Guidelines for video formats?

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Post 08-Jan-2007 21:39

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Lately we have seen a variety of video formats. Sometimes they're video files (AVI/MPG) and sometimes they're disc images (ISO/IMG).
Personally I have no problem in any format, but it's been pointed out that a set of guidelines might be useful. Do you folks think it's best to have a ISO image which most people can easily burn to a DVD, or do you think it's a better idea to have DVD compliant MPEGs which people can do with whatever they choose?
Personally, despite seeding MPEGs in the past, I think it's better to seed as ISOs of DVDs. People who are less proficient can download and burn. People who are more proficient can rip the ISO, extract the MPEGs and do what they like with them. That said, I kinda like it when I can just download a video and watch it without having to burn or mount it first.
I find Alcohol great for handling disc images, but I don't know if it's free.
Regarding quality, I don't think I want to demand that it's DVD only. If it's new material then I'm happy even in low quality (for video). After all, DVD is lossy anyway.
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