I think ive heard thru the same grapevine as you about such a contraption. i have no idea if something of this nature exists or not. and initial logic makes me think [exactly as previously stated] cd drives, are hardware for cd's. and only dvd's drive has the necessary extra hardware to read dvd's. However, what ive heard is there's some kind of tweaked emulation under windows, which tricks the system into thinking the cdrom drive is a dvd drive, and the system compensates for the work the drive cant actually do [perhaps some kind of 'on the fly decode/read']. no idea if such a beast exists. and with today's prices, its probably easier to simply buy a dvd drive. :)
yussef On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 21:58:34-0500 Chris<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Tuesday 15 July 2003 09:54 pm, Neu, Benjamin S. wrote: > > Nope! A cd-rom is built (hardware wise) for CD's not DVD's! > > I wanted to be sure - someplace, somewhere I heard, that under > windows, this could be done. Heh - I musta overheard that from some > other users in passing - I was sure that wasn't the case, but in a day > where you can purchase software (windows-wize) to boost your internet > speed, blah, blah, blah - I just had to ask. > > Thanks for confirming what I had expected all along. > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris > > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:52 PM > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: CDRom able to play DVD movies > > > > Hiya - > > > > Is there an app/emulator that will allow my ordinary CD Rom > > reader to play > > store bought DVD movies? > > -- > > Best regards, > Chris > ______________________________________________________________________ > > PGP Fingerprint = D976 2575 D0B4 E4B0 45CC AA09 0F93 FF80 C01B C363 > > PGP Mail encouraged / preferred - keys available on common key servers > ______________________________________________________________________ > 01010010011000010110001101100101011100100101100000000000 > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"