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 […]

Verbatim Sets Q3 Release Date for BD-XL Media

Verbatim America made a big announcement this weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has stated that their latest and greatest optical media product, Blu-ray XL discs, will be available for sale starting in the third quarter of this year. Verbatim manufactures a wide variety of data storage products including […]

How to Author a DVD Video Disc

Producing your own DVD video project can be a lot of work. There are lots of steps which must be completed in order to make a finished product. Most people are familiar with the recording and editing steps, but they are not sure what to do beyond that. At this point, it’s time to author […]

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 […]

JVC Introduces New PrintPlus CD/DVD Media

Earlier this year, Taiyo Yuden underwent a name change to become JVC Advanced Media in the United States. They have been slowly transitioning the old Taiyo Yuden part numbers to the new JVC part numbers, which we wrote about back in March. With the changeover nearly complete, JVC is back in the game with a […]