seamless layer-break points?
by harold on Jul 1, 2004 at 5:53:42 pm
does anyone know what exactly the seamless layer-break point option in DVDSP3 does? how does it relate to PTP vs. OTP? why does apple advise against using it except when needed? when is it needed? saddly the manual says little about what the option actually does on the spec level.
Re: seamless layer-break points? by sacci on Jul 1, 2004 at 8:16:05 pm
Within the DVD spec a layer break is a non-seamless command (there is a pause). So if the layer break falls within a video track there is a pause, anytime you have a full-length featue it is probably going to happen. I don't know the technical way it tries to do it but in theory it somehow makes it so the play with play through the break without the pause. However a lot of players did not like this and caused them to lock up totally or freeze for 15-30 seconds, which in my option is not seamless. :-)
There are others on the board that can give detailed info if they are up to it.