Cino and Castle hype new ADFSBy Chris Williams. Published: 14th May 2004, 13:18:23 | Permalink | Printable
I've got the brains, you've got the looksCastle and the CinoDVD team have "joined forces" to develop a new version of ADFS, the age old disc filing system designed by Acorn. Their combined efforts will hopefully "allow faster transfer of data through the RISC OS filing system, ADFS, whilst consuming much less CPU resources."
Which will be terribly useful for a DVD player, like the one that the Cino team pre-announced last year. It's expected that the new ADFS will provide the level of data transfer, from DVD drives and other media, to make real time DVD playback on RISC OS possible. Cino programmer Adrian Lees is also, incidentally, responsible for Aemulor, and so now his ARM optimisation skills are really going to be put to the test. The new ADFS development will perhaps again kick start further efforts to migrate software and hardware away from legacy Acorn era technology.
"I am delighted to work with Castle to provide the first RISC OS DVD player. The work we are undertaking will free up a lot of valuable CPU resources which are needed for decrypting and decoding the video and audio data," commented Neil Spellings, of the CinoDVD team.
"The product is destined to be called Cino and should be available later this year".
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