DVD-Video

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DVD-Video
Current logo used as of 2001
Media typeOptical disc
CapacityUp to 8.5 GB (4 hours at typical bit rates)
StandardDVD[1][2][3]
Developed byDVD Forum
UsageVideo storage
Extended fromLaserDisc
Video CD
Extended toHD DVD
Blu-ray Disc

DVD-Video is a video format used to store digital video on DVD discs. DVD-Video was the most popular home video format in Asia, North America,[4] Europe, and Australia in the 2000s until it was surpassed by Blu-ray Disc. DVD-Discs require a DVD drive and a DVD player. Commercial DVD movies are encoded using a combination MPEG-2 compressed video and audio of varying formats. Typically, the data rate for DVD movies ranges from 3 to 9.5 Mbit/s, and the bit rate changed dynamically. DVD-Video was first available in Japan on 1 November, 1996,[5] it was release on 24 March, 1997 in the United States.[6]

Licensing for DVD[change | change source]

The DVD-Video specification was made by DVD Forum and can be obtained from DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation for a fee of $5,000.[7][8] Every subscriber must sign a non-disclosure agreement, meaning they cannot share the information publicly. Certain information in the DVD Book is confidential.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. DVD FLLC (2009-02) "DVD Book Construction – List of All Available DVD Books". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. DVD FLLC "DVD Format Book – History of Supplements for DVD Books". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. MPEG.org, "DVD Books Overview" Archived 2010-05-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  4. Bakalis, Anna (2003-06-20). "It's Unreel: DVD Rentals Overtake Videocassettes". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2006-12-17.
  5. Taylor, Jim (March 21, 1997). "DVD Frequently Asked Questions (with answers!)". Video Discovery. Archived from the original on March 29, 1997. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  6. Copeland, Jeff B. (March 23, 1997). "Oscar Day Is Also DVD Day". E! Online. Archived from the original on April 11, 1997. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 DVD FLLC (2009) "DVD Format Book". Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  8. DVD FLLC (2009) "How to Obtain DVD Format/Logo License (2005–2009)". Retrieved 2009-08-14.