can DVD burners be used as DVD player too?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Meekoe, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Meekoe

    Meekoe Guest

    can DVD burners be used as DVD player too?
     
    Meekoe, Jan 25, 2004
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    Someone Else Guest

    yes
     
    Someone Else, Jan 25, 2004
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    Brian Guest

    If your talking about the hardware then the answer is yes.
    If you are meaning can a software burner like Nero playback a movie on
    DVD then the answer is no.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jan 25, 2004
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    Pooh Bear Guest

    Can I say YES too please. :)

    Why ( perplexed ) are you asking in this ng ? ( rec.audio.pro )

    FWIW, CD burners can be used as CD players too. DVD roms and burners can
    also play CDs. Some / most DVD burners can also burn CDs.


    Graham
     
    Pooh Bear, Jan 25, 2004
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    Mike Rivers Guest

    But Windows Media Player can if you have a DVD-capable drive. That's
    the only way I've watched DVDs, which is why I don't watch many DVDs.

    I've got a question, though. If you get an unmarked disk, how can you
    tell if it's a DVD? The last couple of trade shows, I've returned with
    press kits on disk. I don't have AutoRun enabled in any of my
    computers so I have to start them myself, and I just poke around to
    see if there's anything that looks like PDF, DOC, or Quicktime Movie
    files, and if not, I assume it's either audio (which it rarely is) or
    a DVD. I can get something playing with the Windows Media player, and
    it's usually pretty trivial and I don't need it, but that's a
    different issue.

    I wish they'd at least put the DVD logo on them. Is it something you
    have to pay for in order to use?


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    Mike Rivers, Jan 25, 2004
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    xy Guest

    every "burner" i know of can also playback the medium they record.
    dvd, cd, mp3, adat, da88, cassette player. i've never cut a vinyl
    record, so i can't vouch for that one.
     
    xy, Jan 25, 2004
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    res0r89p Guest

    Hi,
    Nero 6 does have a DVD video playback function in Nerovision Express. I've
    used it.
    Peter Cowie
     
    res0r89p, Jan 26, 2004
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    Hassan Guest

    Hi Mike.

    If you browse your CD/DVD drive via Explorer, a CD will show a list of
    tracks with the .cda extension. A movie DVD will likely have the
    following directories:

    VIDEO_TS
    AUDIO_TS

    etc.

    Hope this helps...

    Regards,

    Hassan Davis
    Lisa Lopes Studios
    Atlanta

    visit: www.lisalopesfoundation.org
     
    Hassan, Jan 26, 2004
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    Hassan Guest

    OK, so never mind my previous post :). I see that you'd like to know
    whether it is a DVD or CD 'without' having to place it in the drive.

    Those lucky few blessed with super vision can notice that the pits and
    lands on the DVD are a little less than half the size of those on CD
    and that the tracks are closer together.

    But, for us regular folks, no practical, externally visual clues
    exist. Well, there was one test ealier on that worked. Early DVDs were
    thinner than CDs due to the DVD substrates being half as thick.
    However, I think that the substrate thickness of the non-data side on
    the new DVDs has been increased to make CDs and DVDs near the same
    overall thickness. Oh, well...

    Hassan Davis
    Lisa Lopes Studios
    Atlanta

    www.lisalopesfoundation.org
     
    Hassan, Jan 26, 2004
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  10. "xy" wrote ...
    Many disk cutting lathes I've seen had (separate) playback arms/
    pickups mounted ~ 90 degrees "upstream" (CCW). Dunno whether
    these were after-market add-ons, or whether Scully, et.al. provided
    them as "OEM" equipment.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 26, 2004
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    Mike Rivers Guest

    That's what I've seen. Then I go into VIDEO_TS, click on something
    that looks like it's the real thing, and the video plays. Amazing what
    technology can do. <g>


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    Mike Rivers, Jan 26, 2004
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