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DVD Authoring Resources

Industry Organizations, Standards, Formats

    by Douglas Dixon

See also: 

PC Technology Resources  (Interface and storage formats)
Digital Video Editing References  (Media formats)


DVD References


DVD Demystified & FAQ, Jim Taylor
    www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

DVD Demystified -- Jim Taylor's site
    www.dvddemystified.com
    DVD Glossary --  www.dvddemystified.com/glossary.html
    Demo Disc -- www.dvddemystified.com/disc.html
    WebDVD --  www.dvddemystified.com/webdvd

Recipe 4 DVD - Bruce Nazarian
    www.recipe4dvd.com

VideoHelp (DVDR Help / Video CD Help)
    www.videohelp.com

Top Ten DVD Authoring Nightmares Guide - CustomFlix
    www.CustomFlix.com/Producer/Top10Nightmares.jsp

NIST Digital Preservation Program
    www.itl.nist.gov/div895/isis/datastorage.html

NIST - Care and Handling Guide for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs
    www.itl.nist.gov/div895/carefordisc

Library Video Company - Protecting Your DVD Collection
        www.libraryvideo.com/articles/article15.asp

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DVD Industry Organizations


DVD Association (DVDA)
    www.dvda.org

DVD Entertainment Group (DEG -- DVD-Video and DVD-Audio)
    www.dvdinformation.com

DVD Forum  (DVD formats)
    www.dvdforum.com

RW Products Promotion Initiative (RWPPI -- DVD-R and DVD-RW)
    www.rwppi.com

Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC -- DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW)
    www.rdvdc.org/english

RAM Promotion Group (RAMPRG)
    www.ramprg.com

DVD+RW Alliance (+RW formats)
    www.dvdrw.com

DVD+RW Resources
    dvdplusrw.org

DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC)
    www.dvdfllc.co.jp

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DVD Disc Formats


Microsoft Windows Media Video HD (WMV HD)

   

Blu-ray Disc (BD)

   

  • Championed by Sony and Panasonic
  • Strong support from the consumer electronics and computer industries
  • More aggressive step forward
  • 25 GB per layer and 50 GB for a DL disc
  • 1/07 - TDK - preview 200 GB disc
  • Blu-ray Disc Association    www.blu-raydisc.com

HD DVD  (Obsolete)

   

  • Championed by Toshiba and NEC, DVD Forum
  • Designed as incremental improvement beyond DVD
  • 15 GB per layer and 30 GB for dual-layer
  • 1/07 - Toshiba Corporation announced triple-layer 51 GB HD DVD-ROM, 17GB per layer
  • Combo discs with DVD
  • HD DVD Promotion Group    www.hddvdprg.com
    www.TheLookAndSoundOfPerfect.com

Warner Total Hi Def (THD)  (Obsolete)

   

  • Two-sided disc: One HD DVD and the other Blu-ray
  • Each side single layer or dual layers 
  • HD DVD 15 GB or 30 GB,  Blu-ray 25 GB or 50 GB
  • 2nd half 2007
  • www.warnerbros.com

Copy Protection -- AACS

  • Movies locked down with extensive layers of copy protection technology
  • Set-top high-def DVD players will display HD picture only on displays that support HDMI interface
  • Titles may permit display at lower resolution on older analog displays
  • www.aacsla.com

Dual Disc

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Audio Format Organizations


DVD-Audio Council
    www.dvdaudiocouncil.com

DualDisc Consortium
    www.dualdisc.com

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