The new ReadDVD! for Mac OS 10.4. enables an Apple computer to mount and read disks formatted with recorded video and data files, and supports mounting and reading of DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray and other optical media.
The ReadDVD! by Sofware Architects solves a common problem for consumers using DVD videorecorders and DVD camcorders. Unlike DVD Movie discs that can be read by the Mac OS, popular recordable DVD disc types that can be erased and re-written, like DVD-RAM and DVD-RW discs use the different video recording format specified by the DVD Forum. This format requires special file system software to recognize
the format, automatically mount the disc and present the files in Finder
running on an OS X system.
ReadDVD! mounts these discs on Apple systems running Mac OS X. Consumers can now mount and copy their personal video recordings to the Mac forediting, playback and re-authoring to DVD.
ReadDVD! v1.3 supports UDF versions 1.5, 2.0. 20.1, 2.5 and 2.6, and supports
reading DVD discs containing both data and video files. It works with any
MMC compliant DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM drive, as well as MO
drives and next generation HD-DVD and BD drives.
The software is available immediately in both English and Japanese versions, priced at $39.95.