Digital Versatile Disc (commonly abbreviated as DVD) is a physical media format similar in shape and appearance to a regular Compact Disk, however with significantly more layers for data storage.
A DVD is read by running a laser over the disc to read the imprinted digital bits and reproduce an image/picture.
A DVD is written by burning or inscribing the digital bits that comprise the signal it is intended to display/convey.
- DVDx - an open-source DVD-to-AVI converter: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdx/
- DVDshrink: Media:dvdshrink32setup1.zip
- Tips for playing DVDs on VLC: http://www.videolan.org/support/faq.html#DVDS
- Restricted Format - Playing DVDs (across Regions without a Region-free DVD drive): http://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
- wikipedia: DVD
- wikipedia: DVD region code
- wikipedia: Portable DVD player
- Burning Question - Why Do We Still Have Region Codes for DVDs?: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/04/pr_burning_dvds/
- How Does Standard DVD Upscaling Compare to Blu-ray and HD-DVD?: http://hometheater.about.com/od/blurayandhddvd/f/blurayhddvd2.htm
- What's on a DVD?: http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/dvd-structure.htm (tech specs of DVD data contents)
- How to rip clips/segments of a DVD to MP4: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/how-to-rip-dvd-clips/26090