Portable USB DVD-ROM

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#1

I’m looking for a portable device, that connects with USB so i can hook it to external non-PC media players. I dont care for recording features, only that it reads discs well, is quite, and doesnt have any power issues and malfunctions.


#2

What kinds of discs are you primarily going to be playing on this drive?

Music cds?
Movie dvd discs?
blurays ?
Previously burned discs?
Video game discs?
etc …


#3

[QUOTE=jcroy;2772789]What kinds of discs are you primarily going to be playing on this drive?

Music cds?
Movie dvd discs?
blurays ?
Previously burned discs?
Video game discs?
etc …[/QUOTE]

ITs definitely not going to be video games, and blurays either. DVD discs mostly previously burned of music and movies (dvd structure, and plain media files (avi mkv)


#4

Are you ripping dvd/cd discs mostly? Or is this drive being used to watch/listen to these discs?

For dvd discs with a video_ts directory (ie. movies, etc …), are you also insisting on absolute 100% reading accuracy?


#5

[QUOTE=therock003;2772787]I’m looking for a portable device, that connects with USB so i can hook it to external [B]non-PC media players[/B].[/QUOTE] Non-PC media players generally support USB Hard Drives and USB Flash Drives. I’m not sure if any such players support USB Optical Drives, but I wouldn’t count on it unless you have seen it in the product specifications.


#6

[QUOTE=jcroy;2772791]Are you ripping dvd/cd discs mostly? Or is this drive being used to watch/listen to these discs?

For dvd discs with a video_ts directory (ie. movies, etc …), are you also insisting on absolute 100% reading accuracy?[/QUOTE]

I only want reading capabilities. No decrypting, ripping, recording, or anything else. Its basically i dont have a drive and i want one scenario. Every operation besides that is going to be performed on my desktop so i dont care for anything else.


#7

I have an older LG portable dvd drive which has a “tv connectivity” mode. Allegedly it allows content like photos, music/video files, etc … to be played over usb and onto a TV (most likely an LG branded tv screen).

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get it work yet, since I don’t own an LG manufactured tv. (This “tv connectivity” mode doesn’t seem to be recognized by TVs manufactured by other companies).


#8

External drives rely on the software of computers to play the DVD-video structure. Your media players may not be able to do this, and it is doubtful that they will accept input from an optical drive in any case.