Welcome to the New International CD-i Association!

This website is dedicated to the Compact Disc Interactive system. It provides you with lots of technical background information, downloads, overviews and other resources on CD-i.

What's New (Full revision history)

February 28, 2021
  • Added picture of Panasonic player to The Complete CD-i Players Overview section.
  • Added retrostuff.org to the CD-i Links section.
  • Added Super Quartet and CeDImu GitHub projects to the CD-i Links section.
  • Added MAME and CeDImu emulators to The Complete CD-i Players Overview section.

  • February 26, 2021
  • Fixed link to OS-9 Internet Software Reference Manual in Microware OS-9 Documentation section.

  • February 24, 2021
  • Added note that the CDI 660/670 Keydisc is also usable with the CDI 490 player in the CD-i Disc Images Downloads and CD-i FAQ 2020 sections.

  • February 17, 2021
  • Corrected PCB for FW380i and 21TCDI30 and NV-RAM size for CDI 220/20 in the Comparison table of all Philips and Philips-build consumer CD-i players.
  • Corrected PCB for CDI 180/00 and CDI 601/00 in the Comparison table of all Philips professional and authoring CD-i players.

  • February 6, 2021
  • Added service manuals for Philips FW380i and Sony IVO-V11 and IVO-N7 players to the CD-i Service Manuals section.
  • Added operation manual for Sony IVO-V11 (also suitable for IVO-N7) to CD-i Player Manuals section.
  • Corrected CDM mechanism for FW380i in the Comparison table of all Philips and Philips-build consumer CD-i players.
  • Added new OS-9 Disk Images Download section with Disk Images of the OS-9 System Diskette (for CDI 605 and 18x), 605 Driver Update and OptImage Public Domain Software floppy disks.

  • January 31, 2021
  • Added the fold-out booklet for the CD-i Full Motion Video Technical Aspects disc to the CD-i Disc Images Downloads section.

  • January 25, 2021
  • Added several Full Motion Video (FMV) and Video-CD booklets to Authoring Book(lets) section.
  • Added Video-CD on CD-i release 3.11 document and Video-CD on CD-i sample disc inlay to the Technical Documentation / Software section, also added thumbnails.

  • January 24, 2021
  • Added CDI 180 / 181 / 182 Installation and Operation manuals and the CDI 18x Autostart function Leaflet to the CD-i Technical Documentation section.
  • Added new Philips CD-i authoring products subsection to the Philips Media Brochures section with overviews and price lists for Authoring and CD Bridge system products.
  • Added new Authoring Book(lets) section with general books and booklets about CD-i authoring, for now with just The Producers Handbook for multimedia authoring on CD-i.

  • January 17, 2021
  • Updated the CD-i Technical Information / System section, adding information about CD-i Keyboards, CD-i Picture Quality and a Full-Motion Video announcement.

    December 21, 2020
  • Restored contents of the CD-i Player Manuals section, adding the CDI 605T manual.
  • Added NIRD User Guide to Authoring Manuals section.

    October 24, 2020
  • Fixed links to CDinteractive forums in the FAQ and E-mail & Contact sections.
  • Added technical documentation for the M68000, SCC68070 and TMP683xx processors in the CD-i Technical Documentation / System section.

    September 13, 2020
  • Incorporated updated ICDIA CD-i Software Archive section by Jorg Kennis.
  • Added Home Computer Museum to the CD-i Links section.
  • Incorporated CD-i FAQ 2020 by Jorg Kennis.

    May 17, 2020
  • Added thumbnails for all documents in the Philips Media Brochures sections.

    May 16, 2020
  • Added CD-i/PC (ISA) brochure to the Philips Media Brochures | Philips professional CD-i players section; also added thumbnails for all documents in this section.

    May 15, 2020
  • Added CDI 660 / CDI 670 Technical documentation to the CD-i Technical Documentation section; also added thumbnails for all documents in this section.

    May 14, 2020
  • Added new CD-i Technical Documentation section with technical documentation for various professional and authoring player models.




  • CD-i FAQ
  • CD-i FAQ 2020
  • - The most up-to date and accurate CD-i FAQ available on the web

    CD-i OVERVIEWS
  • The Complete CD-i Players Overview - All CD-i players ever made
  • The Complete CD-i Accesories Overview - All available optional accesories
  • CD-i Related Technologies - CD-i subset players like Photo-CD and CD-BGM


  • CD-i DOWNLOADS
  • PC/Windows Downloads - Utilities for usage on a PC with DOS or Windows
  • OS-9 Disk Images Downloads - Software for usage on a CD-i / OS-9 development system
  • CD-i Development Player Downloads - Utilities for usage on a CD-i development system
  • CD-i Application Downloads - Runtime software for Video-CD and Photo-CD
  • CD-i Disc Images Downloads - Software for usage on a CD-i player
  • CD-i Homebrew Downloads - Projects from the ever growing CD-i homebrew scene


  • CD-i DOCUMENTATION
  • CD-i Player Manuals - User instructions for various models of CD-i players
  • CD-i Service Manuals - Repair instructions for various models of CD-i players
  • CD-i Technical Documentation - Technical documentation for various models of CD-i players
  • CD-i Full Functional Specification (Green Book) - Official specification of the CD-i system
  • CD-i Technical Documentation / System - Documents related to the CD-i system
  • CD-i Technical Documentation / Software - Documents related to CD-i software applications
  • CD-i Technical Documentation / PIM Technical Notes - Documents from Philips Interactive Media
  • Microware OS-9 Documentation - Technical manuals for OS-9 products
  • Authoring Manuals - Manuals for CD-i development equipment and software
  • Authoring Book(lets) - General books and booklets about CD-i authoring
  • Philips Media Brochures - Authoring hardware and software and professional players
  • The Interactive Engineer - Newsletter for CD-i developers


  • CD-i ARTICLES
  • CD-i Articles - Articles related to CD-i written by me and others
  • Classic ICDIA Articles - Archive of articles published by the ICDIA


  • CD-i PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
  • CD-i Promotional Videos - Promotional videos in MPEG-1 format
  • Historical advertisements and publications - CD-i landmarks in print
  • Press Information - Chronicling various press releases for CD-i


  • CD-i RESOURCES
  • ICDIA CD-i Software Archive - The world's largest CD-i software collection
  • Philips/OptImage/PMpro Technical Support Site - Official mirror of the former cdprosupport.com
  • CD-i Dev Research Site - Mirror of the former cdidev.emuvibes.com
  • CD-i Links - CD-i on the Web


  • ABOUT THE ICDIA
  • More about the ICDIA - Mission statement
  • Site revision history - All additions made to this site

  • E-mail & Contact

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