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Ahead Software Announces InCD 4.2

Postby Ian on Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:51 pm

http://www.nero.com/en/632151995626081.html

Nero Takes Packet-Writing To The Next Level With The Release Of InCD 4.2

First Ever UDF 2.5 Packet-Writing Software Implementation As InCD Adds DRT-DM, DVD-RAM, And DVD+MRW To Its Ever-Increasing Feature List

CeBIT HANNOVER, GERMANY (March 18th, 2004) -- Ahead Software have announced a major upgrade to its CD and DVD recordable application, InCD.

InCD 4.2 has been born out of a growing customer demand for fast ultra-stable packet-writing solution within an integral digital media suite. Nero’s suite of related products for data, video, and audio creation, is fast becoming a standard fitment with leading peripheral and PC manufacturers. InCD 4.2 expands this even more with true drag and drop, or save within application approach that makes the CD or DVD recording process effortless.

Since version 4, InCD has been through a complete re-write. With the advent of faster CD rewritable speeds and unprecedented growth of recordable DVD, InCD 4.2 has been engineered to the highest standards. Support for DRT-DM will prove indispensable for users of DVD-RW, whilst InCD’s UDF 2 implementations for DVD-RAM, widens compatibility. Mount Rainier DVD has also been addressed with DVD+MRW writing to DVD+RW, and InCD 4.2 now has the first ever universal packet-writing implementation of UDF 2.5.

InCD is a true drive letter drag and drop CD/DVD recording utility. Using Windows Explorer, or the desktop, files can be saved directly to a CDRW or DVD/RW drive in the same way you would save to a floppy disk. Likewise in open application such as word processing or spreadsheets, accessing the Save or Save As commands, will give the option to save directly to CDRW or DVD/RW, without ever having to open a separate recording application.

“InCD 4.2 represents a turning point in CD/DVD packet-writing history”, says David Burg, InCD’s Project Leader at Ahead Software AG, “We’ve worked tirelessly in delivering optimum compatibility and stability across all Windows platforms. The result is a strong bridge over the gap between rewritable CD/DVD, the OS, and everyday applications”. “I honestly think we can be justifiably proud of our achievements.”
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:52 pm

As I said in my news post, I wish they would improve the packet writing performance with DVD media before adding new features like this.

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:32 pm

"InCD 4.2 has been born out of a growing customer demand for fast ultra-stable packet-writing solution"

we already have that...it's called DirectCD/DragToDisc :o

Ian wrote:As I said in my news post, I wish they would improve the packet writing performance with DVD media before adding new features like this.

i second that.

on another subject:
what does DRT-DM stand for? (i presume the DM is for Defect Management. what's the DRT?)
is it the DVD-R/W equivalent of what Mt. Rainier is for DVD+R/W?
is Mt. Rainier only for +R/W? i had thought it was for + as well as - .

and another:
what's the difference between writing to DVD-RAM using InCD (or any other packet-writing program for that matter) and using the built-in DVD-RAM drivers of Windows ?
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:33 pm

and isn't it about time to add to InCD the ability to write to write-once media (CD-R, DVD+/-R) ??? :x
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:49 pm

DRT-DM stands for Distributed Real Time Defect Management. To put it simply, it's similar to DVD+MRW's defect management, but for the DVD-RW format. The A06 and A07 both support it.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:56 pm

Ian wrote:DRT-DM stands for Distributed Real Time Defect Management. To put it simply, it's similar to DVD+MRW's defect management, but for the DVD-RW format. The A06 and A07 both support it.

any software supports it (till now i mean)?
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Postby dburg on Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:22 pm

Ian wrote:As I said in my news post, I wish they would improve the packet writing performance with DVD media before adding new features like this.

Thoughts?


Yes (;)), Can you describe the test data and access pattern you use during your device performance test with DLA?

dodecahedron wrote:and isn't it about time to add to InCD the ability to write to write-once media (CD-R, DVD+/-R) ??? :x


Unfortunately, this is protected by an US patent.

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Ian wrote:DRT-DM stands for Distributed Real Time Defect Management. To put it simply, it's similar to DVD+MRW's defect management, but for the DVD-RW format. The A06 and A07 both support it.

any software supports it (till now i mean)?


I think DLA does it in recent update. Not sure.

dodecahedron wrote:and another:
what's the difference between writing to DVD-RAM using InCD (or any other packet-writing program for that matter) and using the built-in DVD-RAM drivers of Windows ?


DVD-RAM drivers of Windows are only available under Windows XP and does not allow to write UDF. InCD 4 enable this for all versions of Windows.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:06 am

dburg wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:and isn't it about time to add to InCD the ability to write to write-once media (CD-R, DVD+/-R) ??? :x


Unfortunately, this is protected by an US patent.

that's too bad. :x

thanks for the clarifications.

i'm still waiting for InCD to become less buggy before i venture another try. i used to like packet writing.
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Postby Howard Kaikow on Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:01 pm

So how do we download InCD 4.2?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:33 am

i don't think it's been released yet.
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Postby Howard Kaikow on Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:47 am

[quote="dodecahedron"]i don't think it's been released yet.[/quote]

Good ole vaporware!
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Postby dburg on Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:51 am

Vaporware? Who said vaporware?

It's released to everyone now. :wink:

And actually device manufacturers working with us got it even a bit earlier, giving us feedback, and allowing us to improve it a bit more before web release.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:27 pm

Howard was complaining since when it was "officially announced" it wasn't released to the public.
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