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     Team Div/X (TDX) Presents: The Div/X Releasing Standards (c) 2000      
                                                                            

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      Requirements: Notepad with terminal font or other ascii viewer        
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                          [ INTRO ]                                 
                                                                            
 This group was formed because we thought the new Div/X scene was a bit     
 unmoderated, sloppy and pretty much a free-for-all.  Leaders of the top    
 5 DivX releasing groups, topsite siteops as well as rippers and encoders   
 have put their competitive edge against each other to work together for    
 the betterment of the DivX scene.  iSONEWS.COM and DiVXNEWS.COM are proud  
 to bring you the results of Team DivX (TDX)'s meetings and debates.        
                                                                            
 We realize that not EVERY group was included in these decisions, please    
 do NOT take offense to this decision - We felt we selected enough people   
 from different groups to represent all aspects of the discussion. All      
 opinions were accepted and negotiated and then voted on for final approval.
 The rules went through 5 beta stages and have now been finally completed.  
 We recognize that we are not perfect and these rules may be changed and/or 
 modified at any time and the group will stay in contact for new developing 
 technologies or conflicts with the current rule system.  We would like to  
 request that ALL groups and top sites accept these rules as standards      
 and enforce them strictly.  Our goal is to have an organized, acceptable   
 and competitive scene so everyones co-operation is greatly appreciated.    
                                                                            
 If ANYONE has any suggestions/comments/complaints please feel free to       
 email us:  tdx@divxnews.com (futher contact info at the bottom).  We       
 want to work with all of you, not against you.  Thanks in advance for      
 the positive input and support.                                            
                                                                            
                                                 // krazy8 -  Coordinator   
                                                                            

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                       [ RELEASE RULES ]                            
                                                                            
 Movie MUST fit the following rules (applies to XXX as well):               
  EITHER:                                                                   
    - Released to DVD in the past 31 days (NO CLASSICS, NO EXCEPTIONS       
      unless it is a siteop request and then it should not travel further   
      than specified site)                                                  
                                                                            
  OR:                                                                       
    - Original Screener Tape -> Div/X:                                      
       - Referred to as 'PRVHS' (see Notes section)                         
       - MUST be ORIGINAL screener tape -> div/x  (NOT the vcd screener -   
          see reasons posted under 'vcd -> divx NOT allowed' in Notes        
          section)                                                          
       - MUST be 512xXXX or BETTER                                          
       - MUST be named  Movie.Title.PRVHS.Divx-GROUP                        
                                                                            
  NOT ALLOWED:                                                              
    - VCD (includes vcd screeners, telesyncs, cams, workprints) -> Div/X    
       will NOT be allowed (see Notes section)                              
    - VHS -> Div/X will NOT be allowed (NO EXCEPTIONS)                      
    - MULTI-LANGUAGE - (see Notes section)                                  
                                                                            
                                                                            
  TV Movies / Straight to Video (not in theater) Movies: (see Notes section)
    - ONLY allowed if they make it to DVD and fit the date rules (released  
      within 31 days)                                                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Movie Length:                                                             
    - Movies under 105minutes must be under 700 MBs.                        
    - Movies over 105minutes CAN be 2 CDs. Each under 650MBs.               
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Bitrates:                                                                 
    - Must use the Low-Motion Codec.                                        
    - Video shall be a minimum of 720Kbs.                                   
    - Audio shall be a minimum of:                                          
         WMA   96kbs, 44kKz                                                 
         MP3  128Kbs, 44kKz                                                 
    - Audio should NOT be 48Khz, quality degrades on standard sound cards.  
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Packaging:                                                                
    - All release must be .AVI, not BIN/CUE.  (see Notes Section)           
    - Must be packed with RAR. NO compression is needed (proven worthless)  
       and broken into 15MB or 20MB volumes                                 
    - Must have SFV.                                                        
    - Must have NFO.                                                        
     - NFO MUST INCLUDE:                                                    
        group name                                                          
        title                                                               
        actual divx release date                                            
        US theater release date                                             
        DVD release date                                                    
        audio bitrate (and stating wma or mp3)                              
        video bitrate                                                       
        movie runtime/length                                                
        IMDB/adultdvdempire link                                            
        number of rars per cd (eg.  44x15MB)                                
        widescreen indication in the nfo only - NOT in the directory name   
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Credits:                                                                  
    - NOT required in the .avi itself                                       
    - NOT required in the .nfo - it is 'recommended' to list the main few   
      characters as IMDB lists them                                         
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Samples:                                                                  
    - REQUIRED                                                              
    - 1 (one) full minute in length (approx 10MB) and in separate folder    
       marked 'SAMPLE'                                                      
    - MUST be taken from the movie - NOT encoded separately                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Directory Naming:                                                         
    - Directory names shall NOT exceed 64 characters                        
    - DO NOT indicate WS (widescreen), DATE, GENRE or anything else in the  
       directory name.  (ONLY within the nfo)                               
    - Acceptable characters in naming a directory include: (NO spaces or    
       double dots - single dots or underscores ONLY)                       
                                                                            
        ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ                                          
        abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz                                          
        0123456789 . -_                                                     
                                                                            
    - Movie.Title.DVDrip.Divx-GROUP                                         
    - Movie.Title.PRVHS.Divx-GROUP                                          
    - Movie.Title.XXX.Divx-GROUP  (assuming ALL xxx releases are dvdrips,   
      we do not need to say so in the directory name)                       
                                                                            
    - Releases that are more than 1 (one) CD will follow these specs:       
      - MUST be named CD1, CD2, CD3 and so on.  ('disc1', etc will NOT be   
         allowed)                                                           
      - There MUST be an sfv included for each CD                           
      - rars MUST be broken into 2 or more CD volumes.  (78 rars of a 2     
         disc title will NOT be tolerated)                                  
                                                                            
                                                                            

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                     [ NOTES TO THE RULES ]                         
                                                                            
 A few notes:                                                               
    - Movies should be ripped in their most widescreen format available.    
    - Watermarks WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY CASE                            
    - vcd -> divx is NOT ALLOWED:                                           
        - lose ability to be played in dvd player                           
        - waaaay too many releases                                          
        - no quality upgrade, just smaller packaging                        
        - flood of crap groups (no skill involved, just a race to leech,    
           convert and re-release)                                          
    - PRVHS = Pre Release VHS which is also equivalent to Original Screener 
       tape but this naming system will avoid confusion for nukers when it  
       comes to nuking vcd -> divx because 'screener' is typically          
       associated with vcd                                                  
    - NO TV Movies or Straight To Video:                                    
        - UNLESS it makes it to dvd - then the 31day rule is applied        
        - quality, commercials, too many tv movies                          
        - only the good ones make it to dvd                                 
    - AVI and not BIN/CUE:                                                  
        - Some ppl burn to archive and play on a computer at a later time   
          BUT since there is no outside purpose other than playing on the   
          computer, there is NO need to be packaged as bin/cue              
    - NO Multi-Language (keep in mind the goal of preserving the highest    
      quality in the smallest package):                                     
        - Not enough demand                                                 
        - DEGRADES the quality                                              
        - Adds unnecessary space                                            
                                                                            

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                     [ GROUPS & MEMBERS ]                           
                                                                            
        TDX is comprised of members of the following top Div/X groups:      
                                                                            
                 - FM4 - FAiTH - PRiVCD - DHQ - DVL -                       
                                                                            
                        - krazy8 - RipKord -                                
              - rook - xprog - WAREZ21-N - Badness - gand -                 
             - x[rush]x - Sigar - DireW0lf - DVDRick - rvn -                
                      - Redemtion - goldragon -                             
                                                                            

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                          [ CONTACT ]                               
                                                                            
      EMAIL:  tdx@divxnews.com                                              
      WWW  :  www.divxnews.com                                              
      IRC  :  #divxnews / #isonews (efnet)                                  
                                                                            


                     
                                                      
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