DVD player OS?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by poiihy, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    Is there such a thing as a simple and basic operating system that functions as a DVD player and nothing else? So you can quickly start a computer as a DVD player without booting into a fat operating system loading all this unnecessary stuff. I searched the internet and all I found was stuff about Mac OS DVD player ¬_¬
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Years ago there was this very basic OS that was included on some HP and Dell machines that was nothing more than a simple media player that had DVD playback abilities. OEM's have long since stopped including that stuff though. Currently, I don't know of anything. You may be able to alter a Mac's Recovery partition to allow such a functionality though.
  3. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    For some reason the Recovery OS takes longer to boot than the main OS
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    The closest thing I can think of would be Arch Linux with a minimalist window manager that starts VLC automatically with X11. Arch boots very fast, and could be even faster if you compiled a lean kernel.

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