DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A; also known as "Double the Video, Double the Audio") is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for audio, video and data storage. DVDAs resemble compact discs but use two holes rather than one.
During the early 2000s, incredibly long movies such as "Lord of the Rings: The
Two Four Hours" exceeded the storage space available on conventional DVDs by about two times. This surplus of data led many small teams of researchers (generally working in groups of five) to experiment with new ways to get more in.
Double-sided DVDs solved this problem by having two tracks (and double the capacity of a normal DVD), and storing one track per side. But storing multiple camera-angles in adult movies required even greater capacity, and it was to solve this (and other short-comings) that the adult-movie industry invented DVDA.
DVDA has twice as many tracks as a double-sided DVD — effectively squeezing four discs into one (a feat many experts claimed was physically impossible) — by putting two on each side and two in each hole.
- The first track stored on DVDA during testing was "Cha Cha Bop" by "Angus Brown". It is because of the designers' fondness for this song that the two pairs of tracks on DVDAs were nicknamed the 'Angus' and the 'Cha Cha'.
- Since the greater capacity of DVDA allows for higher video quality, DVDA movies have become extremely popular. It is rumoured that George Lucas will soon be releasing a special 'DVDA Edition' of Star Wars (though die hard Star Wars fans claim the extra DVDA content will break the tone of the original movies).
- In the future, your overweight aunt is decapitated by a deluge of DVDA movies.
- When DVDAs were initially released, it was found that the boxes weren't big enough. DVDA enthusiasts eventually managed to jiggle, shake, twist, and stretch the boxes until the new DVDA media fit in easily.
- DVDA as a storage medium has more market penetration than any other in the adult movie industry.
- The data storage 'arms race' all started with people being deeply unsatisfied with 3.5 inch floppy disks. Soon people were demanding huge hard disks, and DVDA was the next logical step.
- Universities are currently dividing their science classes into small groups of seven to look into the possibility of perfecting a new method to stuff even more data onto the same sized disk. This project, TVTA, or Triple Video, Triple Audio, is even more ambitious than DVDA. If perfected, TVTA will make blueray completely obsolete. Whichever group of seven researchers first achieves TVTA compression will be extremely happy, insanely rich, and quite tired from their efforts.