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    I think there was a post on this board about playing dvd's over a lan but i cant seem to find it. My dvd player and burner dont work on any os above win 98 so i have them in a seperate machine. My main machine uses an ATI rage fury pro with hardware dvd decoding and win XP. The software it comes with wont let me access any networked drive or let me pick a drive at all. Is there any way i can play dvd's over a lan and still keep my hardware dvd decoding? Do i really need to hardware dvd decode? I have an amd xp 1600 but only 256mb of pc133 ram for now.
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    with those specs on your AMD machine I think u can get by with software decoding!

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    A 500mhz will play DVD's just fine. You don't need hardware decoding. It is nice, though.

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    for dvd on a lan youre going to want 100baseT

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    I have played DVD over LAN using WinDVD. Map the DVD on machine 1 as a network drive, then access it from machine 2. I don't think you can keep the hardware decoding over LAN, you may have to go with software. Your 1600 will handle it nicely though.
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    i tried this, dvd comp networked to a p2-300, over 100base crossover.

    got one dvd to work fine but slowed down when moved the mouse cursor around, but other dvds were just way slow and only got sound 15min later the video would start but would be way out of sync, i guess it couldnt handle it.

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    well its crazy that you cant get the drives to work in xp... i have a dvd drive and cdr that both work in xp wonderfully... i also have an xp1600+ thats been overclocked to 1900+

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    Originally posted by Alives:
    <STRONG>well its crazy that you cant get the drives to work in xp... i have a dvd drive and cdr that both work in xp wonderfully... i also have an xp1600+ thats been overclocked to 1900+ </STRONG>
    The drives are kinda old and i dont have the money to upgrade. BTW the xp1600 with and ECS k7s5a mb was around $200 from mwave.com. The burner is a TEAC cdr55s and the dvd is a sony ddu100e
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    Hardware when it comes to cd/cdr/cdrw/dvd's should really be universal. did you use them in your xp machine and had them not work? or are you reading this info somewhere.

    edit: I've used a 7 disc 1x Mountain SCSI CD Changer that I originally used with Win3.1 on win2k.

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    Teac says on their website that the cdr55s cannot be use on anything higher than win 98 as a cd burner. It works just fine as a normal cd drive, its just that burning software (i only tried easy cd pro) does not detect it as a burner. The same with the dvd drive. Anything higher than windows XP and when you put in a dvd it just sits there reading like the cd is bad or scratched. It works just fine as a normal cd drive. So under Win xp i have two normal cd drives with lots of extra parts.
    mike
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