I am a mild-mannered person who doesn’t spend more than 3 seconds being annoyed at something, and even then it’s mildly. But if I were a person who got more annoyed at things I’d be annoyed at the utter wasting of the advantage of DVD technology.
I picked up a simpsons dvd today and saw that it contained 4 episodes! this is the amount they put on the video version! What happened to all that extra space? why not put another 10 on? because a DVD can fit roughly 14 half hour episodes of something on it.
I suspect that cartoons (like simpsons) will compress far more than real footage (because there is far far more oportunity for the mpeg decoding algorithm to remove data) so maybe you could fit as many as 30 episodes on one DVD!
Also - when DVD was in the development stages I read many articles that said something along the lines of - if you combine all the advances of dvds - multi-layering, multi-side , greatly increased resolution you can get as much as (if I remember rightly) 30 gigabytes on one DVD! But dvds actually fit only 7gigabytes.
Of course I know why this is the case - Money. Companies can make more money if customers have to buy more dvds to get the same amount of simpsons. Maybe the technology it’self was limited (from the potential 30gb) to maximise the amount of money that can be made from it.
the 30gb figure could easily be wrong, but I definately remember them saying it would be able to fit far more than 7!