Ah, good question... I almost forgot...
For those who did not already know, NCSCS DVD#1 was made as the kind of DVD you put into your machine (sort of like... you know... a DVD of CONTENT/media), and there are:
* Documents - mostly regarding notated combat forms
* Text files / helpers
* Video files (duh)...
Video format was H.264 "AVC" MPEG-4 Codec (Advanced Video Coding). We did this kind of setup (and NOT as a "watch on my TV" kind of "movie" video) for many reasons, most of which revolved around:
* Avoiding stupid menus that are just bloat--you can navigate the videos just fine on your own
* Having documents to share + disclaimers--would have been abominably
clunky to manage/organize on a "TV DVD/movie DVD"
* Easier to scan through + pause + take a snapshot of footy through a computer
* Most video is "going the way of the computer" these days...
* Even when DVD#1 was made, there was always thinking to go with 1920 x 1080 for DVD2... and we had even HOPED to go with HD footy for DVD1 (just didn't happen)
* I don't think 1920 x 1080 is supported by "normal DVD movie vids" (??) ... that'd be "blu ray" (?)
* Video codecs and all that junk are complicated as it is... so... trying to support all sorts of formats for the clunky "TV DVD/movie DVD" would have required a skillset WAAAAAY outside my jurisdiction, lol.
Homie don't go there, hahahaha and homie don't play dat!!! DVD#2 is slated to be pretty much the same
, although I've yet to somehow become "absolutely certain" of how people will "always" be able to view/hear the content right from the get-go, due to the simply endless throngs of variations of people's: computer systems... installed video codecs... operating systems... audio codecs... and--you guys know--all that jazz!! It's kinda nutz.
That said, the "AVC" codec is a fairly big standard in the industry of computer video (I did my research), so... unless you simply never
watch HD (or even SD!) video on your computer, it wouldn't be surprising if you'd already be able to watch/hear right when you pop it in!
In fact, I have still yet to hear a PEEP from anyone who "never got DVD#1 to playback", although I honestly assumed SOME people (10? 5? 20??) would have had SOME kind of issue. But... nope. If they did, they never asked nor told me, lol (nor Caine, I'd guess). Come to think of it... I had/have an immaculate record with my Crystal Focus CD compendiums: even after opening a "troubleshooting" thread for each one... ummm... no posts. No problems.
I'm still flabbergasted at that! Looks like I did my job very well.
So... yah! Long answer, but... I want to make sure people who are new understand too.
You should be able to manage the DVD2 just like you do with DVD1.