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  1. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    The only widely known hack at the firmware level which is available nowadays, is Libredrive as a part of the makemkv ripping program suite. The makemkv authors figured out how to get around the nasty bluray/4Kbluray drm issues like key revocation, bus encryption, etc .... on many current...
  2. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    One semi-half-assed approach would be to use a 9gigabyte two-layer dvd disc, with bluray's java virtual machine with 720p video. (IIRC, the official bluray spec mandates 720p video). Though the issue here would be how it handles the encryption drm. DVD-Video's css system behaves very...
  3. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    IIRC slightly before bluray, the half-assed "improvement" was in the form of "superbit" dvds by Sony. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superbit
  4. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    S-VHS was the equivalent complicated "work around" more than 25-30 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-VHS
  5. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    For almost a decade, I just ripped dvds to the computer into *.vob files for individual movies/episodes and played these vob files on media player classic or VLC. My computer is connected to the tv flatscreen via an HDMI connection. VLC or media player classic (mpc) does the ntsc -> 1080p...
  6. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    At minimum, this would likely require a change in the dvd virtual machine code specification. This is the "machine language" that the *.ifo files are written in. Unfortunately there is no provision for anything beyond the old ntsc/pal standards. http://dvd.sourceforge.net/dvdinfo/ifo.html...
  7. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    Can you define SHD more precisely? Are you defining FHD as 1080p or 1080i resolution?
  8. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    I'm not entirely sure on what is being asserted here. Are you suggesting the video content in the *.vob files on a dvd-video disc, be encoded at a native 720i/720p or 1080i/1080p resolution?
  9. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    For computer dvdr drives, this region coding enforcement can also be defeated at the hardware level. Awhile ago I figured this out and made a long post about it on here. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/technical-comments-on-dvd-specs.372020/ In a standalone dvd player...
  10. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    (This is purely speculation). Nowadays a burn-on-demand system is likely dependent on the effective "lifetime" of dvdr/blurayr drives, and how many discs per cake spindle turn out to be botched "coasters" (either doa straight out of the package or after burning). Unfortunately there are no...
  11. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    Region coding on dvds was already defeated back in late 1999, when the dvd css drm encryption algorithm was entirely cracked.
  12. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    In practice, sophisticated upscaling of SD/dvd ntsc or pal resolution sources is largely an exercise in futility. Unfortunately it will never be as good as native HD/bluray or UHD/4Kbluray sources. There already exist very sophisticated upscalers, such as the madVR renderer used with the media...
  13. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    Only way this can happen is to make streaming/vod illegal by federal law, with an absolute death penalty for ANY infractions which is strictly enforced. :)
  14. jcroy

    How To Encourage More More Movies/Television To Be Released On DVD Or Blu-ray?

    You are "preaching to the choir" here. ;) As much as I would like to "believe" what you have written, I would have to conclude this is either a fool's errand or pipe dream.
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