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Developer's Digital Media Reference by Janette Bradley, Curtis Poole

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Section II: Disc-Based Architectures

CHAPTER 6

Introduction

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Since its introduction as a consumer format around 1997, Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) has been a hot topic for most rich-media developers — closely watched in the trades, with a growing number of production houses taking advantage of ever cheaper software tools and equipment for producing DVD.

Because of its ability to combine broadcast-quality video with the kinds of interactivity we’ve come to expect in the computer age, DVD has been heralded as the convergent answer to the various limitations of the CD-ROM, the VCR, and the CD player.

Brief History of the DVD Future

The DVD market ...

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