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Subject  :  usb dvd burner?
Author  :  Onlineuser
Date  :  26 Oct, 2005 on 07:30
Hii
Does an external usb dvd-writer work under ecs?
Did anybody test it? Which brand and type?

Onlineuser


Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  davidfor
Date  :  27 Oct, 2005 on 03:52
I think the answer is no. As far as I could find out, USB CD burners don't work, so I would doubt if a DVD burner would. There is a driver missing to enable the write.

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David

Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  Onlineuser
Date  :  28 Oct, 2005 on 09:50
Perhaps that USB CD ROM R/W do not work is not exact.
In the IBM ECS official Usb mass storage device (September 23, 2004).
I find:
"2.2 USB-Removable Media and CDROM Installation Instructions" and the
Additional Driver Parameters for BASEDEV=USBCDROM.ADD as below:

"PARAMETER FUNCTION
/V Verbose Mode, displays driver information
during OS/2 initialization.
/CDS:n Number of CD-ROM/CD-RW devices to be served (by default 1).
To remove service the key value must be set to 0."

One device is pointed out in the ok list, as below:

"2.6 Tested USB-Removable Media and CDROM Devices
HP CDWriter Plus 8200 USB"

Anybody tested it? or any other?
Really no dvd R/W hope ?
Thanks
Onlineuser


Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  melf mikaelelf@os2ug.se
Date  :  28 Oct, 2005 on 10:47
I will remember there was a thread here or maybee at the ecomstation forum about the same issue. One possibility I think was by using UDF-filesystem to write files to an USB cdr/rw or dvdr/rw. I tested it and several others did.
I don't think anybody had sucess. I wrote to RSJ and they told me they had no plans supporting USB-cd/dvd-units in there program. So if nothing had happened since that it seems bad.

Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Oct, 2005 on 20:52
"DVDBurn version 09.02 has been released (10/23/2005). This is a GUI frontend for ffmpeg, dvdauthor, mkisofs2, and dvddao to transcode video files, create a DVD structure, and build and burn a DVD image.

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dvdburn "

Would this work with it?

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Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  Onlineuser
Date  :  01 Dec, 2005 on 11:07
In the latest cddvdrtools 11b release (11/22/2005) in the readme file you can read:
"I also applied some other minor OS/2 related changes, the most important of them is a new OS/2 CD/DVD transport, so aspirouter doesn't need anymore and USB CD/DVD devices are supported now."
Does this change anything about our topic?
Onlineuser

Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  01 Dec, 2005 on 21:28
Hi

I do not have or plan to get a usb burner but in theory it should be possible to both read and write to.

I suspect that with correct parameters and current usb drivers - and udf(215) and os2dasd.dmd updates applied in that order - it should be possible to udf format dvd+/-RW/RAM and write data to the disc after formatting.

I could well be wrong of course...

I suspect that a problem with writing to usb burners using other software is a "routing" problem - aspirout is used for ide burners using cdrecord/dvddao packages but I do not think that handled the usb bit.

Looks like cddvdrtools 11b release could be quite important to a few people with usb burners

Regards

Pete


Subject  :  Re:usb dvd burner?
Author  :  KMcewen
Date  :  26 Mar, 2006 on 00:26

Onlineuser (26 Oct, 2005 07:30):
Hii
Does an external usb dvd-writer work under ecs?
Did anybody test it? Which brand and type?

Onlineuser


RSJ CDWriter v6.0
This is not a free upgrade from v5.5.
Here is something from changes :
6.00

* USB support (requires latest IDE/DASD driver updates; OS2CDROM.DMD 10.157)
* REXX API
* Fixed CDWFS-CDs not being readable under BSD and MacOS X

Download the Demo and give it a try.
Hope this helps.


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