DVD-Video Information

This area contains information on DVD-Video files and their formats. This information is for people who are familiar with the structures within DVD, but lack specifics.
August 30, 2013: New Demo version of Carbon now available. This demo is fully functional except it will not render or export to files. You can see all the capabilities and test projects.

July 31, 2013: Carbon Basic is now available
February 19, 2013: MuxMan 1.4.4 released, fixes crashes caused by deficiencies in Windows memory management.

February 1, 2012: All video demos and deformation samples have been replaced with new renders with proper aspect ratio, one video (Stretch the World) is in HD!

A practical use of convolution filters: How to create the "CSI: Miami" moving glass pane effect.

Index of all How DVD Works articles

Other resources

other standards of interest
Mpeg-1&2 Okami's Programmers Corner (Archived) (word format)
AC3 (Dolby Digital, A52, A52a, and A52b) ATSC
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I have never seen the DVD-Video specifications.
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