- Extensions: .fluxdvd
- FOURCCs: ?
- Company: http://www.fluxdvd.com
- Originally developed by: Danish Aarhus University
- Information: http://www.fluxdvd.com/info.html
- Samples: (in /incoming/)
fluxDVD is a is a highly compressed file type, containing all the contents of a DVD-Video movie, the format is commersial, patented, closed source and proprietary. It is currently available only for the Microsoft Windows operating-system. The ratDVD program (transcoder and GUI) works by compressing a full DVD-Video into a .ratDVD file and then playing its contents by decompressing the file and using a DirectShow-compatible DVD-Video player, (including DVD-Video all features like like navigation, multiple audio and subtitle tracks, video angles, seamless branching, etc.). The .ratdvd movie files compressed by ratDVD are usually one to two GigaByte in size. If the DRM license permits, you can uncompress/burn a fluxDVD to DVD-R to get a 100% compatible DVD-Video that plays in every hardware or software DVD player.
fluxDVD was previously available for free under the name ratDVD, (also closed source and proprietary), ratDVD developed by the Danish Aarhus University was kind of a preview version of the now commercially sold fluxDVD. While ratDVD contained the features that allowed the home user to create their own archived DVDs, this function has been removed from fluxDVD, allowing only content owners to make and sell fluxDVD archives. Unlike ratDVD which acording to their authors used a homebrew video codec, fluxDVD uses a video codec variant based on the H.264 standard.
Video codec variant based on the H.264 standard.
Standard Dolby Digital AC-3 audio format.
ratDVD uses a ZIP based container format, containing all the contents of a DVD movie. The .ratDVD files are usually one to two gigabytes in size. Additionally a fluxDVD can contain tagging, cover and label data to enable you to create a cover for the DVD-Video movie.
> unzip -l example.fluxdvd
Length Date Time Name -------- ---- ---- ---- 94 09-23-05 13:59 Version.xml 4497 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\StreamData.xml 10240 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO 106496 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO 14336 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_02_0.IFO 14336 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_03_0.IFO 14336 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_04_0.IFO 243 09-23-05 14:07 AV_TS\VTS_01_0.VSI 16723 09-24-05 00:59 AV_TS\VTS_01_1.VSI 159 09-24-05 01:04 AV_TS\VTS_02_1.VSI 63 09-24-05 01:05 AV_TS\VTS_03_1.VSI 191 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_04_1.VSI 11692032 09-23-05 14:07 AV_TS\VTS_01_0.XVO 1073739776 09-23-05 14:17 AV_TS\VTS_01_1.XVO 321810432 09-23-05 23:06 AV_TS\VTS_01_2.XVO 9205760 09-24-05 01:04 AV_TS\VTS_02_1.XVO 1929216 09-24-05 01:05 AV_TS\VTS_03_1.XVO 13617152 09-24-05 01:12 AV_TS\VTS_04_1.XVO