Everything you ever needed to know about DVDs and a lot of things you didn’t even know you needed to know can be found at DVD Demystified: Home of the DVD FAQ . This huge FAQ is written for DVD users and creators, so its point of view is not that of a cataloger or even a librarian. But it sure has a lot of information that can help libraries and catalogers.
Take a look at it! Browse some questions and answers to see what it’s all about. It is arranged in 8 sections (from 0 to 7) presented all in one piece. Once you see the breadth and depth of what it has to offer, you can use the find feature of your browser to easily search the entire FAQ (use the shortcut key Ctrl F and type in the term you are looking for).
Here’s a little taste of some of the questions it answers:
Section 1: General DVD
- What are "regional codes," "country codes," or "zone locks"?
- What's the difference between DVD-Audio discs and DVD-Music discs?
- What’s a hybrid DVD?
- Is it ok to put labels or magnetic strips on DVDs?
Section 3: DVD Technical Details
- What's widescreen? How do the aspect ratios work?
- How long do DVDs last?