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 Disc Labeling
The Universal Media Disc itself comes in a small protective cartridge which is packaged in a special UMD box.
UMD is a brand-new and ground-breaking optical storage medium, designed for the high speed and efficient delivery of digital entertain-ment content, including game, music and movies across a wide range of consumer electronic devices.
Kutaragi says that they have already proposed UMD disc media as an open standard for everyone and the game profile will be unique for PSP but movie and music should be a common application for everyone.
www.opticaldisc-systems.com /Mar-Apr2005/newform76.htm   (515 words)

  
 YDACS Research Network www.YDACS.com :: What is UMD - Sony's new proprietary universal media disc format for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Universal Media Disc is Sony ’s proprietary technology that works exclusively on their PSP handheld gaming console.
With 1.8 gigabytes of storage capability, a universal media disc would be a great medium for consumers to store large amounts of their personal data to use on the PSP.
The outside of the universal media disc is protected by a hard shell with a small portion of the shell cutout to allow for playback.
lcg.blogharbor.com /blog/_archives/2005/4/22/638887.html   (398 words)

  
 Universal Studios Home Entertainment :: Universal Studios Home Entertainment to Release Six Hit Feature Films Playable ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The first Universal features to be released on UMD are widescreen versions of "Assault on Precinct 13," "The Rundown," "Van Helsing," "Dawn of the Dead: Unrated Director's Cut," "The Chronicles of Riddick: Unrated Director's Cut" and "The Fast and the Furious," which will hit stores July 26, 2005.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (http://www.universalstudios.com/).
Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
sev.prnewswire.com /entertainment/20050517/LAM11616052005-1.html   (491 words)

  
 Next Generation Consoles
UMDs, which are housed in a protective cover, slide into the rear of the PSP.
Sony has declared the UMD an open format for developers and media content owners, so movies, music and other media are on the horizon from third parties.
While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot.
www.etoys.com /vgames/PLTPSP.html   (537 words)

  
 Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries.
The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.).
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
new.umusic.com /News.aspx?NewsId=332   (696 words)

  
 Universal Media Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each disc uses a file system whose format follows the ISO 9660 standard.
Although the UMD discs offer large capacity and the capability to store quality audio/video content, the format's proprietary nature and the unavailability of writers and blank media have spawned criticisms.
In summer 2006, Target began pulling UMDs from shelves and replacing them with a section of independent movies selected by the Independent Film Channel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universal_Media_Disc   (1294 words)

  
 DNA - Evolutions - Sony's Universal Media Disc facing last rites - Daily News & Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has completely stopped producing UMD movies, according to executives who asked not to be identified by name.
He still is, even though he concedes retail shelf space for UMD movies is on a sharp decline and his own studio is being "more selective" in choosing movies for UMD release.
Feingold believes the PSP's biggest drawback as a movie-watching device was the inability to connect the gadget to TV sets for big-screen viewing, "which would have made it more compelling," as well as the inclusion of memory stick capability.
www.dnaindia.com /report.asp?NewsID=1021211   (776 words)

  
 iFMagazine.com News - IT'S OFFICIAL! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS TO RELEASE FILMS FOR PSP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is a newly developed compact, high-capacity optical disc, which is the storage device for the PlayStation
UMD is the next generation compact storage media, only 60mm in diameter but can store up to 1.8GB of digital data – more than three times the data held on a CD-ROM.
To protect this entertainment content, Sony Computer Entertainment has developed a robust copyright protection system has been developed which is a combination of a unique disc ID, a 128-bit AES encryption keys for the media, and individual ID for each PlayStation Portable hardware unit.
www.ifmagazine.com /new.asp?article=2129   (323 words)

  
 storage.itworld.com - Sony eyes opening up PSP media format
UMDs are 60-millimeter optical discs in protective cases that have a data storage capacity of 1.8G bytes.
However, at present the only commercial UMD content on the market is the handful of games available for the PSP.
Sony submitted UMD to an international standards organization in late December, said Yoshiko Furusawa, a spokeswoman for SCEI.
storage.itworld.com /4653/050120psp/page_1.html   (715 words)

  
 PSPtalk :: Universal Media Disc (UMD) for Playstation Portable (PSP)
The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is a disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable.
The UMD has been specially developed by Sony for just this console.
Let's hope UMD will take off more, as it'll be the media for the PSP - That might just help it...
www.psptalk.net /viewtopic.php?t=54   (304 words)

  
 Sony UMD Talk - Universal Media Disc
The networking and web capabilities of the PlayStation 3 are to blame for the decision, with a key element of the OPM being a disc bundled with each issue.
Speaking to trade title MCV, Ray Maguire was upbeat regarding the prospects of the universal media disc, stating "UMD has a fantastic attachment ratio.
Sales of UMD movies released by Warner Home Video in Japan have increased by a factor of 10 after the company slashed prices for the UMD movie titles.
www.umdtalk.co.uk   (1095 words)

  
 Sony DADC - Universal Media Disc
UMD is the new high-capacity optical medium designed for the high speed and efficient delivery of digital entertainment content, including game, movies and music.
The newly developed UMD is the next-generation compact storage media.
Sony DADC replicates UMD in the United States, Europe and Japan.
www.sonydadc.com /americas/prod.disc.umd1.go   (197 words)

  
 DMN Forum - View Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
With 1.8 gigabytes of storage capability, a universal media disc would be a great medium for consumers to store large amounts of their personal data to use on the SONY PlayStation Portable (PSP)
The 1.8 gigabytes of space on the UMD disc would be very useful in carrying those high resolution images or multimedia files compared to the Memory Stick Duo.
The universal media disc (UMD) is the standard proprietary technology for the SONY Silver PlayStation 2
www.dmnforums.com /cgi-bin/viewarticle.cgi?id=32069   (1163 words)

  
 Sony will release four titles on Universal Media Disc for PlayStation Portable
Movies on UMD will be produced in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and encoded using advanced AVC compression, which provides the type of picture quality consumers have come to expect from SPHE DVDs.
For added protection, a lightweight disc sleeve is also utilized, along with advanced encryption technology for content security.
But as I said, the UMD is nothing more than a mini-disc repackaged.
www.physorg.com /news3026.html   (732 words)

  
 Slashdot | Another Sony Format Bites the Dust
The UMD disc was inconvenient in this respect in that it held one game/movie per disc, and it was not writable, and not supported by practically any player other than PSP--a console which in itself isn't all that great [cnn.com].
UMD was doomed to fail from the get-go.
UMD video probably isn't going to fail as spectacularly in Japan though, where most of the time, you can get a UMD _with_ your DVD purchase (For a little extra) I should know, I have a couple.
slashdot.org /articles/06/04/04/005201.shtml   (6461 words)

  
 Sony Universal Media Disc losing its charisma | Games Galore
Sony has a history of promoting proprietary formats and storage systems and their Universal Media Disc was the latest one of these.
However, this format is not gaining much popularity as most third party content developers either have stopped shipping their content on the UMD format or have drastically reduced the number of units shipped in the market.
Most movie studios have claimed that they are not even breaking through with the sales of content sold on the UMD format and one of them even said that PSP is more like a gaming platform than a portable digital video player.
games.techwhack.com /384/universal-media-disc   (622 words)

  
 Universal Media Disc 'another Sony bomb' | Tech News on ZDNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
And retailers also are cutting the amount of shelf space they've been devoting to UMD movies, amid talk that Wal-Mart Stores is about to dump the category entirely.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has completely stopped producing UMD movies, according to executives who asked not to be identified.
Also out of the UMD business is Image Entertainment, while other studios--including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Buena Vista Home Entertainment--have drastically slashed release schedules.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9595_22-6055948.html   (625 words)

  
 Universal Media Disc - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
El Universal Media Disc (disco universal de medios o UMD) es un disco óptico desarrollado por Sony para su uso en la PlayStation Portable (PSP).
El UMD se parece bastante al disco de la GameCube por el tamaño, pero no es compatible.
El formato UMD no tardó en ser crakeado gracias a prácticas de ingeniería inversa lo cual permitió acceder a su contenido.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universal_Media_Disc   (882 words)

  
 Dvorak Uncensored » Sony’s Universal Media Disc facing last rites
Exactly a year after it was launched in the United States, the Sony PlayStation Portable’s days as a hand-held movie-viewing device might be numbered.
Movies will cost more, the media will not be interoperable, and studios will release second and third-rate movies first to test the waters.
The reason why UMDs (for MOVIES) is because 1) it’s not universal 2) the cost more than DVD movies 3) you get more from a DVD movie 4) It’s cheaper to rip a DVD and put it on your PSP’s memory stick.
www.dvorak.org /blog/?p=4810   (1912 words)

  
 Digital Media Thoughts - Digital Media News & Views
Posted by Suhit Gupta @ 05:00 AM "Exactly a year after it was launched in the United States, the Sony PlayStation Portable's days as a hand-held movie-viewing device might be numbered.
When UMDs were first announced, I already had doubts that the movie would fill a user's entire field of vision in order to ultimately make for a good experience.
But then with the pricing model and how one would have to buy UMDs for the same price DVDs and that they were not interoperable, it was definitely doomed.
www.digitalmediathoughts.com /index.php?action=expand,10128   (336 words)

  
 Mediaholic: Sony's Universal Media Disc (UMD) is DEAD!
An article titled Sony‘s Universal Media Disc facing last rites, published by the Hollywood Reporter, concludes that the days of the PSP as a movie watching device are numbered.
Obviously the UMD as a format for publishing movies is dying or even maybe is dead already, but does it actually mean that the PSP is a failure as a movie watching device?
Make it UPnP AV compatible so that people can access the content from their home network throughout the house and with media servers like TVersity even access live and on demand Internet content and I guarantee the sales of this device will double overnight.
mediaholic.org /2006/03/sonys-universal-media-disc-umd-is-dead.html   (1120 words)

  
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www.shopping.com /xGS-Universal_Media_Disc   (453 words)

  
 PC World - Sony Considers Opening PSP
Sony has taken the first step toward opening up the proprietary UMD (Universal Media Disc) optical disc system used in its PlayStation Portable (PSP) so that other companies can build products based on the discs, a senior executive says.
UMDs are 2.4-inch optical discs in protective cases that have a data storage capacity of 1.8GB.
Sony submitted UMD to an international standards organization in late December, says Yoshiko Furusawa, a spokesperson for SCEI.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,119357,00.asp   (672 words)

  
 UMD (Universal Media Disc): 'Another Sony Bomb' - TheTechLounge
The reason that UMD movies didn't work with consumers is simple...
Sony needs to stop being so damn greedy and realize that people are not stupid and don't buy into their proprietary crap.
When the PSP was launched and I heard about the UMD discs, I just laughed.
www.thetechlounge.com /forum/showthread.php?p=22541   (812 words)

  
 about UMD(sony psp) - Forums
The Universal Media Disc is Sony’s proprietary technology that works exclusively on their PSP handheld gaming console.
That will please developers and studios who are desperately trying to protect their work from piracy.
All content is © Copyright Wavelength Media except where stated otherwise.
www.mediacollege.com /forum/showthread.php?t=2014   (278 words)

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