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Re: Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX

On 5/8/06, Styma, Robert E (Robert) <stymar lucent com> wrote:
> Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX
> If you are like me and do all your video recording in Linux, you may
> wonder how you can share the TV shows, personal videos, and other
> multimedia content with friends and family who don't use
> Linux. How can
> you get the video from your hard disk to the people you care
> about in a
> way that you know they can play it?
> Full article at,
> http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1957953,00.asp
> taharka

There is something I don't quite understand here.  When I make
a video I plan to send to non-technically adept people, I burn
it onto DVD-R or DVD+R in the format used by DVD players.  Most
people who have a computer also have a non-computer DVD player and
non-techies know how to watch a DVD on their TV.

While I find the techniques described both inovative and clever,
I could still be in the situation of having to describe how to
change to bios to boot from CD/DVD instead of the hard drive.  Those
old 32 MB Ram machines mentioned in the article quite often are
unable to boot from CD anyway.

The bottom line is, "Why would I want to do this instead of creating
a normal DVD?"

this was my thought as well when I read that article.  it seems like a
solution in search of a problem.

L. Friedman                                    netllama gmail com
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