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cd-rom trick?

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Aki, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Aki

    Aki New Member

    Nov 2, 2001
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    hello, it's me again.

    i would like to inquire if anyone here knows how to play a cd-audio in a cd-rom drive - alone.

    for a handful of times i saw jeepneys (popular public transportation vehicles in my country) playing cd-audio wihtout any pc. they just plugged a wire on it, connected it on a speaker, and played it.

    is there a trick in doing this? how about playing dvd in a dvd-rom connected directly in a tv instead of a pc?
  2. SpiritualMadMan

    SpiritualMadMan New Member

    Nov 10, 2003
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    If the CD-Rom drive has a 'Play' button then you can run it by merely apply power to it and connecting to the audio output...

    If it has a front panel Headphone Jack it will run a pair of headphones ok in a low noise area...

    If it doesn't you will need some kind of amplifier and hook up to the audio output on the back of the Drive...

    DVD drive (none that I have ever seen anyway) do not have a 'converted' output and, therefore, can not play video standalone...

    They need intellegence to decode the compressed video stream from the disk...