sharring a dvd drive on a lan


OSNN Junior Addict
18 Mar 2004
hi i want to share a dvd drive, using the drive on one pc, to watch a dvd on another pc is this possible? Ive tried just setting the drive's properties to allow other user access but the drive just come's up as a folder to explore(so it shows the files on the dvd and doesnt try to play the dvd) in the network neighbourhood folder
can anybody help?
In windows explorer, any drive/partition is shown as a folder. When you share a drive, it will also show up as a folder just like the one you mentioned.
I don't know what dvd software you're using, but you might be able to open a dvd file through the 'open file' option if there is any.
If PowerDVD can't I'm almost positive VideoLAN can. :)
Just make sure that you have the bandwidth to do that. You are going to need more than 40Mb consistently to watch the DVD without it pausing every few minutes.

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