From Sega Retro
Sofdec, formerly known as MPEG Sofdec, is a video container format developed by CRI Middleware and initially released in 1996.
Sofdec is essentially a wrapper for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video, with ADX-encoded audio. Close ties with CRI meant ADX was widely used across late Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast titles, and with the Dreamcast's native support for MPEG, it is perhaps unsuprising that Sofdec was also widely used during this period as a means to link the two technologies. The majority of Dreamcast titles which stream full motion video use Sofdec, while only a small handful of Saturn games do.
Sega continued to use the format after adopting its multi-platform strategy in 2001, however today the technology is considered obsolete, with CRI themselves having since launched successors in ADX 2 and Sofdec 2.
Sofdec videos have the file extension .sfd.
Games which utilise Sofdec
- Chisato Moritaka: Watarasebashi/Lala Sunshine
- Falcom Classics
- Making of Nightruth II: Voice Selection
- Nightruth Voice Selection: Radio Drama Hen
- Sakura Taisen Hanagumi Tsuushin
- Sakura Taisen Jouki Radio Show
- Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Illustrations
- Yuukyuu no Kobako Official Collection
- Advanced Daisenryaku 2001
- Advanced Daisenryaku: Sturm über Europa - Der deutsche Blitzkrieg
- Aero Dancing F: Todoroki Tsubasa no Hatsu Hikou
- Aero Dancing i
- Aero Dancing i Jikai Saku Made Matemasen
- Aero Dancing Todoroki Taichou no Himitsu Disc
- AeroWings 2
- Akihabara Dennou-gumi Pata Pies!
- Angel Present
- Ao no 6-go Saigetsufutai Hito: Time and Tide
- Baldr Force EXE
- Battle Beaster
- Biohazard Code: Veronica Kanzenban
- Black/Matrix Advanced
- Blue Stinger
- Boku Doraemon
- Bokomu no Tatsujin
- Bomber Hehhe!
- Sonic Adventure
- Sonic Adventure 2
- Sonic Shuffle
- Soukou no Kihei: Space Griffon