Master Format Specification
Revised to include CPPM for DVD Audio SCOPE
Purpose of DVD_CMF
DVD_CMF (Cutting Master Format) is a standardized way of communicating
and transferring data between DVD title authoring workstations
and DVD glass master cutting systems. DVD_CMF will contain the
final "DVD Image File" as well as certain descriptive information
that is required by DVD glass master cutting systems to perform
the final DVD Encoding steps, including lead-in, lead-out and
middle area data generation, compute proper DVD error correction
and add optional DVD CSS. DVD_CMF also contains information
concerning desired DVD Layer and Side which are used by the
Laser Beam Recorder to establish required rotation and translation
DVD_CMF can be used to describe DVD Image Files on any carrier
that uses named files. This includes sequential access tape
devices that make use of ANSI tape labels, such as DLT (Digital
Linear Tape), SONY AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape), Exabyte
8mm formats, Authoring Grade DVD-R.
NOTE: ANYONE WHO MAY USE THIS FORMAT SHALL TAKE MEASURES FOR
PROTECTING FROM ANY ILLEGAL USE OF THE RECORDED MEDIA WHICH
APPLIED THIS FORMAT. BE AWARE THAT THIS FORMAT DOES NOT ADOPT
ANY COPY RIGHT PROTECTION SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF CMF.
THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT ABOUT THE PLAYBACK OF DVD-R DISCS AS
THE CUTTING MASTER MEDIA BY PLAYER IN THIS RECOMMENDATION, BECAUSE
IT IS TREATED AS A MANUFACTURER'S DESIGN SPECIFIC MATTER. IN
CASE OF PLAYBACK TROUBLE AT THE DISCS, PLEASE INQUIRE EACH PLAYER
(2) Relation with DDP
DVD_CMF has been jointly developed by DCA and DVD Forum WG1/CMF
voluntary members primary based on DCA DDP as a derivative work
in consideration of CSS related.
DVD_CMF is technically equivalent to DCA DDP2.20 subset concerning
DVD, however the occurrences of "DDP" are changed and renamed
to "DDV" for DVD_CMF.
DDP, DDP 1.00, DDP 1.01, DDP2.00, DDP 2.10, DDP 2.11, and DDP
2.20 are trademarks of DCA Inc. DDP is copyright 1989-2001 DCA
(3) CSS and CPPM Issues
A stable and continuous supply of DVD Contents to the market
is essential for a propagation of DVD and an expansion of DVD
To realize the above, a copyright protection scheme which will
give a reliability to copyright owners is essential and should
The Content Scramble System ("CSS") is a technical method for
protecting the rights of DVD Video copyright owners in digital
materials stored on DVD media.
The Copy Protection for Prerecorded Media ("CPPM") is a technical
method for protecting the rights of DVD Audio copyright owners
in digital materials stored on DVD media.
They are adopted and operate as a voluntary standard.
DVD_CMF (Cutting Master Format) are released with respect for
CSS and CPPM technologies.
DVD_CMF editors are:
Doug Carson and Associates Inc.,
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.,
Philips Electronics N. V.,
Pioneer Electric Corporation,
Victor Company of Japan Ltd.
In case of any question about the concerns of this document,
please forward it to the following address in writing.
Address: DDP HELP, 1515 E. Pine St., Cushing, OK. 74023, USA,
Email. email@example.com Tel. +918-225-0346 Fax. +918 225 1113
Company: Doug Carson and Associates Inc.
The DVD Cutting Master Format Specification describes the cutting
master media layout for DVD disc.
The DDV file consisted of two kinds of data packet DDVID and
DDVMS. The DDVID and DDVMS packet will be placed in one file,
named DDVID.DAT. The first packet of 128 bytes of the file will
contain the DDVID information, and the second packet immediately
following will contain the DDVMS information. For identification
purposes, the first four bytes of the DDVID packet will contain
the symbols DDVID.
All fields in the DDVID and DDVMS packets shall contain valid
ASCII text. All numeric fields shall be right justified and
padded with either '0' (30h) or space (20h). All alphanumeric
fields shall be left justified and shall be padded with space
Version 0.9 /31.October.1997
Version 0.91 /21.November.1997
Version 0.92 /26.January.1998
Version 0.93 / 20.April.1998
Version 0.94 / 27.May.1998
Version 1.00 / 5.April.1999
Version 1.10 / 30.January.2001
Version 1.11 / 29.March.2001
Version 1.20 / 29.March.2001 (Draft)
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