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List:       linux-video
Subject:    DVD drives.
From:       "matthew.r.pavlovich.1" <mpav () purdue ! edu>
Date:       1999-02-02 1:12:55

I am looking for a SCSI 5x DVD drive. Anyone know of such a beast?  I have
heard that the UDF work for the DVD-ROM drives is better for SCSI.  I
don't understand why this would be, I thought filesystems and drives were
pretty much separate.

Oh, yes this is for the DVD for Linux project.  I am still looking for
help.  I was contected by a guy at Sigma Designs (Hollywood+ Card).  When
I hear back from him, I am going to add this card to the project.

-Matt



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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       Ralph Metzler <rjkm () thp ! Uni-Koeln ! DE>
Date:       1999-02-02 13:20:46

matthew r. pavlovich. writes:
 > I am looking for a SCSI 5x DVD drive. Anyone know of such a beast?  I have
 > heard that the UDF work for the DVD-ROM drives is better for SCSI.  I
 > don't understand why this would be, I thought filesystems and drives were
 > pretty much separate.

The Pioneer 303S is a 6x/32x SCSI DVD drive.
A local shop here in Germany is advertising to have it in the middle of 
february. I'll probably buy it and will be able to tell you more then.

But I also cannot imagine that there are differences with UDF between IDE
and SCSI.
Even on the contrary, I did not see any patches for the key exchange protocol
for SCSI yet, only for IDE.
Does anybody have any details on this?   
 
 > Oh, yes this is for the DVD for Linux project.  I am still looking for
 > help.  I was contected by a guy at Sigma Designs (Hollywood+ Card).  When
 > I hear back from him, I am going to add this card to the project.

I also have a Holywood+. If you get any details on the hardware I would be
glad to help.

Ralph

PS: 
Are there any knews on the Creative Dxr2?
The plans of Creative for the SB live and the 3d cards sound promising.
But will they include DVD?


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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       Andreas Bogk <ich () andreas ! org>
Date:       1999-02-02 13:43:09

On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 02:20:46PM +0100, Ralph Metzler wrote:
> Even on the contrary, I did not see any patches for the key exchange protocol
> for SCSI yet, only for IDE.

Those are trivial to add, I already looked into this.

I'm still searching for someone who would develop drivers for the LSI
DVD card, btw. I've got all the docs, I've got the hardware, but
no time to do it myself. This would be a regular paid job, isn't there
anybody on this list who would move to Berlin to write GPL software
for a living?

Andreas

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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       "matthew.r.pavlovich.1" < mpav () purdue ! edu>
Date:       1999-02-02 15:10:01

> The Pioneer 303S is a 6x/32x SCSI DVD drive.
> A local shop here in Germany is advertising to have it in the middle of 
> february. I'll probably buy it and will be able to tell you more then.
> 
> I also have a Holywood+. If you get any details on the hardware I would be
> glad to help.

Definitely let me know about the SCSI DVD Drive..thanks

I will let you know more about Hollywood+ as soon as I hear back from
Sigma Designs.

> Ralph
> 
> PS: 
> Are there any knews on the Creative Dxr2?
> The plans of Creative for the SB live and the 3d cards sound promising.
> But will they include DVD?
> 

I am not sure about this card.  There is a guy that started a project for
the Encore kit.  I have yet to hear from him.  I doubt creative made the
decoder chip that is on the card.  We may have to ask Creative
specifically about DVD.  I'll see what I can find out..

-Matt


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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       "matthew.r.pavlovich.1" < mpav () purdue ! edu>
Date:       1999-02-02 15:12:46

> > Even on the contrary, I did not see any patches for the key exchange protocol
> > for SCSI yet, only for IDE.
> 
> Those are trivial to add, I already looked into this.

Good deal.  By the time I get a SCSI DVD I am sure that this will be done.

> 
> I'm still searching for someone who would develop drivers for the LSI
> DVD card, btw. I've got all the docs, I've got the hardware, but
> no time to do it myself. This would be a regular paid job, isn't there
> anybody on this list who would move to Berlin to write GPL software
> for a living?
> 

Write GPL software for money?!!  I love Germans.

  



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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       "D. Huseby" <huseby () u ! washington ! edu>
Date:       1999-02-02 20:01:37

I've been in contact with the guy who started the project for the Creative
kits but he didn't ever get back to me.  I've been wanting to move to DVD
MPEG2 decoder drivers after I'm done with the LinuxBroadway MPEG1 project.
Both the DXR2 card and the Broadway Card have the same model of the C-Qube
Video Risc Processor.  I have all the necessary docs to write the DXR2
driver except for the PCI interface specs which I probably could get from
Creative.
	Dave



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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       andrewtv () usa ! net (Andrew T !  Veliath)
Date:       1999-02-02 20:54:30

 .........----------------==================----
..--==-  Tue, 2 Feb 1999 12:01:37 -0800 (PST),
..--==-  D Huseby (DH) mentioned:

 DH)  I've been in contact with the guy who started the project for the Creative
 DH)  kits but he didn't ever get back to me.  I've been wanting to move to DVD
 DH)  MPEG2 decoder drivers after I'm done with the LinuxBroadway MPEG1 project.
 DH)  Both the DXR2 card and the Broadway Card have the same model of the C-Qube
 DH)  Video Risc Processor.  I have all the necessary docs to write the DXR2
 DH)  driver except for the PCI interface specs which I probably could get from
 DH)  Creative.
 DH)  Dave

I'm currently talking to Creative and am waiting on something from
them (I can't discuss more for now).  Otherwise, my current driver
drives the Dxr2 PCI bridge interface of the VxP524, and I have the
overlay mostly working, which btw uses Video4Linux.  This overlay is a
pain without the AuraVision SDK since there are some calibration
routines which aren't defined very well in the manuals, however I am
talking to the AnP82 without any trouble at the moment.

The other things I need are simple, and I'm hoping Creative will
supply me with some of this information.

-- 
Andrew  	Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon


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List:       linux-video
Subject:    Re: DVD drives.
From:       "matthew.r.pavlovich.1" <mpav () purdue ! edu>
Date:       1999-02-02 22:15:23

Awesome.  If you can't get a hold of the guy writing the drivers, check
teh license and grab his source.  We should try to combine all our
projects and find a web host.  i'll look into linuxprojects.org 

-matt


On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, D. Huseby wrote:

> I've been in contact with the guy who started the project for the Creative
> kits but he didn't ever get back to me.  I've been wanting to move to DVD
> MPEG2 decoder drivers after I'm done with the LinuxBroadway MPEG1 project.
> Both the DXR2 card and the Broadway Card have the same model of the C-Qube
> Video Risc Processor.  I have all the necessary docs to write the DXR2
> driver except for the PCI interface specs which I probably could get from
> Creative.
> 	Dave
> 
> 
> 
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