Philips launched the Version 2.0 format specifications for DVD+RW Video describing the second generation DVD+RW Video discs. The new version provides the same level of playback compatibility with existing DVD-Video players as first generation discs while adding more features.
- Improved support for the combination of video and data files on the same physical disc
- Flexible starting point for video recording, allowing for more space for the menus
- Flexible number of navigation commands for Titles, allowing for more complex navigation systems
- Prepared for content protection systems
This DVD+RW Video Format Specification version 2.0 is designed in such a way, that new recorders can upgrade discs containing version 1.x video material to version 2.0 and start using (some of) the new features.
Recorders supporting Video Format version 1.x may refuse adding content to a disc, which has been recorded already on a DVD+RW recorder supporting the version 2.0 of this standard. In general, recorders should never modify or append to DVD+RW discs containing Video Format material with a higher version number than they are designed for.