[all variants] stop cd spin down

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all. Hopefully someone can give me a hand with what seems to be simple issue. Basically I want to stop the cd spin down that happens when for example, you pause a dvd that is playing. I have read numerous times about imaging disks but this isn't an option in my situation because it's a presentation setup and we don't have the material ahead of time, but our clients get annoyed when they pause a video, talk for a bit and then have to wait for the drive to spin back up to resume what they were showing. Besides help with Ubuntu, if anyone knows how to stop the spin down on Windows XP I would appreciate that information as well. Thanks in advance. (Hardware)