How Long Will Blu-ray Discs Be Around?

When it comes to archiving important files and information, it’s a wise idea to choose a format that will be around well into the future. As we know, there are many media formats which have not survived the test of time. The Betamax tape, the MiniDisc, and the ill-fated HD-DVD format all died out after […]

Nintendo Wii U Console Will Not Play DVD or Blu-ray Discs

There has been a lot of buzz in the gaming industry over Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Wii U. Details about the new console were released by Nintendo earlier this month at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) in Los Angeles, California. Like its predecessor, the Wii U will not support playback of DVD and […]

Backward Compatibility of Optical Media

If you are not a wizard when it comes to CD and DVD technology, this article is for you! Optical media such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs look very similar to one another. They are the same size, shape, and very close in weight. However, optical media discs are not universally interchangeable. Today I’m […]

Can You Put High-Def Video on a DVD Disc?

Yesterday’s blog article about the Blu-ray authoring process brought up a question that I had overlooked. The question is: can you put high-definition video on to a regular DVD disc? To answer that, we need to look at what defines a regular DVD. The name “DVD video” refers to more than just a motion picture […]