Can i watch a movie using my External DVD-player

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    dannyvanderzande

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    Hello There,
    I Bought the One like a week ago and i really really love it, only 1 problem, it doenst have a DVD-drive and id like to take it with me so i can watch dvd's anywhere. So i thought: Im gonna go and buy myself an external DVD-drive, which i did. I bought the LG GSA-E50L but i dont know how to get it working on linpus after connecting it. Can anyone help me out with this one? If i cant get it to work on Linpus i can return it within a week.
    Thanks in advance,
    Danny
     
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    Beldar

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    Just convert your movies and store them on your A1 or on a SD-card. Use Handbrake to convert.
     
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    dannyvanderzande

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    I have an 8 GB USB but i want to play DVD's.. i can play them using VLC.
    But copying it is a lot of hassle...
     
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    Beldar

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    Buy a 16 GB SD-card and you can fit 22 700 MB rips.

    A lot of hassle? Insert the DVD, click one button to rip and 15 minutes later you have a 700 MB rip.
     
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    dannyvanderzande

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    My Question was how to get the EXTERNAL DVD working, not how to get my movies playing. I dont want to rip, want the DVD to work.
    Thx for anyone who knows something to get the DVD to work.
    Problem 2
    I dont have another computer i can use 2 rip... so i need the EXTERNAL DVD to work
    Thank You
     
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    Hmm, nice attitude, that will get results :roll:
    Despite your need for an attitude adjustment I guess that someone will help you, let's hope it is sooner rather than later.

    Most people here answer questions as best they can, not that many do mind reading...... Beldar was trying to be helpful form the information provided.

    Please look at the concept that the One is built for, "lightweight, mobile computing",
    not "add a load of extra boxes so it weighs as much as a full size laptop".
    Maybe you bought the wrong machine for your requirements?

    Have a nice day.
     
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    VLC shouldn't have a problem with this.
     
    2manydjs, Aug 14, 2008
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    dannyvanderzande

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    Ive got VLC set up on my laptop and ive got any thing i needed 2 work 2 work, just cant get the external DVD drive to get recognized and i dot know if you can mount the thing someway...
     
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    id rather have a netbook that could play dvds with a small amount of effort required rather than a portable dvd player that has no internet connectivity or a full size laptop
     
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    dannyvanderzande

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    BUMP!
     
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    I have a LG GSA-E60L Super Multi USB that works fine - no drivers or software required. The only strange thing is that the drive does not show up in the file manager until you put a disk in. Did you try putting a DVD in the drive to see if the system recognized it? Good luck.

    I am looking for a slim USB external that is powered of the USB ports. Please post if you have any experience with those.
     
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