multiple angles on Phantom Menace?

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  1. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick Supporting Actor

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    noticed a few strange things on my Star Wars dvd.
    first off, there are 4 subititle tracks my dvd player is picking up on, although only two seem to work. The first set is the english subtitles, the second is the subtitle track to show who is talking during the commentary. There is a third "english" track that seems to have no info on it, and the same goes for a "spanish" track which appears to have no info.
    my player also shows that there are 3 "angles" throughout the feature, although I can't switch it on the fly. Usually on a normal dvd it will show angle 1/1, this one has 1/3. To my knowledge there is no multi-angle ANYTHING on the first disc.
    any info is appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. Dan Brecher

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    Disc 1 I believe does actually have multi angles for the opening scroll. I'm not sure, I've not toyed with the angle button whilst watching it.
    Dan (UK)
     
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    Sean, I believe that the multiple-angle feature comes into use when you select a different audio language (e.g. a foreign language, not commentary or English tracks)...then it switches the opening scroll to be written in that language.
    -Tom
     
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    .... and the additional english and spanish subtitle tracks are in use only when an alien language is spoken ....
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    Do the different multiple angles all have to be read at the same time - like multiple audio tracks?
    So does that mean that sections of movies that use alternate angles would have a much lower bitrate for video? Eg. if TPM has three angles, the video is 1/3rd the rate of 'normal' video?
     
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    No, multiple video angles do not eat into the bitrate like multiple audio tracks do. The data packets alternate on the disc and only the relative packets are sent.
    See the last paragraph of section 3.7 on the DVD FAQ for a better explantion.
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    [Edited last by AaronMK on October 09, 2001 at 11:25 AM]
     
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    Double post. Please delete.
    [Edited last by AaronMK on October 09, 2001 at 11:25 AM]
     
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    [Edited last by Carl Fink on October 09, 2001 at 09:38 AM]
     

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