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I there a way to play a cd on a CD-rom drive, and listen to it without the support of the computer? Answered

 And if if an be possible, is there a way to monitor and control it VIA micro-controller or analog switches?
also the same question for a DVD-rom drive

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steveastrouk (author)2010-05-11

IF the drive has an analogue output, then this project will drive it for you
http://www.8052.com/users/jsno/

Steve

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lemonie (author)2010-05-11

Does the drive play audio-CDs without software? Otherwise, you would have to get a CD player that does.
DVD - no way. DVD decoding requires a lot of processing, building the support for it is not something you'd want to even try.

L

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orksecurity (author)2010-05-11

I presume you've looked at all the items under "Related" on the right side of this screen...

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