Will Slysoft support both HD-DVD and Blue Ray?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by lordvader, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. lordvader

    lordvader Active Member

    Does SlySoft tend to support both formats if they both take off? Or will they support whichever one out shines the other? I know both are new and it is a little difficult to say which one will be the fore runner.
     
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Slysoft as of now is going with HD-DVD, this could change though if Blu-Ray becomes the winner in the next few months. AnyHD-DVD is due to be released in the next few weeks.
     
  3. transws6am

    transws6am Guest

    I own both a Blu-Ray and HD-DVD player. The Blu-Ray picture is dog crap compared to the HD-DVD. I don't understand how anyone can argue superiority on the Blu-Ray side. Anyone that does has never seen both pictures side by side.
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Why the heck did you buy a Blu-Ray player?
     
  5. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    It was a stupid idea for Sony to stick with mpeg2 for a lot of their BluRay transfers. Just because you have the space to do it doesn't make it the right thing to do. The ones that use the other formats are closer in quality to HD-DVD.
     
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I believe *all* releases from Sony Pictures are MPEG2. No wonder they need 50GB discs. :doh:
    I have only seen one single HD DVD where the feature was encoded in MPEG2, and it was not a mainstream title (Chronos).
     
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I thought, and of course I have no experience with this so I am probably wrong here, that they were STARTING to release BluRay discs encoded in the other formats? I'll have to see if I can find where I saw that.
     
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    The other studios do, but I believe Sony Pictures sticks with MPEG2. But I may be wrong, as things change quite rapidly.
    EDIT: Sony Pictures. I mean the movie studio. Columbia / TriStar. A Sony Pictures Corporation. Not Sony "Blu-ray".
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  9. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    From Wikipedia.
     
  10. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    According to the Wikipedia Blu-Ray article:

    So it wouldn't surprise me if MPEG-2 compression dissapeared entirely off HD releases in the near future.
     
  11. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Ah, ok, I see what you mean. I was pretty sure there were bluray movies out there that weren't mpeg2 based. :) mpeg2 is probably the WORST idea for HD video. VC1 would be my choice(as much as I hate supporting MS...it is the best as far as I've seen so far).
     
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Uhh, I just posted that. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  13. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    We could only hope. :D Maybe BluRay can go along with it? ROFLMAO!
     
  14. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Really? Licensing costs may drive the decision:

     
  15. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You're right, VC1 is really awsome. It is used on most HD DVD discs I tried.
    Only one studio (the Weinstein Company / Dimension Films) doesn't use VC1 but MP4-H264, and I have to say, it looks very, very good, too.
     
  16. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but I can't see licensing costs remaining a factor forever. The difference will become negligable, eventually. And even now, there's still the advantage that the other codecs have better compression than MPEG-2, allowing you to get more bonus content onto a disc alongside the movie without going to a second disc.
     
  17. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I wasn't going to comment on H.264 cause I've yet to see anything done in that format yet. But I've seen VC1 and I really like it. MS has been on a roll lately.
     
  18. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Lately SamuriHL, they have been on a roll since 1984. Too bad we didn't buy that stock back then. We would all have HD and Blu-Ray entertainment Centers now. LOL.:D
     
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Ok, ok. I'll give you that. :) I'm a former C++ developer who has switched to Java and gotten away from Windows only development these days, so, I tend to think about MS from that side of things. Maybe I'm a bit jaded. :) However, I absolutely give them MAJOR props for the Xbox 360 and Live. This is coming from a HUGE Sony Playstation fan...who is now an EX-Sony fan who refuses to get a PS3. But yes, stock would have been nice!! Too bad I was only 11. :D
     
  20. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Sweet, I didn't know that you knew how to program. How geeky are you with computers? No offense.