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Taiwan and China cooperate to promote FVD

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Dec 2005 11:13 User comments (1)

Taiwan and China cooperate to promote FVD Taiwan's Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance (AOSRA) and China's China Audio & Video Association (CAVA) and the China Audio Industry Association (CAIA) will form an alliance to promote the compatibility of FVD with EVD. FVD was developed by Opto-Electronics and Systems (OES) laboratories, a division of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the AOSRA. It can hold 5.4GB data per layer compared to DVD's 4.7GB per layer.
The format specifications also detail a 15GB+ three layer disc which the format's backers claim is sufficient for 135 minutes of 1080i video content. Through the agreement announced Friday, the alliance will promote FVD to the Chinese market. AOSRA chairman Der-ray Huang (also deputy general director of OES) said that CAIA and CAVA may very well choose the FVD format over EVD.

This alliance will be established in January 2006 at the earliest according to Huang. AOSRA has also signed an agreement with Microsoft Taiwan to adopt the company's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology for the FVD format. It is estimated that 100,000 FVD players will ship in Taiwan for the year.

DigiTimes Systems

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123.12.2005 5:32

Wow 1 extra gig per layer, its hardly ground breaking is it (at this point i divert my attention to blu-ray discs) LOL

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