All video uploads must be at least in DVD quality and should be in DVD format.
Video sourced from inferior sources (VCD, SVCD, XviD, etc.) is absolutely unacceptable.
Remember that source, lineage, and format details (PAL or NTSC) MUST be included in the INFO FILE.
Also, DVD uploads that are on 2 (or more disks) are required to be uploaded together. So if you have a 2 disk DVD that you want to upload then please include BOTH DVDs in your upload! This is a requirement now! New Options, Loose files
With the new technology in place, and websites like YouTube having HD options, members are no longer allowed to upload loose files or a collection of them like raw camera files, which are only posted for people (in the end) to create a multicam/compilation disc. This website is to be used to upload complete (or as close to being) shows, either from live performances or TV shows.
Acceptions to this rule:
Compilation DVDs can still be uploaded (DO search for the best quality videos out there) When uploading a compilation you need to provided a complete!! source for each included clip.
Multicam DVDs are not affected by this rule, but again you need to provide all your sources
.Mpeg (minimum DVD quality) or .Ts (DVD Quality) or .avi (DVD Quality) files can be shared when they involve a recording in its entirety (or very close to)!! HD Video Formats
Considering HD Video recordings...
We follow the analog of the DVD formats, this means:
When recordings are made and edited into a single file, they should be complete or close to complete recordings of a live performance or TV show. Just like with DVD format videos.
When a recording is a compiled disc (either from compilation, multicam or other forms of editing) they are now allowed in ISO format.
This both concerns HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats, but if you have a choice, then try to stick with the Blu-Ray format when editing High Definition. If you choose to upload the loose files which belong to a disc (see HERE) you are of course free to do so, but as you can see from the given link...there might be dozens of files. ALWAYS try to be as thorough as you can in describing the disc, and what people should be doing to get to watch the files or disc.
The ISO format ONLY applies to HD Video (either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD), and NOT to standard DVDs!!
Specific file formats will be defined in a follow up on this rule...