Re: DVD distribution?
On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> it is unlikely that linux will get a dvd software decoder soon.
> - dvd drives are supported as good as cdrom drives
> - the dvd filesystem is not yet ported to linux (not sure),
> but you could put a iso9660 filesystem on a dvd, i guess.
Or wait a few months - UDF for Linux is coming along very well. Or use
> - at the international film and tv exhibition in germany a
> dvd decoder board was shown. you will be able to buy it in a
> few weeks. yes, it works with linux.
> so, if someone had enough disk space and a dvd writer, i see no
> problem for creating debian dvd´s. but creating dvd´s is not cheap...
Agreed. As I work for a storage company, I'm hoping to get to play with a
DVD-R drive soon, at which point I'll be looking at this of course. But
the media and drives are still stupidly expensive.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK