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Rescuing the Golden Goose

The immediate question is, will Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders, drives, and players read and write all types of CDs and DVDs? Will they clear the fog of application formats and content-protection measures? In last month’s column, I chastised BD device manufacturers for ducking clear answers to these questions. And surveying the broader situation, we see [...]

18X DVD Recording – Why Bother?

Good grief. Just when recordable DVD hits the accepted speed limit we find a couple of joyriders stepping on the gas. Manufacturers already have tremendous difficulty delivering consistent and compatible lower-speed products and we know that next generation Blu-ray is due out in the spring. 18X DVD Recording – Why Bother? Hugh Bennett EMedialive, November [...]

In DVD’s Own Image: DVD-Recordable Technology and Promise

This article was the first serious public look at the technical aspects of and market potential for DVD-Recordable (DVD-R). Some thirteen years later, it’s gratifying to see that DVD-R became, and indeed still remains, a beloved and universal means for enjoying, distributing, storing and archiving just about everything digital.

Flexplay Time-Limited DVD Patents Up For Sale

ICAP Ocean Tomo announced that it is acting as a broker to sell Flexplay Technologies’ patent portfolio that deals with time-limited playback DVD technology (Time Limited DVD-ROM).

DVD Forum Touts DVD Multi Specification

The DVD Forum announced its new DVD Multi specifications that mandate player, drive and recorder compatibility for most DVD disc formats.

CD-R’s Digital Destiny

Some aspire to greatness while others have greatness thrust upon them. Certainly, greatness appears to have been thrust upon CD-R, which started life humbly enough as an expensive prototyping system. Beginning almost in obscurity, it now is poised to be the dominant optical storage technology for the next five years. Where else can so much [...]

Running OPC: The Best Thing for CD-R, but What About DVD?

It’s hard to deny how far CD recorders have come in just a few years, but there are still particular features that set superior machines apart from the rest. The most notable of these is Running Optimum Power Control (OPC).

DVD Consortium Becomes DVD Forum

Toshiba Corporation announced that the DVD Consortium is expanding its membership and changing its name to the DVD Forum.

DVD Forum Unveils DVD-RAM and DVD-R Formats

Toshiba Corporation announced that the DVD Forum has completed the format specifications for DVD-RAM and DVD-R.

DVD Forum Rolls Out Interim DVD Format and Logo Licensing

Toshiba Corporation announced that the DVD Forum has initiated its interim DVD format and logo licensing program.

Unified DVD Format Emerges

Toshiba Corporation announced that it, as well as Matsushita, Sony, Philips, Time Warner, Pioneer, JVC, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric, have agreed on the details of final DVD format.