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written by Medeivalstargazer on Oct 24, 2007 03:10
So, I have seen laptops/pc's do it, and was curious if this was a drive-specific thing, or if it is possible to do it on any computer? The computer I want to do it on runs Linux, if that changes anything.
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 24, 2007 03:19
Is that even possible?
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written by Medeivalstargazer on Oct 24, 2007 03:22
I know it is because my sister's laptop does it... Might only be possible because the laptop has a battery though (which just occurred to me)
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 24, 2007 03:42
<_<
written by Cryoburner on Oct 24, 2007 04:50
There are some laptops that let you watch DVDs or listen to CDs without booting into an operating system, but they likely all have their own DVD player hardware built in. I haven't heard of any desktops with that feature though.
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 24, 2007 05:32
That's news to me!
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written by Duskesko on Oct 24, 2007 08:11
cdrom drives typically have the inherent ability to playback audio cds with their own hardware. they send the audio signal out through a 4 pin connector on their backsides (and a headphone plug on the frontside if it has one).

some drives (mostly older ones) had a play/skip button alongside the eject button. run power to the drive and it will play an audio cd using these buttons. strap batteries to an old cdrom drive and you have a crude portable cd player.

please note that newer systems use different playback methods that don't actually use the drive hardware to play the music. these methods get rid of the need for a 4 pin audio cable running from the drive to the soundcard. despite this new method, the drive most likely has its own audio playback hardware. the trick is knowing what triggers this operation. must be some command sent via the ide cable. i'd research ata specification drive connections for more information as to how the ide controller communicates with the cdrom drive.

*shrug*
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 24, 2007 09:04
Duskesko said:
cdrom drives typically have the inherent ability to playback audio cds with their own hardware. they send the audio signal out through a 4 pin connector on their backsides (and a headphone plug on the frontside if it has one).

some drives (mostly older ones) had a play/skip button alongside the eject button. run power to the drive and it will play an audio cd using these buttons. strap batteries to an old cdrom drive and you have a crude portable cd player.

please note that newer systems use different playback methods that don't actually use the drive hardware to play the music. these methods get rid of the need for a 4 pin audio cable running from the drive to the soundcard. despite this new method, the drive most likely has its own audio playback hardware. the trick is knowing what triggers this operation. must be some command sent via the ide cable. i'd research ata specification drive connections for more information as to how the ide controller communicates with the cdrom drive.

*shrug*
I didn't know you knew that much about computers! Pretty trivial knowledge, though.
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written by Duskesko on Oct 24, 2007 09:37
Zjc92 said:
Duskesko said:
my big blah blah post
I didn't know you knew that much about computers! Pretty trivial knowledge, though.
yea, really.
i know lots of almost useless crap. funneh huh?
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Oct 24, 2007 10:47
Duskesko said:
Zjc92 said:
Duskesko said:
my big blah blah post
I didn't know you knew that much about computers! Pretty trivial knowledge, though.
yea, really.
i know lots of almost useless crap. funneh huh?
No, that's actually pretty damn interesting.
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 24, 2007 10:50
I <3 Computers
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written by Duskesko on Oct 24, 2007 11:50
I <3 Geekofdeath
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Oct 24, 2007 22:52
Duskesko said:
I heart Geekofdeath
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written by Zjc92 on Oct 25, 2007 00:29
This is getting creepy...
written by Cryoburner on Oct 25, 2007 02:40
I am outside your window right now.
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