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    Sharing a DVD ROM drive over a network?

    Right I've got a notebook on my little LAN and have shared my DVD ROM drive on my main PC and wish to view DVD movies on the notebook over the LAN.

    Is there a way (software) to be able to do this as the notebook views the VOB files as "copied" and then the encryption kicks in on the DVD format. Soooo, can I stream the DVD to the notebook without the encrytion kicking in?

    Main PC: XP Pro Sp1 / Media Player 9 / Power DVD XP
    Notebook: XP Pro Tablet Edition / Media Player 9 / Power DVD XP

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    Can't be done AFAIK

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    Hmm i've played DVDs over a network and never had problems with copy protection kicking in - i'm thinking about this one now..

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    Videolan can play it.

    Alternatively rip the VOBs with something like SmartRipper and then open them over the lan.

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    Thanks for that, I'll have a play.

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    get ahold of DVDSynth, and try sharing the DVDSynth drive. should work.

    i'm guessing tho

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    I got VideoLAN working OK. It's kust I was hoping to be able to do it all from the notebook.

    With VideoLAN you have to set up a video cast from the PC with the DVD drive and then it's viewable off the client machine (notebook in my case). Works well enough, but I was really after a way of doing it all off the notebook.

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    are they both on windows XP? if so use remote desktop connection to control and set everything up, and use video lan to watch it.

    if not use radmin or winvnc

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    Originally posted by Tom
    are they both on windows XP?
    Originally posted by Mr Meltdown
    Main PC: XP Pro Sp1 / Media Player 9 / Power DVD XP
    Notebook: XP Pro Tablet Edition / Media Player 9 / Power DVD XP

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    Good point! I'll give that a go as well

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    Originally posted by Mr Meltdown
    I got VideoLAN working OK. It's kust I was hoping to be able to do it all from the notebook.

    With VideoLAN you have to set up a video cast from the PC with the DVD drive and then it's viewable off the client machine (notebook in my case). Works well enough, but I was really after a way of doing it all off the notebook.

    CHeers,

    MM
    The best way to do it, by far, would be to rip the VOBs off the DVD first and then play them over the LAN - so long as you have a fairly new/decent DVD drive it should do this in under <10mins - just enough time to make a cup of coffee

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    Originally posted by Tom
    are they both on windows XP? if so use remote desktop connection to control and set everything up, and use video lan to watch it.

    if not use radmin or winvnc
    no way - quality isn't up to 25fps - and what about the sound?

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