5.1 Programming for the data carrier
If your image film is to be integrated on a CD or DVD, a specific programming is required. Both CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs can contain a variety of video formats, which differ in quality and software needed for playback. The most common medium is still the Video-DVD, which can be played with a normal DVD-Player or on the PC. However, contemporary HD-films require Blu-ray Discs and players for data storage and retrieval.
5.2 Converting of the files for the internet
If the film shall be shown on the internet, it needs to be converted into the appropriate data format. The most common formats are: MPEG4, Windows Media File, Real Player File, Quick Time File or Flash Film. Depending on the speed of the internet the user can watch the film in better or worse quality. There are two different possibilities to watch films on the internet. You can download the film, so it is saved on your hard disc and you can watch it only after the download is finished. If you stream it, only short sequences of the film are loaded to the browser cache and you can watch the film immediately.
If you want to distribute the film to your customers or employees, duplication of the media, normally on DVD or Blu-ray follows. It is absolutely essential, that the usage rights to the music are cleared, since otherwise the pressing plant will not deliver any CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
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