The 38th Steering Committee Meeting was held on Monday in Japan.
Starting with the decisions related to the DVD format, the DVD Forum's members approved the DVD Specifications for Re-recordable Disc for Dual Layer (DVD-RW for DL) Part 2 File System Specifications, Version 2.0.
Regarding HD DVD, a new logo has been approved for the devices complying to the 1x/2x HD DVD-R/RW specifications.
In addition, the DVD Forum said that it will continue its discussions with the Chinese government-sponsored Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC), in order to develop the special version of the HD DVD standard for the China market. Both sides are preparing a MOU which is yet to be signed.
Last, the DVD Forum selected VeriSign, Comodo and Cybertrust information security companies, in order offer a secure environment for the online certification procedure of the HD DVD-Video Version 1.1 players.