Those who download and watch the movie, they must have noticed, after the name of the movie is written; HDRip, CAMRip, HDTV, DVDRip, Blu-Ray, WEB-DL, etc. The matter is often confusing. Many people download movies or videos in the wrong format because they don’t know.
Those who have ever wondered why all this writing in the movie file? Today’s detailed post is for them. This blog may help you to watch movies in better quality in the future.
Usually, the keyword at the end of the movie filename confirms the ripping style. And if you know the matter, you can avoid this post.
First of all, downloading movies is illegal and against copyright. The producer does not get any money. We should go to the theater hall and watch a movie.
However, we usually download movies that are not released in our country and do not have the opportunity to go to the hall to watch.
Video release format
Let’s talk about Rip, Let’s start with the worst quality and the ones that are available quickly.
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Workprint is a copy that made from an unfinished version of a film produced by the studio. It is better not to download this Rip. These rips usually come out before the movie is released.
Usually, the effects and overlays of a workprint are absent and separate from its theatrical release. Some workprints have a time indicator marker at one corner or the top; Some may include watermarks. A workprint may be an unnecessary version, and some elements (or later cut scenes) that will appear in the final movie are missing. We can compare it with Movie Trailer.
The worst quality of any movie is Hall Print. This print comes on torrent sites on the day or the day after the film is released in theaters. Video is recorded with a usually hidden video camera or mobile phone. Its video quality is not much good. No separate device is used for sound recording.
As a result, the sound quality is not good, on top of that all kinds of sounds are recorded in the middle of the cinema hall. When people move, their appearance can be seen on the screen, which is annoying.
The camera can record the audience’s movements and audio in the auditorium. For example, when someone is standing in front of the screen or when the audience laughs at a funny moment in the picture.
The full form of TS is Tele Sync. It’s almost like a CAMRip. And this is also recorded, most of the time sitting in the projection room.
But the difference is that there are better-recording devices or audio from an external source. Videos are usually recorded from inside the hall’s projection room. In this case, the audio comes directly from the projector’s analog audio system. The resulting sound quality is quite excellent. However, the video quality is slightly better than CAM.
TC stands for TeleCine. This old method is less common in our country, but in almost all countries and is on the verge of extinction. Even in this digital age, most of the world’s cinema halls use analog film projectors.
Telecine is a copy that uses a machine from film print to transfer a movie from its analog reel to digital format. These were rare because telecine machines were too expensive and too large to make these prints.
Telecine basically has the same quality as DVD, because the technology is like digitizing the original movie on DVD.
Screeners are initially released DVDs or BDs of theatrical versions of the film, usually sent to reviewers, members of the academy, and executives.
It is usually shipped on DVD, the quality of this DVD is slightly lower than commercial DVDs except in the market.
A filmmaker’s picture usually carries a message, with the same wording: “The film you are watching is a promotional copy. If you purchased this film at a retail store, please contact 1-800-NO-COPIES to report it.” or, more generally, if released for awards consideration, “FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.”
Sometimes, instead of writing, some parts of the movie are blacked out to clarify that it was not sent to the public. It is important to keep in mind that this print may have some differences with the released print.
Because after taking the film critics’ opinion, many times, some of the editings is done again. So the story can be changed. Sometimes some parts are re-shot.
R5 is a video format that released as Region-5. It was born in the former Soviet Union. Simply, TELECINE prints from countries where the primary language is not English.
However, in this case, the digital print is first brought directly from the film, then the local language is excluded, and English audio from any other print is taken and attached to that file.
The R5 Rip can often be released without an English audio track. Also sometimes available in dual audio. In this case, dual audio is mentioned.
Movie smugglers release R5 Rip on the Internet. The quality of this format is excellent, and the file size is small.
Some say Pre DVD Rip, and some say it means Pirated DVD Rip.
However, it is prevalent in the Asian continent. Pre-DVD Rip means the movie is released on the Internet before it is officially released in DVD format.
Most of the DVDs we buy in the market are PDVD rip. These discs are usually cheap silver discs.
After being officially released as DVD in the movie market, it is released on the Internet by ripping directly from the DVD. In this case, Xvid/DivX is brought in an encoding format and uploaded to the Internet.
Its quality is good in most cases. As a result of ripping directly from the final released DVD, the quality remains the same as the DVD.
PPVRips come from Pay-Per-View sources. All the PPVRip releases are brand new movies which have not yet been released to Screener or DVD, but are available for viewing by customers with high-end TV package deals.
VODRip stands for Video-On-Demand Rip. This can be done by recording or capturing a video/movie from an On-Demand service such as through a cable or satellite TV service.
When the movie is broadcast on TV after its Television premiere. At that time, the TV’s analog video recorded through a digital recorder and upload to the Internet. TV cards are mostly used for recording.
This print is better than the DVD, especially if the channel that is broadcasting is an HD channel.
It’s a very modern method. The video quality of this format is outstanding, and the sound is also clear. Most movies can be viewed on various online streaming sites through paid subscriptions, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Bioscope, Z5, etc. WEB-DL is downloaded via online distribution website like above (web download).
The video (H.264) and audio (AC3/AAC) streams are usually extracted from the streaming file and then remuxed into an MKV container without sacrificing quality.
Usually, there is no option to download from the streaming site. However, some hackers find bugs on these sites, particularly download and reupload them to the torrent sites.
This print is basically WEB-DL. These are pre-processed, so the print quality is excellent. This is one of the best early prints of any movie on the Internet.
WEBRIP is also taken from online streaming sites, but not directly downloaded. Some streaming services do not have the opportunity to download movies. It is then streamed live, then recorded and uploaded. This is called WEBRIP. Its quality is slightly worse than WEB-DL.
BRRip OR BDRip
This print is ripped directly from a Blu-ray disc. BlueRay is the best quality print available online. BR or BD-Rip is all that is released on the Internet by ripping from a Blu-ray disc.
The video quality is very clear to see. We can call it the original master print. Their video quality is 720-1080 pixels or more, sometimes 4K.
The difference between BDRip and BRRip is-
BDRip: This Rip is ripped directly from a Blu-ray disc via Xvid encoding.
BRRip: It has already been released in file form. From which the encoding is done in a new way in the case of BRRip.
BRRip is much better than DVDRip.
R5, DVDRip, and DVDscr RIP are stolen but fairly good print. These are prints stolen from the sensor board or editing room.
However, the video is a bit dark, and the audio is not good. Moreover, you will not get subtitles or even if you get any match with the dialogue.
These usually arrive on torrents or other download sites within 2-4 weeks of the movie’s release.
If CAMRIP is mentioned, it should be understood that print means it has been stolen and recorded while running in the theater, this print is not good.
In case of PDVD, it should be understood that it is the version before the DVD release. The same is true of DVDscr.
The best prints are BRRip, DVDRip, HDRip, etc.
Which one to download?
Recommended for download is 720 or 1080 pixels in BRRip/BDRip, DVDRip, HDRip format. The quality of these is excellent (in most cases).
Still, confuse? So the conclusions are:
Higher quality means sharper, higher framerate means smoother, higher resolution means more details, higher bitrate means better viewing experience, better encoding means you get smaller size without sacrificing quality too much… what else?
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