[IAEP] play dvds

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Mar 5 17:25:30 EST 2012

Ken Hargesheimer wrote:
> In simple language, is there a way to make the XO play DVDs? 

Yes: you just connect a USB DVD drive to one of the USB ports on the XO.
I assume that the needed software is available in the normal
distributions of Sugar for OLPC. If not, you could even distribute it on
a DVD since you don't need the software to use it as a data disk but
only to play movies.

The problem is not effort but cost. The drive costs $25 and up which is
what a stand alone DVD player (not the portable ones with built in
screen and batteries) also costs. Which is why Yamaplos suggested using
the latter - you only need a TV instead of a laptop computer. Of course,
there are several situations where the computer will actually be the
cheaper option.

One example of the drive you need:

> http://www.amazon.com/External-USB-Netbook-Mini-Laptop/dp/9573212919/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330986290&sr=1-9

-- Jecel

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