Other video applications
In addition to playing DVDs (which are based on MPEG-2 video compression), DVD players are expected to handle MP3 and WMA audio, MPEG-4 video (for DivX Video), JPEG images, and so on. Special playback modes such as slow/fast forward/reverse at various speeds are also expected. Support for DVD Audio and SACD is also popular.
A recent enhancement to DVD players is the ability to connect to a home network for playing content (music, video, pictures, etc.) residing on the PC. These “networked DVD players” may also include the ability to play movies from the Internet and download content onto an internal hard disc drive (HDD) for later viewing. Support for playing audio, video, and pictures from a variety of ...