As the Topic question.
Pertaining to why I asked this question. This is because, when i decided to watch an avi file I burned to a DVD-R few years ago recently, i noticed that there was remarkably number of instances of pixalation. [ I burned the avi file as a data DVD compilation using Nero Vision directly ]
So I would to know, is this to be expected, or is this the result of degradation of the DVD media. I did read up a bit, and found out that that particular disc’s media ID was that of the Ritek one, which in another site was said to have degradation issues.
So I am kind of perplexed at the moment.
Also, i would like to ask an additional question, would just storing such avi files as data on large portable harddisk be advisble for long term basis? The only reason i am asking this is because it is quite cheap for me to do so, (about SGD 220 for 500 gb external usb harddisk.)
I am very concerned about the degradation of the quality of the media file, as alot of these files are strategically required in my work. And I want to minimise costs (I know its very typically stingy but… … . )
Anyone has any recommendation of storage of avi files as data files on any storage medium for long term usage?
Thanx for any help