Scott Wilkinson

Home Theater Geeks

Episode 1001

Scott says that for the very first time this month, an internet content provider called OdeMax downloaded an Ultra HD short film at 3GB. The short is called "The Ballad of Danko Jones," and is a 23-minute short starring Elijah Wood, Jena Malone, and Ralph Macchio and directed by the Diamond Brothers. It was compressed using REDs new compression codec and the RED Ray Player. You can read more from Scott's post at AVS Forum.

Is physical media really dying?

Episode 1001

Louis from Hollywood, CA

Louis wants to know why Leo is in favor of streaming media over physical media. Leo says he isn't. He just says that the trend shows that physical media is dying as people are adopting streaming options. Louis says that the downside of streaming media is the lack of special features. Leo says that special features were only to prevent users from pirating the movie by giving users added value. Now streaming is far more efficient. Leo does think we're in a transitional period, though, and he suspects that special features may return, or as much as the studios are willing to offer them.