What is the next major standard format for digital audio and video entertainment

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image87
    Laura Schneiderposted 6 years ago

    What is the next major standard format for digital audio and video entertainment? (Post-DVD/CD era)

    This question was asked a few years ago by climberjames, but only got one response. Technology changes fast. So I'm asking again: what kind of system/technology should I invest my time, money, and existing content (CDs and DVDs) in? Geeks, please help me out (I'm one of you).

  2. sumodirjo profile image58
    sumodirjoposted 6 years ago

    BluRay for disk maybe and H.264 for video format I think.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image87
      Laura Schneiderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, sumodirjo! I was wondering if BluRay is the answer I'm looking for. Let's see what others think, too, and why! (I've got a huge library of laserdiscs--yes, LDs (I was an early adopter--oops) that I want to transfer only one time if possible.

  3. JohnBarret profile image61
    JohnBarretposted 6 years ago

    Yes, that's BluRay. And, BluRay contains higher quality of Audio/Video then the DVDs.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image87
      Laura Schneiderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, cool, I didn't know that. Thanks, John!

  4. Keith Engel profile image80
    Keith Engelposted 6 years ago

    Blu Ray currently for Video.  As far as music, CDs will be it, there will be no future format for them basically. There was for a while DVD Audio discs and there is also SACD, but that there hasn't taken off really.


    Basically, Blu Ray and the standard CD will be the physical media types as everything is beginning to switch over to digital. Just ask yourself, how many people buy CDs anymore? Do companies still even bother offering Portable CD Players and if they do how large is the market anymore?

    As far as transferring your Laser discs and to what format, a quick google search seems like that Blu Ray would be the way to go. Though research the procedure thoroughly and find out about how much it would cost you to either do it your self or have it professionally done.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image87
      Laura Schneiderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Keith, I apologize! I forgot, in my excitement, to thank you for your information and the link on wikipedia, which was fascinating. Thanks again!

    2. Keith Engel profile image80
      Keith Engelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No problem Laura, I hope you have figured out a solution.

  5. profile image56
    Takeittopiecesposted 6 years ago

    The industry desperately wants this to be digital delivery, services like Netflix and VUDU for example however I think people will hold onto physical storage as long as possible.  The reality is that we have all but replaced CD's already with digital variants in the form of MP3 and lossless digital formats.  Video stands to be improved with more efficient encoding methods like the mentioned H.264, my guess is that blu-ray will have a decently long following and motion vector compression like H.264 will be used for cabke broadcast to resolve the bandwidth constraints of the antiquated MPEG-2 system currently in use (i.e. no 1080p broadcast).


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