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External DVD drive/player that works with both laptop and TV?

I am looking for an external, portable DVD drive that plugs into a TV (via USB would be most convenient) and functions like a standard DVD player, while also connecting to a laptop to play CDs/install software. I can only envisage using the drive to watch DVDs on my TV, rip CDs and install software, so the ability to write to disk is not important. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Broken laptop multi-drive and low cash flow - please help me find the best & cheapest solution

Should I try and get my laptop's multi-drive repaired, or just buy an external one? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Jul 13, 2009 - 9 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Built-in DVD player no longer recognised by laptop

How do I reinstall my built-in DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Feb 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Replacing a Laptop DVD Drive

I need to replace a DVD drive on a Samsung R50 laptop. The drive in there now is a slimline (Teac DV W28EA). Do I need to replace with another slimline or will any standard laptop DVD drive fit?
posted by gfrobe on Feb 27, 2009 - 1 answer

PAL DVD's playable on US computers?

I'm accustomed to watching DVDs produced for the United States market on my laptop using the VLC software player. Using this set up, will I be able to watch PAL DVDs made for the UK or European markets without any difficulties? I don't want deal with any ripping, conversions, flashing DVD drive memories to change regions etc.
posted by paphun123 on Jan 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Burning CD/DVDs on Laptop

I own this laptop and I love it except I am having trouble with the cd/dvd burner. It reads just fine but when I try to burn, no matter what program I use, it doesn't burn properly. Sometimes it leaves the disc blank or leaves a song here and there blank while other songs are burned properly. Do you think it's a defective burner or something to do with how it communicates with the OS?
posted by zzazazz on Oct 3, 2008 - 5 answers

I want to get an external DVD burner for my new Windows laptop. Suggestions?

I want to get an external DVD burner for my new Windows laptop. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by yoga on Dec 24, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I convert VHS to DVDs or digital files using my laptop?

How do I convert VHS to DVDs or digital files using my laptop? [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Dec 4, 2007 - 9 answers

I don't want to start from scratch!

After I installed a new hard drive on my laptop my DVD burner/player no longer works, but plays and burns CDs just fine. [more inside]
posted by kosher_jenny on Jun 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs.

Help my Toshiba laptop recognize DVD-Rs. [more inside]
posted by ootsocsid on May 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for a laptop for DVD viewing.

Looking for a laptop for DVD viewing. [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Jan 2, 2006 - 13 answers

DVD brightness on a laptop

How can I increase the brightness in the image of a DVD played on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Sep 23, 2005 - 2 answers

Car Harness or back seat holder for Laptops?

I have a laptop (Powerbook G4 12") that I want to use in our tiny (Mazda Protege5) car for showing DVD's to my kids on long drives. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Aug 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Why can't I burn a Knoppix DVD ISO on a WinXP laptop?

I'm trying to burn the Knoppix 4.0 DVD ISO on my wife's second-hand Averatec Windows XP laptop. I have tried almost a dozen DVD burning programs without success. Most of them can't see there's a blank DVD in the drive. What's up? [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Jul 1, 2005 - 10 answers

Now you're playing with power

I have DVDs that play on my laptop but not on the standard DVD Player. Short of buying a cheap DVD player from an Asian grocery store, is there a way I can use a cable to play it on my laptop but watch the result on my big fat TV? [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Jun 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Pismo DVD Drive Dead?

I recently acquired a G3/Pismo via ebay and decided to upgrade the hard drive. Upon doing so, my dvd/cd drive no longer functions; Help me sort through my options! [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar on Jun 8, 2005 - 4 answers

Windows cannot read from this disk.

Why did my DVD player on my IBM ThinkPad laptop stop being able to read Audio CDs? It still plays DVDs fine, but when I insert an audio CD I get "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted..." I've searched all over for a solution to this problem and have found people with similar problems, but haven't been able to find a solution. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by fletchmuy on Jan 16, 2004 - 9 answers

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