What's the best book describing DVD?

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  1. Bart

    Bart Stunt Coordinator

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    I wasn't sure which area to post this in, hopefully I chose the right one. I'm looking for a good book on DVD and I was wondering if anyone here could recommend or ust comment on any of the following books:

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About DVD - Jim Taylor
    DVD Demystified - Jim Taylor
    Ultimate DVD - Peter M Bracke
    The Digital Bits Isiders Guide to DVD - Bill Hunt, Todd Doogan

    I know there is a 3rd edition coming up for DVD Demystified and that EYWTKADVD is a printed edition of the DVD FAQ. Any further information would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Bart
     
  2. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    I haven't read any of these, but I am thinking of picking up: The Digital Bits Isiders Guide to DVD - Bill Hunt, Todd Doogan
    I love their site and I'm sure I'd like the book.
     
  3. Adam Barratt

    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    I can't speak for the others, but Jim Taylor's 'DVD Demystified' is an excellent resource. It has everything you could want to know about the format with a DVD included as well.

    Adam
     
  4. Jeff Swearingen

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    Very happy with the Bits book...its a fun read
     
  5. Jimmy M

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    I second the Bits' book. It has all I need in it.

    Jimmy!
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    If your looking for in-depth technical analysis of how the DVD format works, got for DVD DeMystified. Otherwise, go for the bits book.
     
  7. Sean A

    Sean A Stunt Coordinator

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    The "Bits" book is excellent . I've never seen the 'Ultimate DVD" book. Does anyone have more info on that book ?
     

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