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butcher1993
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Homemade DVD player Reply with quote

I have a DVD-rom drive, a VGA monitor, motherboard, cpu, everything except the harddrive. Is there anyway to hotwire it to play dvd directly onto the screen? if there is a topic, please point. ill be searching.
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Alan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Homemade DVD player Reply with quote

butcher1993 wrote:
I have a DVD-rom drive, a VGA monitor, motherboard, cpu, everything except the harddrive. Is there anyway to hotwire it to play dvd directly onto the screen? if there is a topic, please point. ill be searching.


Not that I know of. This is because the DVD drive doesn't know how to decode the video that is on the disk. This is all done in software.

You may not need a hard drive though. If you do it right you should be able to boot from a CD and load a light weight OS with a DVD player in RAM. Then when booted just swap the OS disk with your movie. Of course that would be harder than scavenging a 10GB dive that someone doesn't need anymore.
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