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DVD Burners for PII

by mccartin1 / September 30, 2005 12:20 AM PDT

Last year I was given a PII full of viruses ect. I got it running xp pro cd burner ect I am fond of telling people the only two things my computer can't do is run those new doom death games and burn dvd's I was wondering how to go about it. My system is a PII 350hrz 396 ram 1 cdrw/dvdplayer 2 40 gig hds 1 for windows xp and 1 for linux.

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Sure can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2005 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD Burners for PII

Even at 1X DVD recording speed your P2 can keep up. However, I found 500MHz to be an off the cuff cutoff point for playing DVD via the usual software based DVD players.

Bob

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Cool I think
by mccartin1 / September 30, 2005 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure can.

Just to clarify I can record the dvd but can't play it back. I have no problem playing my dvds with power dvd unless I am running more then one other program then it slows down.

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I noted it was my "off the cuff" number.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2005 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Cool I think

While I do see lower MHz machines able to play DVDs, it can be too tricky for most owners to make it go. I've seen P2-400 MHz machines work fine then some video driver cause it not to work. I put this as ... "unsupportable" but nice if you can make it work.

Bob

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yes you did
by mccartin1 / September 30, 2005 12:46 AM PDT

Sorry, you did say off the cuff. Thanks for the info.

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