Re: CD-i films, yay/nay?
besides when it comes to dvds do you have the slightest idea the millions of movies and varations out there?
ghost, lemme fix that for you: "besides when it comes to PC games do you have the slightest idea the millions of different versions, editions and varations out there?" I hope you understand what I mean... If anything, the complexity of the task or the number of discs out there should be an incentive, not a reason against it ^^
Audio could be popular but video is so large that it probably wont be of too much interest to random people; average joe will ignore redump and stick to h264/xvid avi/mkv etc.
I think neither will be of interest to many people. As I've said, there already is AccurateRip for Audio CDs, which does *exactly* this, except for "advanced" things such as overreading etc. Average Joe still thinks that 128 kbit/s sounds great (the more audiophile Average Joes might prefer iTunes ^^). A FLAC rip is already overkill to most people, even if it's not offset-corrected, or no overreading or gap detection was used. Redump dumps would definitely be way too clumsy for most people. You couldn't even tag them without altering the checksums
All that being said, I still don't understand why a games DB - especially one containing Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 would be any less dangerous than one with movies or music... The games industry isn't any less fierce when it comes to persecuting filesharers ^^ quite the contrary.