Digital Media Concepts/DVD-Video

DVD-Video is a consumer video format developed by Sony, Panasonic, Philips, and Toshiba and was released on November 1, 1996 in Japan.[1] The format also uses with the MPEG-2 decoder, DVD drive, or player (software or computer). This format stores video files the video files on DVD discs for entertainment and life. As of 2022, DVD-Videos are still available in retail outlets and shopping stores.

History edit

Development edit

Before DVD-Video was established, DVD was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell. Also before that, there were several formats of DVD. For this format, they developed video files by the DVD Forum, to exchange information and ideas because welcome to a new era of DVD.

Adoption edit

So many DVD-Videos are now using home entertainment distributors.[2] Along with that, they use the high quality sounds and videos for the best. Even more, DVD-Videos also do it on the video game consoles.[3]

Capacity edit

The capacity of the DVD-video format uses a 12 cm diameter of a disc and up to 8.5 GB (4 hours max. with typical bit rates). As opposed to that, there is a miniDVD, which is 8 cm diameter of a disc. But in some cases, the DVD-Video format changes their parameters, which results the decreases of a capacity. Even in DVD-Videos, the storage capacity allows with bonus features and extras (audio commentaries, interviews, deleted scenes, outtakes, and more), for example. DVD-Videos also uses more extras like playing a game, gallery seeing, and more.

Restrictions edit

DVD Regional Codes edit

DVD-Videos use region codes, the digital rights management technique since 1997, that a player must play only these discs that support the region code. For many DVD players, DVD-videos can be modified for played on a DVD player. For normal DVD players, they use regional coded discs from their particular region. And regional coding keeps European DVDs unplayable for North American DVDs.

Successors and decline edit

As of 2017, although all the Movies and TV Shows are still on DVD-Video, they are also on streaming services with a monthly price, including streaming services overtaking DVD-Videos, plus more like Blu-Ray for the first time.[4][5] Still, DVD-Videos are not obsolete.[6] Since 2008, more than 86% of DVD-Video sales are declining because of buying digital copies of the films and streaming.[7]

References edit

  1. Taylor, Jim (1997-03-29). "DVD Frequently Asked Questions (with answers!)". Video Discovery. Archived from the original on 1997-03-29. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  2. Uhlig, Robert (2004-11-22). "DVD kills the video show as digital age takes over". Archived from the original on 2018-02-16.
  3. "DVD Game Consoles?". Next Generation (No. 18 ed.). Imagine Media. June 1996. pp. 40. 
  4. "Are DVDs becoming obsolete?". 2014-11-01. Archived from the original on 2015-04-05.
  5. "Film and TV streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time". the Guardian. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  6. Vinho (2021-09-08). "This is why DVDs are still not becoming obsolete". Leawo. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  7. Whitten, Sarah (2019-11-08). "The death of the DVD: Why sales dropped more than 86% in 13 years". CNBC. Retrieved 2022-03-07.

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