We are trying to distribute wmv files via DVD-rom, to be
played through a director projector, ie. with our own custom
interface. I am worried about data-rates and what this means for
end users. I presume as director will link to the external files it
will 'stream' them off the DVD-rom on which they sit. As such is it
fine to assume that if the end user's machine is capable of viewing
commercial dvds that play at somewhere around 5Mbps that they will
be able to view our files at just over 3Mbps?
Any lower and the quality becomes unacceptable and in order
to make these files we're going to be rendering on two $10,000
machines for a month - hence don't want to mess up! Any advice
would be greatly appreciated!
The average for DVD is about 4.5 Mbps, which is including the
video portions of the stream. I can't see any reason why you
fine around 3 Mbps. I would probably just burn some of your
standard DVD video files and then test them in various target
they play acceptably, you should be good to go.