Ok, I’m calling it… DVD-Video is dead.
Look, this isn’t just because I use Linux, okay? Although it has certainly helped me to see the light.
And to be perfectly clear, I’m not talking about the actual 4.7 or 8.5 GB discs, just the proprietary manner in which media — specifically Hollywood dreck — is dumped onto them.
I won’t deny that DVD-Video was a saviour for home entertainment when it first came on the scene in the dying days of the last century, or that the PlayStation 2 was the perfect Trojan horse for widespread adoption of the format. I know. I was there.
But the days of DVD-Video have clearly come and gone. Off the top of my head…