I thought "seemless branching" was a good thing?

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  1. Lanny_B

    Lanny_B Second Unit

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    I thought "seemless branching" meant that it allowed you to watch the movie, with optional scenes seemlessly inserted without having to waste space on an entire second version of the film. But after reading the Beauty and the Beast DVD review on DVDfile:

     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    I think you misread the review. DVD File's point is that the disc could not take full advantage of seamless branching:
     
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    Ah, thank you for that quote. So, do I have the right idea of what seamless branching is?
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Yes, you've got the right idea.

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  5. Jon Robertson

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    Unfortunately, there are many players for whom seamless branching is a bit of a problem, and tend to choke and stutter, so instead Disney put three separate 90 minute features on the same disc, spreading far too few bits over too large an area.

    To their credit though, it apparently still looks pretty amazing.
     
  6. Vic_T

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    I've never seen seamlees branching look "seamless". Since it never really took off, I'm assuming it never did work real well. Has anyone ever had seamless branching actually look "seamles"?
     
  7. Patrick McCart

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    I only have The Abyss and T-2: UE for s-b...and both are totally seamless on my Toshiba SD-1600.

    I don't experiment much, though... I really prefer the extended editions of both T-2 and The Abyss. (But not the 3rd edition of T-2...the 2nd ending is bad.)
     
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  9. Lanny_B

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    Hmmm, is DVD Angle's information correct? It seems to be in direct contrast with what other reviews have said (DVDfile, IGNDVD). I've watched it, and to my eyes it didn't seem that great.
     
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  12. Bruce Hedtke

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    I have several seamless DVD's and they all play fine. I don't notice anything unusual that might be caused by the branching.

    Bruce
     

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