WILL DVD'S WORK ON CD-DRIVE OF A PCgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread
FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL FORUM. GOING THROUGH ALL THE FAQ'S I REALLY GOT TO KNOW LOT OF MY QUERIES.BUT ONE THING I AM STILL NOT ABLE TO KNOW IS THAT :: I GOT A PC WITH A 433 MH CELERON PROCESSOR,64MB, 8.4 GB ,CD-ROM DRIVE OF 48 X,WITH MULTIMEDIA, IN INDIA. PRESENTLY I AM IN AMERICA ,AND GETTING VCD'S HERE IS A PROBLEM . SO MY QUESTION IS ,IS IT POSSIBLE TO WATCH DVD IN MY CD DRIVE OF MY PC WITH THE PRESENT CONFIGURATION ,AND IF IT IS POSSIBLE WHAT ARE THE SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE REQUIRED TO CONFIGURE MY PC TO WATCH DVD AND/OR VCD IN MY PC. I HAVE BEEN ASKING THIS QUESTION TO LOT OF PEOPLE BUT COULD'NT GET A SATISFACTORY REPLY.I HOPE I WOULD GET A SATISFACTORY REPLY. THANKYOU FOR THE EARLIEST ATTENTION. QUAZI
-- QUAZI YUSUF ELAHI (YUSUFELAHI.QUAZI@GECAPITAL.COM), July 06, 2000
No, you can't play DVDs in your CD-ROM drive, you would need a DVD- ROM drive with DVD decoding software or hardware to watch DVD Video. Just get yourself a DVD-ROM drive and you should be set.
-- Mr.Ian Roswell (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 06, 2000.
I recommend the hardware decoder RealMagic Hollywood, and get the Asus DVD-ROM not the Aopen DVD-ROM. Asus supports more CD formats including DirectCD CD-RW, and also has digital audio outputs.
-- guy nicholson (email@example.com), July 07, 2000.
I actually bought a Pioneer 104S and to my total surprise it would not play a hired DVD from the local shop even though I had read the map and set it up for region 4 in which Australia resides. Then I found a site with an update firmware to make it regionless and only then did it play.
I also found a little piece of software that allow me to get the actual DVD region for which it had been relaesed and guess what it was 4 & 3, yet it did not play the DVD without changing it to regionless. Just experience.
-- Ross McL (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 12, 2000.