[ALUG] Ripping HD-DVD disks to XVID

Ricky Bruce rickybruce at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 11:19:00 GMT 2008

> What I don't understand is that HD quality surely isn't *that* much
> better than DVD quality? A DVD can be transcoded to around 1GB without
> loss of quality as an XVID, which means doubling the resolution should
> still comfortably fit a film on a DVD, so why the need for something 7+
> times bigger?

I think most dvds display at 720×576, which equates to 414720 pixels
and fits onto a 4.7 GB disc, hd dvd i think is 1920×1080, or 2073600
pixels which is about 5 times the number of pixels per frame.

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