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Dvd Format

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kyle_101, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. kyle_101

    kyle_101 Guest

    Could anyone tell me what exactly the format is called that dvd players read.
     
  2. NWD91

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    The file system on a DVD is UDF. On a DVD you'd buy, the video is MPEG-2, which placed in a VOB file with Dolby AC3 audio (or sometimes it has DTS audio). Most DVD players can read some other stuff, including MPEG-1 VCDs, MPEG-2 SVCDs, MP3 audio, WMA audio, JPEG pictures, DivX/XviD AVI videos (this is more rare), etc. I'm not really sure what you're asking, so please reply with more details.
     
  3. kyle_101

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    Thanks for the quick reply,

    well basically i just wanted to know if stand alone dvd players could read mpeg4 format but have since learned that they dont.

     
  4. bbmayo

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    Not true some do :)
    Philips DVP642
    NeuNeo DV308 MPEG4 DVD Player
    Toshiba
    Actually there are a lot that will play MPEG4 (DivX)
     
  5. kyle_101

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    oh right well on that case I am off to check if my can....bac in a bit

    p.s. thanks
     
  6. kyle_101

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    could you possibly compile a list of dvd players that will play mpeg4

    unfortunately mine doesnt

    thanks
     
  7. babelfish

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    just google for divx player - you can pick em up for a little more than a normal cheapo dvd player
     
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    There are hundreds.. Do as stated above do a google search they have some for around $60
     
  9. kyle_101

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    Thanks guys I am well on my way to becoming mpeg4 complient.


     
  10. kyle_101

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    well i was just sitting here and thinking how important is it to have a mpeg4 complient dvd player, is it really worth getting one??????
     
  11. bbmayo

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    If you want to fit a lot onto one DVD or CD they are very good. The quality is good and you can fit a bunch more onto one disk so if this is what you are looking for then it would be a good choice.
     
  12. babelfish

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    hmmm.. im not really bothered with divx any more to be honest...

    i bought a 32" widescreen tv last xmas (merry xmas to me) and divx just dont cut the grade any more... especially when you have invested in a decent 5.1 system too

    i would rather have a high quality dvd player than a low quality dvd/divx combo
     
  13. kyle_101

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    Do you not bother with downloading films anymore then??
     
  14. babelfish

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    nope...

    once you compare a GOOD divx to a DVD you can see there is a HUGE difference... but you need a big TV to really show the difference

    its a pity really as i have about 400+ divx/xvid in my attic now :) just gathering dust!
     
  15. kyle_101

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    Thanks for all the help guys, if I ever need help again i'll just shout.

     
  16. kyle_101

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    SHOUT!!!!!!!

    Could you tell me where you used to get all your dvd coverz from cause i use a couple sites but there are rare films that i need to find the cover for.
     
  17. babelfish

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  18. kyle_101

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    I use those but its not there so i am gonna have to make my own, any good programs to use for making dvd covers would be really helpfull.

    thanks
     
  19. babelfish

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    erm... i use photoshop cs and made a template myself - i have 2 templates... one at 120 dpi for cdcovers.cc and one at 300 dpi for daprogga covers (as they are usually 600dpi+!!)

    this is then calibrated to my a3 printer so i get milimetre perfect sizing (or ~1/16" for any yanks still living in the stone age ;)).

    i also add an outline of a black 1px line round the cover - this helps cutting when the covers is mainly white etc...

    if you set up grids and stuff you can resize really quickly. i love photoshop , use it every day at work...
     

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