Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
According to the USB Workshop (“Pixela’s new DVD-RAM drive with USB interface“), Pixela will be the first company to ship a USB DVD-RAM drive in late November. Here’s a few details, courtesy of the USB Workshop:
This new unit has high-speed data transfer offering DVD-VIDEO replay. The DVD-RAM drive adopted to the internal device is a product of Matsushita Electronics, a leading Japanese company that also works with PD format (Record Play) or CD format (Play) as well as DVD-RAM(5.2GB for double sided 2.6GB for single sided).
To play DVD-Video, you would need a hardware MPEG-2 decoder card. Of course, you can also try Frederic Aloe’s software DVD-Player.