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XP driver for DVd matshita SR-8176

By kw1997 ·
I have an old Omnibook XE3 notebook and have installed XP , need a driver for DVD Matshita SR-8176 . Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

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Chip-Set or Burning Software

by TheChas In reply to XP driver for DVd matshit ...

As far as basic device drivers, the read functions for all optical drives is handled by the chip-set drivers. You may need to install the actual chip-set drivers for the Omnibook rather than relying on the default XP provided drivers.

For burning optical disks, that driver is part of the burning software. In theory, XP will use the chip-set driver for the default optical disk handling. But, for some drives you have no choice but to install burning software that supports the drive.

Finally, for watching movies from your DVD drive you need either software or a CODEC to decode the video.

Chas

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