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Date:      Wed, 16 Jul 2003 12:32:01 +0800
From:      Robert Storey <y2kbug@ms25.hinet.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: CDRom able to play DVD movies
Message-ID:  <20030716123201.3fc9f12f.y2kbug@ms25.hinet.net>
In-Reply-To: <200307152158.34789.racerx@makeworld.com>
References:  <000201c34b45$a5826a40$010b0a0a@windstorm> <200307152158.34789.racerx@makeworld.com>

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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 21:58:34 -0500
Chris <racerx@makeworld.com> 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: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Chris
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:52 PM
> > To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > 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?


I think I know the source of your confusion. There is a Windows program
(or probably more than one program by now) which lets you pop a DVD into
your DVD drive, and it converts the files into a format that you can
burn onto CD-R - in other words, it lets you create a pair of VCDs from
a single DVD. And of course, VCDs can be played in a normal CD drive.

regards,
Robert







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