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Comparsion between MOV and DVD

File Extension MOV DVD
File Type Apple QuickTime Movie Digital Video Disc
Description The MOV format was created for Apple's QuickTime multimedia software in 1991 and has grown in popularity to be a primary format used by digital recording devices. DVD is a format of optical disc storage medium, with a greater audio-visual data storage capacity than that of the compact disc of the same dimensions.
Developed by Apple N/A
Pros Compared to other formats, the MOV container format supports the greatest number of video and audio codec through its internal codec and sound manager core engines. Allows to play movie on large TV screen via home DVD players; you can carry or save a handsome amount of data on DVD disc; have high storage
Cons Unstable performance outside QuickTime environment the DVDs are not good reliable source for long time. Especially the scratches can easily destroy you data.
Help You Choose MOV files are often used in iTunes and Safari programs, and can be played even in Windows-based video players, such as Windows Media PLayer, RealPlayer, etc. It has built-in copy protection and regional lockout. It doesn't fully support HDTV.
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