Backup ANY Movie DVD - Fully playable in ANY DVD Player!!!

Home


CD/DVD MEDIA LISTS
CD-R
CD-RW
DVD-R / RAM
SEARCH SITE
CD/DVD SOFTWARE
CD-Writer Software
CD-Writer Tools
CD/DVD Utilities
DVD-Writer Software
MP3/AUDIO SW/HW
Audio/MP3 Software
MP3 Hardware Players
Related MP3 Links
CD MEDIA
80 Minutes CD-R's
99 Minutes CD-R's
CD Factories
CD Recordable History
CD-R Dye Info
CD-R Quality
GD-ROM Information
OverSize/OverBurn CD-R's
Philips Inferior Quality CD's
TDK Inferior Quality CD's
CD WRITERS
CD-Writer Modifications
CD-Writer Technology
Repairing a CD-Writer
Standalone CD-Copiers
CD ARTICLES
CD/DVD Protections
CD-R Glossary
CD-Writer Burn Tips
Create a Copy Protected CD
Magazines/Press
Technical Information
Related CD Links

Buying a CD-Writer
CD Reviews
CD-Writer Firmwares
Class Action Philips & HP
File Sharing Software
DVD ARTICLES
DVD-Writer Technology
DVD Reviews
Related DVD Links
HARDWARE
Mainboard & CPU Tools
FEEDBACK
Message Forums
Advertising & Support
Submitting CD Info
NETWORK
LinkWorld
GameTarget
CoverTarget
MusicTarget
CD Links / DVD Links
Files
Previous News from:  August 1999
30-08-99 CDR Identifier Update
Added the CDR Identifier 1.43 to the CD/DVD Utilities page.

Update:

  • Fixed a severe bug causing wrong information to be displayed with some CDR media.
  • Some minor optical changes for systems with 6 or more devices.
Connection Problems
The last few hours the CD Media World domain was not reachable because of a server failure... It seems that some gremlins were at it again!
29-08-99 CD Media Info
Added CD Info/Pictures:
  • HP CD-R74 C4403A & CD-RW74 C4404A (HP8100+ media) - Thanks to The Information Junkie for sending them from Australia!
  • Ricoh CD-R74 Type 74 [Ritek]
Until now Ricoh had been manufacturing A-Quality CD-R media in their own factories, which was very handy as they could be OverSized up to 78:30 minutes! But again another A-Quality brand changed CD-R manufacturer to have their CD-R media made by Ritek. It seems that they just can't compete with these low-budget CD-R's made in Taiwan.

The latest Ricoh's are easily identified as the back-cover says MADE IN TAIWAN (lower right corner). The previous made Ricoh's were say Made in E.U. or TOKYO JAPAN on the back-cover.

Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
BPM Studio 1.50.231 BPM Studio
Custom CD Menu 1.7  [Release 5] Smart Projects
RSJ CD Writer [NT] 1.10 RSJ Software
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
28-08-99 Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Easy CD Creator 4.0 Adaptec
Winamp

2.50c

Winamp.com
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
DVD News:
Misc News:
26-08-99 Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
HyCD Play&Record 2.1.0820 HyCD
HyCD Publisher 5.01
HyCD UDF 2.1.0820
NTi Backup Now 1.1.92 NTi
PSX Copy 6.0 Virtual GameStation
Red Roaster 24-bit 5.31 SEK'D
RSJ CD Writer [NT] 1.09 RSJ Software
RSJ CD Writer [OS2] 2.83
Total Recorder 2.1 High Criteria
Winamp

2.25

Winamp.com
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
25-08-99 Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
B's Recorder GOLD 1.27 [JAP] BHA Software
get it On CD 1.0 Steinberg
GoldWave 4.02 Chris Craig
Siren 1.0 Build 171 Beta  Sonic Foundry
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
24-08-99 Smart & Friendly Unveils World's First 12x CD-RW
Smart & Friendly announced the world's first 12x CD-Recorder with CD-RW ReWritability today with the unveiling of the new S&F CD Rocket Mach 12... More here!

CD-Writer Information:

  • 12x Write, 4x ReWrite and 32x Read speeds.
  • Includes Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe
  • Estimated Street Price: $399.
  • Release date: Early Fourth Quarter, 1999
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
DiscJuggler 1.05.393 Padus
Feurio! 1.29 Beta Feurio
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
21-08-99 CD Media World in the Papers!
Last Thursday The Vancouver Sun, a newspaper from Canada, featured a nice article called:

Thanks to John Dvorak for mentioning the CD Media World in his article.

Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
CD 'n' Go! Suite 99 1.31 Jose Mejuto
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
LinkWorld 
As the Link page was getting too big we created a separate Site for it, more Link Pages will follow!:
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

DVD Info:
Misc Info:
19-08-99 MS Audio Gets "Unfucked"
Just as Microsoft releases their new MS Audio encrypted music format already someone cracked the complete encryption making it totally useless! The crack, named UNFUCK.EXE, actually breaks the protection on any WMA file. There is no loss in quality, the file isn't re-recorded or captured in some way... More here!
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
CD Wizard Pro 5.0 VOB
CD Wizard Gold
DiscJuggler 1.05.392 Padus
Feurio! 1.28 Beta Feurio
NTi CD Maker 3.6.810 [FTP] NTi
NTi Backup Now 1.1.90
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
17-08-99 Ricoh RW7040A/S OEM to MP7040A/S RETAIL Upgrade
CD-Writer Modification Update - Thanks Jonathan M. Rische:
  • Ricoh RW7040A/S to Ricoh MP7040A/S Upgrade
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Feurio! 1.27 Beta Feurio
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
Misc Info:
16-08-99 CD Info
Added CD Info/Pictures for:
  • NoName CD-R74 Platinum & CD-R80 Platinum
  • Hi-Val CD-R74 [CMC] & CD-RW74 [CMC]
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Easy CD Creator 3.5c - [Update 1.03] Adaptec
Direct CD/Win 2.5d - [Update 1.03]
Nero Burning Rom 4.0.5.0 - [Update] Ahead
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
Dutch CD-R Tax
As of 1 September 1999 there will be an additional NLG 0,20 tax on all Data CD-R & CD-RW Media here in the Netherlands. This tax will be collected by Stichting de Thuiskopie so if you plan to get a big amount of CD-R media then now it the time to do it!
13-08-99 New Philips CD-ReWriters
When hacking around in the latest firmware for the Philips CDD3801 we came across some very interesting info about their new CD-ReWriters which they will release in the very near future:
Drive (IDE/ATAPI)

W/RW/R

Vendors

Philips CDD3801 [PDF] 2 / 2 / 24 Philips CDD3801 CD-R/RW
Philips PCA382RW
Memorex CDRW-2224
IDE-CD R/RW 2x2x24
WAITEC WT2422EI
Traxdata CDRW2224 PLUS
IOMEGA ZIPCD 650
Philips CDD4201 [PDF]

4 / 4 / 24 Philips CDD4201 CD-R/RW
IDE-CD R/RW 4x4x24
IOMEGA ZIPCD 4x650
WAITEC WT2444EI
Traxdata CDRW4424 PLUS
Philips CDD4401 4 / 4 / 32 Philips PCRW404
IDE-CD R/RW 4x4x32
WAITEC WT3244EI
Spinbird 4x4x32
Traxdata CDRW4432 PLUS
Philips CDD4801 8 / 4 / 32 IDE-CD R/RW 8x4x32
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Audiograbber 1.50 Build 5 Jackie
Easy CD-DA Extractor 3.08 Build 1345 Poikosoft
Feurio! 1.26 Beta Feurio
Plextor Manager 2000 1.02 Plextor
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
Misc Info:
10-08-99 AudioRequest
Yesterday netDrives claimed to be the first introducing a standalone consumer MP3/CD-Player but it seems that someone else beat them to it!

Six weeks ago ReQuest unveiled the AudioRequest at the MP3 Summit '99 (San Diego, CA).

The AudioRequest comes with IR Remote Control and an optional Keyboard can be connected. At the back there is an Analog/Digital Line input, allowing other music sources to be encoded, a Parallel & an USB port to connect to a PC and portable MP3 players - Thanks Kevin Ryan

Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
abCD 1.3.125 Prassi
AudioCD MP3-Studio 1.5 - File PTS Software
CDEveryWhere 1.2.2 I2RD
HyCD Play&Record 2.1.0730 HyCD
HyCD UDF 2.1.0730
MP3 Creator 111b ButtonWare
RSJ CD Writer [OS2] 2.82 RSJ Software
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
Adaptec ASPI Layer Update
Added the latest Adaptec ASPI Layer 4.6 (build 1017) to the CD/DVD Utilities page - Thanks Frank Wolf!
09-08-99 CDR Identifier Update 

G&M

Added the CDR Identifier 1.42 to the CD/DVD Utilities page.

Update:

  • Three new manufacturers added (Guann Yinn Co. Ltd., Opti. Me. S. SpA & Nacar Media srl)
  • Fixed bug not storing all information in clipboard.
Brujo MP3 Player
netDrives today introduced the Brujo MP3 Player, world's first standalone MP3/CD-Player for a home stereo system, at the Interactive Music XPO in New York City.

It automatically identifies both Audio (CDDA) & MP3 CD's & can be controlled from a IR remote control or from the front panel. It is currently priced at US$ 300,-... More info here.

08-08-99 Philips again selling Inferior Quality CD-R's
Philips is selling low quality CD-R's. A year ago they manufactured CD-R's which were made by the Taiwan based Ritek company and now they managed to do the same thing but now they are using CMC (Dye: Cyanine Type 1).

The affected CD-R's are the Philips CD-R74 Professional (not the Premium Silver type) which were bought in Germany. Normally these CD-R's are made by Taiyo Yuden (A-Quality CD-R media).  Not much else is known about them so if you come across them let us know! - Thanks Matt.

Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Feurio! 1.25 Beta Feurio
RSJ CD Writer [OS2] 2.81 RSJ Software
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
05-08-99 Verbatim CD-R Media
Seems that Verbatim now also has their DatatLifePlus CD-R made in Taiwan. It has been reported that these CD-R's are of lesser quality than the ones which were made in Ireland and Singapore. Any additional information is welcome!
Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
CD Wizard Pro 5.0 / 4.65 VOB
Exact Audio Copy 0.85 Beta Andre Wiethoff
Feurio! 1.22 GER / ENG
1.24 Beta
Feurio
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
Misc Info:
03-08-99 CD Media World in the Papers!
Today De Telegraaf, the biggest daily newspaper in The Netherlands, featured a nice article called:

Thanks to ROMKE SPIERDIJK for mentioning both the CD Media World & the GameCopyWorld in his (Dutch) article.

Software Releases
Product

Version

Company
Audiograbber 1.50 Build 4 Jackie
CDR Diagnostic 1.4.7 CDROM Productions
Virtual TurnTable

1.8

Carrot Innovations
WinOnCD 3.6.420
3.6.421
[PE]
CeQuadrat
For a complete overview see the CD-Writer, DVD-Writer & Audio/MP3 Software pages.
02-08-99 Toshiba SD-R1002 CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Toshiba introduces the SD-R1002 CD-RW/DVD-ROM, the first CD-RW drive with DVD-ROM readability. 

Most people never use the CD-ROM part of a CD-Writer as usually a normal CD-ROM player is available, which is most cases is much faster. So the idea of merging a DVD-ROM and a CD-ReWriter into one drive is really not that far fetched.

For people who do not have a CD-Writer yet this would really be an ideal upgrade! The SD-R1002 will be released in September... More info here.

The Week in Review

CD/DVD NewsWire

CD News:
DVD News:
Misc News:



1998-2017  CD Media World - All Rights Reserved
The contents of this page may not be reproduced/published anywhere else without the written permission of CD Media World
Privacy Statement  -  Terms of Service  -  Contact Us  -  Advertise Here!