ISO/IEC 16449:2002 Preview

Information technology -- 80 mm DVD -- Read-only disk

The electronic version of this International Standard can be downloaded from the ISO/IEC Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) web site

ISO/IEC 16449 specifies the mechanical, physical and optical characteristics of a 80 mm, read-only optical disk to enable the interchange of such disks. It specifies the quality of the recorded signals, the format of the data and the recording method, thereby allowing for information interchange by means of such disks. This disk is identified as DVD - Read-Only Disk.

ISO/IEC 16449 specifies

  • four related but different Types of this disk,
  • the conditions for conformance,
  • the environments in which the disk is to be operated and stored,
  • the mechanical and physical characteristics of the disk, so as to provide mechanical interchange between data processing systems,
  • the format of the information on the disk, including the physical disposition of the tracks and sectors, the error correcting codes and the coding method used,
  • the characteristics of the signals recorded on the disk, enabling data processing systems to read the data from the disk.

ISO/IEC 16449 provides for interchange of disks between disk drives. Together with a standard for volume and file structure, it provides for full data interchange between data processing systems.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2002-04
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 74
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23
    Digitally Recorded Media for Information Interchange and Storage
  • 35.220.30
    Optical storage devices

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