Originally Posted by hardhousehead
Im taking my laptop Aspire 5652 on a 11 hour flight to the US and I was wondering if Acer Arcade can be used to play avi files from my HD without booting Windows as this will save battery life. If it cant then is there any other software which can do this?
How exactly do you expect to use the Arcade software without booting windows?
I used to do that in the default configuration of my Aspire 2001, which had a dedicated power button that booted the laptop using a seperate Linux-based Arcade partition. Such a thing is not available on my Aspire 5652. Arcade is just a multimedia windows-based suite, which btw is NOT available throught the website. Any questions regarding this topic addressed to Acer are always answered with "Use your restore CD set to get original functionality back".
So, Windows XP Pro+Arcade is out of the question(since at least my original configuration included XP Home). BTW, Acer Arcade on the 5652 is nothing more than a slightly modified version of Cyberlink Powercinema.
I was wondering if there is a DVD,MP3,Image etc player+manager as a small linux distribution which could be used for these functions, like the Aspire 2001 Arcade partition, which we could use instead. Of course, due to the lack of a seperate 'Arcade' button, GRUB or LILO would be used. Any ideas on that?