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                The federation of releasing groups presents                 
                                                                            
                     The DivX Releasing Standards 2001                      
                                                                            

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      Requirements: Notepad with terminal font or other ascii viewer        
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                          [ INTRO ]                                 
                                                                            
  I am proud to inroduce the newest revision to the TDX rules. Many long    
  hours have been spent making them the best that they could be. I thank    
  all of the groups involved. These rules could not have been made without  
  your ripping experience. A special thanks goes to MaTaN for all his hard  
  work in bringing all the groups together, and to Puzz13 for filling in as 
  a moderator when needed, along with the hosting space on iSONEWS. I could 
  not have done my job without such wonderfull support. So without further  
  ado, I present to you, the DivX ripper/enthusiast, the TDX 2001 Releasing 
  Standards                                                                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                  Lava  -  Moderator        
                                                                            

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                       [ RELEASE RULES ]                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
  NOT ALLOWED:                                                              
    - VCD (includes VCD screeners, telesyncs, cams, workprints) -> DivX     
       will NOT be allowed (see Notes section)                              
    - VHS -> DivX will NOT be allowed (Anime ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS)          
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Movie Length:                                                             
    - Movies with runtimes LESS than or EQUAL to 110 minutes must be 1 CD   
      under 700 MB.                                                         
    - Movies with runtimes OVER 110 minutes can be 2 CDs (80mins allowed)   
       - Ripper discretion if a movie 111+ minutes can be done on 1 CD.     
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Bitrates:                                                                 
    VIDEO (MM4):                                                            
    - Low-Motion video shall be NO LESS than 500 Kbs                        
    - Fast-Motion video shall be NO LESS than 1000 Kbs                      
    - SBC is excluded from minimum bitrate settings                         
      Future techniques are subject to an exclusion hearing for bitrate     
      controls                                                              
    - NOTE: ANIME can be greater than 1000 Kbs low motion if needed.        
                                                                            
    VIDEO (NON-MM4):                                                        
    - Low-Motion video shall be NO LESS than 750 Kbs                        
    - Fast-Motion video shall be NO LESS than 1000 Kbs                      
    - NOTE: ANIME can be greater than 1000 Kbs low motion if needed.        
                                                                            
    AUDIO:                                                                  
    - MUST be MP3 and MUST be STEREO                                        
    - Audio shall be a minimum of:                                          
         1 CD release MUST be 128kbs,           44.1kHz or 48kHz            
         2 CD release MUST be 128kbs or 160kbs, 44.1kHz or 48kHz            
    - VBR techniques;                                                       
         minimum framesize must be no less than 96kbs, average of 128kbs    
    - WMA is NOT allowed - other codecs are allowed as long as they are     
        readable on all operating systems.                                  
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Keyframe:                                                                 
    - MUST be <=2 seconds for constant keyframe techniques                  
    - MUST be <=20 second for vki techniques                                
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Resolution:                                                               
    - Width: 512 - 640 pixels and MUST be a multiple of 16                  
    - Height: Must be a multiple of 16                                      
    - Cropping is allowed                                                   
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Subs, Interactive Menus, Trailers:                                        
    - OPTIONAL (if and ONLY if all other requirements have been met)        
    - For more detailed Subtitles information, see notes.                   
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Packaging:                                                                
    - All releases must be AVI, not BIN/CUE. (see Notes Section)            
    - Must be packed with RAR. NO compression is needed (proven worthless)  
       and broken into 15 or 20 MB volumes                                  
    - Must have SFV                                                         
    - Must have NFO                                                         
    - NFO MUST INCLUDE:                                                     
        Group name                                                          
        Title                                                               
        Actual DivX release date                                            
        DVD release date                                                    
        US theater release date                                             
        Video size                                                          
        Framesize/aspect ratio                                              
        Audio bitrate                                                       
        Video bitrate                                                       
        Movie runtime/length                                                
        IMDB/adultdvdempire link                                            
        Number of rars per cd (eg. 44x15MB)                                 
        Ripping Method                                                      
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Credits:                                                                  
    - Movie credits are allowed but MUST be cut in order to fit within 1 CD 
       (700 MB) if the movie length would exceed 110 minutes.               
    - 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 full minute in length (approximately 10 MB) and in separate folder  
       marked 'SAMPLE'                                                      
    - MUST be taken from the movie - NOT encoded separately                 
                                                                            
                                                                            
  Directory Naming:                                                         
    - Directory names shall NOT exceed 64 characters                        
    - Classic releases are to include production year, omitting the         
       "classic" tag. Pre's released no later than 31 days after the DVD    
       release are NOT subject to the inclusion of production year.         
    - DO NOT indicate Ripping method (MM4/VM2/VBR/SBC and so on),           
       WS (widescreen), DVD/DivX release 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 . -_                                                     
                                                                            
       With "classic" releases:                                             
    - Movie.Title.Year.DVDrip.DivX-GROUP                                    
    - Movie.Title.Year.ANIME.DivX-GROUP                                     
    - Movie.Title.Year.XXX.DivX-GROUP                                       
       (usage of cGROUP is optional. 'Year' = production year, eg. 19**)    
                                                                            
       With "non-classic" releases:                                         
    - Movie.Title.DVDrip.DivX-GROUP                                         
    - Movie.Title.ANIME.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 CD will follow these specs:             
      - MUST be named CD1, CD2, CD3 and so on. ('disc1', etc will NOT be    
         allowed)                                                           
      - There MUST be a 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 ]                         
                                                                            
                                                                            
    Source related notes:                                                   
    - 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.                                                 
                                                                            
    Ripping related notes:                                                  
    - Duping on the basis of new techniques is NOT allowed.                 
    - Maximums VIDEO bitrates are covered by length rules.                  
    - Movies should be ripped in their most widescreen format available.    
    - Multi-language AUDIO tracks are allowed                               
        - Multiple languages should be interleaved into the AVI, with       
          a graphedit filter for each appropriate audio stream              
        - Movies that would ordinarily fit on one CD should not be made     
          into 2 CD releases on the basis of additional audio tracks        
        - Multi-language audio CANNOT be used as a basis for a dupe.        
    - Multi-Language SUBTITLES are allowed                                  
        - Subtitles should be in the form of text files as an add-on,       
          in any form, however MicroDVD format is prefered                  
        - Multi-language subtitles CANNOT be used as a basis for a dupe.    
    - AVI and not BIN/CUE:                                                  
        - Some people 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          
    - Watermarks WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY CASE                            
                                                                            
    Audio related notes:                                                    
    - AC3 audio along with Oog Vorbis is permissible                        
    - When using CBR techniques, audio must be greater than 128kbs          
    - WMA audio is NOT allowed:                                             
        - Tremendous amount of synching problems                            
        - Not compatible with all sound cards                               
                                                                            

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                     [ GROUPS & MEMBERS ]                           
                                                                            
                    TDX 2001 revision was organized by:                     
                         - Lava - MaTaN - Puzz13 -                          
                                                                            
            Respects to the original TDX, Team DivX, organizers:            
                        - krazy8 - RipKord - Wuman -                        
                                                                            
             TDX 2001 is comprised of the following DivX groups:            
             - DDX - DiAMOND - DiVEStX - EliteMedia - EPiSODE -             
              - DOMiNiON - LiGHTNiNG - PoLIsO - SMB -  TheFrail             
                     - TVfans - UPA - VCDVaULT - ViRA -                     
                                                                            
                             Also signed by:                                
                - HeLLRiSE - HOSTiLE - SChiZO - Requiem -                   
                                                                            

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                          [ CONTACT ]                               
                                                                            
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      WWW  :  www.isonews.com                                               
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