What's the difference between Digital Downloads and DVDs?
AtmosFX pioneered digital decorating in 2009 with the release of our first DVD collections. We're always looking for new ways to innovate, which led to the debut of digital downloads in 2014. Digital download is currently the primary format for AtmosFX digital decorations.
Why Upgrade to Digital Downloads?
AtmosFX offers all of our decorations on Digital Download because this format gives decorators higher video quality and more playback control.
AtmosFX still offers most of our classic decorations on DVD. However, our newer decorations will be available only on Digital Download format.
Digital download collections include all scenes, effects, and display modes featured on our DVD collections.
What are Digital Downloads?
Just like the name says, digital downloads are digital files that you can download to your computer.
AtmosFX digital downloads are HD quality video files in .mp4 format. We chose .mp4 because it has higher quality, smaller file size, and more compatibility compared to other video file formats. Our DVD products, by comparison, feature digital decorations in standard definition (480p). This is the highest resolution possible on a DVD.
Most of our decorations are available in 1080p HD quality, except for our three oldest collections; Triple Thrill Pack, Shades of Evil, and Blood Walls. These videos were produced before we offered 1080p files, and are limited to 720p.
Advantages of Digital Downloads
Digital Downloads are great for many more reasons, including:
- They'll never be broken or lost - The support team can send you new download links when needed
- No limits on file size - No decoration collection will be too large or small to put on a disc
- No shipping costs - Your decorations arrive immediately
- Completely customizable - you can create personalized playlists so that every decorating experience is unique