Digital Versatile Disc
DVD is capable of storing large amounts of data on one disc. DVD’s were first sold in 1997. To play DVDs on a computer, you must have a DVD drive and software DVD player.
How much data can a DVD hold?
There come variations with the different types of DVDs. Take a look below to know about the different DVD’s holding different amounts of data.
- Single-Layered Disc: This disc is capable of holding 4.7 GB
- Double-Layered Disc: This disc is capable of holding between 8.5-8.7 GB.
- Double-sided, single-layer disc: The disc is capable of holding 9.4 GB.
- Double-sided, double-layer disc: The disc is capable of holding up to 17.08 GB.
Things you should consider:
DVD Players with 1080i or 1080p supports HDMI. You should make sure the DVD player you get upscales both DVDs and other video files over component and not just HDMI.
Instead of burning DVD-Rs or DVD-RWs, just stream the files directly from your PC or file server. Thus, it is good to make sure that the player you buy supports audio streaming as well.
Try to look for wireless DVD Player as it will stream data with no extra wiring involved.
Although many DVD players have 5.1 audio with either optical or coaxial audio outputs, but if you have a limited budget, just make sure it’s got the right connections.
Few Main Features of DVD Player
- Reading Ability: This feature of DVD Player allows users to insert discs into a DVD player that have been burned with MP3s audio files.
- JPEG Reading Ability: These features allow users to burn JPEG files (photos) onto a disc, and view them through their television.
- Multi-Region DVD Players: Multi-region DVD players are coded to play DVDs from multiple regions. This feature is very useful for the people who purchase movies from other countries.