Can a DVD player play a CD Rom?
Q: I would like to know whether a standard DVD player (max 2 years old) can also play an interactive multimedia CD-ROM.
Before we decide what type of multimedia project we want to go for, we need to consider what is better for our target audience.
A: DVD players don’t play interactive CDs.
This is because interactive multimedias need RAM (as in a PC) which dvd players don’t really have.
What type of digital media you choose for your marketing is a fairly fundamental decision.
Here’s quick 30 second rundown:
iDVD or interactive DVD is relatively expensive.
It doesn’t have memory so it can’t remember scores or points awarded and other memory functions.
It can be played at home on a TV so if you’re targeting B2C, then customers obviously all have a telly and dvd player at home.
Multimedia CD is probably best for B2B as any business user can play your CD at their desk.
Multimedia can also include video if required.
Here’s some further info on digital marketing www.rossiterandco.com/Marketing.htm
It’s so easy to have video and multimedia on the web, you might consider this being a key way to present your marketing information.
You could have, say, the same presentation slightly adapted for multimedia cd rom, and have both.
Good luck with your multimedia project.
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