dvd writer question

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at dachsweb.de
Sun Mar 16 01:13:22 UTC 2008

Am Sun, 16 Mar 2008 00:54:58 +0000
schrieb Zatlite Minthar <zatlite at hotmail.com>:

> Hi,
> What is the lowest spec. machine you could install a dvd writer on? 
> Since my p4 machine developed a problem with it's motherboard, I've
> been using my celeron 400MHz machine which has 256MB RAM and xubuntu
> installed. I've salvaged parts of my P4 machine like the hard drive
> and installed them on my older machine. I haven't tried moving the
> dvd writer across because I'm not sure if the old machine can write
> dvd with that much processing power and ram. Has anyone tried dvd
> writing on a low spec machine like mine? Would it work?

Depends on what you want to do with it. Burning a DVD should make no
problems. Decoding of the mpeg2 stream for viewing a DVD could be a
little bit too much for the cpu, without the help of a graphic card
that can take part of the job. I would give it a try. If it doesn't 
work then google for a dxr3 card and snipe it at ebay.


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