Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Wed Aug 11 11:33:27 2004

Ethan Dicks wrote:

> One suggestion... for the data portion of sectors/tracks/etc... let's spec
> in a run-length encoding scheme so large portions of unused media compress
> down really tightly (lots of zeros, or in the case of a real 1541 disc,
> lots of hex 0x01s). If it's XMLish, it could look like '<r="256">01</r>'
> or some such.

Also timing needs to be done too of the media. A laser hole in the disk
rely on software timer that is interupted when the floppy disk controler
a I/O error. I know the Color Computer uses software and hardware wait
to do the dma transfer, and other sneeky stuff. Also what about a drum
where the timeing track needs to recorded.

> -ethan
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 11:33:27 BST

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