A 100% assembly DVD backup tool would be a killer application for this kind of OSes.
|Just wondering if could possible to use its powerfulness to backup DVDs.|
Of course, we need a transcoder (better if automated)... so here's the suggestion:
why don't "we" -unfortunally i'm not a developer- try to port an open source backup tool.
Here's some (hopefully) interesting links:
FairUse Wizard a powerful and high quality all-in-one DVD backup tool written in VC++ (sources).
DVD Rip-O-Matic a simple DVD-to-XviD ripping application (project page).
HandBrake an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows (download page).
Btw, a more ambitious port would be the MediaCoder one, a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution (wiki).
Hope that helps (or, at least, ispires) !
Then I discovered DVD4DOS, a DVD PLAYER for 16bit DOS systems !!!
-486DX computer (486 with built-in FPU)
-4/8/16 or more MB of RAM (I don't know...I have 64MB...)
-SVGA card (640x480 resolution and 8/15/16/24/32 color bits/pixel)
-SB Pro or compatible soundcard (11025 Hz, 8 bit, stereo)
-DVD drive with drivers installed (CDROM.SYS included in the package)
-a single layer and region-free DVD movie disc
-lots of spare time because DVD4DOS is not a realtime player and very slow...
(tested with my Pentium 120 MHz computer... transcoding 1 min movie takes cca. 1 hour)
Third party free softwares included and used:
-VOBSPLIT (file splitter) by Anastasis Chatzioglou (Anasto) (2000)
-DECODEVOB (A/V demux) source from the web (by ?) (DOS ported by me) (2003)
-MPEG2DEC (MPEG2 video decoder) by MSSG (1994)
-CMPEG (MPEG1 encoder) by Stefan Eckart (1993)
-MPXPLAY (AC3 decoding) by PDSoft, Padar Attila (2003)
-DISPLAY (MPEG1 playing) by Jih-Shin Ho (1993-1995)
...it would be great to have an assembly-realtime (or, well, a MenuetOS) port !