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Sony Blu-Ray codec mpeg 2 sucks..

Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by NexGen76, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. NexGen76

    NexGen76 Regular member

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    Is there anyway i can't tell which codec is used on Blu-Ray titles before i buy them because i just caught that deal at BB.I got Underworld2 & House of flying daggers.Both was Mpeg2 which sucks.Superman returns is in VC-1 which look far better than mpeg2.
     
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    as far as i know, all Blu-Ray is mpeg2. HD-DVD is the one that uses the superior mpeg4 format.
     
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    BluRay releases come in MPEG2, MPEG4 and VC-1. Practically all US HD-DVD releases are in VC-1. Most Japanese and (I think) European HD-DVD's are in MPEG4.

    I go to highdefdigest.com for reviews that include the technical specs of the discs. There you can see what codec is used and if the disc is single or dual layer. For example Superman Returns is a dual layer BD 50 disc encoded in VC-1 - hence the excellent video review:

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/supermanreturns.html

    Not all MPEG2 transfers are poor. See the review for Tears of the Sun:

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/tearsofthesun.html

    Overall, the VC-1 and MPEG4 transfers usually get good marks for picture quality.
     
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    Thxs guys for your help thats all i need to know but i might check out tears of the sun.I should have give it more time before i judge mpeg 2 to early because both Underworld 2 & Flying daggers was first gen release.
     
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    yeah everybody talks bad about blu ray
    just like in the old days

    bluray is betamax and hd is vhs
     
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    I'm not bashing Blu-Ray but i think Sony made a poor choice to use that codec.I think PSP UMD movies was mpeg4 which look really good on that system,i question why they didn't use mpeg4.
     
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    ? whats a codec ?

    you mean that thing off metal gear solid
     
  8. ChocTunda

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    I seen that James Bond:Casino Royale & Open Season was going to be the first Blu-Ray to have MPEG4 avc codec i can't wait to see how its going to come out.Plus open season comes out tomorrow.
     
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    Actually there have been several BluRay discs already released with MPEG4 AVC. Examples:

    The Great Raid - released 9/19/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/greatraid.html

    Eight Below - released 9/19/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/eightbelow.html

    Gone in 60 Seconds - released 10/17/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/gonein60seconds2000.html

    Glory Road - released 10/17/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/gloryroad.html

    X-Men The Last Stand - released 11/14/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/xmenlaststand.html

    Speed - released 11/14/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/speed.html

    The Wild - released 11/21/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/wild.html

    Rising Sun - release 12/5/06
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/risingsun.html

    etc...

    Disney/Buena Vista and Fox are the studios that release most discs with AVC/MPEG4.
     

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