"...C-Cube today introduced DVD&MORE (Multiformat Optical Recording Entertainment), a manufacturing kit that enables OEMs to quickly develop dual-deck optical disc players that combine MPEG video and CD audio recording capability with state of the art DVD playback. Products based on DVD& MORE will, for the first time, give users the ability to easily create custom audio and video content.
The DVD&MORE platform enables a new class of product, the Multimedia Disc Recorder (MDR). With both a DVD and a CD-RW drive, MDRs combine stunning DVD playback with a variety of digital recording modes. As a DVD player, DVD&MORE is a best in class system that supports VCD, S-VCD, MP3, and CD-audio playback. Based on the market leading ZiVA family of decoder ICs, DVD&MORE supports all basic DVD player features as well as the trick modes found in high performance systems.
The DVD&MORE platform supports recording of both audio and video content to optical disc. Digital video recording to CD-R or CD-RW discs in high resolution MPEG-2 or extended length MPEG-1 formats are supported. Video can be recorded via external analog inputs or using the integrated, cable ready tuner included in the reference platform. In addition, audio CDs can be created via an external audio input. Users can also create disc-to-disc audio compilation CDs from multiple source discs. Finally, disc-to-disc backups of VCD, S-VCD, and CD audio discs can be generated using both drives simultaneously.
The DVD&MORE Digital Video Recorder reference platform is available now. C-Cube will be demonstrating DVD&MORE at the Consumer Electronics Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth TBD, from January 6-9, 2001..."