FRIENDS Versions

Comparison of Key FRIENDS Versions and Screenshots

 

  For the FRIENDS Fans / Enthusiasts like us, we are always searching for a Perfect version of the Friends Video to enjoy and share. OK, now let's go though several version of Friends from the Internet and compare their size and resolution etc.

 

  Quick summary for each popular Friends versions first:
 

1. The best version of the Friends must be the D9 DVD version (the US district offical release). D9 format DVD has maximum capacity of 8.5G and can storage high difinition video. This version of Friends includes 10 discs and is as large as 250G. It's a standard 480P HD video with resolution of 720X480, video bitrate of 9000 Kbps,and subtitles for English, Franch, Spanich ect. This is an Uncut Version and you can find more contents under-reveal.Our Download-Friends.com website will also release Friends Season 1 DVD COPY from this US D9 offical retail version. After you download it, you can burn to DVD and get the exact effect as retail DVD when you play it on you home DVD player.
 

2. There is also a D5 DVD version of the US district offical release with 4.7 G for each disc and the all Friends Episodes is about 170 G. I think this version is just a lower bitrate version of D9 version and has the same contents of D9 version.
 

3. If you don't need a 250G D9 original release to eat up your hardisk space, a D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P version of Friends shared on www.download-friends.com is the best Alternative for you. All Friends 10 seasons is only 70 G, but the difinition is really almost the SAME as the original D9 Version Friends. It's also with resolution of 720X480 and video bitrate of 2200 Kbps.
 

4. A popular version of Friends is the Friends JOG 59G. The difinition with 640X480 is not bad but some guys think the color of the version is not so good. I downloaded one or two seasons the other day. But I deleted all of them shortly. PS. this version is not Uncut version and miss about 1 to 5 minutes in each episode.
 

5. Other popular versions are from Mei Tian Le Studio. The best version of them is the Friends UNCUT Version which is 43.9G of all. It's uncut version but the revolution is only 512X384. If you don't care about the revolution, you can keep this version as your collection. Actually, I have kept a smaller (RMVB format, 17G) version of this Friends UNCUT Version for 2 years. If you don't mind the poor image and don't have much disk space, you can hve this 17G as the starter version. But if you want to keep FRIENDS discs for you own cellection, we recommand the D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P version of Friends mentioned at section 3 (Direct Download here).
 

6. Smaller than 40G of Friend versions are not worth of celleting & keeping.If you don't mind the poor image and don't have much disk space, you can hve this 17G as the starter version or visit online video website. But in this way,you are not enjoying or watching FRIENDS, you are just go through it.
 

7. PS. The Friends videos are very good material to learn Spoken English and if you want to get good results on your learning, we suggest you the D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P version of Friends.
 

 

OK. Now we have a look at the screenshots of each Friend versions mentioned above.

PS. The Friends Season 1 was made in 1994. You know, the equipment and technology at that time are pooer than the nowadays. The first several seasons are not so clear as D9 DVD standard requiring. We can get this conclution from screenshot from Season 1 and Season 10 of the same version.

 

I. D9 DVD version of the US district offical release: 720X480, 9000 Kbps bitrate.

Screenshots from Friends Season 1:

D9 DVD version of the US district offical release: 720X480, 9000 Kbps bitrate - S01E01 1
 

D9 DVD version of the US district offical release: 720X480, 9000 Kbps bitrate - S01E01 2

 

II. D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P (From D9 DVD version of the US district offical release): 720X480, 2200 Kbps bitrate.

Screenshots from Friends Season 1:

D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P: 720X480, 2200 Kbps bitrate - S01E01 1.jpg

D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P: 720X480, 2200 Kbps bitrate - S01E01 2.jpg

This two screenshots are from Friends Season 1. The images are OK, but they are pooer the the following two screenshots from Friends Season 10:

D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P: 720X480, 2200 Kbps bitrate - S10E01 3.jpg

D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P: 720X480, 2200 Kbps bitrate - S10E01 3.jpg

 

III. Screenshots from the Friends JOG 59G version: 640X480, 1600 Kbps bitrate.

JOG 59G S01E01 1.jpg

JOG 59G S01E01 2.jpg

 

IV. Screenshots from Mei Tian Le Studio Friends UNCUT Version: 512X384, 1100 Kbps bitrate.

Friends UNCUT Version: S01E01 1.jpg

Friends UNCUT Version: S01E01 2.jpg

 

V. Screenshots from Mei Tian Le Studio 17 G RMVB version: 400X288, 380 Kbps bitrate.

17 G RMVB - S01E01 1.jpg 17 G RMVB - S01E01 2.jpg

 

So now you should know which is the best Friends Video and which is better for you. Currently, we share two version of Friends video, you can go to this two links to download: D9 DVD Rip NTSC X264 480P ; Friends 17 G RMVB Version