DVD an abbreviation for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed in 1995 and released in late 1996. For the past years, Verxel Arts has been using DVDs as a means to deliver videos that the company has shot and produced to clients. Over the years, technology has changed to an extent that turns DVDs obsolete. Therefore the company has decided to abandon DVDs to a much more modern technology. This is in our quest to stay up to date with modern day technology. So what led us to damp DVDs. Let’s first explore the advantages and disadvantages of DVDs.
Advantages of DVDs
Firstly, DVDs are amongst the most common methods of delivering videos to clients and also copying and backing up data at home.
DVDs are now mass produced so they are relatively cheap
Sound and picture quality is excellent, making them ideal for storing films with video and sound.
These are physical storage system if well kept they can last a long time
The DVD cover designs are a beauty to itself.
Disadvantages of DVDs
It takes longer to produce a DVD-Video.
They don’t fully support HDTV.
They use digital compression. Poorly compressed audio or video may be blocky, fuzzy, harsh, or vague.
The audio down mix process for stereo/Dolby Surround can reduce dynamic range.
Dust and scratches on the surface affects playback and can cause the damage of the product hence loosing video.
Video shot in High-definition (HD) quality is reduced by more than 50% in order to fit in the DVD.
The longer the video the more quality loss.
Modern devices do not support DVDs such as mobile phones and tablets. Unless you have a DVD ROM (Digital versatile disc-read only memory)
They are quite bulky if you have limited space storage may be an issue.
Having seen that the cons outweighs the pros, Verxel Arts on the 5th of June 2020, decided to move away from DVDs and turned to USB thumb drives or flash disk and cloud storage in the delivery of videos to clients and consumers. In today’s technology, many consumer televisions sold on the market have a provision for media playback from flash disk. Thus eliminating the need of a DVD player.
In addition, most smart televisions do connect to the internet and playback online videos. Not only that, electronic devices such as laptops or desktop computers, smartphones and tablets do play online media. By adopting cloud storage, clients would be able to share their videos to whom they desire to share with. That will eliminate the need to duplicate DVDs for sharing.
The decision to abandon DVDs has come at a time when USB enabled devices are on the increase and access to the internet is equally getting cheaper. However, we have not completely abandoned DVDs, clients can still request this format for the delivery of their product.