Kirkland, WA (June 14, 2006)–Software Architects, developer of UDF file system technology for computers and consumer electronics products, has released its WriteUDF! v1.0 for Mac OS X 10.4 and MS Windows.
WriteUDF! enables all Apple computer models to format, read and write to disks formatted in any version of the UDF format (universal disc format). This includes reading VR-formatted DVD-RAM discs containing recorded DVD video, as well as data files.
The software also supports mounting and reading of recordable DVD, MO and DVD-RAM media. Users can easily, mount, copy and write non-copy-protected DVDs to a UDF-formatted hard disk to create a “universal” library drive that is readable on PCs running Windows as well as on Mac systems.
WriteUDF! turns an ordinary hard-disk drive into a data-distribution medium. For example, files saved to a hard-disk drive formatted in UDF can be mounted and read on both Mac and Windows systems and many Linux and Unix systems. Portable hard-disk drives can be used on any computer system when traveling. UDF has been used for years on MO and recordable DVD as a reliable transport medium for distributing files to other computer systems. Now, WriteUDF! allows users to leverage the very high capacity of hard-disk drives in the same manner. For example, 100 Gbyte video files can now be transported and reliably accessed when traveling, regardless of the computer system to be used.