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SubjectRe: driver for Creative Labs DVD kits (are the drives or the decoders what is flaky)
I may be mistaken in thinking it is the decoders not the drives.  Please
let me know if I am, I may need to reverse some advice to customers and
suggest that they buy new drives not new decoders if you are correct.
Since I have not actually bought one myself, I only know these things
indirectly.

I have been getting reports that these kits tend to crash systems, not
get along with a lot (maybe most) motherboards, that Creative Labs
recalled the first batch of them, etc., and I would like to know more
from those who may understand the real situation with them.

Hans

http://www.idiom.com/~beverly/retail_dpl.html

linker@nightshade.ml.org wrote:
>
> I've never seen a problem with the DVXR2 cards.. Just the darn drives.. 2
> so far that have just stopped reading DVD discs and 2 others that stoped
> rading CDRs..
>
> On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Hans Reiser wrote:
>
> > I am very biased in this (I sell hollywood decoders on the side), but
> > wouldn't it be better to write drivers for decoders that are less buggy
> > than the creative labs ones? I hear really horrible things about the
> > Creative Labs ones. I believe any of our other competitors are more
> > reliable than Creative Labs. Please correct me if I am unfairly
> > slamming Creative Labs.
> >
> > Hans
> >
> > (If you want to know what I sell, or simply want a reliable DVD kit, try
> > http://www.idiom.com/~beverly/retail_dpl.html)
> >
> > Alan Cox wrote:
> > >
> > > > Are they just being stubborn, or are the asking for a NDA? We are a
> > > > partner of c-cube - I can try asking them for the docs. If they
> > > > require an NDA I can't help you though.
> > >
> > > It also depends on the kind of NDA. If we can reassure them we want to
> > > know how to drive the external (PC) API for the device not take apart and
> > > ship source to their loaded DSP firmware then perhaps we can get somewhere.
> > > The biggest problem I've had so far is finding anyone in CCube who will
> > > even talk. Its not so much as 'you dont exist go away' as 'we dont exist go
> > > away'
> > >
> > > Alan
> > >
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