Recognising CD/DVD drive as a CD/DVD over a network

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by DS, Aug 13, 2004.

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    DS Guest


    While i was thinking about better ways to watch a DVD in my house I came
    accross an idea but I have no way to get it to work yet.

    The question is how do i get a mapped CD/DVD drive to appear on another PC
    as a CD/DVD drive even though its mapped over the network? Normally they
    appear as hard drives when mapped in this case I want it to appear as a
    CD/DVD drive. Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance,

    DS, Aug 13, 2004
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    Peter Guest


    I can't comment on how to do this system-wise (maybe someone else can, I
    doubt if it is possible !!).

    But there used to be something like NetAspi (I don't know what happened with
    NetAspi actually ?? Someone ?)

    The nice thing about NetAspi was that it behaved like Aspi at the end where
    apps (like IsoBuster, Nero, DVD players ...) can plug in but at the other
    end it provided an interface over a network and connected all drives on all
    PCs running the NetAspi driver.
    So you could in fact write discs with Nero or Creator installed on PC1 for
    instance but to a drive on PC2 in the other room.

    Best Regards,
    Peter Van Hove
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    Peter, Aug 13, 2004
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    Ian Guest

    It didnt work for me :-(, I tried this, the mapped DVD drive is seen
    ok but you cant play DVD's from it. I think its a codec thing, Your
    option maybe is to set up a streaming media server.. or google for
    networked DVD, Im sure I found something but it was too flaky to use

    Good luck

    Ian, Aug 18, 2004
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    AR Gonot Guest

    Might be worth having a look at a Linux multimedia distro such as
    Dynabolic if its possible that where you will find it.
    AR Gonot, Aug 18, 2004
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