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Blu-ray vs. DVD


   Posted by Ada

2020-07-10 02:04:35


Summary: This article compares the differences between Blu-ray and DVD from the aspects like storage capacity, image resolution, video/audio codecs and more, and also provides you DVD/Blu-ray solutions to copy/rip/create DVD/Blu-ray.

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It seems that there are no apparent differences between Blu-ray and DVD outwardly, but in fact the differences between them are compelling. If you want to know whether you should buy more expensive Blu-ray titles or not or whether it is the time to upgrade your DVD player to a new Blu-ray player, you’ve come to the right place. Here this article will show you the big differences between Blu-ray and DVD from the aspects like storage capacity, image resolution, video/audio codecs and more. You can also find some DVD/Blu-ray solutions to copy/rip/create DVDs/Blu-rays in this article.


Blu-ray vs. DVD


Storage Capacity

One of the salient differences between DVD and Blu-ray is the storage capacity. A single layer DVD can hold about 4.7 gigabytes (GB) data, which is the reason why we all it DVD-5, and a double layer DVD, aka DVD-9, can store about 8.5 – 8.7 GB of data, which is nearly twice the amount of DVD-5.

While the storage capacity of Blu-ray is much larger than DVD. Single layer Blu-ray (BD-25) can hold about 25 GB of data, and dual-layer Blu-ray disc (BD-50) stores approximately 50GB of data. The large storage capacity of Blu-ray makes it possible to store more high quality video and audio.



Blu-ray is for high definition display, with its resolution up to 1920 x 1080, namely 2,073,600 pixels; while DVD is a standard definition format, with its resolution as 720 x 480 or 720 x 576 – that’s 345,600 pixels. Therefore the resolution of Blu-ray is exactly 6 times larger than that of DVD. Needless to say, the image of Blu-ray would be sharper, more detailed and more vivid than DVD.


Video and Audio Codecs

DVD only supports MPEG-2 video codec, while Blu-ray also supports MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1 in addition to MPEG-2. DVD supports 3 kinds of audio codecs, and they are Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS Digital Sorround. Except the same audio formats, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD are also the formats supported by Blu-ray.



Usually the price of a Blu-ray movie is about $5-$10 higher than a DVD movie, but sometimes the price of an older Blu-ray movie is lower than a new DVD movie. Averagely, Blu-ray titles cost more than DVDs, but it is worthwhile to pay a little more to enjoy far better video/audio quality.


Player Compatibility

DVD player cannot playback Blu-rays, while Blu-ray players in the market now are all backwards compatible to playback standard DVDs, and the video upscaling capability of Blu-ray players would improve the quality of DVD video and make it look better. As for the price of Blu-ray player, mass manufacturing has made it come down, and there are reasonable discounts now and then, so a Blu-ray player would be affordable for most movie lovers.

From the above comparison you can see that though DVDs are cheaper than Blu-rays, Blu-rays can bring people much better video/audio effects. And it would be a great deal to buy a Blu-ray player from a long-term perspective.


DVD and Blu-ray Solutions

While with so many DVDs and Blu-rays disc at hand, sometimes you may need a DVD/Blu-ray solution to help you back up your precious DVD/Blu-ray movies, rip DVD/Blu-ray titles to your smartphone or iPad, or you possibly want to burn your homemade videos to DVD/Blu-ray to store permanently. DVDFab provides complete DVD/Blu-ray solution for you to copy, rip and create DVD/Blu-ray as the way you like. Read on to find a solution you need.


DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Copy

DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Copy in DVDFab 11 is a professional copy tool for you to copy/clone DVD/Blu-ray to blank DVD disc/folder/ISO file. With it, you can make a 1:1 copy or copy the main movie only or choose the Customize mode to copy DVD/Blu-ray freely. DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray copy features a fast copy speed, which outcompetes many similar programs in the market. The video quality outputted is also recognized by many DVD/Blu-ray movie enthusiasts.



DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Ripper

DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Ripper is a versatile and easy-to-use DVD/Blu-ray converter tool that can rip and convert DVD/Blu-ray to various video/audio formats like AVI, MP4, MKV, MP3, FLAC, etc. and all kinds of devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung, LG, Google, etc. DVD Ripper and Blu-ray Ripper both contain many advances features, which allows you to customize your settings and edit the video as you like. The video/audio quality outputted by DVD/Blu-ray Ripper won’t let you down and perhaps is the best among all the DVD/Blu-ray ripper competitors in the market.



DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Creator

DVDFab DVD/Blu-ray Creator is the burning tool that can burn any videos downloaded from video websites or recorded at home to standard DVD/Blu-ray at fast speed. One outstanding feature of DVD/Blu-ray Creator is that it allows users to create a DVD/Blu-ray menu with the built-in menu templates. The burning tool is pretty easy to use, and only a few mouse clicks are needed during the whole burning process. It can produce standard DVD disc/ISO/folder with quality that is by no means inferior to source.


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