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Here's a quick update on my box.

I'm less thrilled with this paper the more I use it, but this is more or less what the finished boxes will look like.

I've figured out most of what will go in them, too.

I have made some decisions about the video files too, but I'll talk about that in another post.

I am considering, for my delivery method for the video files, to transcode from my DVD rips to a format that will play back in a modern web browser, becuase I can be reasonably certain that everyone will have a modern web browser.

I kind of hate this idea! But I can make small vp9 videos that I can guarantee most users can play back, and also I can include an index page with info about the videos and history and stuff.

This is the most efficient way to do this I can think of.

I'm open to better ideas though! Technically I could use MP4, there are patent concerns with h264, and h265 doesn't have as wide of support as VP9.

I haven't tried to ship digital video via any mechanism other than a web browser or a torrent, ever. If I'm shipping video via a torrent, I can be reasonably certain that the recipient has VLC or equivalent.

I can make no such assumption about this project.

On the other hand, many bluray players have USB support and will play back some video files, usually AVCHD MP4 files, at least.

Maybe I want to go with MP4 for the widest market?

Does your Blu-ray player play video files from flash media? What formats?

Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42

It looks like Samsung bluray players support vp8 and h264, and sony only supports h264 and mpeg, but both support mkv wrappers???

I guess I'm back to MP4.

@ajroach42 fwiw I can test on a Sony UHD if you’d like me to :)

@thomasfuchs Thanks! I'll keep that in mind when I get the first files prepped.