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DVD Demystified with DVD : The Demystified Series - Jim Taylor

DVD Demystified with DVD

The Demystified Series

Book with Other Items Published: 21st November 2005
ISBN: 9780071423960
Number Of Pages: 700

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U.S DVD sales will top $8.1 billion in 2002, an increase of over 50%, according to Adams Media Research. DVD sales this year surpassed video, even though only 30% of households have DVD players (compared to 90% for VCRs). In August 2002 the New York Times dubbed DVD "the most successful home entertainment device in history!a true pop-culture phenomenon." DVD Demystified has served as DVD's bible since the format first shipped in 1997. Demystifying not only basic technology issues but detailing production and authoring processes, making sense out of the plethora of battling video, audio, and data formats, and clearly explaining how DVD standards and specs dovetail or clash with related digital media standards, this book has not only become DVD's standard reference, but also required reading for DVD enthusiasts who wanting to peer behind the scenes and figure out how to get the most from their technology. Since then, Jim Taylor has become DVD's most visible guru, now President of the DVD Association, author of the internet DVD FAQ, and profiled by E!Online and DVD Report. This third edition will be almost completely rewritten to cover the major technology, format, and standard changes of the past three years, and will once again include a DVD designed to show the extreme limits of performance of this dynamic technology.

Forewordp. ix
Table of Figuresp. xxiv
Table of Tablesp. xxvii
Prefacep. xxxi
Introductionp. 1
About Optical Discsp. 1
Who Needs to Know About Optical Discs?p. 1
Moviesp. 1
Music Performance Videop. 2
Training and Productivityp. 2
Educationp. 3
Computer Softwarep. 3
Computer Multimediap. 4
Video Gamesp. 4
Information Publishingp. 4
Marketing and Communicationsp. 5
And More...p. 5
About This Bookp. 6
Units and Notationp. 7
Other Conventionsp. 10
The World Before DVDp. 1
A Brief History of Audio Technologyp. 1
A Brief History of Video Technologyp. 4
Captured Lightp. 6
Dancing Electronsp. 9
Metal Tape and Plastic Discsp. 10
The Digital Face-Liftp. 13
A Brief History of Data Storage Technologyp. 15
Innovations of CDp. 16
DVD Arrivesp. 2
The Long Gestation of DVDp. 1
Hollywood Weighs Inp. 1
Dissension in the Ranksp. 3
The Referee Shows Upp. 3
Reconciliationp. 4
Product Plansp. 7
Turbulencep. 8
Glib Promisesp. 8
Sliding Deadlines and Empty Announcementsp. 9
The Birth of DVDp. 11
Disillusionmentp. 13
Divx: A Tale of Two DVDsp. 16
Ups and Downsp. 18
The Second Yearp. 19
The Second Windp. 21
The Year of DVDp. 23
DVD Gets Connectedp. 24
Patents and Protectionsp. 25
Blockbusters and Logjamsp. 26
Crackersp. 27
The Medium of the New Millenniump. 28
That's No Moon, That's a PlayStationp. 30
DVD Turns Fivep. 33
Format Wars - The Next Generationp. 34
Technology Primerp. 1
Gauges and Grids: Understanding Digital and Analogp. 1
Pits and Marks and Error Correctionp. 2
Layersp. 4
Two HDs: High Definition and High Densityp. 5
Birds Over the Phone: Understanding Video Compressionp. 6
Compressing Single Picturesp. 10
Compressing Moving Picturesp. 12
Advanced Video Codecsp. 16
Birds Revisited: Understanding Audio Compressionp. 18
Perceptual Codingp. 20
MPEG-1 Audio Codingp. 21
MPEG-2 Audio Codingp. 21
Dolby Digital Audio Codingp. 22
DTS Audio Codingp. 23
MLP & Dolby True HD Audio Encodingp. 24
DTS-HDp. 24
Effects of Audio Encodingp. 24
Speakers Everywherep. 25
A Few Timely Words about Jitterp. 26
Pegs and Holes: Understanding Aspect Ratiosp. 30
How It's Done with DVDp. 36
How It Wasn't Done with DVDp. 38
Widescreen TV'sp. 39
Aspect Ratios Revisitedp. 41
Why 16:9?p. 43
The Transfer Tangop. 46
The Pin-Striped TV: Interlaced vs. Progressive Scanningp. 47
Progressive DVD Playersp. 49
New Display Technologiesp. 53
What's Wrong with CRT?p. 53
Types of New Displaysp. 54
The New Video Formatsp. 55
Featuresp. 1
Bells and Whistlesp. 1
Over 2 Hours of High-Quality Digital Video and Audiop. 2
Widescreen Moviesp. 2
Multiple Surround Audio Tracksp. 3
Karaokep. 3
Subtitlesp. 3
Different Camera Anglesp. 4
Multistory Seamless Branchingp. 4
Parental Lockp. 5
Menusp. 5
Interactivityp. 6
On-Screen Lyrics and Slideshowsp. 6
Customizationp. 6
Instant Accessp. 7
Trick Playp. 7
Access Restrictionsp. 7
Durabilityp. 7
Programmabilityp. 7
Interoperability with ROM Playersp. 8
Availability of Featuresp. 8
Beyond DVD-Video and DVD-Audiop. 8
Navigation & Interactivityp. 8
Standard Navigationp. 9
Advanced Navigationp. 9
Picture in Picturep. 9
Menu Noisesp. 10
Subtitles and Captionsp. 10
Network Capabilitiesp. 10
Persistent Storagep. 10
Content Protectionp. 1
Content Scrambling System (CSS)p. 4
CSS Technical Overviewp. 6
CSS Authentication and Decryptionp. 7
CSS Licensing and Compliance for PCsp. 9
A Recipe for Resistancep. 10
Content Protection for Prerecorded Media (CPPM)p. 11
Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM)p. 12
Analog Protection System (APS)p. 14
Copy Generation Management (CGMS)p. 15
Watermarkingp. 16
Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP)p. 17
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)p. 18
Summary of Content Protection Schemesp. 19
Regional Management (RMA)p. 19
Regional Management on PCsp. 22
Next-Generation Copy Protectionp. 23
Advanced Access Content System (AACS)p. 23
Self-Protecting Digital Content (SPDC)p. 23
Ramifications of Copy Protectionp. 24
Effect of Copy Protection on Computersp. 24
The Analog Holep. 25
Overview of the Formatsp. 1
The DVD Familyp. 1
The DVD Format Specificationp. 3
Variations and Capacities of DVDp. 5
Hybridsp. 8
New Formatsp. 9
General Similarities & Differences of HD DVD and BDp. 11
HD DVDp. 12
Blu-ray Disc (BD)p. 14
Microsoft WMV HDp. 15
DivX HDp. 15
UMDp. 15
FVDp. 16
EVD, HVD, and HDVp. 16
Format Compatibilityp. 16
Physical Compatibilityp. 19
File System Compatibilityp. 19
Application Compatibilityp. 19
Implementation Compatibilityp. 20
New Wine in Old Bottles: DVD on CDp. 20
Compatibility Initiativesp. 21
Backward Compatibilityp. 21
Sideways Compatibilityp. 22
Red Laser Physical Disc Formatsp. 1
Physical Compositionp. 1
Substrates and Layersp. 3
Mastering and Stampingp. 3
Hybrid Disc Constructionp. 6
Bondingp. 6
Burst Cutting Areap. 7
Optical Pickupsp. 8
Media Storage and Longevityp. 9
Writable DVDp. 10
DVD-Rp. 11
DVD-RWp. 14
DVD-RAMp. 14
DVD+R and DVD+RWp. 17
Phase-Change Recordingp. 18
Real-Time Recording Modep. 19
Summary of Writable DVDp. 19
Data Formatp. 22
Sector Makeup and Error Correctionp. 22
Data Flow and Bufferingp. 26
Disc Organizationp. 27
File Formatp. 30
DVD-ROM Premasteringp. 30
Improvement over CDp. 30
Blue Laser Physical Disc Formatsp. 1
Physical Compositionp. 1
HD DVD Physical Formatp. 4
HD DVD Recordingp. 4
HD DVD Error Correctionp. 5
HD DVD Data Modulationp. 5
HD DVD-R and -RW Formatsp. 5
HD DVD-RW Defect Managementp. 5
Blu-ray Physical Formatp. 6
BD-ROM Masteringp. 7
BD-ROM Composition and Productionp. 8
BD-RE Compositionp. 9
BD-R Compositionp. 9
BD Error Correctionp. 10
BD Data Modulationp. 10
BD-R/RE Recordingp. 11
BD-R/RE Defect Managementp. 11
Application Detailsp. 1
DVD File Formatp. 2
Real-Time Recording Modep. 3
DVD-Videop. 3
Navigation and Presentation Overviewp. 5
Physical Data Structurep. 7
Domains and Spacesp. 13
Presentation Data Structurep. 14
Navigation Datap. 18
Summary of Data Structuresp. 26
Menusp. 26
Buttonsp. 27
Stillsp. 28
User Operationsp. 29
Videop. 32
Audiop. 41
Subpicturesp. 47
Closed Captionsp. 49
Camera Anglesp. 49
Parental Managementp. 50
Seamless Playbackp. 51
Textp. 52
DVD-Audiop. 56
Data Structuresp. 57
Navigationp. 59
Bonus Tracksp. 59
Audio Formatsp. 59
High-Frequency Audio Concernsp. 61
Downmixingp. 62
Stills and Slideshowsp. 62
Textp. 63
Super Audio CD (SACD)p. 63
DVD Recordingp. 64
DVD-VRp. 64
DVD-ARp. 65
DVD-SRp. 66
Universal Media Disc (UMD)p. 66
UMD Videop. 67
Organizational Structurep. 68
Interactivity on UMDp. 69
What UMD is Notp. 70
Where is UMD Going?p. 71
HD DVDp. 71
HD DVD-Videop. 71
Video Formatsp. 72
Audio Formatsp. 73
Content Types on HD DVDp. 74
Standard Contentp. 75
Advanced Contentp. 76
Components of an Advanced Applicationp. 78
Interactivity on HD DVD-Videop. 79
HD DVD-VRp. 80
Compatibility wiht HD DVD-Videop. 80
Blu-ray Disc (BD)p. 81
BD-AVp. 82
Organizational Structurep. 83
BD-MVp. 84
Video Formatsp. 85
Audio Formatsp. 85
Content Types on BD-ROMp. 85
Organizational Structurep. 86
HDMV (HD Movie mode)p. 87
BD-Java (BD-J)p. 88
Other Formatsp. 89
Playersp. 1
Getting Connectedp. 1
Digital Upscalingp. 3
Choosing a DVD Playerp. 3
Connection Spaghetti - How to Hook Up a DVD Playerp. 5
Connector Soupp. 6
Audio Hookupp. 9
Digital Audiop. 10
Multichannel Analog Audiop. 12
Stereo/Surround Analog Audiop. 12
AC-3 RF Digital Audiop. 13
A Bit About Bassp. 13
Video Hookupp. 14
Component Videop. 15
S-Videop. 15
Composite Videop. 16
RF Audio/Videop. 16
Digital Connectionsp. 16
Understanding Your DVD Playerp. 17
Remote Control and Navigationp. 17
Player Setupp. 17
Future Connectionsp. 17
The Player Insidep. 18
Next-Generation Playersp. 21
Licensingp. 22
New Format Licensingp. 25
Mythsp. 1
Myth: "DVD is not HDTV Compatible"p. 1
Myth: "DVD Is Revolutionary"p. 1
Myth: "DVD Will Fail"p. 2
Myth: "DVD Is a Worldwide Standard"p. 2
Myth: "Region Codes Do Not Apply to Computers"p. 3
Myth: "A DVD-ROM Drive Makes Any PC a Movie Player"p. 3
Myth: "Competing DVD-Video Formats are Available"p. 3
Myth: "DVD Players Can Play CDs"p. 3
Myth: "DVD Is Better Because It Is Digital"p. 4
Myth: "DVD Video Is Poor Because It Is Compressed"p. 4
Myth: "Compression Does Not Work for Animation"p. 5
Myth: "Discs Are Too Fragile to Be Rented"p. 6
Myth: "Dolby Digital Means 5.1 Channels"p. 6
Myth: "The Audio Level from DVD Players Is Too Low"p. 7
Myth: "Downmixed Audio Is Not Good because the LFE Channel Is Omitted"p. 7
Myth: "DVD Lets You Watch Movies as They Were Meant to Be Seen"p. 7
Myth: "DVD Crops Widescreen Movies"p. 8
Myth: "DVD Will Replace Your VCR"p. 8
Myth: "People Will Not Collect DVDs Like They Do CDs"p. 8
Myth: "DVD Holds 4.7 to 18 Gigabytes"p. 8
Myth: "DVD Holds 133 Minutes of Video"p. 9
Myth: "DVD-Video Runs at 4.692 Mbps"p. 9
Myth: "Some Units Cannot Play Dual-Layer or Double-Sided Discs"p. 10
Myth: "JavaScript is Java" and "Javascript is the same as ECMAScript"p. 11
What's Wrong with DVDp. 1
Regional Managementp. 2
Copy Protectionp. 2
Hollywood Baggage on Computersp. 4
NTSC versus PALp. 4
Tardy DVD-Audiop. 5
Incompatible Recordable Formatsp. 5
Late-Blooming Video Recordingp. 6
Playback Incompatibilitiesp. 6
Synchronization Problemsp. 7
Feeble Support of Parental Choice Featuresp. 7
Not Better Enoughp. 8
No Reverse Gearp. 8
Only Two Aspect Ratiosp. 9
Deficient Pan and Scanp. 9
Inefficient Multitrack Audiop. 10
Inadequate Interactivityp. 10
Limited Graphicsp. 11
Small Discsp. 11
No Barcode Standardp. 12
No External Control Standardp. 12
Poor Computer Compatibilityp. 12
No WebDVD Standardp. 13
Escalated Obsolescencep. 13
Summary of the Old DVD's Shortcomingsp. 13
What's Wrong with the New DVDp. 14
Two Too Manyp. 14
Too Many Video Formatsp. 15
Too Many Encoding Formatsp. 15
Too Many Inputsp. 15
Too Many Channelsp. 15
Not Enough Interactivityp. 16
Too Much Interactivityp. 16
New Interaction Paradigmsp. 1
Recreating DVD's Successp. 1
The New Paradigmp. 2
The Seamless User Experiencep. 3
Target Applicationsp. 3
Creating the Paradigmp. 4
Designing for Interactivityp. 5
Additional Featuresp. 5
Internet Connected Playersp. 6
Local Storagep. 7
Types of User Inputp. 8
DVD in Home, Business, and Educationp. 1
How to Get the Best Picture and Soundp. 2
Viewing Distancep. 3
THX Certificationp. 3
Software Certificationp. 3
Hardware Certificationp. 4
The Appeal of DVDp. 5
The Appeal of DVD-Videop. 7
The Appeal of DVD-ROMp. 8
Sales and Marketingp. 9
Communicationsp. 10
Training and Business Educationp. 10
Industrial Applicationsp. 11
Classroom Educationp. 12
Care and Feeding of Discsp. 13
Handling and Storagep. 13
Cleaning and Repairing DVDsp. 14
DVD on Computersp. 1
DVD-Video Sets the Standardp. 1
Multimedia: Out of the Frying Pan...p. 2
A Slow Startp. 2
DVD-ROM for Computersp. 3
Featuresp. 3
Compatibilityp. 4
Interfacep. 5
Disc Format and I/O Driversp. 6
DVD-Video for Computersp. 7
The DVD-Video Computerp. 7
DVD-Video Playbackp. 8
Decodersp. 8
Microsoft Windows Architecturep. 9
Apple Macintosh Architecturep. 11
DVD-Video Playback Detailsp. 11
DVD By Any Other Name: Application Typesp. 12
Pure DVD-Videop. 13
Computer Bonus DVD-Videop. 13
Computer-augmented DVD-Videop. 13
Split DVD-Video/DVD-ROMp. 14
Multimedia DVD-ROMp. 14
Data Storage DVD-ROMp. 14
DVD Production Levelsp. 14
WebDVDp. 16
WebDVD Applicationsp. 19
Enabling WebDVDp. 20
Creating WebDVDp. 21
Making and Accessing the Audio and Videop. 22
Designing the Interfacep. 22
Synchronizationp. 23
Connectionsp. 23
Conditional Accessp. 23
WebDVD for Windowsp. 24
WebDVD for Macintoshp. 25
WebDVD for the Rest of the Worldp. 25
Why Not WebDVD?p. 25
Production Essentialsp. 1
General DVD Productionp. 1
CD or DVD?p. 2
DVD-5 or DVD-9 or DVD-10?p. 3
DVD-Video or DVD-ROM or Both?p. 3
DVD-Video and DVD-Audio Productionp. 3
Tasks and Skillsp. 5
The Production Processp. 6
Production Decisionsp. 7
Service Bureau or Home Brew?p. 7
VBR or CBR?p. 7
NTSC or PAL?p. 8
PCM or Dolby Digital or MPEG Audio or DTS?p. 8
Multiregion and Multilanguage Issuesp. 8
Supplemental Materialp. 9
Scheduling and Asset Managementp. 10
Project Designp. 11
Menu Designp. 13
Menu Creationp. 13
Tips and Tricksp. 15
Navigation Designp. 16
Tips and Tricksp. 18
Balancing the Bit Budgetp. 18
Tips and Tricksp. 21
Asset Preparationp. 21
Preparing Video Assetsp. 22
Tips and Tricksp. 23
Preparing Animation and Composited Videop. 24
Preparing Audio Assetsp. 24
Tips and Tricksp. 25
The Zen of Subwoofersp. 26
Slipping Synchronizationp. 26
Preparing Subpicturesp. 27
Tips and Tricksp. 27
Subpictures for Anamorphic Videop. 28
Subtitlesp. 28
Preparing Graphicsp. 29
Colorsp. 29
Image Dimensionsp. 29
Safe Areasp. 30
Video Artifactsp. 32
Tips and Tricksp. 32
Putting It All Together (Authoring)p. 33
Tips and Tricksp. 34
Formatting and Outputp. 34
Testing and Quality Controlp. 35
Tips and Tricksp. 36
Replication, Duplication, and Distributionp. 37
Disc Labelingp. 38
Package Designp. 38
Tips and Tricksp. 38
Production Maximsp. 39
DVD-ROM Productionp. 40
File Systems and Filesnamesp. 40
Bit Budgetingp. 41
A/V File Formatsp. 42
Hybrid Discsp. 42
Impact of the New Formatsp. 43
A Lot More Elementsp. 43
Design vs. Authoringp. 44
When Authoring Becomes Programmingp. 44
DVD and Beyondp. 1
The Prediction Gallery: 1996p. 1
Four-year Reality Check: 2000p. 3
The Prediction Gallery: 2000p. 4
Five-year Reality Check: 2005p. 5
The Death of VCRsp. 7
Hybrid DVD Systemsp. 8
The UMD Explosionp. 8
Growth of Next-generation DVDp. 8
Beyond Next-generation DVDp. 9
The Death of CD-ROMp. 10
The Interregnum of CD-RWp. 11
Standards, Anyone?p. 11
The Changing Face of Home Entertainmentp. 12
The Far Horizonp. 16
Reference Datap. 1
Standards Related to DVDp. 1
References and Information Sourcesp. 1
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ISBN: 9780071423960
ISBN-10: 0071423966
Series: Demystified
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 700
Published: 21st November 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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