Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I believe a hard drive will more likely be readable in 20-30 years than a typical DVD. Drives usually "wear" out with use, they don't warp or lose their magnetic state with time.
There are two problems with creating ISO's for long term storage. Videos saved as ISO's can't be directly accessed on demand. Also, in 20-30 years it may not be practical to go through the process of burning an ISO to a DVD and then finding a DVD player to view or convert the video.
It seems like there should be an easy to use application that strips video from a DVD's wrapper and saves it as an MPG that is the same size as what is stored on the DVD.