Idea for my B&W

Posted by: TCPMeta

Idea for my B&W - 09/30/05 10:31 PM

Well I have way tomany computers in my computer room. 13 systems in all. Anyway I want to turn my B&W into a media center. I already got a case line up for it. All I need is a video card that has S-Video. I know I can just go grab a new card easily but I noticed something. Wouldn't I need a DVD Encoder for the videocard? I know with my modded iMac it doesn't let me watch DVDs even though it has a DVD Drive. I get a error saying I don't have the hardware.

I just want to be on the safe side on this lol. I don't want to go buy a video card and then find out I can't watch DVDs on it.
Posted by: maestro

Re:Idea for my B&W - 10/01/05 01:26 AM

No, OSX uses software dvd decoding.
-maestro
Posted by: shadowboxer47

Re:Idea for my B&W - 10/01/05 08:56 AM

TCPMeta wrote:
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Well I have way too many computers...


An impossibility!
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:Idea for my B&W - 10/01/05 09:25 AM

Sweet, so if I wanted I can play DVDs on my iMac if I installed OSx. Anyway, thanks for the info and yes there is a limit on having to many computers. If they're all on and makes the circut breaker reset then you have too many lol.
Posted by: shadowboxer47

Re:Idea for my B&W - 10/01/05 10:40 AM

TCPMeta wrote:
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If they're all on and makes the circut breaker reset then you have too many lol.


Solution:

1. Steal the neighbors power

OR

2. Get a generator


But... whatever you do... KEEP your macs!