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 Where can I get the DVD FAQ?
[0.1] Has the DVD FAQ been translated into other languages?
[0.2] This FAQ is too long and technical. Is there a simpler version?
[0.3] Is this FAQ any good? Who wrote it? How do I know it's accurate?
[0.4] How big is this thing?
 General DVD
[1.1] What is DVD?
[1.2] What are the features of DVD-Video?
[1.3] What's the quality of DVD-Video?
[1.4] What are the disadvantages of DVD?
[1.5] What DVD players and drives are available?
[1.5.1] Which player should I buy?
[1.6] What DVD titles are available?
[1.6.1] Where can I read reviews of DVDs?
[1.6.2] How do I find out when a movie or TV show will be available on DVD?
[1.6.3] Why isn't my favorite movie on DVD?
[1.6.4] How can I find DVDs with specific features or characteristics?
[1.6.5] Why do some rental stores and retailers not carry widescreen DVDs?
[1.7] How much do players and drives cost?
[1.8] How much do discs cost?
[1.9] How is DVD doing? Where can I get statistics?
[1.10] What are "regional codes," "country codes," or "zone locks"?
[1.11] What are the copy protection issues?
[1.12] What about music on DVD: DVD-Audio and SACD?
[1.12.1] What's the difference between DVD-Audio discs and DVD-Music discs?
[1.13] Which studios support DVD?
[1.14] Can DVD record from TV/VCR/etc?
[1.15] What happens if I scratch the disc? Aren't discs too fragile to be rented?
[1.16] VHS is good enough, why should I care about DVD?
[1.17] Is the packaging different from CD?
[1.18] What's a dual-layer disc? Will it work in all players?
[1.19] Is DVD-Video a worldwide standard? Does it work with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM?
[1.20] What about animation on DVD? Doesn't it compress poorly?
[1.21] Why do some discs require side flipping? Can't DVDs hold four hours per side?
[1.22] Why is the picture squished, making things look too skinny?
[1.23] Do all videos use Dolby Digital (AC-3)? Do they all have 5.1 channels?
[1.24] Can DVDs have "laser rot"?
[1.25] Which titles are pan & scan only? Why?
[1.26] How do I make the subtitles on my Pioneer player go away?
[1.27] Why does playback sometimes freeze for a second?
[1.28] The disc says Dolby Digital. Why do I get 2-channel surround audio?
[1.29] Why doesn't the repeat A-B feature work on some discs?
[1.30] What's the difference between first, second, and third generation DVD?
[1.31] What's a hybrid DVD?
[1.32] What's the deal with DTS and DVD?
[1.33] Why is the picture black and white?
[1.34] Why are both sides fullscreen when one side is supposed to be widescreen?
[1.35] Why are the audio and video out of sync?
[1.36] Why does the picture alternate between light and dark?
[1.37] How do I find "Easter eggs" and other hidden features?
[1.38] How do I get rid of the black bars at the top and bottom?
[1.39] How should I clean and care for DVDs?
[1.40] What's a progressive DVD player?
[1.41] Why doesn't disc X work in player Y?
[1.42] How do the parental control and multi-ratings features work?
[1.43] Which discs include multiple camera angles?
[1.44] Is it ok to put labels or magnetic strips on DVDs?
[1.45] What's the difference between Closed Captions and subtitles?
[1.46] What do the "D" codes on region 2 DVDs mean?
[1.47] What's firmware and why would I need to upgrade it?
[1.48] Are there discs to help me test, optimize, or show off my audio/video system?
[1.49] What do Sensormatic and Checkpoint mean?
[1.50] What are Superbit, Infinifilm, and other variations of DVD?
[1.51] I don't know the parental control password for my player. What do I do?
[1.52] Can my DVD player get a virus?
 DVD's relationship to other products and technologies
[2.1] Will DVD replace VCRs?
[2.2] Will DVD replace CD?
[2.3] Can CD-R writers create DVDs?
[2.4] Is CD compatible with DVD?
[2.4.1] Is CD audio (CD-DA) compatible with DVD?
[2.4.2] Is CD-ROM compatible with DVD-ROM?
[2.4.3] Is CD-R compatible with DVD?
[2.4.4] Is CD-RW compatible with DVD?
[2.4.5] Is Video CD compatible with DVD?
[2.4.6] Is Super Video CD compatible with DVD?
[2.4.7] Is Picture CD or Photo CD compatible with DVD?
[2.4.8] Is CD-i compatible with DVD?
[2.4.9] Is Enhanced CD compatible with DVD?
[2.4.10] Is CD+G compatible with DVD?
[2.4.11] Is CDV compatible with DVD?
[2.4.12] Is MP3 compatible with DVD?
[2.4.13] Is HDCD compatible with DVD?
[2.5] Is laserdisc compatible with DVD?
[2.6] Will DVD replace laserdisc?
[2.7] How does DVD compare to laserdisc?
[2.8] Can I modify or upgrade my laserdisc player to play DVD?
[2.9] Does DVD support HDTV (DTV)? Will HDTV make DVD obsolete?
[2.10] What is Divx?
[2.11] How can I record from DVD to videotape?
[2.12] Will high-definition DVD or 720p DVD make current players and discs obsolete?
[2.13] What effect will FMD have on DVD?
[2.14] How does MPEG-4 affect DVD?
[2.15] What's WebDVD?
[2.16] What's a Nuon player?
[2.17] What effect will D-VHS have on DVD?
 DVD technical details
[3.1] What are the outputs of a DVD player?
[3.2] How do I hook up a DVD player?
[3.2.1] Will I have problems connecting my VCR between my TV and my DVD player?
[3.2.2] Why is the audio or video bad?
[3.3] What are the sizes and capacities of DVD?
[3.3.1] When did double-sided, dual-layer discs (DVD-18) become available?
[3.4] What are the video details?
[3.4.1] What does "lines of resolution" mean?
[3.5] What's widescreen? How do the aspect ratios work?
[3.6] What are the audio details?
[3.6.1] Details of DVD-Audio and SACD
[3.6.2] Audio details of DVD-Video
[3.6.3] Can you explain this Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS stuff in plain English?
[3.6.4] Why is the audio level from my DVD player so low?
[3.6.5] Why is the dialog hard to hear?
[3.7] How do the interactive features work?
[3.8] What is the difference between interlaced and progressive video?
[3.9] What is edge enhancement?
[3.10] Does DVD work with barcodes?
[3.11] What is BCA or NBCA?
[3.12] How long do DVDs last?
[3.13] What about the HD-DVD and blue laser formats?
 DVD and computers
[4.1] Can I play DVD movies on my computer?
[4.1.1] Can I play DVD-Audio discs on my computer?
[4.2] What are the features and speeds of DVD-ROM drives?
[4.2.1] What is the audio output connector on a DVD drive for?
[4.3] What about recordable DVD: DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD+R?
[4.3.1] Is it true there are compatibility problems with recordable DVD formats?
[188.8.131.52] How do I remove a DVD-RAM type 2 disc from the cartridge?
[4.3.5] DVD+RW and DVD+R
[4.3.6] Which recordable DVD format should I buy?
[4.3.7] Other recordable optical formats
[4.3.8] How long does DVD recording take?
[4.3.9] Which color of recordable DVD is best?
[4.3.10] When will dual-layer recordable DVDs be available?
[4.3.11] What does 2x, 4x, 16x, and so on mean on recordable discs, and which one should I use?
[4.4] Why can't I take a screenshot of DVD video? Why do I get a pink or black square?
[4.5] Why can't I play movies copied to my hard drive?
[4.6] Why do I have problems playing DVDs on my computer?
[4.7] Can I stream DVD over a network or the Internet?
[4.8] What is DeCSS?
[4.9] How do I play DVD video in HTML, PowerPoint, Director, VB, etc.?
[4.10] What are .IFO, .VOB, and .AOB files? How can I play them?
[4.11] How do I get the Microsoft Windows DVD player application to run?
[4.12] I upgraded to Windows XP, why did my DVD software stop working?
[4.13] How can I rip audio from a DVD to play as MP3 or burn to a CD?
 DVD production
[5.1] How much does it cost to produce a DVD? Isn't it more expensive than videotape, laserdisc, and CD-ROM?
[5.2] What DVD-ROM formatting tools are available?
[5.3] What DVD production tools are available?
[5.3.1] Video encoding tools
[5.3.2] Audio encoding tools
[5.3.3] Other production tools
[5.3.4] Other production services
[5.4] What DVD authoring systems are available?
[5.5] Who can produce a DVD for me?
[5.6] What testing/verification services and tools are available?
[5.7] Can I put DVD-Video content on a CD-R or CD-RW?
[5.8] How do I copy my home videos/movies/slides to DVD?
[5.9] How can I copy a DVD?
[5.9.1] What's with those "Copy any DVD" e-mails?
[5.10] How do I get a job making DVDs?
[5.11] Where can I get DVD training?
[5.12] How can I sell DVDs that I made?
[5.13] How do I put a PowerPoint presentation on DVD?
[6.1] Who invented DVD and who owns it? Whom to contact for specifications and licensing?
[6.2] Who is making or supporting DVD products?
[6.2.1] Consumer electronics
[6.2.2] Studios, video publishers, and distributors
[6.2.3] Hardware and computer components
[6.2.4] Computer software titles on DVD-ROM
[6.3] Where can I buy (or rent) DVDs and players?
[6.3.1] Where can I buy blank recordable DVDs?
[6.4] Where can I get more information about DVD?
[6.4.1] A few of the top DVD info sites
[6.4.2] DVD utilities and region-free information
[6.4.3] Information and discussion groups for DVD authors
[6.4.4] DVD info for specific regions
[6.4.5] DVD info in other languages
[6.4.6] Books about DVD
[6.5] What's new with DVD technology?
[7.1] Unanswered questions
[7.2] Notation and units
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