More recently, upgraded standard versions of DVD-RAM (lead by Panasonic within the DVD Forum
) and DVD+RW (lead by Seagate and a consortium including Philips and Sony) store 4.7GB.
Movielink is waiting to get approval from the DVD Forum
to let its users burn DVDs, a process that could take several months or several years.
HD DVD is being promoted by the DVD Forum
of more than 230 consumer electronics, information technology and content companies led by Japanese hardware makers Toshiba and NEC.
The DVD-R9 specs will still be making their way through committee and DVD Forum
NEC and Toshiba, on the other hand, support a rival standard called HD-DVD, which last month won the backing of the DVD Forum
According to a recent press release, the Tokyo-based DVD Forum
is attempting to keep the import of unlicensed DVD products from entering the United States through the U.S.
The promise of DVD-RAM was made more feasible when the major manufacturers in the DVD Forum
agreed on a standardized format before it was actually manufactured.
Version 1.0 DVD-Audio calls for a 5-inch disc that can handle up to six audio channels, and in two-channel stereo can hold over 74 minutes of recorded audio, according to The DVD Forum
. The format is aimed at replacing the current audio compact disc.
HD DVD is the next generation, post-DVD standard for high capacity, high definition optical discs, approved by the DVD Forum
, which develops and defines DVD formats.
HD DVD is supported by the DVD Forum
, which represents over 230 consumer electronics, information technology and content companies such as Toshiba Corp.
Developed by Toshiba and NEC, it has been proposed as the high-definition standard to the DVD Forum
. This format incorporates blue laser technology and tighter track density to produce a capacity of 20GB per side using single-layer media.
She added Toshiba and NEC were hoping to make a formal decision this week on submitting their format to the DVD Forum
, an industry group of more than 230 companies that defines DVD format specifications and aims to promote DVD use.