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Old 05-24-2003, 05:47 AM   #1
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reading dvds from cd drives


HI guys,
new here so be gentle. Just a quick one (possibly). Can I read data from a dvd disc in a cd rw (liteon 48*24*48), if so how?

Thanks, all advise appreciated. BashTin
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:54 AM   #2
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new to what? not exactly a linux thing, it is utterly impossible to read a dvd in a cdrom drive. if it was possible maybe dvd drives wouldn't actually exist....
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:54 AM   #3
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Yes o.k I'm not to clued up on hardware. Maybe I'm being a bit dense, but I recall when I ran, lets say an alternative os (not wishing to cause offence to anyone) I could put a dvd movie in a cd drive and open it with Movie Player and it would play it. So it was reading data from the dvd in the cd drive. So why can't I do something similar with Linux. Someone out there just explain it to me?

Thanks, BashTin.

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Old 05-24-2003, 07:59 AM   #4
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nope. maybe it's a dvd drive in disguise. it's impossible. the density of a dvd is upto 10 times that of a cd, and needs much more precise lasers to read it. not possible.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 08:04 AM   #5
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O.K Chris cheers, looks like I was mistaken, obviously got the details wrong somewhere along the line
 
  


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