The DVD Forum held their 42nd Steering Committee meeting earlier this week. Among other things, the group approved the Download DL logo as well as the specifications for the China High Density Read-Only Disc (C-HD DVD-ROM). Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:
Approval of DVD Specifications for China High Density Read-Only Disc Part 3 VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS Version 10.0
Approval of DVD Specifications for China High Density Read-Only Disc (C-HD DVD-ROM) for Blue Laser Optical System Part 2 FILE SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Version 10.0
Approval of HD DVD-Video Product Requirement & Guideline Version 1.2
While HD DVD is dead, China is moving ahead with their own version of the format. The country currently plans to launch the CH-DVD format, now know as China Blue High Definition (CBHD) format, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games in August. Personally, I think it has little chance of competing with Blu-ray, but time will tell if China's gamble pays off. If you'd like to read more, the Steering Committee's entire list of resolutions can be found here.