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A DVD holds significantly more data than a CD (including a VCD). A two hour movie that requires 2 VCDs can be recorded only on one DVD. The movies on DVD have a 200% sharper picture and far better sound quality than VCDs.
What is a VCD or Video Compact Disc A Video Compact Disc or VCD is a compact disc that plays movies instead of music. It is in multi-platform format which means you can use many different kind of equipment to play it!VCDs look exactly like a CD or CD-ROM except that it stores up to 650 Megabits of video/audio clips using the compressed and standardized MPEG-1 (Motion Picture Expert Group) format. It was jointly developed by Philips and Sony and was introduced in 1993.
Anyway to tell the difference between CDi propietary movies and regular Phillips VCD's When you look up CDi VCD's on ebay, and they come in CDi packaging and look official, they must be proprietary right
I've got a whole pile of Philips CD-i movies and nothing to play them on anymore (they used to be watchable on one of my old windows computers, maybe Win98 or 95, but not the new(er) ones I still have, as far back as ME). I couldn't even find anyone who wanted them. Most if not all are available on DVD I think, and I'm sure you can find torrents...
I've got a whole pile of Philips CD-i movies and nothing to play them on anymore (they used to be watchable on one of my old windows computers, maybe Win98 or 95, but not the new(er) ones I still have, as far back as ME).
Since the first VCD player was introduced in China in 1993, China has become the leader of VCD production and sales in the world. By the end of 1998 there were 50 million VCD players in Chinese households. In contrast, very few Chinese households have video players. Therefore you can now understand why it is so difficult to find videos in China. However, there are thousands VCD titles of Chinese, including children's and educational programs, as well as foreign movies available in China. VCD has become one of the most popular cultural and educational resources in China.
VCDs can be played on VCD players but it is not quite popular yet in other parts of the world except Asia. The second way is to play VCDs on DVD players. DVD movies are encoded using a compression technique called MPEG-2. Whereas, VCDs are encoded in MPEG-1. Because of the similarity of encoding/ compression technique, most, but not all DVD players can play VCD and DVD. For example, SONY DVP-S3000 and SONY DVP-S7000 and PIONEER DVD PLAYER DV-505. On the other hand, VCD players cannot play DVDs. You also can play VCDs on your PC if your computer is properly equipped.
Because of the capacity to hold more data, DVD movies are of more superior quality compared to VCDs. DVD can hold up to 26 more times (6 Gigabits) of data as compared with VCD (650 Megabits). One of the objectives of the MPEG-1 standard for VCD was to get the quality comparable to S-VHS. In practice, picture quality when using a VCD players may somehow be almost as good as laser disc, depending on the encoding. VCDs are playable on any machine capable of playing VCD anywhere in the world. This is because VCDs have no incompatibility problem caused by different formats such as PAL, NTSC & SECAM, and also do not have lock-out codes that disallow you playing movies that are not bought in your region.
You need to either convert it or buy an add-on from a third party manufacturer e.g. the VCD Adapter for your PS to watch VCD movies but this device does not work with DVD movies. You can go to WWW.NEOGAMER.COM for the latest Dreamcast, Playstation and Saturn imports.
For informed discussion on the film industry in Ghana today, a detailed history of the industry still needs to be written. Available historical documents indicate that the first cinema in the Gold Coast, the Cinematographic Palace, was opened in 1913 by the British company John Holt Bartholomew Ltd. in Accra (Pinther 2010, 94). Then in 1922 the Palladium Cinema opened its doors to the viewing public. The fact that Palladium served as a dance hall for the local elite (Prais 2014) shows that, at the time, cinema was at the center of modern urban entertainment. Its owner, John Ocansey, a wealthy Ga who also founded the first Ghanaian bank, set up more theaters in other parts of the country (Mensah 1989, 9). In the course of the 1930s Ocansey, Bartholomew, and other entrepreneurs deployed cinema vans to tour the countryside (especially the cocoa-growing areas). Films were imported from India, America, and Britain. Usually, they were split into sections, so that screening a full movie took three or four nights (Mensah 1989, 9). In the 1930s, when synchronized dialogue was becoming the norm in new movie productions, most films shown in the Gold Coast were still \"silent,\" because for technical reasons many cinemas could not play the sound that went with \"talkies.\" Some people were employed to interpret film episodes into English and the local languages. Regarding the exhibition of movies as part of legitimate commercial activities, up to the 1940s the colonial administration interfered with the field of cinema solely through censorship and taxes (which were paid according to the length of a film).
In the initial period of the establishment of cinema, the Gold Coast colonial administration did not regard film as a vehicle for addressing the \"natives.\" Tellingly, in a response to a report of the Colonial Films Committee dispatched via the Colonial Office in London in 1931, the acting governor expressed his doubts about the effectiveness of employing film in the service of education: \"Local cinematograph proprietors maintain that educational or cultural films do not attract audiences and that they are compelled to depend more or less entirely on the more thrilling or amusing type of film to ensure satisfactory attendance.\" In response to a request to report on \"the influence, good and bad, that cinema has on backward races in the countries directly and indirectly under your control,\" the secretary for native affairs and the director of education wrote a memorandum in 1933 that states that there were six cinema halls in the Gold Coast, showing about 180 films a month. Both authors stressed that there was \"careful censorship\" (as the archival files show, at times this evoked protests on the part of exhibitors) and that \"there is no reason to think that the films exhibited locally have any moral effect demoralizing or otherwise.\" Only a small percentage of the population had access to movies, and films had \"but little influence on the audiences.\" In 1938 there were eleven cinematograph theaters listed (five of them located in Accra and the others in cocoa-growing and gold mining areas).
Only at the beginning of World War II did the colonial administration adopt the medium of film as a means of education and promotion of the colonial project. Subsequently, the British Ministry for Information acquired the rights to show films, which were supplied \"free of charge to Colonial Governments,\" and its Information Services Department produced and distributed films considered suitable to local colonial settings. Established in the Gold Coast in 1940, this department made use of cinema vans to organize film shows in the rural and urban areas, where it would assemble people in open-air spaces \"to show documentary films and newsreels to explain the colonial government's policies to people in towns and villages free of charge\" (Sakyi 1996, 9). An important feature of these open-air film screenings was propaganda films about the war produced by the Colonial Film Unit (CFU) in London (see also Diawara 1992, 3). Commercial cinema owners were required to screen CFU movies in addition to their own programming. Since watching movies was gradually becoming a popular leisure activity, in 1932, a Lebanese, Salim Captan, established Captan Cinema Company and ventured into the film industry by acquiring the Palladium Cinema; later it bought all the other cinema houses previously owned by Ocansey. In 1940 Salim Captan opened Opera Cinema and later a number of new cinema theaters in Accra (including Olympia, Orion, and Oxford), Kumasi, and some important towns in the cocoa-growing areas. Another Lebanese company, West Africa Pictures Limited, ran cinema houses in Accra, including the Plaza, Rex, Royal, Regal, and Roxy. In 1950 the Indian Nankani family also opened a number of cinemas in Kumasi. These exhibition companies also engaged in film distribution and shared movies with each other.
LEVI OZOEMENA sits at his desk in the middle of Televentures, a small, one-room video rental shop in a rough part of this Nigerian city. Every inch of every wall is covered by Nigerian movies: the vast output of Nollywood. Outside, the middle-aged entrepreneur can see the motorcycles scream past his and all the other video shops that line the streets of the city. All day, mothers with children, young boys and girls and people getting off work come in and out, asking for the latest films by Genevieve Nnaji or RMD (Richard Mofe-Damijo) or Lillian Bach or Jim Iyke.
Nigeria has a keen, if relatively new, obsession with home-grown movies -- almost exclusively shot on digital and available only on video. The few remaining traditional cinemas specialize in Hollywood, Bollywood or European fare. In rural areas, where poverty is high, Nollywood films are shown at video parlors, a jury-rigged version of a movie theater -- little more than someone with a TV and a generator. But in Lagos and the cities, where most people either have a VCD player (video CD) or VCR, or know someone who does, they watch at home. 59ce067264