DVDs are of the same diameter and thickness as CDs, and they are made using some of the same materials and manufacturing methods. Like a CD, the data on a DVD is encoded in the form of small pits and bumps in the track of the disc.
A DVD is composed of several layers of plastic, totalling about 1.2 millimetres thick. Each layer is created by injection moulding polycarbonate plastic. This process forms a disc that has microscopic bumps arranged ... mehr
Even though its storage capacity is huge, the uncompressed video data of a full-length movie would never fit on a DVD. In order to fit a movie on a DVD, you need video compression. A group called the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) establishes the standards for compressing moving pictures.
When movies are put onto DVDs, they are encoded in MPEG-2 format and then stored on the disc. This compression format is a widely accepted international ... mehr
DVD audio and DVD video are different formats. DVD audio discs and players are relatively rare right now, but they will become more common, and the difference in sound quality should be noticeable. In order to take advantage of higher-quality DVD audio discs, you will need a DVD player with a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Most DVD players have only a 96kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter.
DVD audio recordings can provide f ... mehr
DVD players can change the way you watch movies and listen to music at home. They improve the quality of the picture and the sound, and they are more versatile than video cassette recorders. Here are some of the things that you can do with a DVD player:
. Watch high-quality movies with good sound
You probably know that a DVD player will let you watch DVD movies. These movies have some advantages over video cassette movies. The picture quality ... mehr
Hilary Atkinson: Lovely peron, takes care of Victor, gives up her Job, falls in love with Victor, good-natured, willing, has an affaire with Gordon, is a kleptomaniac
Victor Geddes: has leukemia, is going to die, refuses hospital treatment, moves to Hull, loves Hilary, welleducated, smart, loves books, often loses his temper,
Gordon: Hilary's lover, young man, who is very rich, lives with his parents
The book "Dy ... mehr
1. HISTORY 3
2. DESIGN AND ENGINEERING 4
3. CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUNNEL 4
4. TERMINALS AT FOLKESTONE AND CALAIS 5
5. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EUROTUNNELPROJECT 5
6. WORDS 6
1802 The first project was presented to Napoleon I. It was a plan of a submarine coachway for horses and carriages, ventilated by long wooden chimneys running to the surface, and arising at an artificial island at a mid-po ... mehr
A few days after the executions some Animals reminded that the sixth commandement decreed: No Animal shall kill another Animal\" This commandement was terrible increased. Now, it ran thus: No Animal shall kill any other animal without cause! Somehow or other, the last two words had slipped out of the animals memory. But they saw not that the commandement had been violated. Throughout the year the animals worked harder and got less food. They w ... mehr
H.G.Wells was born in 1866 in Bromely in north Kent.He is from petty bourgeois provenance:His parents were poor shopkeepers.Wells's father left his wife,so Wells grew up alone with her.She,not ill-educated for her class and time,taught him the alphabet and brought him books from the public library.He seemed to become a very intelligent boy which his later success would proove.The jobs he had before his career as a famous writer tell us about hi ... mehr
The Time Machine might be considered the first work of modern science-fiction,and it is still the classic statement of an important subgenre.
But this novel about the Victorian future is more than a fantastical yarn. It raises chilling questions about progress, social orders, so called civilisation and the ultimate fate of the world.
Wells wrote this novel mainly because Charles Darwin published and proved his theory of evolution, which was t ... mehr
With this book H.G.Wells created in 1898 the first novell about an interplanetary invasion,becoming a guiding star of countless martian-tales.As well as The Time Machine The War of the Worlds was written in response to several historical events.The most important was the unification and militarization of Germany.
Another specific event that inspired Wells was the fact mars being positioned particularly closely to earth in 1894, leading to a gr ... mehr
Many critics compare Wells with Jules Verne,but while Verne refers his fictions to real scientific facts, Wells concentrates more on political and social future visions.Verne said about Wells that his stories didn't rensponse on very scientific bases;Wells invented,but he was nevertheless aware of the latest thought in science.
Wells reason to write fantasy fiction was to make money and to get on.He successfully did,thanks of the large appetit ... mehr
Generally Utopia means an unreachable ideal of an idea, no matter if you're talking about society, believes or an intention. Looking at it from a more philosophical point of view, Utopia means the ideal state of the human society, usually very peaceful.
The name Utopia comes from the 1516 published novel "utopia" by Thomas More. Living under Henry the VIII he published his satirical novel "utopia" in which he portrayed a society based upon ... mehr
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The book Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell was written in 1948 and published in 1949. It is one of Orwell´s most famous books.
George Orwell was born as Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. The family moved to England in 1907 and in 1917 Orwell entered Eton, where he contributed regularly to the various college magazines. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial ... mehr
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Herbert George Wells, novelist and sociologist, was born in Bromley, Kent in1866. He seemed to become a very intelligent boy which his later success would proof. The jobs he had before his career as a famous writer tell us about his versatility and self-righteousness. First he was educated at Midhurst Grammar School and after being apprenticed to a draper and then to a chemist, he won a scholarship to the Royal College ... mehr
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Raymond Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan (Illinois) on 22nd of August 1920. This city was later also described in his stories under the name \"Green Town\". At the age of 14 years he moved to Arizona and later to Los Angeles where he finally finished school. His parents, who were book publishers, and his aunt Neva, a fan of fairytales, influenced Bradbury very much. As a child he liked comics, horror films and fantasy w ... mehr
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Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Bates County, Missouri, the third son of Rex Ivar Heinlein and Bam Lyle Heinlein. At a young age his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up there, but spent summers with relatives in Butler. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. His brother Rex had gone on to the Nava ... mehr
The Internet Economy (also sometimes called the "New Economy" or the "Digital Economy" is being driven by the linking of individuals and organisations through the technology of the Internet. E-commerce creates new challenges to nearly all branches of the economy. That means the use of this technology and not only being present in the Web with an own website.
What Is E-Commerce?
Electronic commerce is the process of two or more parties maki ... mehr
1) a) Why have Poe's life and work often been associated with mystery?
Perhaps it had a lot to do with the success of his originality and creativity in infusing a tired genre of literature with an excitement and vitality that no other author of the time was capable. His tale of buried treasure, \"The Gold Bug\" created quite a sensation at the time of its publication and required several reprints. Then, his introduction of the brilliant French ... mehr
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was an actress. His father, David Poe, Jr., had pursued a less successful career on the stage punctuated by alcoholic binges. Poe\'s father apparently abandoned his family around the time of Edgar\'s second birthday. We do know that his mother took Edgar, his brother William, and sister Rosalie with her to Richmond, Virginia sometime in 1811, and that she ... mehr
A curious and half-forgotten chapter in the life of Edgar Allan Poe is the one which deals with his researches in the field of \"Secret Writing,\" and his extraordinary ability in inventing and analysing ciphers.
In \"The Gold Bug\" he gave a singularly clear description of the method of translating a cipher message. At first sight the cipher in the story, with its mingling of letters, figures and symbols, appears bafflingly formidable; but a ... mehr