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= PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video SDK for Windows =
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This text file contains the following sections:


A. Supported CD recording devices
B. Supported DVD recording devices
--> C. Software Installation
D. Hardware Installation and Troubleshooting

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A. Supported CD recording devices
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At the time PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video SDK (AVSDK) Version 3.0 has been tested
with the following recording devices (DAO = disc-at-once). Please read also
the comments below.
NOTE:
Drives supporting CD-R(W) in addition to DVD+R(W), DVD-R(W) or DVD-RAM media
are listed in both, sections A and B.
IMPORTANT:
This list does not always show the full name of the supported recorders, but
only the significant part of the name. Especially extensions like 'S' (SCSI),
'E' (EIDE or EXTERNAL), 'A' (ATAPI), 'T' (TRAY), 'I' (INTERNAL) are often
ommitted.
IMPORTANT:
Some CD recorders do not support the disc-at-once recording mode for data
or video CDs (in contrast to pure audio CDs). If AVSDK reports recording
problems like "required feature/command not supported" when you try to
record a data or video CD, please disable disc-at-once recording.

- Acer CRW620
- Acer CRW620A
- AOPEN CRW2440
- AOPEN CD-RW CRW4048
- AOPEN CD-RW CRW5232
- AOPEN 8X8 DVD Dual AAN
- CyberDrv CW078D CD-R/RW
- CyberDrv CW088D CD-R/RW
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW8B
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW8B9
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW16B8
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW16B9
- Generic CRD-BP4 (see Sanyo CRD-BP4)
- Generic CRD-R800S (see Sanyo CRD-R800S)
- Grundig CDR100IPW
- HighTech CD-R1002
- HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B
- HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4120B
- HP 4020I
- HP C4324/C4325
- HP CD-Writer 6020
- HP 6020I
- HP CD-Writer+ 7100i/e
- HP CD-Writer+ 72xxi/e
- HP CD-Writer+ 8xxxi
- HP CD-Writer+ 9xxx
- HP DVD Writer 400n
- HP DVD Writer 420n
- IDE-CD R/RW
- IDE-CD ReWritable
- IMS CDD2000
- IMS CDD2600
- IOMEGA ZIPCD
- IOMEGA ZIP CD
- JVC XR-W1001 (not DAO)
- JVC XR-W2001 (firmware rev. 2.xx for DAO)
- JVC XR-W2010
- JVC XR-W2020
- JVC XR-W2022
- JVC R2626
- JVC XR-W2040
- Kodak CDR-240
- Kodak PCD200 (not DAO)
- Kodak PCD225 (firmware rev. 1.07 or higher for DAO)
- Kodak PCD240 (see below)
- Lite-On LTR-511
- LG GMA-4020B
- LG GMA-4120B
- Mad Dog MD-8XDVDRW-PM
- Mad Dog MD-16XDVD9
- Matsushita CW-7501
- Matsushita CW-7502
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9571
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9572
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9573
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9581
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9582
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9583
- Memorex DVD+/-RW True8Xn
- Memorex DVD+/-RWDL4RWnD2
- Mitsbish CDRW226
- Mitsbish CDRW226A
- Mitsbish CDVR-2X4
- Mitsumi CD-R CR-2401TS
- _NEC CB-2100
- _NEC CD-RW NR-9100A
- _NEC CDRW/DVD CB1100A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100A
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-2110A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2300A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-2510A
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-3100A
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-3450A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3530A
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-3530A
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-5100A
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A
- _NEC NR-7500A
- _NEC NR-7700A
- _NEC NR-7800A
- _NEC NR-7800B
- _NEC NR-7900A
- _NEC NR-8500A
- _NEC NR-9200A
- _NEC NR-9300A
- _NEC NR-9400A
- Nomai 680RW
- Olympus CDS615
- Olympus CDS620
- Optima CD-R650
- Optorite DVD RW DD0201
- Philips CDD521 (not DAO)
- Philips CDD522 (firmware rev. 1.07 or higher for DAO)
- Philips CDD2000
- Philips CDD2600
- Philips CDD3600
- Philips CDD3610
- Philips CDD3801
- Philips CDD4201
- Philips DVDRW208
- Philips DVDRW228
- Philips OMNIWRITER26
- Philips PCA382RW
- Philips PCRW2010
- Pioneer DR-R504 (not DAO)
- Pioneer DVD-R DVD-R7322
- Pioneer DVD-R DVD-R7783
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-103
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-104
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-107
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K11
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12
- Pinnacle RCD-1000 (firmware rev. 2.xx for DAO)
- Pinnacle RCD5040
- Pinnacle RCD4X4
- Pinnacle RCDW226
- Plasmon RF4000 (not DAO)
- Plasmon RF4100 (not DAO)
- Plasmon RF4102 (not DAO)
- Plasmon CDR4220
- Plasmon CDR4240 (see below !)
- Plasmon CDR4400
- Plasmon CDR480 (firmware rev. 3.00 or higher)
- Plextor CD-R PX-R412 (firmware rev. 1.03 or higher for DAO)
- Plextor CD-R PX-R820
- Plextor CD-R PX-W4220
- Plextor CD-R PX-W8220
- Plextor CD-R PX-W8432
- Plextor CD-R PX-W124
- Plextor CD-R PX-W1210
- Plextor CD-R PX-W1610
- Plextor CD-R PX-W2410
- Plextor CD-R PX-W4012
- Plextor CD-R PX-W4824
- Plextor CD-R PX-W5224
- Plextor CD-R PX-320
- Plextor DVDR PX-504A
- Plextor DVDR PX-708A
- Plextor DVDR PX-712A
- Plextor DVDR PX-716A
- Ricoh CD-R/RW MPxxxx
- Ricoh DVD/CDRW MPxxxx
- Ricoh DVD+RW MP5308D
- Ricoh DVD+RW MP5316D
- Ricoh MP6200A
- Ricoh MP6200S
- Ricoh MP6201S
- Ricoh MP6201S
- Ricoh RO-1420 (see below !)
- Ricoh RW5120A
- SAF CD-R2004
- SAF CD-R2006 (not DAO)
- SAF CD-R4006 (see below !)
- SAF CD-R8020
- Sanyo CRD-BP4
- Sanyo CRD-R800S
- Sanyo CRD-RW1
- Sanyo CRD-RW2
- SCSI-CD ReWritable
- Sony CDU920
- Sony CDU924
- Sony CDU926 (not DAO)
- Sony CDU928 (not DAO, see below !)
- Sony CDU948
- Sony CD-RW CRX10U
- Sony CD-RW CRX120
- Sony CD-RW CRX130
- Sony CD-RW CRX140
- Sony CD-RW CRX145
- Sony CD-RW CRX0811
- Sony DRU110A
- Sony DVD RW DRU-500A
- Sony DVD RW DRU-510A
- Sony DVD RW DRU-530A
- Sony DVD RW DRU-700A
- Sony DVD RW DW-D22A
- Sony DVD RW DW-U10A
- TDK DVDRW880N
- TDK DVDRW882N
- TDK DVDRW1616EX
- TDK DVDRW1616N
- Teac CD-R50S
- Teac CD-R55S (firmware rev. 1.0f or higher for DAO)
- Teac CD-R56S (includes all variants like 400 and 600)
- Teac CD-R58S
- Teac CD-W216E
- Teac CD-W512S
- Teac DV-W50E
- Teac DV-W58D
- Teac DV-W516D
- Traxdata CDR4120
- Traxdata CDR6120
- Traxdata CDRW2224 PLUS
- Traxdata CDRW2260
- Traxdata CDRW2260+
- Traxdata CDRW4260
- Traxdata CDRW4424 PLUS (not DAO)
- Traxdata CRW2260 PRO
- Waitec WT2036EI (not DAO)
- Waitec WT2422
- Waitec WT2444 (not DAO)
- Waitec WT4046
- Waitec WT412
- WPI CDR-432
- WPI CDR-632P
- Yamaha CDR100 (firmware rev. 1.04 or higher for DAO)
- Yamaha CDR102
- Yamaha CDR200
- Yamaha CDR400 (see below !)
- Yamaha CRW2100
- Yamaha CRW2200
- Yamaha CRW2216
- Yamaha CRW2260
- Yamaha CRW3200
- Yamaha CRW4260
- Yamaha CRW4261
- Yamaha CRW4416
- Yamaha CRW6416
- Yamaha CRW8424
- Yamaha CRW8824
- Yamaha CRW-F1E
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Specific comments/restrictions:
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- Grundig CDR100IPW,
HP 4020I,
HP C4324/C4325,
IMS CDD2000,
Kodak CDR-240,
Mitsumi CD-R CR-2401TS,
Mitsbish CDVR-2X4,
Philips CDD2000,
Plasmon CDR4220,
WPI CDR-432
Firmware revision 1.20 does not support sub-indexes and
reverses the audio channels; use revison 1.25 or above;
this revision can be obtained from Philips
(philips.com in the world wide web)
- JVC XR-W1001,
JVC XR-W2001,
Pinnacle RCD-1000
Those JVC drives which do not support DAO write all tracks
at once; therefore no link blocks (no errors or noise) is
added between audio tracks; only between lead-in area and
first track and between last track and lead-out area link
blocks are inserted; link blocks at these positions normally
do not cause errors and the resulting discs are perfect
Catalog numbers (UPC/EAN) and ISRC are not supported by
these drives
- JVC XR-W2010,
Pinnacle RCD5040
Catalog numbers (UPC/EAN) and ISRC are not supported by
these drives.
- Kodak PCD225,
Philips CDD522
Firmware revisions 1.04 to 1.06 theoretically support DAO
recording, too, but in practise it does not work reliably;
therefore drives with these firmware revisions should not
be used at all
- HP 7100i/e
7100i is an ATAPI drive.
7100e is connected to the printer port of a PC. This drive
drive did not work reliably at 2x speed during our tests.
Please check carefully the performance of your system by
simulating the recording of several disks at 2x speed. In
case that problems occur, record at 1x speed.
The drives do not allow to modify the length of pauses at
the beginning of tracks in track-at-once mode. The default
length is 2 seconds.
- HP 72xxi/e
72xxi is an ATAPI drive.
72xxe is connected to the printer port of a PC. If you use
this drive, please check carefully the performance of your
system by simulating the recording of several disks at 2x
speed. In case that problems occur, record at 1x speed.
The drives do neither support DAO, nor do they allow to
modify the length of pauses at the beginning of tracks.
The default length is 2 seconds.
- HP 8xxxi
The HP 8xxxi drives are ATAPI drives.
The drives do neither support DAO, nor do they allow to
modify the length of pauses at the beginning of tracks.
The default length is 2 seconds.
- HP 9xxx
The drives do neither support DAO, nor do they allow to
modify the length of pauses at the beginning of tracks.
The default length is 2 seconds.
- _NEC NR-7500A
This drive does not support sub-indexes and cannot record
more than about 90 tracks in disc-at-once mode.
- HP CD-Writer+ 7100i/e,
HP CD-Writer+ 72xxi/e,
HP CD-Writer+ 8xxxi,
HP CD-Writer+ 9xxx,
Philips CDD3600,
Philips CDD3610,
Philips CDD3801,
Philips PCA382RW,
Philips CDD4201,
IDE-CD R/RW,
IDE-CD ReWritable,
IOMEGA ZIPCD,
IOMEGA ZIP CD,
SCSI-CD ReWritable,
Traxdata CDRW2260+,
Traxdata CRW2260 PRO,
Traxdata CDRW2224 PLUS,
Traxdata CDRW4424 PLUS,
Waitec WT2036EI,
Waitex WT2422,
Waitex WT2444,
WPI CDR-632P
The drives do not allow to modify the length of pauses at
the beginning of tracks in track-at-once mode. The default
length is 2 seconds.
- Matsushita CW-7501,
Plasmon CDR4240
These drives do not correctly disconnect from the SCSI bus
during recording.
- Ricoh RO-1420
This drive does not correctly disconnect from the SCSI bus
during recording.
Furthermore RO-1420 does not support copy protection bits
(see on-line help). Copy protection will always be on.
- Sanyo CRD-BP4
The drive does not support sub-indexes on audio CDs.
- Sony CDU920,
Sony CDU924,
HighTech CD-R1002,
Olympus CDS615,
Olympus CDS620,
Optima CD-R650,
SAF CD-R2004,
Sony CDU948
Catalog numbers (UPC/EAN) and ISRC are not supported by
these drives
- Sony CDU928
This drive does not support DAO, but it allows to vary the
lengths of pauses. However, even if the length is set to 0,
2 run-out blocks are always added between subsequent tracks.
Additionally, the current versions of the drive do not
work under Windows NT.
- SAF CD-R4006,
Yamaha CDR400
The comments below are valid for firmware revision 1.0a
only. In firmware revision 1.0b or above, all of these
problems are solved.
With firmware 1.0a, these drives do not disconnect from the
SCSI bus during writing. Thus, the SCSI bus is permanently
claimed by the drives, communication with other connected
drives cannot take place. In other words, these drives must
be connected to a separate SCSI adapter. DO NOT connect any
other drive to the same bus. Otherwise writing will not be
reliable because Windows forces hard resets on the SCSI bus
if the other drives do not respond. The software prints
"Drive not ready" in this case.
With firmware 1.0a, ISRC codes and catalog numbers (UPC/EAN)
are not correctly recorded by the drives.
- Yamaha CDR100,
Plasmon CDR4400
Firmware revision 1.08 adds noise to the end of the last
audio track; either set the copy protection bit for all
tracks or try to get a new firmware revision to avoid
the click noise

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B. Supported DVD recording devices
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PoINT CD/DVD Audio Video SDK (AVSDK) Version 3.0 has been tested with the
following DVD-R(W) and DVD+R(W) recording devices.
- AOPEN 8X8 DVD Dual AAN (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW8B (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW8B9 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW16B8 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- FREECOM DVD+/-RW16B9 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4020B (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4120B (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- HP DVD Writer 400n (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- HP DVD Writer 420n (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- LG GMA-4020B (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- LG GMA-4120B (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Mad Dog MD-8XDVDRW-PM (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Mad Dog MD-16XDVD9 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM LF-D310 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM LF-D521 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-R SW-9501 (DVD-R )
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9571 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9572 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9573 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9581 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9582 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Matsushita DVD-RAM SW-9583 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Memorex DVD+/-RW True8Xn (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Memorex DVD+/-RWDL4RWnD2 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-2110A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2300A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-2510A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-3100A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-3450A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD_RW ND-3530A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+-RW ND-3530A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-5100A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Optorite DVD RW DD0201 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Philips DVDRW208 (DVD +RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Philips DVDRW228 (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-R7211 (DVD-R,-RW )
- Pioneer DVD-R DVD-R7322 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-R DVD-R7783 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-R DVR-U201 (DVD-R )
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-103 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-104 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-107 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K11 (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K12 (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Pioneer DVR-S201 (DVD-R )
- Plextor DVDR PX-504A (DVD +R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Plextor DVDR PX-708A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Plextor DVDR PX-712A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Plextor DVDR PX-716A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Ricoh DVD+RW MP5308D (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Ricoh DVD+RW MP5316D (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Ricoh RW5120A (DVD +RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DRU110A (DVD +RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DRU-500A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DRU-510A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DRU-530A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DRU-700A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DW-D22A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Sony DVD RW DW-U10A (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- TDK DVDRW880N (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- TDK DVDRW882N (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- TDK DVDRW1616EX (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- TDK DVDRW1616N (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Teac DV-W50E (DVD-R,-RW )(CD-R,-RW)
- Teac DV-W58D (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)
- Teac DV-W516D (DVD-R,-RW,+R,+RW)(CD-R,-RW)

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C. Software Installation
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Remark for installation on Windows 3.1x
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PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video SDK does not work in Windows 3.1x and it
cannot be installed on this platform.

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Remark for installation on Windows 95/98/Me
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IMPORTANT !!
Disable the Auto. Insert Notification (see control panel -> system ->
device manager -> CD-ROM -> <your recorder> -> properties -> setting)
for the recorder.
RESTRICTION OF WINDOWS 95 !!
In older versions of Windows 95 (up to 4.00.950a) PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video
SDK can support only one connected ATAPI drive. In case you are using one of
these versions and if you want to connect a CD-ROM drive and an additional
CD recorder (e.g. Sony CDU928E), please connect both drives to the same IDE
channel. Configure the CD-ROM drive as IDE master and the recorder as IDE
slave. PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video SDK will then find and support the recorder.
ASPI LAYER !!
ATAPI drives are fully supported in Windows 95/98/Me. Unfortunatelly some
software products install an incompatible ASPI manager which makes it
impossible to access ATAPI drives. In case that PoINT CD/DVD Audio/Video
SDK does not find ATAPI drives although available, please solve the problem
by either installing an ASPI update e.g. from Adaptec (www.adaptec.com) or,
in extreme cases, install Windows 95/98/Me again over the existing
installation to replace incompatible by original modules.
USB or FireWire (IEEE-1394) DRIVES !!
Windows 95 does not support USB or FireWire drives.

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Remark for installation on Windows NT 3.5x
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USB or FireWire (IEEE-1394) DRIVES !!
Windows NT does not support USB or FireWire drives.

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Remark for installation on Windows NT 4
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IMPORTANT !!
Install service pack 4 or higher.
USB or FireWire (IEEE-1394) DRIVES !!
Windows NT does not support USB or FireWire drives.

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Remark for installation on Windows 2000
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IMPORTANT !!
Install service pack 1 or higher.
IMPORTANT !!
On systems with multiple processors, install service pack 2 or higher.

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Remark for installation on Windows XP
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IMPORTANT !!
Install service pack 1 or higher.

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Remark for installation on Windows 2003
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D. Hardware Installation and Troubleshooting
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This sub-section offers some hints for the configuration of adapters,
recorders and hard disk drives.
PLEASE READ IT VERY CAREFULLY since most communication and performance
problems are caused by wrong configurations.
For a reliable data transfer from hard disks to recorder, it is necessary
to read from the hard disk and to write to the recorder in parallel, not
in turn. Parallel operation is guaranteed if hard disk and recorder(s)
are connected to different and independent FireWire, SCSI, USB and/or
IDE channels.
Generally, parallel data transfers are supported best by bus master SCSI
host adapters like Adaptec AHA-1540/2940 and more recent models as well
adapters from Symbios Logic. Parallel data transfers are also possible
in case that hard disk and recorder are connected to different IDE
channels, especially if DMA mode is enabled. Note that a special bus
master IDE driver must be installed on Windows 95, NT 3.5 and NT 4.0
platforms for your system in order to enable the DMA mode.
If your recorder provides enough cache memory (200kB * speed), you may
also use a less expensive PIO SCSI adapter like Adaptec 1505, 1510, 1520
and most other adapters for ISA bus. If you use a PIO adapter then the
disconnect/reconnect function of the adapter MUST be enabled. Please
refer to the user manual of your SCSI adapter for more information.
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Performance problems:
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Performance problems cause buffer under-run, write errors or, if the
recorder provides a buffer under-run protection, low recording speed.
The following hints may help to improve the performance:
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* IDE hard disk
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On Windows 95/NT3.5/NT4.0 platforms, install the special bus master
IDE driver for the chip set of your PC in order to enable the DMA
mode for the hard disk. Contact your dealer or the manufacturer of
the PC for more information.
On Windows 98/Me platforms, enable the DMA mode for the hard disk in
the device manager.
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* IDE/ATAPI recorder
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Enable the DMA mode for the recorder as already described for the
IDE hard disk.
Do not connect the recorder to the same channel than the hard disk.
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* SCSI hard disk or recorder
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Enable sync. data transfers and the disconnect/reconnect function
for the drive(s) in the BIOS setup program of the SCSI adapter,
provided a BIOS exists. Refer to the user manual of the SCSI
adapter for more information. On Windows 95/98/Me platforms,
enable these features in the device manager, too.
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Communication problems:
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Communication problems on hardware level cause hard resets,
timeouts, aborted commands, selection failures, drive-not-ready
conditions, and many more errors. Less critical communication
problems may also result into degraded performance. This soft-
ware generates an error message in these cases.
Communication problems on software level are caused by bugs in
device drivers or, especially on Windows 95/98/Me platforms, by
applications accessing the recorder in parallel to this software.
These problems may cause the same failures than problems on
hardware level, and they may result in software crashes.
Windows tries to recover from communication problems by retrying
the failed operation, and by disabling the sync. transfer mode
for SCSI adapters. Usually, there is no notification about the
failure. Because of this strategy, it is often possible to read
from recorders, although errors occur. However, for recording
on sequential media (CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, ...), this strategy
does not work since commands used for recording cannot
be repeated.
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* FireWire and USB problems
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Check the cabling of the bus concerned.
Disconnect other devices connected to the same FireWire or USB
adapter. If this solves the problem, check the configuration
of the bus, especially the total lenght of cables and the sum
of the electrical currents consumed. Refer to the user manual
of the adapter for more information.
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* IDE problems
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Check the cabling of the IDE channel concerned.
Provided a second device is connected to the same IDE channel,
disconnect the second device. If this solves the problem, check
the configuration of the second device. For more information,
refer to the user manual of your PC.
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* SCSI problems
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Disable the sync. data transfer for all devices connected to the SCSI
bus concerned. This is done in the BIOS setup program of the SCSI
adapter, provided a BIOS exists. Refer to the user manual of
the SCSI adapter for more information. On Windows 95/98/Me
platforms, disable the feature in the device manager, too.
If this solves the problem, the cabling of the bus is wrong (e.g. too
long) or bad, or the bus is not correctly terminated. The mistake
most commonly made is to use passive terminators and inappropriate
cables for SCSI-II or SCSI-III busses.
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* Other problems
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On Windows 95/98/Me platforms, disable the Auto. Insert Notification
feature in the device manager for the recorder and, if present, for
any additional CD-ROM drive which is connected to the same IDE channel
or SCSI bus.
Check for applications accessing the recorder in parallel to this soft-
ware. Terminate or, if not possible, de-install such applications. This
especially includes other recording software and virus scanners.