CD-ROM vs. DVD-Video
Want to publish on removable media (e.g. a 'disc')? There are two basic options: DVD-Video or CD-ROM. What is right for your project depends on variables such as target audience, type of content, degree of interactivity and more. Generally speaking, DVD-Video provides superior video presentation (full screen), universal (worldwide) compatibility among TV and PC DVD players and relatively simple incorporation of alternative languages (audio and subtitles), whereas CD-ROM delivers more interactive flexibility, displays text better and provides a wide variety of options in dealing with support documents. As for project costs, assume content production (video / audio capture and edit) will be similar regardless of the selected media and that development costs will be slightly less with DVD-Video. There are many other factors to consider when budgeting for a multimedia publishing project. Contact us.