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Hardware News   Hardware News : SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
   posted by swaug on 4-Mar-2004 23:03:54 (1528 reads)
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:

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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Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
Posted on 4-Mar-2004 23:40:31
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You JUST beat me to it. I had noticed you hadn't posted your latest review here and was about to do it for you!!!


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Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
Posted on 4-Mar-2004 23:53:30
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Good to hear that DVD-burning can be done on an Amiga.

As with linux, things still missing are:
A decent GUI, and better support for the DVD +R/RW. I've managed to get DVD + R/RW working with linux, so I guess it won't be long before it works with Amiga too.

Site admins are people too..pooff!

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Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
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The whole writing process took 527 seconds on the '060 based test Amiga using a Powerflyer IDE interface. We counted three instances where the drive had to utilise it's Smartburn technology. This is essentially when the data flow drops and Buffer Underrun can occur. The LiteOn automatically detects these situations and prevents it from happening.

And to look at LiteOn's specs for the drive:

Pentium III 450 MHz or faster CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required
650 MB HDD available capacity; and 5 GB free space for creating a DVD image file

Makes you wonder how an '060 Amiga can manage to handle writing to it at all.

On the same subject, does anyone know of any DVD authoring software for Amiga that will allow you to create DVD movies with title screens and all?

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Re: SWAUG REVIEW: LiteOn 8x DVD ReWriter On Amiga
Posted on 6-Mar-2004 3:54:12
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answer your question on why a 060 coudl handle it =)

Basically any cpu on an amiga times it by 10 and thats what it is on a system running windows. As a rule the motorola proccessors by themselves are 3 to 5 times faster, but that is not a true test. A true test is also consider by what else the proccessor has to run in order to do the same proccess. It woudl be simmilar to a race adn you have two horses carrying a load, but the one wagon is alot more heavy then the other wagon. so instead of 550 punds the one horse is hauling 5000 pounds lol.

Serriosly when you considder the the other computer is running windows. the 060 clock speed is basically times ten when compared to a wintell proccessor this goes true for the new A1 as well

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