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Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071423966
ISBN-13: 9780071423960
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 700
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

DVD is a storage technology that combines, and will likely replace, existing audio, video and computer mediums. This text addresses the basics of storage technology and its standards. An accompanying DVD includes video, audio, and data samples, as well as demos to show what DVD can really do.

Foreword
Table of Figures
Table of Tables
Preface
Introduction
About Optical Discs
Who Needs to Know About Optical Discs?
Movies
Music Performance Video
Training and Productivity
Education
Computer Software
Computer Multimedia
Video Games
Information Publishing
Marketing and Communications
And More...
About This Book
Units and Notation
Other Conventions
The World Before DVD
A Brief History of Audio Technology
A Brief History of Video Technology
Captured Light
Dancing Electrons
Metal Tape and Plastic Discs
The Digital Face-Lift
A Brief History of Data Storage Technology
Innovations of CD
DVD Arrives
The Long Gestation of DVD
Hollywood Weighs In
Dissension in the Ranks
The Referee Shows Up
Reconciliation
Product Plans
Turbulence
Glib Promises
Sliding Deadlines and Empty Announcements
The Birth of DVD
Disillusionment
Divx: A Tale of Two DVDs
Ups and Downs
The Second Year
The Second Wind
The Year of DVD
DVD Gets Connected
Patents and Protections
Blockbusters and Logjams
Crackers
The Medium of the New Millennium
That's No Moon, That's a PlayStation
DVD Turns Five
Format Wars - The Next Generation
Technology Primer
Gauges and Grids: Understanding Digital and Analog
Pits and Marks and Error Correction
Layers
Two HDs: High Definition and High Density
Birds Over the Phone: Understanding Video Compression
Compressing Single Pictures
Compressing Moving Pictures
Advanced Video Codecs
Birds Revisited: Understanding Audio Compression
Perceptual Coding
MPEG-1 Audio Coding
MPEG-2 Audio Coding
Dolby Digital Audio Coding
DTS Audio Coding
MLP & Dolby True HD Audio Encoding
DTS-HD
Effects of Audio Encoding
Speakers Everywhere
A Few Timely Words about Jitter
Pegs and Holes: Understanding Aspect Ratios
How It's Done with DVD
How It Wasn't Done with DVD
Widescreen TV's
Aspect Ratios Revisited
Why 16:9?
The Transfer Tango
The Pin-Striped TV: Interlaced vs. Progressive Scanning
Progressive DVD Players
New Display Technologies
What's Wrong with CRT?
Types of New Displays
The New Video Formats
Features
Bells and Whistles
Over 2 Hours of High-Quality Digital Video and Audio
Widescreen Movies
Multiple Surround Audio Tracks
Karaoke
Subtitles
Different Camera Angles
Multistory Seamless Branching
Parental Lock
Menus
Interactivity
On-Screen Lyrics and Slideshows
Customization
Instant Access
Trick Play
Access Restrictions
Durability
Programmability
Interoperability with ROM Players
Availability of Features
Beyond DVD-Video and DVD-Audio
Navigation & Interactivity
Standard Navigation
Advanced Navigation
Picture in Picture
Menu Noises
Subtitles and Captions
Network Capabilities
Persistent Storage
Content Protection
Content Scrambling System (CSS)
CSS Technical Overview
CSS Authentication and Decryption
CSS Licensing and Compliance for PCs
A Recipe for Resistance
Content Protection for Prerecorded Media (CPPM)
Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM)
Analog Protection System (APS)
Copy Generation Management (CGMS)
Watermarking
Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP)
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Summary of Content Protection Schemes
Regional Management (RMA)
Regional Management on PCs
Next-Generation Copy Protection
Advanced Access Content System (AACS)
Self-Protecting Digital Content (SPDC)
Ramifications of Copy Protection
Effect of Copy Protection on Computers
The Analog Hole
Overview of the Formats
The DVD Family
The DVD Format Specification
Variations and Capacities of DVD
Hybrids
New Formats
General Similarities & Differences of HD DVD and BD
HD DVD
Blu-ray Disc (BD)
Microsoft WMV HD
DivX HD
UMD
FVD
EVD, HVD, and HDV
Format Compatibility
Physical Compatibility
File System Compatibility
Application Compatibility
Implementation Compatibility
New Wine in Old Bottles: DVD on CD
Compatibility Initiatives
Backward Compatibility
Sideways Compatibility
Red Laser Physical Disc Formats
Physical Composition
Substrates and Layers
Mastering and Stamping
Hybrid Disc Construction
Bonding
Burst Cutting Area
Optical Pickups
Media Storage and Longevity
Writable DVD
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD-RAM
DVD+R and DVD+RW
Phase-Change Recording
Real-Time Recording Mode
Summary of Writable DVD
Data Format
Sector Makeup and Error Correction
Data Flow and Buffering
Disc Organization
File Format
DVD-ROM Premastering
Improvement over CD
Blue Laser Physical Disc Formats
Physical Composition
HD DVD Physical Format
HD DVD Recording
HD DVD Error Correction
HD DVD Data Modulation
HD DVD-R and -RW Formats
HD DVD-RW Defect Management
Blu-ray Physical Format
BD-ROM Mastering
BD-ROM Composition and Production
BD-RE Composition
BD-R Composition
BD Error Correction
BD Data Modulation
BD-R/RE Recording
BD-R/RE Defect Management
Application Details
DVD File Format
Real-Time Recording Mode
DVD-Video
Navigation and Presentation Overview
Physical Data Structure
Domains and Spaces
Presentation Data Structure
Navigation Data
Summary of Data Structures
Menus
Buttons
Stills
User Operations
Video
Audio
Subpictures
Closed Captions
Camera Angles
Parental Management
Seamless Playback
Text
DVD-Audio
Data Structures
Navigation
Bonus Tracks
Audio Formats
High-Frequency Audio Concerns
Downmixing
Stills and Slideshows
Text
Super Audio CD (SACD)
DVD Recording
DVD-VR
DVD-AR
DVD-SR
Universal Media Disc (UMD)
UMD Video
Organizational Structure
Interactivity on UMD
What UMD is Not
Where is UMD Going?
HD DVD
HD DVD-Video
Video Formats
Audio Formats
Content Types on HD DVD
Standard Content
Advanced Content
Components of an Advanced Application
Interactivity on HD DVD-Video
HD DVD-VR
Compatibility wiht HD DVD-Video
Blu-ray Disc (BD)
BD-AV
Organizational Structure
BD-MV
Video Formats
Audio Formats
Content Types on BD-ROM
Organizational Structure
HDMV (HD Movie mode)
BD-Java (BD-J)
Other Formats
Players
Getting Connected
Digital Upscaling
Choosing a DVD Player
Connection Spaghetti - How to Hook Up a DVD Player
Connector Soup
Audio Hookup
Digital Audio
Multichannel Analog Audio
Stereo/Surround Analog Audio
AC-3 RF Digital Audio
A Bit About Bass
Video Hookup
Component Video
S-Video
Composite Video
RF Audio/Video
Digital Connections
Understanding Your DVD Player
Remote Control and Navigation
Player Setup
Future Connections
The Player Inside
Next-Generation Players
Licensing
New Format Licensing
Myths
Myth: "DVD is not HDTV Compatible"
Myth: "DVD Is Revolutionary"
Myth: "DVD Will Fail"
Myth: "DVD Is a Worldwide Standard"
Myth: "Region Codes Do Not Apply to Computers"
Myth: "A DVD-ROM Drive Makes Any PC a Movie Player"
Myth: "Competing DVD-Video Formats are Available"
Myth: "DVD Players Can Play CDs"
Myth: "DVD Is Better Because It Is Digital"
Myth: "DVD Video Is Poor Because It Is Compressed"
Myth: "Compression Does Not Work for Animation"
Myth: "Discs Are Too Fragile to Be Rented"
Myth: "Dolby Digital Means 5.1 Channels"
Myth: "The Audio Level from DVD Players Is Too Low"
Myth: "Downmixed Audio Is Not Good because the LFE Channel Is Omitted"
Myth: "DVD Lets You Watch Movies as They Were Meant to Be Seen"
Myth: "DVD Crops Widescreen Movies"
Myth: "DVD Will Replace Your VCR"
Myth: "People Will Not Collect DVDs Like They Do CDs"
Myth: "DVD Holds 4.7 to 18 Gigabytes"
Myth: "DVD Holds 133 Minutes of Video"
Myth: "DVD-Video Runs at 4.692 Mbps"
Myth: "Some Units Cannot Play Dual-Layer or Double-Sided Discs"
Myth: "JavaScript is Java" and "Javascript is the same as ECMAScript"
What's Wrong with DVD
Regional Management
Copy Protection
Hollywood Baggage on Computers
NTSC versus PAL
Tardy DVD-Audio
Incompatible Recordable Formats
Late-Blooming Video Recording
Playback Incompatibilities
Synchronization Problems
Feeble Support of Parental Choice Features
Not Better Enough
No Reverse Gear
Only Two Aspect Ratios
Deficient Pan and Scan
Inefficient Multitrack Audio
Inadequate Interactivity
Limited Graphics
Small Discs
No Barcode Standard
No External Control Standard
Poor Computer Compatibility
No WebDVD Standard
Escalated Obsolescence
Summary of the Old DVD's Shortcomings
What's Wrong with the New DVD
Two Too Many
Too Many Video Formats
Too Many Encoding Formats
Too Many Inputs
Too Many Channels
Not Enough Interactivity
Too Much Interactivity
New Interaction Paradigms
Recreating DVD's Success
The New Paradigm
The Seamless User Experience
Target Applications
Creating the Paradigm
Designing for Interactivity
Additional Features
Internet Connected Players
Local Storage
Types of User Input
DVD in Home, Business, and Education
How to Get the Best Picture and Sound
Viewing Distance
THX Certification
Software Certification
Hardware Certification
The Appeal of DVD
The Appeal of DVD-Video
The Appeal of DVD-ROM
Sales and Marketing
Communications
Training and Business Education
Industrial Applications
Classroom Education
Care and Feeding of Discs
Handling and Storage
Cleaning and Repairing DVDs
DVD on Computers
DVD-Video Sets the Standard
Multimedia: Out of the Frying Pan...
A Slow Start
DVD-ROM for Computers
Features
Compatibility
Interface
Disc Format and I/O Drivers
DVD-Video for Computers
The DVD-Video Computer
DVD-Video Playback
Decoders
Microsoft Windows Architecture
Apple Macintosh Architecture
DVD-Video Playback Details
DVD By Any Other Name: Application Types
Pure DVD-Video
Computer Bonus DVD-Video
Computer-augmented DVD-Video
Split DVD-Video/DVD-ROM
Multimedia DVD-ROM
Data Storage DVD-ROM
DVD Production Levels
WebDVD
WebDVD Applications
Enabling WebDVD
Creating WebDVD
Making and Accessing the Audio and Video
Designing the Interface
Synchronization
Connections
Conditional Access
WebDVD for Windows
WebDVD for Macintosh
WebDVD for the Rest of the World
Why Not WebDVD?
Production Essentials
General DVD Production
CD or DVD?
DVD-5 or DVD-9 or DVD-10?
DVD-Video or DVD-ROM or Both?
DVD-Video and DVD-Audio Production
Tasks and Skills
The Production Process
Production Decisions
Service Bureau or Home Brew?
VBR or CBR?
NTSC or PAL?
PCM or Dolby Digital or MPEG Audio or DTS?
Multiregion and Multilanguage Issues
Supplemental Material
Scheduling and Asset Management
Project Design
Menu Design
Menu Creation
Tips and Tricks
Navigation Design
Tips and Tricks
Balancing the Bit Budget
Tips and Tricks
Asset Preparation
Preparing Video Assets
Tips and Tricks
Preparing Animation and Composited Video
Preparing Audio Assets
Tips and Tricks
The Zen of Subwoofers
Slipping Synchronization
Preparing Subpictures
Tips and Tricks
Subpictures for Anamorphic Video
Subtitles
Preparing Graphics
Colors
Image Dimensions
Safe Areas
Video Artifacts
Tips and Tricks
Putting It All Together (Authoring)
Tips and Tricks
Formatting and Output
Testing and Quality Control
Tips and Tricks
Replication, Duplication, and Distribution
Disc Labeling
Package Design
Tips and Tricks
Production Maxims
DVD-ROM Production
File Systems and Filesnames
Bit Budgeting
A/V File Formats
Hybrid Discs
Impact of the New Formats
A Lot More Elements
Design vs. Authoring
When Authoring Becomes Programming
DVD and Beyond
The Prediction Gallery: 1996
Four-year Reality Check: 2000
The Prediction Gallery: 2000
Five-year Reality Check: 2005
The Death of VCRs
Hybrid DVD Systems
The UMD Explosion
Growth of Next-generation DVD
Beyond Next-generation DVD
The Death of CD-ROM
The Interregnum of CD-RW
Standards, Anyone?
The Changing Face of Home Entertainment
The Far Horizon
Reference Data
Standards Related to DVD
References and Information Sources

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