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Re: Video CDs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1461  Monday 23 August 1999.

[1]     From:   Eric Luhrs <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Aug 1999 08:48:55 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1456 Q: Video CDs

[2]     From:   Stephen N. Matsuba <
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        Date:   Friday, 20 Aug 1999 06:07:14 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.1456 Q: Video CDs


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From:           Eric Luhrs <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Aug 1999 08:48:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.1456 Q: Video CDs
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1456 Q: Video CDs

>Does anyone know anything about video CDs?  Are they better or worse
>than VHS?  Worse than DVD?

VCD quality is about the same as VHS, and far inferior to DVD. Have you
found any Shakespeare VCDs?  This format is extremely popular in Asia.

  Eric

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From:           Stephen N. Matsuba <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Aug 1999 06:07:14 -0700
Subject: 10.1456 Q: Video CDs
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.1456 Q: Video CDs

Richard Burt writes:

>Does anyone know anything about video CDs?  Are they better or worse
>than VHS?  Worse than DVD?

They are worse in both counts.  Video CDs (or VCDs) use MPEG1
compression at resolutions that tend to be geared towards older computer
monitors.  You will find that the screens are often small and trying to
enlarge them will make the image look boxy.  If you want to show
something to a class, use a VHS tape or DVD.

Regards,
Stephen
 

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