[mythtv-users] Noisy DVD Player - Any "slowdown software" available?

Wander Winkelhorst w.winkelhorst at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 08:33:35 UTC 2006

On 3/10/06, Rickard Borgmäster <doktorn at sub.nu> wrote:
> Daniel Carter wrote:
> > On 3/9/06, Rickard Borgmäster <doktorn at sub.nu> wrote:
> >> Wander Winkelhorst wrote:
> >>> On 3/9/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> >>> hdparm -E 2 /dev/cdrom
> >>>
> >>> Which works with all programs (as far as i know)
> >> Both of the above slows the disc down, but I don't think it's enough.
> >> Perhaps the device doesn't allow for further slowdown.
> >>
> >> Don't buy a NEC ND-3550 if you want a silent DVD-ROM :-(
> >
> > Have you tried -E 1?  You should only need single speed for watching DVDs.
> Yes I tried but there were no difference from -E 2. Even tried -E 0
> (which shouldn't work...) and it was still the same. I suppose firmware
> or something doesn't support it.

That is very well possible, my old 40x cdrom drive only supports two
speeds: 40x and 8x and absolutely nothing else, so yeah, it does seem
to be drive-dependent on what speeds you can set.

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