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Old 12-02-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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is it worth to buy combo drive for linux?


hi, thinking wanna watch dvd, and have a cd burner...

is it worth to buy combo drive? or its better to by 1 dvd rom, and 1 cdrw?

if its ok to buy cobo drive, got one to recommand? don't wanna buy it and they have to the spent a lot of time to twist the driver to get linux to work with it.

ps: using mdk 9.0 here, thinking to switch to slackware soon
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:53 PM   #2
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You don't have to twist the driver to get it to work in Linux. I imagine most DVD drives will work. What you have to twist is the software, MPlayer, Xine, Ogle.

Combo drives are fine but it's always nice to have two cd's, makes copying cd's much faster.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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I picked up a BUSlink 16X DVD 48x CD-R and 24x CD-RW combo drive at CompUSA a few weeks ago for $39.99 (after $10 mail-in rebate). It's actually a rebranded Liteon drive. Set it up to use the generic-mmc driver in K3b and am burning like crazy now. For the money it was a very good deal.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:58 AM   #4
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thats really good to have a combo drive using it on slackware 9.1
xine ,mplayer plays the dvd files.better to have a dvd player(combo)
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Old 12-03-2003, 01:04 AM   #5
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Exclamation can't play mpg videos on winpartition

i have slackware 9.1.i can't play mpg videos present on win partition .
giving message mrl syntax error no plugin present.can play vcd dvd videos
also plays mp3's but problem with mpg videos.any suggestion .answers
thanks
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:25 PM   #6
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are those mpg videos u are talking about are: divx, xvid, mpeg4, etc ?
check and see if you have the codec, or to see if your player support those codec.

if not, you can download it, if u use xine, then you can download the codec for xine. if you use mplayer, download the codec, and re-compile mplayer again.
 
  


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