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"…without doubt the definitive reference booklet on DVD.*
DVD is the all-in-one garage expertise that's changing the panorama of domestic leisure, expert video, enterprise communications, and multimedia computing. now could be the time to profit approximately DVD and the way to exploit it to its most sensible virtue. In DVD Demystified, moment version, insider Jim Taylor paints a whole, updated DVD photograph with a pleasant technical creation. you want to learn it in case you are a multimedia developer, paintings with academic expertise or commercial education, in case you are a filmmaker or musician – or just are looking to comprehend this attention-grabbing expertise with in all probability large around the globe impact.
"This isn't really in basic terms ‘a' solid booklet that can assist you make feel of DVD, it really is ‘the' ebook that you'll go back to repeatedly as you discover and are available to appreciate this fascinating new optical media format." -- Geoffrey Tully, Multimedia know-how advisor; former Senior vice chairman of construction, Divx Entertainment
As one of many DVD industry's major specialists, Jim Taylor covers each element of DVD."-- Ralph LaBarge, coping with companion, Alpha DVD
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Whether those protections will last long and whether they continue to be relevant in the face of Internet music distribution remains to be seen. DVD is a boon for audio books and other spoken-word programs. Dozens of hours of stereo audio can be stored on one side of a single disc—a disc that is cheaper to produce and more convenient to use than cassette tapes or multi-CD sets. Music Performance Video Despite the success of MTV and the virtual prerequisite that a music group cut a video in order to be heard, music performance video has not done as well as expected in the videotape or laserdisc markets.

The following year JVC introduced VHS, which was slightly inferior to Betamax but won the battle of the VCRs because of extensive licensing agreements with equipment manufacturers and video distributors. The first Betamax VCR cost $2300 (over $6700 adjusted for inflation), and a 1-hour blank tape cost $16 (over $46 in today’s dollars). The first VHS deck was cheaper at $885 (equivalent to more than $2500 today), and Sony quickly introduced a new Betamax model for $1300, but both systems were out of the financial reach of most consumers for the next few years.

Dolby noise reduction appeared in 1969 and did much to reduce the problem of tape hiss. The theories and techniques behind noise reduction were refined steadily and today are the basis of the Dolby Digital surround-sound system used by DVD. Sony attempted to launch Elcaset, a high-fidelity 1/4-inch audio cassette, in 1977, but quality was not improved sufficiently to displace the established cassette format, which became firmly entrenched after the introduction of the Sony Walkman in 1979. By 1982, music sales on cassette surpassed vinyl.

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