Different compression levels are used for each type of material being distributed. The reason for this is that some material compresses much better than others. Movies and MP3 files are already compressed with near maximum capacity. Repacking them would just create larger files and increase decompression time. Ripped movies are still packaged due to the large file size, but compression is disallowed and the RAR format is used only as a container. Because of this, modern playback software can easily play a release directly from the packaged files, and even stream it as the release is downloaded (if the network is fast enough).
Scene rules require the releasing group to spread SVCDs in .bin/.cue files, that fit on 700 MiB CDs.[ruleset 8] One movie typically uses two CDs, although length may force the release to be a 3 or 4 CD release. Content source is sometimes analog, such as Cam, Telecine or telesync releases. Also R5, DVDSCR or retail DVD is used as SVCD source. The advantage of SVCD is that it can be played on any standalone DVD player, but when DivX-capable players are taking over the market and more bandwidth becomes available to download DVDRs, SVCD became obsolete. Around 2007, the stream of SVCD releases from the scene died out.
An early scene release came in 2004 when the group ARA released Metallica's fifth performance in Gothenburg as FLAC files. These lossless files can be bought on LiveMetallica.com, a service that allows fans to buy and download files of soundboard recordings. From 2007 on some early FLAC releases came from justice, a group that already used APE for lossless music the years before. That same year the Polish group BFPMP3 thought to start promoting the FLAC standard with some internal releases. Single purpose groups such as judge, FLACH or CDDA created only a handful of releases in the years before the first ruleset. 59ce067264