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Lib-Ray: An Open HD Video Standard for Free Culture and Independent Film | 200 comments | Create New Account
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Lib-Ray: An Open HD Video Standard for Free Culture and Independent Film
Authored by: celtic_hackr on Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 06:53 PM EDT
I don't know, I can see a real use for a Lib-Ray device. It certainly has the
potential to push Blu-Ray off the top of the ladder given you are now creating a
format on a medium with ever increasing density. A movie on a MMC card certainly
allows much larger storage than even a dozen Blu-Rays.

The presentation part could be quite handy, andd if he hasn't thought of it I
can think of some neat ways to enhance it. Like adding a "bookmark my
place, for later continued viewing". I could then remove the disk and take
it with me, drop it in and click "continue" in the presentation menu.

Plus for those of us really time-constrained, simply dropping in a video and
having it autoplay or merely clicking "play" on the remote to launch a
movie is far easier and faster then traversing a menu to find it.

Your filesystem approach would be more appropriate to a collection of movies.
However, I see nothing in the spec requiring a fancy presentation layer, which
is nothing but a prettified filesystem anyway.

There's nothing today in the DVD formatting that prevents you from displaying
your video chapters this way. But most people don't want to have to click on
chapter file after chapter file to watch a movie.

It's cumbersome, and time-consuming and interrupts the whole flow of the movie.
Of course one could simply do away with a chaptered movie, and create a single
file, but it makes it a bit harder to skip around if you want to. Taking you
back to the old tape like performance days.

Frankly, your way kind of sucks for intelligent people with limited time, who
may only watch part of a movie at a time, or accidentally stop a movie instead
of pausing, then have to FF through to a point hopefully where it left off.

Personally, I look forward to a truly open professional, commercially viable
option for video production. Because the majority of people willing to pay for
movies wants an easy, simple interface to interact with. That doesn't include
using a file system.

Had you bothered to even look at the source for this thread, you'd see he's
looking to make something that can be sold to the general populace and replace
DRMed proprietary DVD formats in commercial quality videos (most probably from
small time video producers with a PC, HTML5 and Blender). So this is one of the
good guys looking to grow the individual movie start ups against the major Video
studios. Worth paying for just to hurt SONY, MPAA and their ilk. There, see, now
you gone and pushed my FOSS button.

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