1 - Does anyone know of a tool to discover the ABR (average bit rate) of a commercial DVD film?
2 - Does ABR depend upon the CODEC? - this is not critical, but it would be helpful to know.
I’m not ripping or recording.
I use CyberDVD to watch DVDs but CyberDVD’s bit rate info is not averaged, so it varies from click to click.
I plan to use ABR in film listings I’m compiling to quantify and demystify the various DVDs of films that have had multiple transfers to DVD. For example:
10 Sophie’s Choice (1982) Aspect: 1.85:1.
10 Sophie’s Choice (1982) Aspect: DVD UPC 012236048701: 1.85:1 video in 1.33:1 frame, 480P, ??? Mbps.
10 Sophie’s Choice (1982) Aspect: DVD UPC 057373173213: 1.85:1 video in 1.33:1 frame, 480P, 4.05 Mbps.
Thanks – Mark Filipak