component. Have you tried de-multiplexing the Sofdec video using MPEG-1 de-multiplexers (e.g., DVMPEG, MPEG-VCR)? Note that TMPGEnc might not be able to de-multiplex SFD files.
here's a chunk of the header:

MPEG Sofdec data converted at 97-08-25 14:54:29 by CRI.

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ƒRƒƒ“ƒg (translation: comment)

ADXENCD2 Ver 2.00

SOFDEC Ver 1.25

MPVEDIT Ver 0.50

SFDBLD Ver.0.53




Edit: Neither of your noted tools worked. Tried them both. If you want ot check out the file it's at and weighs in at about 800KB.


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According to the header, it looks like it could be a compilation of several files archived as one file. Do the other *.SFD files share the same header format?
SFD... SFD... I've seen some game use those before..., for audio, I think.

[wild guess]

Like MasterAkuma said, It's seems to be some sort of media pack, used to store lotsa media files. Prolly it doesn't uses compression schemes.

I bet the .V0 and .V1 files are video-only MPEG files.

The Saturn decodes the ADX audio, and the MPEG card takes care of the video.

Only If you happen to extract them...

[/wild guess]
hrm... this looks like a job for someone a bit better with file formats than me.

SFD is the extension for SoftDec videos on the Dreamcast. However it's a different version of SoftDec and the player sand converters don't work with these files.