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I'll betcha this has something to do with user-hostile copy protection of some sort, although I 
can't see what. A data disc should be a data disc, whether it's 700megs ISO or 4.3 gigs ISO, no?

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marcos Sueiro" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Multi format DVD/CD/SACD, etc Player


> Tom,
>
> A quick survey of these brands yielded no results if one is looking for a universal player that 
> will play a DVD full of MP3s; also, I believe they are not able to show DVDs full of JPEGs. It 
> looks like the DVD-anythings must be formatted as DVD video (or DiVX). I am sure there must be a 
> strong reason for this, since it sure would be convenient. An expensive workaround may be to buy a 
> Mac Mini and hook it up to the TV. Or, the way of the future will probably be card readers.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Marcos
>
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> Geez Marcos, leave it to this list to make me more careful! I just assumed any player that would 
>> mount data CDR/W (ie a disc full of MP3) would do the same with a DVDR data disc. Perhaps it has 
>> to do with DVD-R and DVD+R? I have no idea -- but it sure is a dumb lack of a feature. To be 
>> fair, do a survey of most recent models from Toshiba and Sony and perhaps Philips. Those 
>> companies usually strive for universality and "Swiss army knife" solutions.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marcos Sueiro" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 10:16 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Multi format DVD/CD/SACD, etc Player
>>
>>
>>> Don C -- consider a DVD player to replace that one-disc CD player.
>>
>> [. . .]
>>
>> Plus, if you ever get into making DVD-Audio discs, these will play it
>>> back -- or make a DVD data disc full of MP3 and have days of background
>> music.
>>>
>>
>> Tom,
>>
>> A few months ago I looked and looked but could not find a DVD player that
>> would play DVDs full of MP3s (as I was hoping) --only CD-Rs. I don't know
>> why this is. Do you know of one that does?
>>
>> Happy Boxing Day everyone
>>
>> Marcos
>