DVD and Blu-ray Comparison

DVD

  • 720×480 (NTSC), 720×576 (PAL)
  • MPEG1, MPEG2
  • Video ~7000 Kilobits/second
  • MP1, MP2, AC3, DTS, PCM
  • Audio ~448 Kilobits/second
  • H.264 profiles: 2.2 (? not sure), 3.0, 3.1 (not 3.2 because its minimum is 720p)

Blu-ray

  • 1920×1080, 1280×720
  • H.264, VC1, MPEG2
  • Video ~30 Megabits/second

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