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ATAPI or ASPI

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by baabaa, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    man I am reading so much info as to having ASPI problems.....update the layer to ASPI etc......

    Can someone give me definative answer as to why people recommend ASPI over ATAPI?

    I only ask as I only use the ATAPI.....and have NO issues with this at all.....people have said to me that REALLY I should be using the ASPI layering....why?

    Cheers guys.....
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    ATAPI - ATA Packet Interface
    ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface

    ATAPI is pretty much a specification that CDROM drives need to meet in order to properly interface with thei IDE channels.

    ASPI is a programming interface (i.e., not hardrware like ATAPI) that allows the OS and programs to do funcky shit.
    - CDRIdentifier
    - CLonyXXL
    - DVD shit
    - Extraction, burning, other misc stuffos.
    For more information regarding ASPI see http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm
     
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    baabaa Active member

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    Thanks for that Praetor.....

    I do cd burning, dvd burning, extraction, DV capture, render and burn etc....

    I use XP home and have Pioneer 106 and LG dvdrom....

    I use Pinnacle/dvd2one/dvd decrypter/recordnow DX etc etc....and have looked at ASPICHK proggy and have NO ASPI installed......

    Obviously my programs are quite happy running with ATAPI......
    I believe in the motto 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'.........How would I benefit in using the ASPI layers over the present ATAPI?

    I could however run into problems with future software do you think?

    Also why do you think NT/2000/XP come with no ASPI layers installed....is it maybe because they are more compatible with programs using their own layers or maybe something else....?

    Cheers....
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    ASPI and ATAPI are two different things. You CANNOT compare them.

    Because MS is STUPID as a F*CK. There might be some more info here:
    ASPI and ATAPI are two different things. You CANNOT compare them.

    Because MS is STUPID as a F*CK.
     

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