I have this DVD RAM disc, that's right, RAM, not ROM, what do i need to play it? My PS2 won't and neither will my DVD player, let alone my PC (which is a CD ROM oh god soooo retro!). Anyway, any ideas?
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
DVD-RAM is a different format that is not compatible with most existing DVD players. I'm don't know what it plays on though.
You uhh... need a DVD-RAM drive. Haven't seen one of those since I was a freshman in college.
My Dad recorded it for me on his new DVD player. But I can't get in touch with him until next week, which will be too late, because the next episode of Dr Who will have been and gone!
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
DVD-RAM drives are pretty rare now. I can get a DVD-RAM RW drive for £15... Basically, manufacturors split into two different teams when the DVD came around. Sony being the main make on one side and Panasonic being on the other. Sony's 'team' invented the DVD-ROM drive while Panasonic made the DVD-RAM drive. They both had advantages, but in the end the ROMs won because they could store more (upto 10Gb per side). But in Aberdeen, Scotland, they are working on a DVD disc that has the capability to hold terabytes of data through a new type of storage and reading.