Category Archives: Glossary & FAQs

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How to clean and care for DVDs?

Mar 17th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,328 views |Comments Off

DVDs are read by a laser, so they are resistant to fingerprints, dust, smudges, and scratches. However, surface contaminants and scratches can cause data errors. On a video player, the effect of data errors ranges from minor video artifacts to frame skipping to complete unplayability. So it’s a good idea to take care of your discs. In general treat them the same way as you would a CD.

Your player can’t be harmed by a scratched or dirty disc unless globs of nasty substances on it actually hit the lens. Still, it’s best to keep your discs clean, which will also keep the inside of your player clean. Don’t attempt to play a cracked disc, as it could shatter and damage the player. It doesn’t hurt to leave the disc in the player, even if it’s paused and still spinning, but leaving it running unattended for days on end might not be a good idea.

In general, there’s no need to clean the lens on your player, since the air moved by the rotating disc keeps it clean. However, if you use a lens cleaning disc in your CD player, you may want to do the same with your DVD player. It’s advisable to use a cleaning disc specifically designed for DVD players, because there are minor differences in lens positioning between DVD and CD players.

Periodic alignment of the pickup head is not necessary. Sometimes the laser can drift out of alignment, especially after rough handling of the player, but this is not a regular maintenance item.

What are the copy protection issues?

Mar 14th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,752 views |Comments Off

CPSA (content protection system architecture) is the name given to the overall framework for security and access control across the entire DVD family. Developed by the4C entity (Intel, IBM, Matsushita, and Toshiba) in cooperation with the Copy Protection Technical Working Group (CPTWG), it covers encryption, watermarking, protection of analog and digital outputs, and so on. There are many forms of content protection that apply to DVD? Read More »

What is VCD?

Mar 14th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,497 views |Comments Off

The word VCD stands for “Video Compact Disc” . It is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you’re familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like. A VCD has the capacity to hold up to 74/80 minutes on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively of full-motion video along with quality stereo sound. Read More »

When using CloneDVD, how can I get the subtitle of the DVD which I want in the final output file?

Mar 12th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,239 views |Comments Off

Before you start copying, please check the “Subtitle” box, which can be found on the main screen of CloneDVD. It will show all the subtitles that your DVD has. You can select one of them you like for ripping.

What should I do to move the software I purchased to the new computer?

Mar 12th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,161 views |Comments Off

First, please un-install the software from your old computer.

Then, download the CORRECT version of your software and install it on your new computer, register it with your previous registration info

What is Horizontal Resolution?

Mar 11th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,399 views |Comments Off

Horizontal Resolution refers to smallest increment of a television picture that can be discerned in the horizontal plane. It is measured in TV lines per height.

What is Composite Video?

Mar 11th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,812 views |Comments Off

Composite Video refers to video in which all of the picture information is combined into only one signal as opposed to being separated into unique components of luminance, color and synchronization information.

About DVD discs region code

Mar 10th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,657 views |Comments Off

There are 6 DVD discs Region Codes, detailed as below:

Region Code 1: USA, Canada, East Pacific Islands

Region Code 2: Japan, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Egypt, South Africa, Middle East

Region Code 3: Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, South-East Asia Read More »

What is a Dolby Pro-Logic Surround?

Mar 10th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,832 views |Comments Off

Dolby Pro-Logic Surround is  Dolby’s analog stereo/surround sound technology.

What is Linear PCM?

Mar 09th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,142 views |Comments Off

Linear PCM is a signal recording format used in audio CDs. While audio CDs are recorded in 44.1 kHz/16 bit, DVDs are recorded in 48 kHz/16 bit up to 96 kHz/24 bit.