Home > RISC OS > Iyonix DVD video playback for Risc OS Iyonix DVD video playback for Risc OS Eugenia Loli 2003-10-18 RISC OS 8 Comments The team that brought RISC OS Aemulor has another killer app this autumn for the Risc OS users – Cino: The Iyonix DVD player. Read more Risc OS news at Drobe and IconBar. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2003-10-18 10:39 am Anonymous Well done Neil, this is a major coup for the platform. Hopefully we can all get to savour it when it’s fully released. Thanks also Eugenia for spotting this one ! Regards Annraoi 2003-10-18 7:17 pm Anonymous Nice. But what RISC OS really needs is a half decent web browser. Oregano 2 is very poor IMO, a port of Mozilla would be a massive improvement. 2003-10-18 8:44 pm Anonymous go risc o. when will we see a faster processor in the Iyonix? 2003-10-18 8:47 pm Anonymous NetBSD has been optimized for this platform yes? and when will risc os 6 come out? 2003-10-19 11:36 am Anonymous Id like to get a second hand risc machine os looks good. 2003-10-19 3:32 pm Anonymous Hi Paul, Second hand RISC OS machines can be had pretty cheaply (they are from time to time shown on e-bay). As a guide if you want one with a “reasonable” performance a StrongARM based RISC PC, with 2MB VRAM and 16MB RAM (or above) would be a good place to start. These can be had for reasonable prices. If you do go for a RISC PC make sure it has RISC OS Version 4.XX (versions before that had silly and irritating restrictions). Of the newer hardware the Iyonix is the more impressive, offering 2-3 times the performance of a StrongARM RiscPC. It also has a faster I/O Bus, more RAM and uses a later (32bit) version of RISC OS (RISC OS 5). Trouble it is quite expensive. If you find you like RO (as on a second hand RISC PC) then an Iyonix might be a next step up. It is unlikely that Cino would work affectively on a StrongARM RISC PC, it *will* require an Iyonix. Useful places to look for information are: http://www.iyonix.com http://www.drobe.co.uk http://www.iconbar.com http://www.riscos.com and Acorn/RISC OS specific newsgroups comp.sys.acorn Hope that all helps. Regards Annraoi 2003-10-20 1:06 am Anonymous More information, and a FAQ, can be found on our homepage : http://www.cinodvd.com Cheers, Neil 2003-10-20 6:34 pm Anonymous NetBSD has not yet been ported to Iyonix, but it does run on older RISC OS-based machine. Linux works on Iyonix, and its development is on going.