For the past eight months we've been working on a new product called DVD One, it is a single specification for Standard DVD's, HD-DVD's and soon to come Blu-Ray Discs. This means you can write you interactive layer once and then compile to the format you want, or to multiple formats if you want to release the DVD on many different formats.
We are currently looking for talented and eager developers, authors, graphic artists and flash developers to give DVD One a try, by visiting http://www.netblender.com/?lp=dvdone
. Please note DVD One does not include a I-HD simulator, we recommend using Microsoft’s Starter Kit if you do not have one.
DVD One will incorporate all the I-HD DVD features, as well as add some additional functionality to Standard DVDs such as:
• Picture in Picture
• Menu Overlays
• Flash Animation
• All the interactive Features of I-HD
• Adding an interactive layer to a DVD after the DVD has been pressed.
For all DVD types DVD One introduces new concepts such as:
• Key frame animation for overlays
We also introduce you to what we call "Blended DVDs" a term for blending interactive features with the DVD, regardless of the format.
Screen shots of a Blended DVD can be found here:
Feel free to drop me a line by sending me an email: dbreitenfeld at netblender dot com. Please send all questions to me directly it is easier to answer them for you.
The NetBlender DVD One Team