Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Teo Zenios <teoz_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Tue Aug 10 22:28:23 2004

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From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
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Subject: Re: Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Teo Zenios wrote:
> > Here is an example of a society that preserves media on the Amiga
> > (complete images including the copy protection as used by the
> >
> > http://www.caps-project.org/
> >
> > They have spent allot of time deciphering custom disk formats and saving
> > of the information digitally so it can be reproduced exactly at a later
> > date.
> That's a very cool project. The archives they are making could be
> converted into the specification I'm talking about by writing a
> translation program to take the raw bit images they are producing and
> convert it into the specification markup language. Quite easily.
> --
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer
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The images they made can be run on WinUAE, and there is talk of using the
recently announced Catweasel V 4 for dumping the images back to floppy.
They have also started looking at doing the same preservation on the Atari
ST line, which ST people have problems with for some reason (namely Amiga
people doing the standards).
Without support from the people of the different platforms it would be hard
to get a universal program to work. While TOSEC.org has done a good job of
cataloging image files from multiple systems, most of their archives are for
programs that have been cracked, while CAPs is trying to preserver the
programs as they were sold with the copy protection intact.
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