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RatDVD (originally stylized "ratDVD") is the name of a proprietary container format for digital video, developed by Peter Jensen and a group of Russian and Danish university students.[1] The container format is a compressed archive format that holds all features of DVD-Video in a single file. Unlike other container formats like Matroska, it is designed to accurately mirror the exact feature set of standard video DVDs, facilitating round-tripping back to the DVD-Video format.[1]

RatDVD files are created by a computer program of the same name.[1] The video portion of a RatDVD file is compression by a proprietary video codec named "XEB",[2] thus significantly reducing the overall size: A typical DVD (usually above 4 gigabytes) can be compressed to about 1 or 2 GB, with some loss in video quality due to recompression.[3] The resulting RatDVD file can then be played directly in a computer (as long as the needed codec has been installed) by a DirectShow-compatible DVD player, or converted back into standard DVD format.[1]

RatDVD program is freeware and works on Microsoft Windows. The last version of this freeware was 0.78 and was released in 2005.[4] The program does not support copy-protected DVDs.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Athow, Désiré (21 June 2005). "ratDVD: The best way to distribute DVDs online?". The Inquirer. Incisive Media. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". RatDVD.CA. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "ratDVD".  
  4. ^ "Download RatDVD". RatDVD.CA. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

Further reading

  • Borland, John (6 June 2005). "新コピーソフト「RatDVD」--映画業界に新たな強敵出現か".  
  • Borland, John (3 June 2005). "New wrinkle in movie swapping".  

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