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DVD is an optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions.
Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written nor erased. Blank recordable DVD discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and then func...

Mad Men Now Available On Netflix Streaming Service

Mad Men Now Available On Netflix Streaming Service

One thing that I think will be interesting to watch with Netflix over the next several weeks and months is how much of the profit from the recent price hike goes into improving the streaming service's overall library size and quality. Maybe I'm just being …

Netflix To Lose Customers, Stock Value, Over Price Increase

Netflix To Lose Customers, Stock Value, Over Price Increase

So a few weeks ago Netflix abruptly announced a price hike for their combined DVD & streaming service package, up from $9.99 to $15.99 per month. A lot of people were quite upset, and understandably so. As a Netflix customer, I wasn't particularly bothered, as …

Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Ring-a-ding-ding! Look who was right, sort of… Yeah, that's me, stop looking in the mirror. Netflix just signed a deal with a new production company, Open Road Films. What's that you say? You've read this news already today? Ahh, but you haven't read my almost …

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Zediva is still making waves, and still streaming one DVD in one player to one customer. In recent court document filings, the streaming DVD rental service (for lack of a better description) blasted back at the MPAA, essentially telling them to take off the blinders …

Sony Spat With Netflix Suggests Fragmentation Ahead In Streaming Video

Sony Spat With Netflix Suggests Fragmentation Ahead In Streaming Video

Netflix recently had to pull Sony films from the service that were provided to them by Starz. The reason is that Starz and Sony are renegotiating some contract and until it's sorted, Sony films are no longer to be shown on Netflix. Now this could be …

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

I have some pretty strong opinions about online video captions–in short, I think every video creator should be using them, and for a variety of reasons. I'm actually working on an entire article about that subject, but couldn't ignore the news announcement over the weekend …

VUDU & Wal-Mart To Sell Stupid, Overpriced Movie Cards For Digital Films

VUDU & Wal Mart To Sell Stupid, Overpriced Movie Cards For Digital Films

Here's one for the 'That's Really Stupid' category: Walmart-owned VUDU is going to sell "digital movie cards" for the film Battle: Los Angeles. The cards will available for purchase at Wal-mart stores, and will be priced at $14.96. The digital movie cards are then redeemable, …

Online Video Weekly News Reel – End of the World Edition

Online Video Weekly News Reel   End of the World Edition

So it's Sunday, eggs and bacon are cooking in the kitchen so I've got just a bit of time to knock this puppy out , so let's roll the News Reel. Why are you all still here? How am I supposed to loot from all …

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

In the Terminator universe, Skynet was the all-encompassing hivemind of the robot revolution. It basically gained self-awareness and then spread itself to every machine with a processor and memory. Well, it seems that Google is a agent of humanity's destruction as it wants to hook …

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

After weeks of rumors, anonymous sources, and outright speculation, YouTube has finally gone public with the details of their new movie rental service. Specifically, they've struck deals with NBC/Universal, Sony, & Warner Brothers studios, which leaves several studios that still aren't partners (Fox, Disney, Paramount, …

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