ISO 9660


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ISO 9660

(standard, storage)
The ISO standard file system for CD-ROMs, later extended by the Joliet standard to allow Unicode characters.

ISO 9660

A standard CD-ROM file system. Evolving from the earlier High Sierra specification, ISO 9660 specifies the directory format of the disc, while the physical format is defined in the Yellow Book. ISO 9660 provides for read-only interoperability between Windows, Mac and Unix platforms.

ISO 9660 Levels
Level-1 guarantees the most interoperability, but requires file names to be upper case and limited to eight characters with a three-character extension similar to DOS file names, but even more restrictive (only alpha, numeric and the underscore character may be used). Level-2 and -3 support long file names with more special characters, but may not be supported by every drive. See ISO, ISO image, Joliet file system, Rock Ridge file system and UDF.
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And while new CD-ROM formats may be introduced in the future, CD-DA (audio), ISO 9660 and Apple HFS should remain viable for some time to come.
Corel SCSI Network Manager is compatible with High Sierra and ISO 9660 CD-ROM standard formats.
A lower-level product, the Personal CD Publisher, is a CD-ROM publishing program that formats data and moves it as a standard ISO 9660 CD-ROM image to either a WORM disc, a hard drive or a tape.
GEAR Pro for Unix supports the creation of DVD volumes in ISO 9660, Hybrid ISO/UDF and Rock Ridge formats using DVD-R, DVD-R(W) and DVD-RAM devices and optical media.
It is limited to Windows 95 users (there will be a version for NT later this year) both for recording and reading, because both the UDF and the Level 3 version of the original ISO 9660 formats are supported only by the latest release of Windows 95.
Support for the widest range of CD formats: ISO 9660, CD-Rom XA, CD Audio, ISO/UDF Hybrid, Unix Rock-ridge and various mixed mode formats.
Supported formats include ISO 9660, CD-ROM Mode 1 and 2, Mixed Mode, CD-ROM XA Mode 2 Form 1 and 2, CD-1, Video CD, Hybrid, ISO HFS and UFS, Single- and Multi-Session, DAO and TAO, CD Audio, CD-G, Cd-Plus, Sony PlayStation, and Sega Saturn.
Each device recognizes a wide variety of formats including High Sierra, ISO 9660, RockRidge extension, Joliet, multi-session discs with ISO header and UDF discs.
Buzzsaw allows users to create ISO 9660 level 1, ISO 9660 DOS-compliant level 2, ISO 9660 level 2 with full ASCII, and Joliet CD-ROM disc images.
1, VGA graphics card and monitor, 4 MB of RAM (8 MB or more recommended), 5 MB of free hard disk space, 2x ISO 9660 CDROM player, and Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) 2.