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  DVD Forum - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The DVD Forum is an international organization composed primarily of hardware and software companies that use and develop the DVD format.
The DVD Forum was created to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas about the DVD format, and to enable it to grow through technical improvement and innovation.
The DVD Forum is responsible for the official DVD format specifications.
open-encyclopedia.com /DVD_Forum   (234 words)

 DVD Primer
DVD Multi is not a new format, but a set of specifications that will define which drives will read and write which disks for the various DVD consumer and computer applications.
DVD video storage provides resolution which is far greater than that offered by laser disc media and almost twice the resolution of standard VHS videotape.
DVD Forum is the core DVD industry organization for establishing DVD format standards.
www.dvdforum.org /faq-dvdprimer.htm   (901 words)

 Encyclopedia: DVD Forum
The DVD Forum is an international organization composed of hardware, software, media and content companies that use and develop the DVD format.
DVDs resemble compact discs: their physical dimensions are the same—12cm or the mini 8cm—but they are encoded in a different format and at a much higher density.
Toshiba, which maintains the official DVD Forum site [2], adheres to the interpretation of "digital versatile disc." The DVD Forum never reached a consensus on the matter, however, and so today the official name of the format is simply "DVD"; the letters do not "officially" stand for anything.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/DVD-Forum   (323 words)

 DVD-Forum - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Forum was created for the purpose of exchanging and disseminating ideas and information about the DVD Format and its technical capabilities, improvements and innovations.
Forum Members are not required to support the DVD Format to the exclusion of other formats.
The DVD Forum was founded in 1995 under the original name DVD Consortium.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/DVD-Forum   (297 words)

 DVD Forum punts blue laser HD-DVD | The Register
The organisation, which oversees the DVD format, approved a blue laser-based format, to be called HD-DVD, last November.
However, last February, the DVD Forum approved the use of the Toshiba/NEC technology for rewriteable applications.
ITRI has ties with the DVD Forum, and is thought to have submitted FVD to the organisation, possibly as an interim format bridging the gap between DVD and HD-DVD.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/04/15/fvd_vs_dvd   (633 words)

 IGN: DVD Forum Approves Next-Gen DVD
December 1, 2003 - The DVD Forum has formally adopted the Advanced Optical Disc (AOD) format under development by Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. as the next-generation DVD drive, but in the near-term, it doesn't mean a whole lot.
Sony, Panasonic and Philips are members of the DVD Forum, along with Toshiba and NEC.
There is a good case that DVD will be the mass market of choice for the vast majority of end users for the next ten years." He also adds that none of the movie studios have not pledged any support to either format as yet.
dvd.ign.com /articles/442/442505p1.html   (567 words)

 Roxio -> DVD Support -> White Paper
Rewritable DVD uses phase change technology whereby the reflectivity of a mark on the disc can be changed based on how much power is used to write it.
DVD recording is here to stay; supporting it may not be easy, but it will certainly be required moving forward.
As the DVD recording market began to mature, it became obvious that more consumer-friendly applications would be required so the existing applications were refined and new consumer focused applications were created.
www.roxio.com /dvd_forum/whitepaper.jhtml   (4830 words)

 DVD Forum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The group handles licensing of the DVD format and logo through the DVD Format and Logo Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC), which also publishes the official specifications in book form.
The DVD Forum is governed by an elected Steering Committee.
By 2003, the DVD Forum had over 230 members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DVD_Forum   (386 words)

 Forum approves Apple music format for DVD Audio | The Register
The organisation, which controls the DVD format, has also approved the mandatory use of the Apple-favoured AAC for audio tracks stored in the DVD-ROM partition of future DVD Audio discs.
Approval of HD DVD 1.0 follows the approval last November of version 0.9 of the spec.
Specifically, the Forum calls for the use of High Efficiency (HE) AAC improves on vanilla AAC - part of the MPEG 4 standard - with better audio quality at higher compression rates.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/06/14/dvd_forum_aac   (587 words)

 DVD Royalties > DVD Forum Gets Tough About Royalties > January 9, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At a time when DVD system manufacturers face tough price competition around the world, the DVD Forum's move will put manufacturers without intellectual property (IP) at a disadvantage, and could deepen the disparity between the IP haves and have-nots.
Since the DVD Forum failed to form a one-stop shop for IP licensing, two competing patent pooling organizations are independently carrying out licensing programs and collecting royalties.
A separate DVD patent pool, called 3C -- comprising Royal Philips Electronics; Sony Corp. (stock: SNE) and Pioneer Corp. (stock: PIO) -- is demanding 3.5 percent royalties per a hardware unit.
www.techweb.com /wire/story/TWB20010109S0013   (632 words)

 DVD Forum approves next-generation DVD format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The DVD Forum has approved the new DVD HD standard developed by Toshiba and NEC.
DVD HD will offer five times the storage capacity as current DVDs and its approval comes before that of the rival Blu-ray format.
DVD HD drives may be initially cheaper than Blu-ray as existing manufacturing facilities will be able to be retrofitted for DVD HD manufacture.
arstechnica.com /news/posts/1070296625.html   (496 words)

 Roxio -> DVD Support -> FAQ
DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc and is the generic name for a family of related disc formats encompassing video, audio, and computer file storage on an optical disc format.
DVDs in particular allow the most options including large capacity for lots of video and menu pages just like those you see on commercial DVD movies.
An organic dye, sensitive to infrared light, is used to coat one of the layers of the disc.
www.roxio.com /dvd_forum/faq.jhtml   (1234 words)

 HD-DVD Japan 2005 Conference Held by DVD Forum
The DVD Forum organized on Monday, 27th June, its "HD-DVD JAPAN 2005" conference, in the Akihabara Convention Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
DVD Forum spokesmen presented the progress in the HD-DVD related standards.
According to the DVD Forum, the 3x DVD-ROM (dual layer) will be able to hold up to 2 hours of High Density DVD Video content with a suitable compression format such as the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) codec.
www.cdrinfo.com /Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=14320   (704 words)

 DVD Forum finalises HD DVD-RW disc spec | The Register
The DVD Forum moved a step further toward the advent of HD DVD media and drives with the approval of key physical specifications at a meeting of the organisations steering committee last week.
The Forum also approved the latest version, 0.9, of its HD DVD-R physical spec., along with a series of optional features for both recordable and rewriteable discs.
The Forum is hoping that the public's keenness of the DVD format will translate into interest in HD DVD in due course.
go.theregister.com /feed/2004/09/30/dvd_forum_logos_and_specs   (479 words)

 EETimes.com - DVD Forum turns aggressive on licenses, royalties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At a time when DVD system manufacturers face tough price competition around the world, the DVD Forum's move will put manufacturers without DVD intellectual property (IP) at a disadvantage, and could deepen the disparity between the IP haves and have nots.
Since the DVD Forum failed to form a one-stop shop for DVD IP licensing, two competing patent pooling organizations are independently carrying out licensing programs and collecting royalties.
Rather than waiting for vendors to bring their products to the DVD Forum for verification, "we are now going out and purchasing players and disks on our own from all over the world, in order to conduct verification tests," he said.
www.eetimes.com /story/OEG20010109S1369   (889 words)

 HD DVD Format Wins Approval > HD DVD Format Wins Key Nod From DVD Forum > November 26, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TOKYO - An HD DVD format proposed by Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. as the next-generation DVD format was finally approved by the DVD Forum's steering committee during recent meetings in New York.
The HD DVD format is a violet laser-based optical disk system with a capacity of 15-20 Gbyte per side using the same disk structure as current DVD disks.
The Blu-ray format was not proposed to the Forum as a candidate next-generation DVD format, but the two formats are vying to become the next-generation disk system.
www.techweb.com /wire/story/TWB20031126S0005   (524 words)

 Paper DVD underlines Blu-Ray, DVD Forum struggle
However observers point out that the whole project could be shafted by the fact that the DVD Forum has chosen the HD-DVD format - supported by Toshiba and NEC - over Blu-Ray which is used in the paper CDs.
It might not be a problem though as the DVD Forum has a habit of being ignored by the industry.
The DVD Forum on the other hand bought us the failed CSS encryption system in current DVDs and the easily circumventable region control system.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=15396   (239 words)

 DVD Forum backs CD/DVD hybrid | The Register
The idea is that punters will be able to, say, play higher quality DVD Audio content at home and use the same disc to play the same music in their car's CD player.
The DVD specification limits disc thickness to 1.5mm, which is possible to meet using a slightly thinner CD layer than is found on regular CDs and a single-layer DVD.
The DVD Forum itself ratified the format last week at a Steering Committee meeting in Seattle, a spokesman said.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/06/14/dualdisc_approved   (419 words)

 DVD Talk Forum - The Columbia House DVD Club FAQ
Any questions regarding the club should be posted to a new thread (or search for an existing one) in the DVD Clubs Forum.
While the initial enrollment offers are excellent, the biggest catch with any Columbia House DVD membership is that afterwards you must buy one or more additional DVDs (at a cost of at least $19.95 each) to fulfill your membership obligation.
While many people assume that this will limit them to choosing DVDs with a MSRP of $19.95, the fact is that Columbia House has quite a few DVDs with a MSRP of $25-$30 that have a regular membership price of just $19.95-21.95.
www.dvdtalk.com /forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107726   (4702 words)

 Forbes.com: New format war looms as DVD Forum chooses standard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan's Toshiba and NEC received the support from the DVD Forum last month, but it was only over the weekend that the news spread into the public domain.
Financial analysts said the DVD Forum's choice does not mean Sony and its consortium partners will miss out on the next stream of technology licensing income, which is what the struggle is really all about.
The DVD Forum appears to have the ear of the media industry, and industry analysts have said it is unlikely Hollywood will back two different blue-laser formats.
www.forbes.com /business/newswire/2003/12/01/rtr1164694.html   (695 words)

 DVD Forum approves 16x DVD-R, decides on HD DVD logo | TG Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The DVD Forum also approved the previously discussed concept of the Dual Layer DVD-R, now in version 2.9.
After the organization decided in June of this year on a specification of the HD DVD ROM, the forum now also moved the format for the recordable version forward.
According to the meeting notes of the DVD Forum's steering committee, HD DVD will receive "Dolby Digital Plus" and "MLP Lossless technology" as mandatory audio formats for the HD DVD, as previously did the Blue-ray disc.
www.tomshardware.com /hardnews/20040924_134741.html   (652 words)

 HD-DVD Forum Approves WMVHD VC-9 CODEC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Below are the actual resolutions and the votes as given by the DVD Forum.
It will be recommended that all report from other group are not required to explain all of the description on the material but the point on the material should be clearly and easily explained.
Proposed amendment to DVD Forum charter 8(5)(a) and 9(5).
www.audioholics.com /news/industry/HD-DVD_Forum_resolutions1.htm   (666 words)

 Network Computing | Buyer's Guide | Data Management & Storage | Read and Burn, Baby, Burn | Full Article | June 10, 2002
The DVD Forum is the consortium and standards body that created the DVD Video standard used by the disks and drives in your living room.
Prepare to see blue in your future--blue lasers, that is. The DVD Forum is creating a technological committee for the specification of blue-laser DVD disks.
Initially, nine members of the Forum were working on the spec outside of the committee, but recently the blue-laser standards effort was brought back into the Forum.
www.nwc.com /1312/1312ibg12.html   (1448 words)

 DVD Forum publishes digital interface specs for DVD-Audio/Video
In addition, several features have often had to be duplicated between the player and the receiver, such as Dolby and DTS decoding, and bass management – all of which potentially add to the likelihood of misadjustment in the living room.
Potentially this would mean that an external device such as a receiver would only need to derive linear PCM audio from the AandM data stream without having to handle the decoding of multiple audio formats such as AC-3, DTS and MLP.
The implementation of high-resolution digital outputs on the next generation of DVD players is likely to have a significant positive impact on the consumer audio industry, especially at the high end.
www.audiorevolution.com /news/1201/31.dvddigital.shtml   (703 words)

 DVD Talk Forum - a 300 character limits on sigs?
Just linking to a couple of URLs (especially DVD Talk threads) is a real pain in the ass with only 300 characters.
I asked the DVD Talk tech god if he could open a socket to fix this glitch [and another one limiting poll options to 100 characters], but it might not be possible?
this entire forum is stored in a database, and virtually every comment here is more than 300 characters.
tinyurl.com /54c9b   (1613 words)

 Consumer Expectations of HD-DVD Petition
Also, HD-DVD should eliminate artifacts from the mastering process, such as excessive pre-filtering (to ease in compression) and the utilization of electronic edge-enhancement, that are common-place with standard DVD and unnecessarily mar image fidelity.
If a film-sourced image is encoded for 1080I playback (such as 480i DVDs mastered from film), the source 1080P signal should *not* be pre-filtered to minimize aliasing during 1080I playback.
If the subtitles were encoded as true text, the font size, style, color, and placement in the image area could all be modified by the user during disc playback.
www.petitiononline.com /cehddvd/petition.html   (935 words)

 DVD Talk - DVD Movie News, Reviews, and More
On this episode of DVD Talk Radio: DVD Talk Editor Geoffrey Kleinman had the opportunity to sit down with filmmaker Judy Irving to discuss the DVD release of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill [Review].
Also be sure to listen to our recent interviews on DVD Talk Radio with Joss Whedon, Leonard Maltin, George A. Romero, Miranda July, Bruce Campbell, Kevin Smith and Frank Miller.
This week the DVD Savant has the Savant 2005 Favored Disc Roundup - Savant advances his favorite disc releases of the year...
www.dvdtalk.com   (787 words)

 RC DVD Forum: Want to copy DVD to Video Tape, How? (1/3)
The former will remove everything including DVD ColorStripe (which can affect the recorded tape on compliant VCRs) while the latter just removes standard Macrovision (but unlike other "boxes" on the market is powerful enough for DVD and has S-Video inputs).
This baby is made specifically for DVD's where as the Sima I believe is geared towards all different types of video sources.
As I understand it, the DVD is encoded with a signal that is sent to the VCR telling it to enable the Macrovision.
www.remotecentral.com /cgi-bin/mboard/rc-dvd/thread.cgi?114   (1170 words)

 Medialine News - Toshiba, NEC Bring Blue-Laser Proposal to DVD Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The increased capacity of the proposed format is achieved by employing a blue laser, and by utilizing the two companies' new signal-processing and phase-change media recording technologies.
The DVD Forum, which Toshiba chairs, established two subgroups to study different technical approaches toward the next-generation blue laser DVD format in February this year.
One is considering an approach based on a 0.6mm disc substrate, the same method employed in current DVDs, and the other a 0.1mm cover layer, favored by proponents of the Blu-Ray disc.
www.medialinenews.com /issues/2002/september/news0905_1.shtml   (612 words)

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