Re: DVD driver
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On 01/02/08 19:23, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 05:08:14PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Jan 2, 2008 4:09 PM, hce <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> I don't think there *is* a DVD driver, per se. There's the UDF fs
>>>> driver, though. You might mean that.
>>> To be hornest, I am not clear how the DVD system works. Is the DVD
>>> like a CD, the module need be loaded, then be mounted to a file
>>> system? I guess that UDF fs is the file system for the DVD. I more
>>> concern with the DVD formats for different DVD RW devices. Are the
>>> different formats DVD-R and DVD+R only presented in physical device,
>>> not on a file system? As long as the device is mounted to a file
>>> system such as UDF, there won't be any difference to read contents
>>> from the file system, is that correct?
>> DVD, whether it's a WORM or ROM disc, uses udf if it's a data DVD. If
>> it's a video DVD, it's more of a codec and media player issue.
> It is my unsubstantiated belief that the differences between +, -,
> single layer, dual layer, R, RW etc are all handled at the hardware
> level by the drive itself and are not depenedent on some driver.
That's also my understanding.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
because I hate vegetables!"
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