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Re: DVD - SPAM
>>I don't think DVD is going to be a long-lasting format. It's all going to be completely solid-state (gigabyte flash memory chips) before long.<<
It may be longer than you think, and not for technical reasons. The motion picture industry just won a court case against the hacker that created and distributed code to crack the DVD encryption so that movies could be uploaded and downloaded from web sites. This victory seals the format for a while longer as they have a considerable investment in the format and the protection of the format. The record inductry must be drooling over Hollywood's victory because of their own attempt to stranglehold the MP3 format.
I personally don't think the record industry will prevail because of the loophole Congress created several decades ago allowing consumers to create music cassette tapes. This was before the I-net and no one foresaw the potental extent and ease in which music can be copied and distributed. Also, the record industry's position is pure greed and not because of lost sales. They want to be the web site distributor of MP3s so they can make money on the transactions and, more importantly, control the distribution of music. Sites such as Napster and MP3.com makes it too easy for aspiring musicians to create AND distribute their own music, without the record industries involvement. Their existence is in jeopordy.
Hollywood is not saddled with such problems. It is far more difficult to produce and distribute full length feature films. And they'll want to keep it that way. If movies were to migrate to a digital chip technology, it could become a chink in their armor. It's far easier to maintain the status quo and DVD technology. And they'll offer encryted streaming films over the wire on a pay-per-view basis.
Actually, Streaming vidio may be a future technology the AKA could consider. The tapes would still have to be converted, but there may be a few titles that warrent such cost. Also, it may be possible to start recording a digital version going forward. I'm not familiar with such equipment or it's cost. It may be a simple as connecting the video camera to a PC video card while record the tape, simultaniously creating a digital version on disc.
Anyone know if that "all" it takes?
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