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Offline SWAUG

SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« on: March 04, 2004, 09:26:39 PM »
DVD Writing on Amiga - At Last.  We have tested LiteOn's DVD+/-RW on the Amiga with DVDRecord software.

Read the full review on our website: http://www.swaug.org.uk

The review is the first review to have the new website look which will be launched in the coming few months.
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Offline Gerbinist

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2004, 09:49:56 PM »
Very nice read ;-)

I got a question though. As mentioned the mp3 collection used was 1.5 gb. A dvd can as stated hold 4.7 gb. How does this software cope with the amigaos sizelimit of 2 gb? Is a larger file than 1.5 gb tested?

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Offline KennyR

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2004, 09:54:59 PM »
AFAIR every 32 bit OS has the 2gb file limitation, even Windows. That's why you won't find a file bigger than 2gb on a DVD.
 

Offline chris

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004, 11:09:47 PM »
I'm glad these work as I bought one for my AmigaOne  8-), although I think it was the 4x model - I've only used it in CD mode at the moment, looked far too complicated to do anything else in Linux (even writing CDs was pushing it a bit)

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Offline davey

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 01:46:21 AM »
I'm not 100% familiar with dvdrecord but i suspect it allows you to burn to a dvd in sessions, which will allow you to get around the 2gb limit by burning to it in 2 sessions. Someone who knows should be able to confirm that.

What would be nice would be a GUI interface on top of it. We have seen this done before, so hopefully someone who is able to can make us one.
 

Offline KptAmiga

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 08:10:12 AM »
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AFAIR every 32 bit OS has the 2gb file limitation, even Windows. That's why you won't find a file bigger than 2gb on a DVD.

I am running Windows XP on a seperate machine (yeah, I have to use Windows for work...), and I have no problems creating files larger than 2 GB. When importing digital video, files often get considerable larger than that.
 

Offline System

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2004, 10:49:17 AM »
Windows has no 2GB file limit. The FAT filesystem, however, does :)

NTFS under NT4, 2000 and XP, does not.

Actually creating a DVD >2GB on AmigaOS will be easy as long as you do it "on the fly". Or you could generate the disk in 3 chunks :)

Ripping a DVD to a single file would be impossible, however.
 

Offline mikeymike

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2004, 12:55:38 PM »
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AFAIR every 32 bit OS has the 2gb file limitation, even Windows. That's why you won't find a file bigger than 2gb on a DVD.


Ahem.  Win2k.  NTFS.  I created a 2.5GB rar file nps.

- edit - oh well, three other people have replied along these lines already :-)

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Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2004, 01:08:43 PM »
We need more product reviews, like this!
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Offline ptek

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2004, 01:35:23 PM »
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Ahem. Win2k. NTFS. I created a 2.5GB rar file nps.


Ahem. WinNT ;-)
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Offline mikeymike

Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2004, 02:01:30 PM »
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Ahem. WinNT


NT 5.0 to be precise.  Would you like a gold star? :-)