Posted March 22 2007 - 06:48 AM
| As far as i'm concerned MPEG2-encoding adn no lossless on a BD is a crippeled disc really |
Where did you get the MPEG-2 for the BD? This BD uses the same VC-1 encode that is on the HD DVD (as all WB releases now). Or were you just speaking generally?
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Posted March 22 2007 - 04:27 PM
| But DaVid wouldn't you rather have VC-1 or AVC since they use less space thus allowing at least on paper a better chance of getting a lossless track? |
why I said:
| Though in general I want BD to use VC1 and AVC for efficiency reasons |
But bear in mind that most titles that don't provide lossless now actually have PLENTY OF ROOM for it. The disc-producers just didn't do it. In other words, the lack of lossless on these WB titles isn't necessarily a bit-space issue (in fact, BD has more bandwidth which could have allowed a 20 or 24 bit encode as opposed to the 16-bit Dolby TrueHD WB provided on HD DVD). WB simply chose not to do it. There's lots of speculation as to their reasons. Possibly it's a way, despite their official stance of dual-support, of still helping Toshiba/HD DVD out in the short-term by providing an added incentive for HD DVD over BD for those titles where Lossless has been provided (on the HD DVD only).
There are some very complicated political games being played right now with royalties, long-standing business relationships, and perceived alliances. Imagine having your mistress over for dinner while your wife is doing dishes in the kitchen. That only vaguely touches on some of the complicated issues WB is probably working through with Toshiba and Sony.