You're talking video. We're asking audio. Audio MP3. DVD-R burned full of MP3. Will it play audio
MP3 off a DVD-R data disc? Marcos correctly pointed out that for some reason, most multi-format
DVD players appear unable to do this. I have a theory why this might be so, but I might be wrong.
It seems to me that a DVD drive wants to turn at 1x speed for DVD video. Further, it seems to me
that 1x DVD speed is a data flow far above the data flow needed to play MP3 files. So my guess is
that the drive can't stop and start for such little bursts as would come off a densely-packed DVD
disc, but I might be way out in left field on that. I believe when a regular CDR or audio CD is
put in one of these players, either a different laser is used or the laser re-focused for a less
dense pack of data, but again I might be wrong.
Anyway, does your new player do what most others seem unable to do --
play AUDIO MP3 from a DATA DVDR disc?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Richter" <mrichter@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Multi format DVD/CD/SACD, etc Player
Tom Fine wrote:
I think the operative question from Marcos was, have you tested it with a DVDR full of MP3
files? Marcos is correct that my Toshiba and Marantz players will not play MP3's from a DVDR
data disc, but they do fine with a CDR full of MP3.
-- Tom Fine
I am routinely reading DVD-ROMs with AVI and MPG files using both ISO 9660 and UDF formats. With
the one exception noted before (an oddball codec), all have read without trouble.