Upon a recommendation earlier in this thread, I ordered the DVD and inlay card kit from compgeeks.com and installed it. Works perfectly! the ct7160 inlay card works perfectly with the Rage IIc chipset. You need to put the card in the upper PCI slot, though, because it would otherwise bang into the CPU.
I'm thinking that this would make a great stand alone dvd player; however, it seems that the ct7160 only works with winblows. I did some digging on Linux support for it, but only found that people were still working on the driver. anybody know of an update?
Alternatively, the original Drx2 card (uses a VGA overlay instead of a frame buffer inlay) is supposed to work well with linux. anybody know of a cheap source of these cards???