This is the supplement document to the Unofficial DVD specifications
The objective of this guide is to introduce you to the internal data structures of a simple DVD title
that is 100%-compliant to the DVD specifications so you can view and verify many required DVD data
structures. A 100%-compliant DVD disc plays on all DVD players and computer DVDs.
The provided DVD title has three chapters with no menu. Each chapter can be randomly chosen
from a user remote control. The title repeats the playback from its first chapter automatically
after finishing the last chapter. The chapters in the DVD title are seamless so that the playback
flow does not pause or has any noticeable interruption.
The DVD data structures are very complex. By breaking down a complex system into many smaller
and simpler parts and by getting familiar with the fundamental structures of a simple DVD title,
you would gain the insight and background to understand the structure of complex commercial
DVD titles. As part of the Unofficial DVD Specifications
, this guide
is designed to help you achieve the following goals:
Get familiar with required basic operations of the DVD technology.
Understand how a DVD disc works when placing it into a standard DVD player.
Understand basic data structures required by a simple seamless DVD title with chapters,
provided with this guide.
View and verify major DVD fundamental elements: program chain (PGC), program, cell,
commands, their relationship and interaction, and how they are organized to construct a seamless
Interaction with the DVD specifications and how the DVD player interprets virtual commands.
Learn how to use the included freeware tool IFOEdit to browse the contents of all DVD data
structures. Once you are familiar with the basic data structures explained in this guide, you
would be able to use this tool to investigate all remaining data structures.
Learn how to add or replace DVD commands to alter or achieve certain playback operations.
The Unofficial DVD specifications
is now available in Adobe
Acrobat PDF ebook format. If you do not have a permanent Internet connection, this ebook
can save you a lot of connection time by reading it off-line and it contains more information
than presented on the web pages. Each DVD instruction is organized as a bookmark so you can
get to the desired page of any of the 36 DVD commands with just a click.
All the research have been done for you and summarized in an easy-to-read format.
This is the only ebook of its kind so save yourself a lot of time and efforts searching.
You cannot get similar high-quality information anywhere else at this price.
The Acrobat PDF version offers these immediate benefits:
Having more detailed information than on the web pages.
Understanding DVD terminology and architecture.
Better use of authoring products such as
Sonic Scenarist, Adobe Encore, DVD-Lab, IFOEdit, etc.
Detailed knowledge of DVD virtual commands.
Ability to verify and edit data structure fields using IFOEdit with a sample DVD title.
Understand how DVD menus work with navigation commands.
Conversion of DVD color from YCrCb to RGB
plus a free copy of DVD-Color 2.16
30-day email technical support.
Acquire the required technical background to write DVD applications and a lot more...