High-Definition Versatile Disc

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

High-Definition Versatile Disc (HVD) is an Asian standard of advanced high-definition technology originally developed in China by AMLogic Inc., for high-definition video. The format resolutions support 720p, 1080i, or 1080p on version 1 discs. Version 2 of the format added high-resolution beyond the standard fare of HD for use on non-TV monitors that support higher resolutions, up to 1080p.

A modified MPEG-2 [email protected] video-codec is used and the format supports audio encoded in Dolby AC3, DTS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, and Prologic 2 audio formats.

All HVDs use standard DVD discs. While the format is referred to as HVD it has no relation to the Holographic Versatile Disc format that came along later and used the same acronym. There are only a few DVD players which support this format. Nero Showtime, Media Player Classic, PowerDVD, VLC media player, and XBMC are the few known software packages to handle the format as the MPEG2 files are non-standard. Though popular in China,[citation needed] the format, much like VCD, has had little acceptance outside Asia and discs are rarely found for sale outside Asia.

See also

External links

  • "Amlogic" (in Chinese). Amlogic, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-10-15. 
  • "Amlogic". Amlogic, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-10-10. 


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=High-Definition_Versatile_Disc&oldid=773390624"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Definition_Versatile_Disc
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "High-Definition Versatile Disc"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA