Tip #185 007 Cheat sheets

Video recordings

$a Category of Material (00) v : videorecording
$b Specific material designation (01) d : DVD & Blu-ray, f : VHS
$d Color  (03) b : b & w, c : color, m : mixed
$e Video recording format  (04) v for DVD, s for Blu-ray, b for VHS
$f Sound on medium or separate  (05) a : sound on medium, no $f if no sound
$g Medium for sound  (06) i : DVD & Blu-ray, h : VHS, no $g if no sound
$h Dimensions  (07) z : DVD & Blu-ray, o : VHS
$i Configuration of playback channels  (08) q : multi-channel, s : stereo, m : mono, u : unknown

Compact Discs : musical or non-musical

$a Category of Material (00) s : sound recording
$b Specific material designation (01) d : sound disc
$d Speed (03) f : Compact disc is 1.4 m. per sec.
$e Configuration of playback channels (04) q : multi-channel, s : stereo, m : mono, u : unknown
$f Groove width/groove pitch (05) n : not applicable
$g Dimensions (06) g : 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.)
$h Tape width (07) n : not applicable
$i Tape configuration (08) n : not applicable
$j Kind of disc, cylinder or tape (09) m : Mass/commercially produced, u : unknown, z : other
$k Kind of material (10) m : plastic with metal
$l Kind of cutting (11) n : not applicable
$m Special playback characteristics (12) e : digital recording
$n Capture and storage techniques (13) d: digital (most new CDs), u : unknown, e : likely for music originally released pre-CD, b : likely for music released before 1940, a : likely for music released before 1929

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