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7.0 CONTROL.DAT

The CONTROL.DAT file contains the 16 sectors of Control Data that are placed in the discís Lead-in Area during mastering. During the mastering process, the Control Data is repeated 192 times in the Lead-in Area to ensure data integrity during readout. The record size options for the CONTROL.DAT file are 2048 or 2054 bytes. Therefore the CONTROL.DAT file size must be 32,768 or 32,864 bytes.

Figure 7-1: CONTROL.DAT file Layout if Record Size = 2048 Bytes

2048B Main Data (RSN=0) 2048B Main Data (RSN=1) 2048B Main Data (RSN=2)

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2048B Main Data (RSN=15)

Figure 7-2: CONTROL.DAT file Layout if Record Size = 2054 Bytes

6B CPR_MAI 2048B Main Data

6B

CPR_MAI

2048B Main Data

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6B CPR_MAI

2048B

Main Data

(RSN=0) (RSN=1)   (RSN=15)

Note: For detail information about CPR_MAI, refer to DVD Specification for Read-Only Disc Part 1 Physical Specifications.

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