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Is it possible for Standard DVDs to have HD quality video?

Old 02-17-08, 01:23 PM
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Is it possible for Standard DVDs to have HD quality video?

I'm saying that theoretically if they used up all of the disc space, could Standard DVDs hold like 5 minutes or whatever of HD quality video? Or is it also a matter of being able to support the codecs, and shorter wavelength lasers?
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Old 02-17-08, 01:26 PM
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It's also an issue of bandwidth. DVD has what, 10Mbps of bandwidth? That's not enough. The codecs are also a problem, and firmware updates probably wouldn't help, as the processors in typical DVD players wouldn't be up to the task.
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Old 02-17-08, 01:50 PM
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If you're just watching them on a computer and not a set-top player, you can fit around 20 minutes of high-def video (MPEG-2) on a single layer DVD.
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Old 02-17-08, 06:25 PM
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There is supposed to be something built into the BD specs called BD-9 which is supposed to be Blu-ray content on a standard dvd but I'm not even sure if there is software yet to author for this format. Maybe someone here has some experience.
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Old 02-18-08, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
If you're just watching them on a computer and not a set-top player, you can fit around 20 minutes of high-def video (MPEG-2) on a single layer DVD.
It's possible to author set-top compatible Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs on single and double layer DVDs now, as well. There are a few threads on the AVS forums about it.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:44 AM
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It's possible to author set-top compatible Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs on single and double layer DVDs now, as well. There are a few threads on the AVS forums about it.
Yup, it's not supposed to be that hard for HD-DVD at least. I've heard of people doing that for home videos.
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Old 02-18-08, 12:13 PM
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You sure can. Plenty of folks brag about being able to view BDs using their standard DVD players. Of course, it can take 5 DL discs to do so, but hey, that's what they made changers for.
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Old 02-18-08, 12:37 PM
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You can put HD video in HD DVD or BD "file format" onto a DVD-9 or DVD-5 and play it in your HD DVD player/BD player as an HD DVD or BD.

Back when I had an HDTivo, I did this. Took a movie that was about 8GB compressed and tooled it into an HD DVD on DVD-9. My A1 recognized it as an HD DVD and played it as such.
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Old 02-18-08, 12:40 PM
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There is something called AVCHD that is MPEG-4 video on a DVD. A colleague of mine created one and had me test it on our PS3. The PS3 recognized it as an AVCHD in the XMB menu and played it without any problems. There is an entry at Wikipedia on AVCHD.
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