Posted by Jim on 02/01/08 21:11
"*" <*@*.*> wrote in message news:pan.2008.02.01.04.37.18@*.*...
> I'm worried about (yet) another thing in this format war. I believe
> it was in alt.tv.tech.hdtv some weeks ago that someone mentioned all
> Blu-Ray authoring software are forcing everything to be converted
> (recompressed) to MPEG4 -- while HD-DVD authoring apps can use MPEG2
> as-is without such conversion (maybe some re-muxing but otherwise
> essentially "lossless"). HD-DVD ought to be able to use MPEG4 as-is
> also (depending on the codec used in the source). Can someone shed
> more light on this, please? Right now it seems to me that HD-DVD is
> more "versatile". I know "data disks" can store anything, but I'm
> mainly talking about the authoring apps & standalone players y'know.
> Also, I have yet to see support from Apple or Mac third-parties for
> HD-DVD -- Roxio Toast has a kext for Blu-Ray support (I do have that
> pkg), I just don't know about the other "pro video" apps (costly).
> Thanks for letting me chime-in about this.
This is such an offshoot from the OP and such a good question on it's own...
maybe creating a new thread might draw more eyes than having it buried in
Just a thought .. esp. since I am interested in answers also.
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