but what he wants is to have it automatically recognize a dvd in the drive, and in that case boot the linux player, otherwise just boot windows. There are two ways to do this: One is to have the bios able to tell the difference and pick the right boot (what i think the other companies might do) and the other method is to always boot the linux partition, and it will figure out if you really want to boot windows are not. Those are the only two i can think of, and the second one somehow seems like it wouldn't work that great.
well if we're gonna use a flash drive.. then you can put emovix or movix onto a flash drive or cd.. .. and if you read back a little bit.. the software on the averatec laptops is called intervideo instantON
yeah, that's something that hadn't occured to me. Just get a linux distro thats usb bootable and has a dvd decoder on it and keep it on a key next to your dvd collection. Just stick it in with the dvd and set the BIOS to always boot usb first.
mm.. not really.. what prevents you from just making a copy of a dvd is the fact that they're bigger than the 4.7GB blanks they sell, if you have an older dvd, say like, ace ventura: pet detective, which i believe is smaller than 4.7GB, you can make a direct copy of it.
and the version of movix that i downloaded, does play commercial as well as copied dvds
i got it from that link near the beginning of this post,
and even if commercial dvd's have copyrigth protection, burning programs don't stop from burning them, because it's not actually illegal to burn a dvd. i have new dvd's of old movies, as long as it's under 4.7GB, you dont HAVE to use shrink or decrypter.