Monday, October 13, 2008

DVD VCD SVCD Specification with NTSC and PAL variation format details

DVD VCD SVCD Specification

DVD specification SVCD specification VCD specification
NTSC:
Horzontal width: 352
Vertical height: 240
Frames per second: 29.97
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits

PAL:
Horzontal width: 352
Vertical height: 288
Frames per second: 25
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits
NTSC:
Horzontal width: 720
Vertical height: 480
Frames per second: 29.97
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits

PAL:
Horzontal width: 720
Vertical height: 576
Frames per second: 25
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits
NTSC:
Horzontal width: 480
Vertical height: 480
Frames per second: 29.97
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits

PAL:
Horzontal width: 480
Vertical height: 576
Frames per second: 25
Color depth: 24 or 32 bits


The DVD sizes can be a bit confusing. There are basically 4 different DVD Sizes,

DVD-5, holds around 4 700 000 000 bytes and that is 4.37 computer GB where 1 kbyte is 1024 bytes* . DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW supports this format. Also called Single Sided Single Layered. This is the most common DVD Media, often called 4.7 GB Media.

DVD-10, holds around 9 400 000 000 bytes and that is 8.75 computer GB. DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW supports this format. Also called Double Sided Single Layered.

DVD-9, holds around 8 540 000 000 bytes and that is 7.95 computer GB. DVD+R supports this format. Also called Single Sided Dual Layered. This media is called DVD+R9, DVD+R DL or 8.5 GB Media.

DVD-18, holds around 17 080 000 000 bytes and that is 15.9 computer GB. DVD+R supports this format. Also called Double Sided Dual Layered.

DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL and DVD-R/DVD-RW exact sizes
DVD-R/DVD-RW = 4 706 074 624 bytes ( 4488 MB )
DVD+R/DVD+RW = 4 700 372 992 bytes ( 4482 MB )
DVD+R DL = 8 547 993 600 bytes ( 8152 MB )

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