Bill Rainbolt writes:
>On the other hand, maybe DVDs just intensify the angst we already feel in
>an information-overload world.
Agreed - as I wrote in my previous post, because the medium offers the
facility to include extra footage, audio and a variety of interactive
features, publishers feel that they have to include them. Presumably this
is out of fear that consumers will feel short-changed if all they get is
the film. Personally I'd much rather have the film encoded at a decent
bitrate (i.e. 8mbps plus) and nothing else, in order to take advantage of
the definition advantage that DVD offers over VHS, rather than the film
plus a whole load of inane crap which no-one is ever likely to sit through
anyway, all at a much lower resolution.
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