My Philips DIVX DVD player plays DVD-R filled with MP3s. And if I google I find DVD parts such as http://www.richspsxparts.com/samsunglas.html With some bazillion players it's unlikely this is what they are looking for, but we do have google.com
I didn't think it'd be wise to annoy everyone by creating two new topics at once, so I'll ask them both here.
First, are there any portable cd-mp3 players from trusted well-known companies that are compatible with mp3-filled dvd-r's, but don't have video support (or just don't have screens)?
Second, for a friend (yes, he's big into custom circuitboards and etc...) is it possible to obtain the DVD laser component(s) without buying a full dvd player?