THE 2007 MDVDR RELEASING STANDARDS                      



. Downsampled DVD-9 release size must be at 4.3-4.37GB,
unless source is DVD5.
. PAL after NTSC and NTSC after PAL is always allowed,
and DVD9 after DVD5 and DVD5 after DVD9 is allowed.
. If DVD5 is pred by another group AFTER the DVD9,
then proof MUST be included of the source.
. Boxset = More than one disc. ALL discs in one release
separated by subdirectories (DISC1, DISC2, etc.)



. Re-encoding:

. CCE version 2.50+ or newer must be used in all
circumstances where transcoding (re-encoding) of the
video stream is required. REmpeg and TMPGenc are NOT
allowed period.
New unknown or unreleased encoders are not strictly
forbidden, however use at your own risk.
. Automated Programs that perform DVD9>DVD5 rips are
FORBIDDEN, i.e. DVDShrink, DVDXCopy, InstantCopy, etc.
. Minimum average bitrate allowed is 3000kbps. If the
minimum average bitrate cannot be achieved, a valid
explanation is required in the NFO.

. Quality Settings:

. No CBR. A variable bitrate MUST be used.
. The initial first pass that encodes the .vaf file
in CCE is NOT considered within the multipass set.
. The number of passes required for a movie is to be
determined by the final average bitrate. Under
4000kbps 6+ passes required, over 4000kbps
5+ passes are required.

. Extras:

. Extras are an added value but are not needed. Extras are
allowed to be downsampled/stripped/left-untouched at the
rippers discretion.
. A minimum of 5+ passes and 1900kbps average bitrate for
extras is required if downsampled.

. Splitting:

. In extreme cases where even if minimum bitrate is reached but
video quality remains low (such as live concerts with lots of
flash and moving) the decision to split release into 2 or more
discs is left to the ripper's discrection. Also acceptable if
the bitrate is way below the minimum. (DON'T ABUSE)


. Audio Priority is: DD5.1 > LPCM > DD2.0 > DTS
. If space is needed to reach the minimum bitrate, it's a rippers
choice on what streams should be stripped. DD5.1 should always
be favored over DD2.0.
. In extreme cases, where source has ONLY LPCM audio stream
(most Promo's), and video average bitrate is too low for being
re-encoded, ripper can re-encode audio to fit into DVD5. AC3
MUST be used in this case.
. In cases where audio streams are stripped, IFOEdit is suggested
to strip the streams and VOB ID's.

. DTS is an issue that cannot be ignored. However, it is not
up to us to decide whether they should be allowed or not.
Rather, it's up to the SITES that will determine their own
appropriate rules. However, those groups that wish to release
should name their directory clearly with the appropriate tag


. Menus MUST be included. In extreme cases where the retail does
not contain a menu, it must be mentioned in the NFO.
. Removing useless links within the menu is required. If you
remove something, disable or remove the button.
. If all else is stripped and still can't get a 3000kbps average
bitrate, then the menu may be re-encoded at a minimum of 3000kbps



. All user limitations and restrictions must be removed.
. Antipiracy warnings and dummies are preferred to be removed.
. Any new unmentioned copy protection that comes out
(i.e. ARcoSS) must be stripped.
. Macro vision must be removed.
. Releases must be made region free.
. RipIt4Me along with DVD Decrypter is a good suggestion
to remove all above.


. All releases must either use .IMG or .ISO. Other formats
are NOT allowed.
. An SFV and NFO MUST be included.
. Compression method must be store.
. DVD5 Releases must be broken up into rars of 50,000,000 bytes.
. DVD9 Releases must be broken up into rars of 100,000,000 bytes.
. Recovery Record MUST be used (1-5%).
. NFO must include the following:
. Audio streams and subtitles included.
. Number of Passes and Bitrate used when re-encoding
main movie (if needed).
. Number of Passes and Bitrate used when re-encoding
extras (if needed).
. IMDB, or any link to the DVD itself will suffice.
. Number of archive files.
. Region, NTSC or PAL (Also R0-R8 is suggested).
. Title of the DVD.
. What has been stripped, audio, extras, menu, etc.
. All other information such as track lists, or any other
info is at rippers discretion.


. Samples are required. Minimum size shall be 30mb, but must be
no more than 100mb.
. Samples must be from the actual packed DVD. Seperate encodes or
using original source (if re-encoded) are not allowed.
. Samples must be put in a separate sub directory, labeled
. VOBSplitter or ChopperXP are recommended for making samples.


. Acceptable characters are as follows:

0123456789 . - _

. ALL releases are to include production year. Since Music DVD's
are considered STV, this would be the DVD release year.
. Directory name MUST include REGION (NTSC or PAL).

. Complete DVD-5 releases should be named as:

. Non-complete DVD-5 releases should be named as:

. Untouched DVD-9 releases should be named either:

. Bonuses:
. A release MUST be pred as BONUS when the dvd disc isn't sold
alone (i.e. CD+DVD combo).

. Customs:
. A custom is a homemade dvd made from non-dvd sources
(DVB, VHS and so on) in that case the source MUST be specified.

. Tags that can and should be used when needed:

. Sub directories are to be labeled as DISC1, DISC2,
etc. CD1, CD2, EXTRA directories are NOT allowed.



. Propers will ONLY be released if previous had technical flaws
such as menu errors, bad quality, etc.
PPF patch cant fix such things.
. Just because a previous release was not COMPLETE does not
provide a legitimate reason to PROPER/DUPE.
. Propers based on previous releases having improper dir names
or missing information in the .nfo will not be tolerated.
. PPF patches should be used for fixing releases with simple
problems such as RCE/Region coding, VTS sectors, P-Ups and
so forth. REPACKS/PROPERS should be avoided if a PPF patch is
a possible fix.


The DVDR Releasing Standards Originally Written and Organized By:


The 2007 Music DVDR Releasing Standards Organized, Revised and Signed By:



The Music DVDR Releasing Standards are revised from the original DVDR
Releasing Standards to include standards for the Music DVDR Releases.



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