of DVD-Video Format
Format is applicable to DVD-R for General Use and DVD-RW
Specifications for Read-Only Disc Part 3:VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS",
which is popularly known as the DVD-Video Format, was originally
specified as an application format for DVD Read-Only Discs (DVD-ROM)
and was issued as a DVD format book by the DVD Forum in August
In December 2000, its applicable range was extended to DVD Recordable
Discs for General Use (DVD-R - General) and DVD Re-recordable
Discs (DVD-RW). The announcement was also issued as supplementary
information by the DVD Forum. Therefore, various and attractive
functions defined in the DVD-Video Format have already been available
to DVD-R for General and DVD-RW discs as well as DVD-ROM discs.
Only non-copyrighted content is applicable
The extension enables users to record their own Audio/Visual contents
on a DVD-R for General or a DVD-RW disc, namely, it provides users
with recording usage of the DVD-Video Format. Only non-copyrighted
content is applicable, as defined in the supplementary information
for the extension.
Identification methods are introduced
To distinguish a user's own Audio/Visual content recorded on a
DVD-R for General or a DVD-RW disc (created by a user) from commercial
content on a DVD-ROM disc (created by a content provider), identification
methods are introduced.
DVD-Book subscribers should refer to the related information at
the Book subscriber area on this web site, where the necessary
information is described for both software companies and hardware
manufacturers who are planning to market products related with
the DVD-Video Format.
An extension to DVD-RAM is under discussion
The application of the DVD-Video Format to DVD Rewritable Discs
(DVD-RAM) is currently under discussion among related Working
Groups in the DVD Forum.
When a decision is reached, information will be posted on this
2004, the DVD Forum | All Rights Reserved