Feeds

Music to CD-Writers' ears

A-Open touts faster tech

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

New technology from AOpen promises to deliver faster CD writing, with fewer errors. Engineers at the company claim the new technique, called JustLink Technology, greatly improves the quality of MP3 audio data.

It works by monitoring the writing process and making predictions about when an 'under-run' may occur. An under-run happens when the process of writing to a CD is interrupted by another task, and the buffer depletes, a particular problem at higher writing speeds. AOpen says that JustLink will intentionally interrupt the write cycle until the buffer refills and the writing can pick up exactly where it left off.

"Unlike other popular recording technologies used at 12x writing speeds," the company says, "JustLink technology minimises the write gap to only two microns, as compared to 40 microns in existing technologies." This improves the playback of MP3 files, apparently, presumably by ensuring data gets to the MP3 playback software more smoothly.

AOpen's first product to include the new technology will be the CDRW1232 CD-R/W Optical drive, which will be available "early" this year, according to the company. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.