Questions about the DVD input plugin (for a win32 port)

Jon Lech Johansen jon-vl at
Tue May 22 12:02:25 CEST 2001

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 11:51:54PM +0200, Jon Lech Johansen (jon-vl at wrote:
> The only way to open a cdrom drive under win2k is to use CreateFile.
> Hence you have to use ReadFile and SetFilePointer as well.

I'm not sure what I was thinking, but this is obviously wrong :)

We can use open/read/lseek, but in order to support encrypted DVDs
under win2k we need DeviceIoControl (which requires a handle from 

Jon Johansen

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