Is there an echo in this mailing list?! :) -B
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Frank Knobbe Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 11:35 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: CDRom able to play DVD movies On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 03:28, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > 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. :) Sounds to me like you are confusing this software with a software DVD player/decoder. Most systems should play DVD's through a built-in hardware decoder and display it on the screen in overlay mode. If you don't have built-in decoder, you can use software like WinDVD to read the DVD (still from a DVD drive) and the software does the decoding and displaying on the screen (which will usually slow the system down bad, potentially resulting in frame loss). You still need a DVD drive to read DVD's though. Regards, Frank _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"