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Link to "The Usual Suspects"[edit]

The following comment was originally posted directly into the article by a user at The link in question is http://www.tus-kvcd-group.com/forum/ -- Davnor 13:17, 13 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

A certain "movie distribution group" uses the KVCD "format" for producing copies of DVD-Video. This allows them to provide near-DVD quality (as seen by the typical home-user) video, while bypassing the DVD-specific content protection and regional lockout mechanisms. This practice may be illegal under the US DMCA law. This 'group' also records movies in theaters using camcorders and other illegal techniques. (Thus, the name of the group and the link to their website has been removed from this article)

Added: "They only steal videos that were properly stolen by other pirates, and they always credit the original thief"

yeah... tus-kvcd-group.com? never heard of it

Me either...sounds like some awesome guys though, doing an honest pirates work...stealing from other pirates. Almost makes me wanna join up just so I can tell them what a great job they are doing...Thanks Wikipedia! You created a new pirate in the world! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarcasticsteve (talkcontribs) 07:03, 3 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Comments from July 2006[edit]

This is very confusing and unclear. The text is ripped directly from http://www.kvcd.net/portal/index.php

I still don't understand what KVCD is nor its advantages. The existing text sounds like an ad with lots of exaggerations.

Response: Despite the fact that the technical specification may sound like an ad, it is an accurate, if overly technical, description of what KVCD is. There are no exaggerations. For the lay person, KVCD is a version of the existing MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 video compression codecs with modifications on how the data is "organized" and "arranged" (handwaving explanation). KVCD's major advantage is that it can achieve high compression ratios without losing much video quality. The downside is that it is not an industry-recognized standard, and so may not be supported everywhere.

Would it be possible to add a link to a player compatibility list? 06:31, 10 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Merge proposal[edit]

The KVCD article is hardly more than a stub, restating what XVCD is, and that KVCD is a variant, with a particular quantization table, and sometimes using a higher resolution. A fairly short (but larger than it currently is) mention of KVCD in the Video CD article (under the XVCD section) should explain KVCD well enough. Support? Suggestions? Objections? I'll wait at least a couple weeks. Rcooley (talk) 09:40, 10 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]