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July 8, 2006 at 1:32 AM #42514AnonymousInactive
I hear people talking about this , I’m not familiar with it. Where do you get them from???
August 4, 2006 at 5:59 PM #178517ScriptGirlParticipant
Besides the size files they’ll hold (and the obvious), what’s the difference between the two Hank?
August 4, 2006 at 10:58 PM #178518ScriptGirlParticipant
Never thought about the scratch resistance and autoplay. And BTW, what does:
[i]DVDs don’t exist and CDs do?[/i] mean?
(I would have quoted it, but I can’t get those darn quote things to work?) I think I’ve seen them advertised, but perhaps I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying.
Thank you sir,
August 5, 2006 at 7:21 AM #178519
October 5, 2006 at 1:04 PM #178520JackalParticipant
I’ve some of those things sitting around for a few years now. I bought them when I was in school for multimedia and used them to make "business cards" that had a small portfolio website on them. No videos because they are only 50mb in size (I think it had no videos?). Also, if you use Director you can set them up to open in the size/shape of a business card that displays your info and then click a button to go to a full size presentation! I wish I could show it to you all. It was rush job but I think I got the auto-start file on it (for PC’s).
I should still have it at home on a CD-ROM. If I still had a website I could post it so that you all could DL it and see it as an example. It’s kinda cheesy when I look at it now, but I passed! 😛
Oh! I got them from Micro Center here in Chicago. They still sell them.
October 6, 2006 at 8:40 AM #178521JackalParticipant
I found that file that I made for the business card CD-ROM. It’s a Director .exe file just over 3mb. I can zip it and email it to whoever wants to see the example.
January 5, 2007 at 1:49 PM #178522AnonymousInactive
The DVD Business card landscape has changed a lot since dual layer, Bluray, and HD DVD have infringed on their space.
In mid 2004 I created a CD business card solution for a local real estate company using Flash video inside a director application. Just after we released my CD business card, flash came out public with its flv format, revolutionizing video on the web.
I looked inside my own crystal ball and began selling DVD Business card solutions in 2005. The real advantage of using the Director/Flash combination is that you can have very high quality video playable in both the MAC and PC. And then by adding DVDs into this instead of CDs you can also have 15 minutes of DVD quality video playable when someone puts the DVD into their player.
Over the years I have found that non circular cards are not as recognizable. It’s not the technology, it is people who don’t recognize what they are. So I have kept my miniDVDs the 3 inch round ones. Pricing these days are about $1/miniDVD if you purchase in bulk. miniDVDs get about 1.4Gb worth of information on them. Rectangular DVD Business cards are sold, but they are about $3/piece and you have to purchase in quantities of a thousand or more. They hold about 750Mb, just about the same size as a CD. But they break a lot. High spin rates and lack of user knowledge about what they are and how to use them cause more errors than the novelty they create. So if you stick with the round 3 inch ones, they even come with a white inkjet printable surface for that dollar a piece price. You can make the entire presentation functional on a MAC, PC and play a small portion of just video if someone opts to put it in their DVD player. I like the 3 in one functionality; I don’t know why my peers don’t create and burn their own miniCDs or miniDVDs.
I have put compelling reasons, sold some solutions to companies, and learned a lot about video, flash, director, and multiplatform technology. Use any information on that site to educate or inform yourself. I admit a large part is marketing, but I worked pretty hard to inform my users.
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