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---  NEWS  --- NOVEMBER 2001 ---  NEWS  ---

27 November 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CD Mate
Fantom CD 1.1.7 build 1128
Feurio! 1.63.2 Beta
Fireburner 2.12
CD/DVD Media Info - New DVD Recordable Media
Ricoh  DVD+RW 4.7GB - DRWV-24XPCE Verbatim DVD-RW 4.7 GB - 43139
Pioneer DVD-RW47 GB - DVS-RW470SD Pioneer DVD-R 4.7 GB - DVS-R470SDF

17 November 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
BlindWrite Suite
DiVX 4.11
CD Bremse 1.17
CD Mate
DiscJuggler 3.50.818
Fantom CD 1.1.7 build 1117
InCD 3.14
WinISO 5.3

7 November 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CD Check
CD Mate
Easy Audio Lock 1.0
Fantom CD 1.1.7 build 1104
Hitachi GMA-4020B Multi-Format DVD-Writer
HLDS, a joint venture between Hitachi & LG Electronics, has announced that it will release the first DVD-R/RW & DVD-RAM Multi-Format DVD-Writer in January 2002. No price has yet been announced but they claim that the drive will be cheaper then the existing DVD-Writers currently available!

It will not be totally "Multi-Format" as it does not support the DVD+R/RW standard!

Hitachi GMA-4020B Specifications:
  • DVD:  2x DVD-R Write, 1x DVD-RW Write, 2x DVD-RAM Write & 10x DVD Read
  • CD:  12x Write, 8x ReWrite & 32x Read
  • IDE/ATAPI Interface
  • 2 MB Memory Buffer
  • CD-R/RW: DAO, TAO, Session At Once & Packet Writing
  • DVD-R: DAO & Incremental Recording
  • DVD-RW: DAO, Incremental Recording & Restricted Overwrite
CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Taiwan gears up for DVD+RW
    Ricoh’s DVD+RW technology has been picked up by Taiwan’s Lite-On IT, Behavior Tech Computer (BTC), Acer and AOpen, and related products will be released as soon as the first quarter of 2002...
  • File-swapping case may break new ground
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has represented hackers, cryptographers and computer scientists in its push for digital rights, agreed to defend MusicCity against copyright infringement charges by movie studios and record labels. It's helping build a high-powered team of lawyers to show that this case is different than Napster...
  • Napster rivals winning popularity contest
    Analysis company Webnoize has said that the number of digital music files downloaded using Kazaa, MusicCity and Grokster jumped 20 percent, increasing to 1.81 billion in October from 1.51 billion files in September...
  • Hitachi develops versatile DVD drive
    The electronics maker announced on Monday that it has developed a drive that can read and write several formats for recordable and rewritable DVD discs, as well as for recordable and rewritable CDs...
  • Sony Introduces First 20X Ultra Slim Portable CD-RW and DVD-ROM Combo Drives
    Sony has expanded its desktop storage portfolio with the introduction of two stylish ultra-slim portable CD-RW and DVD-ROM Combo drives. The new combo drives can connect easily, using USB 2.0, to a notebook, PC or Macintosh computer for high performance CD-R/RW recording and CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM playback...

2 November 2001
CD/DVD/MP3 Software Releases CD/DVD Software
CD Check
CD Mate
Easy CD Creator Platinum 5.0x WinXP
Feurio! 1.63.1
VirtualCD 4.0
YaPS 1r04
WinOnCD [Power Edition] 5.0 [GERMAN]
YaPS CD/DVD Utilities
Added the YaPS v1r04 to the CD/DVD Utilities page.

YaPS is short for Yet another Protection Scanner and is able to detect SecuROM, SecuROM *new*, SafeDisc, SafeDisc 2, CD-Cops, CodeLok/CopyLok, LaserLock, DiscGuard, Bitpool, ProtectCD, Oversized & Dummy files protected CDs.

BURN-Proof Special Lecture
Sanyo has a good article online called: BURN-Proof Special Lecture

In this article they introduce a new extension to the BURN-Proof technology called: Shock-BP

This new technology prevents making coasters by detecting & stopping the recording when there is too much vibration. This is especially handy for external CD-Writers!

CD/DVD/MP3 NewsWire NewsWire
  • Linux wins access to next-generation CDs
    After months of closed-door negotiations, open source developers have gained royalty-free access to one of the most significant new storage formats of the future: Mount Rainier...
  • Movie industry dealt DVD-cracking blow
    A California court has dealt a potentially serious setback to the movie industry's attempt to rid the online world of software that can help break through copy protections on DVDs...
  • Victory for DVD Code Cracking
    A California State Appeals Court ruled on Thursday that computer code used to "descramble" DVDs, like DeCSS, is "pure speech," and citing the First Amendment, the court reversed a trial court's order to block the code from appearing on the Web...
  • Universal May Prevent PCs from Playing CDs
    In an effort to protect its copyright material for digital distribution, Universal Music Group is preparing to incorporate technology that may keep consumers from playing their legally bought CDs over their PCs at work or at home as soon as next month...
  • Freecom & Liquid Audio Team-Up To Provide a Digital Music Solution To CD-RW Users
    Freecom has partnered with Liquid Audio to provide CD-RW users an easy way to access secure digital music and burn their own music CDs...
  • Apple releases iDVD 2 for Mac OS X
    Apple has announced the release of iDVD 2, the latest major upgrade to its consumer-oriented DVD creation tool. The software works in conjunction with Power Mac G4s equipped with "SuperDrives:" Pioneer-built DVD-R/CD-RW combination drives...
  • Panasonic DVDBurner & GEAR Bring DVD-R/RAM Recording to Multiple Platforms
    Panasonic & GEAR announced that GEAR's highly acclaimed DVD recording products are compatible with Panasonic's 4.7GB DVD-RAM/R drive, the DVDBurner. Combined, the software and dual-technology drive bring rewritable and write-once DVD recording to the industry's broadest range of platforms like Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT 4.0, 2000, Linux & UNIX...
  • Hewlett Launches $1,000 Home Digital Music Player
    Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. took aim at consumers' living rooms with the launch on Wednesday of an Internet-ready home digital music center that it hopes will build a market where competitors have failed to make it big...

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