DVD Formats and DVD Codecs Explained

DVD Formats and DVD Codecs Explained

Shopping for a DVD player can be confusing. Some are $25 while others are $200 or more. Essentially both the cheap and expensive players perform the same function: playing DVDs. However, the more expensive DVD players provide additional features like the ability to play CDs, recorded DVDs or DivX DVDs. Many of these terms sound or appear similar. To unravel the language of DVD players, use this glossary to decipher exactly what you need in a DVD player.

DVD-Video MPEG2 DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW CD CD-R/RW VCD SVCD JPEG MP3 WMA WMV DivX Xvid HDCD

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