There’s plenty of other good information about DVD on the Internet. XviD seems to be the remaining alternative that’s still open source. Also keep in mind that the average television is of insufficient quality to show much difference between LD and DVD. Home theater systems or HDTVs are needed to take full advantage of the improved quality. Most «flipper» discs exist because of producers who are too lazy to optimize the compression or make a dual-layer disc.
The general term for a system that prevents taping is APS (Analog Protection System), also sometimes called copyguard. Some discs are designed with a «seamless layer change» that technically goes beyond what the DVD spec allows. For best quality the sharpness control should be set very low. However, the increase in resolvable detail more than makes up for it.
Because of PAL’s higher resolution, the video usually takes more space on the disc than the NTSC version. Дело в том, в доме «развелось» слишком много устройств, которые захотелось объединить во что-то структурированное. Pioneer, which released the first DVD-Audio players in Japan at the end of 1999, included SACD support in their DVD-Audio players. If other manufacturers follow suit, the entire SACD vs. DVD-Audio standards debate could be moot, since DVD-Audio players would play both types of discs. See 1.39 for information on care and cleaning of DVDs. The DVD computer advisory group specifically requested no mandatory caddies or other protective carriers.