From: lbedford at domain lbedford.org
Date: Wed 31 Oct 2001 - 12:13:34 GMT
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 09:59:08AM +0000, Glen Gray wrote:
> On Wed, 2001-10-31 at 10:53, John P. Looney wrote:
> > Note; DVD RAM drives are not as useful as you would think. You can only
> > read back DVDs you write on the same drive. Not on the same model, the
> > same drive.
> There are also some various different standards. DVD+RW is being headed
> by Pioneer, DVD RAM by Matsushista(?)/Panasonic. There is also a DVD-R
> standard too. All are incompatible I believe. There are PC DVD+RW drives
> available from Pioneer but I don't know what linux support is like.
> I don't know if DVD+RW has the same restrictions as DVD-RAM, Pioneer had
> developed a consumer DVD-Recorder based on it about two/three years ago
> hoping that the DVD consortium would back them but I don't think it went
> into mass production or was available outside Japan. Was a lovely piece
> of kit though. I think it would do 6 hours of VHS quality on a disc. 2
> 1/2 of DVD quality. Something like that.
sure it wasn't just a MAC? <g>
btw, AFAIK DVD-RAM is completely useless. It's the panasonic standard,
and it comes in a caddy. So, you can't use the media in any other type
of drive, and how many people do you know with DVD-RAM drives? That's
why it's so cheap.
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