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Source Material for DVD Authoring

DVD MANUFACTURING
- Submitting Masters For Replication / Duplication

In order for your content to be replicated for use on all Consumer DVD players, it is imperative that all supplied
masters are formatted with no modification necessary.

WHAT IS DVD-VIDEO ?

DVD-Video is a standard for distributing video/audio content on DVD media. The format went on sale in Japan in 1995, in the United States, Canada, Central America, and Indonesia in 1997, and in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa in 1998.

What is TS (Transport Stream) Video?

Transport stream (TS) is a standard format specified in MPEG-2 for the transmission and storage of audio, video and data, and commonly used in broadcast systems such as DVB and ATSC. It is also a video stream file format for storing video on DVDs. Transport stream specifies a container format encapsulating packetized streams, with error correction and stream synchronization features for maintaining transmission integrity when the signal is degraded.

Can I Play my Mp4 or AVI on all Consumer DVD Players?

While it is possible for us to replicate a DVD-ROM (Video file on a disc), most Consumer DVD players  have to use MPEG-2 formats to play Video content. Even if you have successfully burned an MP4 to DVD, without converting it correctly, you will still encounter issues in playing MP4 on DVD player:

Regular standalone DVD players can only read movie DVD’s (those are in MPEG-2, and if you view them in Windows Explorer, you see a folder structure with VIDEO_TS, and files like .VOB .IFO and .BUP). Some newer DVD players are DivX-certified and may be able to read data DVD’s (DVD-Rom) with an AVI file encoded in the DivX codec, however, most of the time, you will fail to play MP4 on DVD player so if you want your consumer to be able to play the content you need to submit the proper  folder structure with VIDEO_TS, and files like .VOB .IFO and .BUP to ensure content playability. We can assist in the Authoring of your project to ensure that content is viewed on all consumer players.

Creating Source Material for DVD authoring

If you are converting an existing video program into a DVD, you need to gather your original video and audio material and design graphics for the menus that will weave them together.

In most cases, your video and audio assets will be created and saved as QuickTime or H264 movie files and in standard sound file formats like AIFF, WAV. Your program material should be completely edited, including any special effects, audio fades, and scene transitions, before we encode it.

Menu graphics:  Can be still image files, multilayer Photoshop files, or full-motion video. If you plan to include alternate – language subtitles in your DVD project, you will want to have your soundtrack transcribed and translated professionally.

The most important thing you can do when preparing your assets is to use the highest-quality settings available. If you use high-quality source materials, you’ll get high-quality results.

Any flaws in your material will be revealed on DVD much more quickly than in any other medium.

 

 

 

 

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