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---  NEWS  --- SEPTEMBER 2001 ---  NEWS  ---

26 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3/DiVX Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CloneAudioProtector 1.1
SubRip 0.97 Beta
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Ritek’s 32x CD-R media entering volume production in October
    Though 32x CD-RW burners have not entered into volume production yet, CD-R manufacturers are already rolling out 32x speed discs. But since 16x speed is the mainstream of the CD-RW market, initial production capacity will not be large. Ritek also added that 24x CD-R discs have lower compatibility with low-speed CD-RW burners. When used with low-speed burners, especially 2x, the burning process often failes. The 32x media can solve this problem...
CloneAudioProtector CD Tools
CloneAudioProtector (CAP) is a CD tool which is able to protect audio CDs. CloneCD 2.x/3.x is used to create a CD-Image which is then modified using CAP. It is compatible with Win9x, WinME, Win2K & WinXP and comes in 4 selectable languages (English, Italian, German & Spanish).

Two types of protections (separate or combined) can be used to protect the CD:

  • SYS Protection
  • Cactus Data Shield

The 2 protections can be added to the CD at 30, 60, 90 or 120 seconds before the end of the CD.

Thanks MoD-CHiP/SpN DeV for sending & creating CAP!

Sony CRX85A Portable CD-ReWriter/DVD-ROM
Sony Japan has released the fastest portable Sony CRX85A CD- ReWriter/DVD-ROM combo which can write @ 20x speed (Zone-CLV)!
Sony CRX85A Specifications:
  • 20x Write, 8x ReWrite, 24x CD Read & 8x DVD Read
  • Interface:  PCMCIA Type II (CardBus/16bitBus)
  • 8 MB Memory Buffer
  • Power-Burn buffer-underrun technology
  • Weight: 230 gr
  • AC Power: 100-240v 50/60 Hz
  • DC Power: 5 volt 
  • Dimensions: 129×18×134mm (WxHxD)

Sony CRX85A
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Teac CD-RW280PU Portable CD-ReWriter
Teac has just released their portable Teac CD-RW280PU CD- ReWriter (Reviewed @ CDRInfo). The drive is based on the previously released Teac CD-W28E but now features an USB 2.0 bus!

Again because of the limited bandwidth of an USB 1.1 port it is only possible to Write/ReWrite @ 4x speed and Read @ 6x speed!

Teac CD-RW280PU Specifications:
  • 8x Write, 8x ReWrite, 24x Read
  • Interface:  USB 1.1/2.0
  • 2 MB Memory Buffer
  • JustLink buffer-underrun technology
  • Weight: 450 gr
  • AC Power: 100-240v 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 138x23x180mm (WxHxD)

Teac CD-RW280PU
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Yamaha CRW-70 Portable CD-ReWriter
Yesterday Yamaha announced their portable Yamaha CRW-70 CD-ReWriter.

The press releases are a bit conflicting as they say that it can ReWrite at 8x speed but the specs claim that it ReWrites @ 4x-10x speed...

Yamaha CRW-70 Specifications:
  • 12x Write, 8x ReWrite & 24x Read (DAE @ 24x)
  • Interface:  USB 1.1/2.0
  • 8 MB Memory Buffer
  • SafeBurn buffer-underrun technology
  • Weight: 560 gr
  • AC Power: 100-240v 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 136×29×184mm (WxHxD)

Yamaha CRW-70
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25 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
AVI2CD 1.3.11
PowerDiVX NextGen 3.1
Zone Selector 4 build 11
Zoom Player 2.00
Acer MiniRW 8824MM Portable CD-ReWriter
Acer just released their portable MiniRW 8824MM CD-ReWriter which is targetted to laptop users as it incorperated a variety of portable interfaces: USB, FireWire, PCMCIA or both USB & PCMCIA.

When using the USB bus then there is a limitation as it is based on USB 1.1. Therefor it is only possible to Write @ 6x speed and ReWrite @ 4x speed! The FireWire & PCMCIA busses can Write/ReWrite @ 8x speed.
Acer MiniRW 8824MM Specifications:
  • 8x Write, 8x ReWrite & 24x Read
  • Interfaces: USB, FireWire, PCMCIA or USB/PCMCIA
  • 2 MB Memory Buffer
  • Seamless Link buffer-underrun technology
  • light weight @ 0.52 Kg
  • Analog audio line output & Headphone output
  • AC Power: 100-240v 50/60 Hz
  • DC Power: 9 volt / 1.5 A max 
  • Dimensions: 134x39x165mm (WxHxD)

Acer MiniRW 8824MM
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Yamaha Unveils First 12x Slimline High-Speed CD-RW Recorder using USB 2.0
    Another first from Yamaha. The CRW-70 "Spyder" Slimline CD-RW recorder is the industry's first 12X high-speed, slim profile, compact CD-RW recorder featuring the new USB 2.0 interface. The CRW-70 is designed with a sleek, high-tech look that is barely 7 in. long and 5.5 in. wide with a profile (height) of about 1 inch. It can record a CD-R disc at 12X, rewrite a CD-RW disc at 8X, read any CD at up to 24X and rip audio CDs at a maximum speed of 24X...
  • Sony locks CDs to stop internet copying
    Promotional copies of Michael Jackson's forthcoming single "You Rock My World" features a copy-prevention mechanism called key2audio. This causes a computer's CD-ROM drive to incorrectly interpret the stored data...

24 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3/DiVX Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CDRWin 3.8F [24-09-00]
CDVD Benchmark 1.16
DVD Decrypter
Feurio! 1.63
FireBurner 2.10
Gordian Knot 0.17 Beta
SmartRipper 2.35
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Yamaha Introduces a Dynamic New CD-Recording Duo!
    Yamaha announces the two newest members of its award-winning Lighspeed(2) family of CD recorders; CRW2200FXZ and CRW2200UXZ the industry's first 20X external ReWritable CD recorder featuring ultra-fast and easy-to-install FireWire (IEEE-1394) and USB 2.0 interfaces...
  • ASUS Introduces Advanced 16x10x40x CD-RW Optical Drive
    ASUSTeK has launched its latest optical storage drive, the ASUS CRW-1610A. This ASUS latest CD-RW drive incorporates ASUS FlextraLink to provide a seamless fusion of flexibility and ultra-reliable recording quality...
  • OSTA to Demonstrate Recently Approved MultiAudio/MultiPlay Compatibility Specs
    The briefing includes a demonstration of OSTA's recently approved MultiAudio and MultiPlay compatibility specifications, which capitalize on the latest trend of consumer-generated CDs and allow manufacturers of consumer CD/DVD players to provide a better overall user experience.

14 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CDex 1.40 beta 8
DAEMON Tools 2.88
CD Media Info - New CD-R Media
HP CD-R80 24x - C7991A [Taiyo Yuden] Imation CD-RW74 HS 4x-10x [CMC]
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire

11 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
All to WMA 1.2
DriveEasy 1.0
PC CopyBase 1.5 build 66
Roxio UDF Reader 5.01
unSafeDisc 2.40.10
Waitec Havin Portable CD/MP3 Player
The Waitec Havin is a 2nd generation portable CD/MP3 Player which, as they claim, offers one of the Highest playing audio quality. It is fully compatible with CD-R & CD-RW media (8 or 12cm).

The Waitec Havin is currently available for about EUR 199,00

Waitec Havin Specifications:
  • Rechargeable batteries - lasting up to 8 hours
    2x AA batteries - lasting up to 10 hours
  • ESP (Electronic Skip Protection) technology - 480 seconds for MP3 & 40 seconds for Digital Audio (CDDA)
  • Supports Variable Bit Rate from 8 to 320 Kbps
  • Recognizes the standard format ID3 Tag
  • Compatible with ISO9660, Joliet, Multi-session, Enhanced CD (CD EXTRA) and Mixed CD formats
  • Buildin Equalizer - Normal, Classic, Jazz & Rock
  • Headphones and Remote Control included in the retail pack

Waitec Havin CD/MP3 Player
Imation RipGO! CD/MP3 Player/CD-ReWriter
Last June Imation showcased their RipGO! MP3 Player at PCExpo 2001. The RipGO! is an Portable CD/MP3 Player which, like the Philips EXP 401 & Freecom Beatman, uses 8cm (3") CD media to playback & (Re)Write over 3 hours of MP3 or 6 hours of WMA compressed files.

It is currently available for US$ 399.99

Imation RipGO! Specifications:
  • 8cm CD compatibility (Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW)
  • (Re)Writes at 4x speed
  • USB port allows you to hot swap peripherals
  • Lithium-ion re-chargable battery
  • ESP (Electronic Skip Protection) technology
  • Advanced AVSL system
  • Light-weight—only 7.5 ounces

Imation RipGO!
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire

10 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
DiscDump FrontEnd 1.4b3
Feurio! 1.62.5 Beta
DVD Decoder 0.3
MP3 CD Maker 1.50
PrimoCD PX Engine 1.1.281
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Lawsuit targets copy-protected CDs
    A California woman has filed a lawsuit against an independent record label for embedding technology in CDs that blocks people from listening to songs on a computer. The suit, filed in California Superior Court in Marin County, alleges that Denver, Colo.-based Fahrenheit Entertainment misled consumers by failing to include an adequate disclaimer on CDs encoded with digital copyright-protection software...
  • Motorola Unveils New Chip Technology for DVD Players
    Motorola unveiled a breakthrough technology that blends the low-cost virtues of silicon computer chips with speed-of-light optics to create faster chips...
  • CD-R Companies in Taiwan Expect Better Outlook in Q3
    With the approach of the traditional third-quarter boom season, CMC Magnetic Corp. and Ritek Corp. are confident of improving their profitability. In fact, the two companies are believed to have a good chance of achieving life-time high sales in August...
  • Bertelsmann steps up CD security efforts
    Israeli security company Midbar said that it has inked a deal with a Bertelsmann-owned CD manufacturer to provide copy protection for albums...

3 September 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
InstandCD/DVD 6.02
CD Media Info - New CD-R Media
FujiFilm DVD-R47 Data Acer CD-R80 Gold 16x (16RG80) [Acer]
Nashua CD-RW80 4x-10x HS [CMC] Dynabyte CD-R80 Gold 12x [CSI]
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire

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