Microsoft And Amazon Team Up On High-Def DVDs

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Amazon.com and Microsoft have announced the 1,000 HD DVD Indies Project: an effort to make it easier for independent filmmakers to produce and distribute movies in high-definition. Amazon's CustomFlix unit plans to bring as many...

AACS Copy Protection For DVDs Defeated Again

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Digital rights management has suffered another setback when Antigua-based software company SlySoft reportedly updated its AnyDVD HD software with a new AACS encryption code to enable the copying of ostensibly protected HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs....

Chips on DVDs could prevent theft

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New technology in the form of a chip smaller than the head of a pin will supposedly thwart DVD theft since the discs are unplayable until they're activated at the cash register. A thin coating...

Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years

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"Within three years it will just be Blu-ray," Frank Simonis, the Blu-ray Disc Association's European chairman, said at the CeBIT technology trade show. Blu-ray, which offers 25GB per layer for storing high-definition films and other...

Burn DVDs slowly, warns Microsoft

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Microsoft is advising Vista beta testers to burn their downloaded ISOs as slowly as 1X or 2X to avoid corrupted media. It says that its failure telemetry data is showing that three quarters of failed...

China to Have Their Own Next Gen DVDs

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China have been given the approval by the DVD Forum, the international DVD standard authority. The DVD Forum gave Chinese engineers the option to develop their own China-based format, which will rid having to pay...

High Definition DVDs Ready for Production

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A consortium of manufacturers has announced its readiness to begin volume production of high definition recordable DVDs (HD DVDs). The first HD DVDR discs will go on sale next year, at around the same time...

French Ban DRM on DVDs

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A French court has ruled that DRM softwre preventing DVDs from being copied is illegal. A court of appeal decided that the use of the software banned owners from making copies of the products they...

Self-Destructing DVDS to Reach More People

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The Christmas-themed movie "Noel" most likely won't be coming to a theater near you — but if you miss it on cable, there's always the self-destructing DVD. The movie's producers hope its "trimultaneous" roll...

High-Definition DVDs Prepare for Battle

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One day, you'll watch movies at home on 5-inch discs that make today's DVDs look like VHS. We know the basic technology that will make this happen: blue-light lasers that increase disc capacity, allowing one...

HP, Philips Develop DRM for DVDs

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Industry heavyweights Hewlett-Packard and Koninklijke Philips Electronics are joining forces to develop new copy protection technology for DVD optical discs, the companies have announced. The two companies have agreed to jointly develop technology that will...

CDs and DVDs are 'doomed'

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CDs and DVDs are doomed - so say those soothsayers at Forrester, who reckon that the "end of physical media is nearing". Forrester reckons that a third of all music sales will be made by...

Self-destruct files to secure DVDs, CDs

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If technology firms like Sony and Microsoft have their way, songs and movies will expire after a single play -- unless you pay the copyright holder their due. The technology that makes this...

Disney to slip DVDs a Mickey

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That is the warning Walt Disney will issue this August when it begins to "rent" DVDs that are set to become unplayable after two days and that therefore do not have to be returned. ...

2M DVDs to Promote Xbox in Europe

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Microsoft Corp. is giving away 2 million DVDs in Europe, featuring a film showing teens indulging in sports and pastimes such as biking and skateboard. The DVD offers an interactive tour where viewers click on...

Britney, 'NSync to play on tiny DVDs

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Start-up DataPlay said Tuesday that it has signed a deal with independent label Zomba Recording to offer new albums by artists such as Britney Spears and 'NSync on miniature discs. Boulder, Colo.-based...

20 DVDs on one CDR?

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ok cheers NewsGeek, I waited for some more light to be thrown on the subject, but this one keeps popping up, so here goes. Blurb: This is an article in a big...

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