Questions related to writing to writable and rewritable optical media

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How can I burn pictures to a CD in Windows?

I have picture files on my desktop which I would like to burn to a CD. Any help would be appreciated.
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Does a CD-R store information about the computer which created it? [duplicate]

I'm most interested about this in Windows computers. When you burn a CD or DVD, does the disc contain metadata or some other information about the computer which burned it (i.e., computer name, owner, ...
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What is the difference between Burning via Data Size over Time Duration

Assume i have 2 Video Files, both 20 minutes long, both same format. one is 2 GB (File A) and one is 200 MB (File B) because it's been heavily compressed. Now if i remember correctly i can burn 120 ...
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Why does google say that infrarecorder is a malicious file when downloading from sourceforge.

I didn't know which site to put this on. I was recommended infrarecorder from many sources for disk burning. However, when downloading from sourceforge, google says that it is a malicious program. ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

When re-using a rewritable DVD, I want to use the unused area of the disc. So for example, when I burn a 1 GB Linux distro onto a rewritable DVD, and then burn other distro(s) onto the same DVD, it ...
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Use an iSCSI Target as a virtual CD writer

We have a setup where it would be helpful to have several Windows 7 machines use an iSCSI target as a virtual CD writer. The idea is that the machines should mount the target as an additional virtual ...
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How to determine whether Blu-ray disc is HTL or LTH?

With a blank Blu-ray disc inserted into a Blu-ray burner drive, how can I determine whether the disc is HTL or LTH?
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A way to burn a multiple windows

I want to ask if it is possible to burn multiple different windows in one DVD example a windows 7 and windows 8.1 in the same DVD Thanks.
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Rufus burnt my new usb drive. Code 10 device won't start

Since it was a new usb I was doing a pass to check for bad blocks. Two hours later and 14% through I realised this would take way too long and cancelled. Now when I plug my usb in, it glows on and off ...
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How to burn multiple sets or groups of MP3s with multiple drives simultaneously

I have lots of MP3s that I need to burn into multiple audio CDs. I manually select 80 minutes or less of audio at a time, using multiple sessions of k3b with multiple CD-R drives to burn ...
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'This DVD-ROM drive is read-only' but it truly is not? (Windows 8.1)

I've 2 kinds of blank DVD-RWs: Sony hereafter abbreviated as S, and Memorex hereafter abbreviated as M. Everything in this question was performed on the same computer and DVD drive. When I tried to ...
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is there any way to check a vcd iso for region errors without burning

Is there any way to check a vcd iso for region errors without burning? I mean by mounting it. I have tested Virtual Clone Drive and DVDFab Virtual Drive none of them works; I mean they tend to show ...
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Operation Failed when burning on Astroburn Lite

I was trying to burn my windows 8 (legit) iso file to my DVD - RW because my Original DVD was lost. and i don't know where to find it. I usually use Astroburner to burn an ISO file to my DVD. When i ...
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Burn movies to CD's that will play on a standard DVD? [duplicate]

Is this possible? My memory is a little foggy, but I believe I've done this in the past. I'm not sure if it can be done with all dvd players. How can it be done?
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Ensure a burned DVD will work any dvd player?

My bro used to burn DVD's with some special format to ensure that they would even work on crummy, cheap, old DVD players. Well, I'm using one of 'those' dvd players. So, I want to be sure that I ...
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Is there a way to treat iTunes songs as an 'album' without actually creating a new album for burning to disk?

I'm burning some Data CDs for my car stereo. I've made playlists that typically consist of: 1) full albums 2) random 'loose' singles 3) other playlists The great thing about full albums is that ...
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How do MAC addresses get burned into devices during manufacturing?

I'm interested in the steps necessary to manufacture an IP-capable device - say an Ethernet card. Manufacturing the hardware is pretty straight forward since all of the devices are exactly the same ...
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Check if CD/DVD is Finalized

Is there a simple way to check if re-writable media has been finalized? So far the only recommendations I can find suggest that I attempt to start another write session using the disc and if it fails ...
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WMP make audio CD from mp4

If I have an MP4 video downloaded from youtube and wish to burn the audio (but not video) to a CD playable in my car, will WMP do this? Will Windows Media Player do this automatically or do I have to ...
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Is there just a simple way to make an ISO a bootable DVD? [closed]

I feel like I've been working on this forever. Is there a program I can download that does it for me? Or just a straight, simple how-to answer on how to make an ISO into a bootable DVD? Over the years ...
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A disc burner wasn't found (MacBook Pro Boot Camp)

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro (early 2011 15 inch) with the Boot Camp drivers installed. My DVD-R is identified in the Device Manager as a "MATSHITA DVD-R", and I want to burn an ISO file ...
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Do you need to specify ISOs as being bootable?

Say you download an ISO you want to boot from. Are you guaranteed that it is bootable or must you know whether or not to specify additional settings in the disk burning software to make it bootable or ...
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How can I write-protect a DVD or CD?

I would like to burn a write-protected DVD. It contains video in MP4 format. How can I achieve that?
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burning a Blu-Ray with Silicon Empire

I've been trying to burn a Blu-Ray disk from an .ISO. The .ISO was created by Nautilus (CD/DVD Creator). Since Brasero and K3B seem not to be able to burn a Blu-Ray on my system, I've installed ...
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Burn Windows 8 image to a DVD using linux

I dont know why, but when i try to boot Windows 8 install from flashdisk, i get stuck on logo, nothing else happens. So, i've got an idea, that will be better burn iso to a DVD. I tried to burn that ...
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Blu-Ray multisession overhead?

On so many places I have seen people saying that burning a single-session disc-at-once is more (storage) efficient than burning multiple sessions. Question is: how big this overhead is for blu-ray ...
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Unable to burn an ISO image to a DVD-R

I have downloaded ubuntu 13.04 iso recently. When I tried burning it onto a DVD-R using Windows Disc Image Burner, the blank disc which I inserted was ejected automatically. I've tried a bunch of ...
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How can I troubleshoot a MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW optical drive which yelds different errors in different burning softwares?

I'm having problems with the optical drive MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW installed on my laptop ASUS N53SV. The driver is Microsoft's 6.1.7601.18514, file version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255), I can't ...
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How to burn 8.13GB iso into DVD R-DL 8.7GB

My 2TB HDD is full filled with files. I can't delete those. Also I burned some files into dvd's. But, I have lot of software's, PC, XBOX, PS3 Games. Some of software's and Games is in 8.2GB to 8.16GB ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?

I imagine it is some kind of comparison between the original files and the files that have been burned on the disc, but does anybody know how it is really done at a low level? I mean, does it create ...
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Is it possible to burn an iso image to a DVD using cmd in Windows 7 or 8?

Is that possible to burn an .iso file to a DVD using command prompt in Windows 7 or 8? If yes, how would I do that?
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XfBurner doesn't recognize USB stick

I want to make my USB stick bootable so I can install Ununtu but the USB stick doesn't appear in the drop down box in the "burn image" window of XfBurner. The stick is visible in Thunar file manager. ...
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Is it possible to burn a Linux DVD on 2 CD discs?

I'm on windows 7 right now. Here's the situation, I'm trying to boot Linux mint Debian Cinnamon. It's too big to fit on 1 CD, and i don't have DVDs right now. I tried booting using usb but for some ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...
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Write or burn a bootable cd/dvd from a virtual machine in Virtual Box?

I have a virtual machine (Ubuntu 11) running on VirtualBox and have some of my projects in it, I want to burn it on a cd/dvd so that when I insert the cd/dvd onto some other system I can boot and ...
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Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive

This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to ...
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How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check ...
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Using rock ridge extension on Windows XP

I needed to back-up on DVD a directory with a huge mess of files and symlinks. I don't have write access to that directory. I have created the DVD image from GNU/Linux enabling rock-ridge and joliet ...
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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Is there any difference between installing from a burned .iso and installing from the decompressed .iso?

I have a .iso file which installs a program. Do I need to burn it / mount it on a virtual drive? Or does decompressing it work as well?
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How to check if a blank DVD is damaged?

Today I burned a DVD, but when I insert it into my external DVD drive I am told that it is blank, but if I try to burn something else on it, it simply gets ejected. The DVD in question is a -R Dual ...
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DVD blank after burn

Here is my situation: I burn a DVD using the Live File System (which allows it to act like a flash drive). Burns without problem. Then I close the session, and all the files are still on the DVD. Then ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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Copying CD directly from one disk to another

In programs such as imgburn it appears that there is no option to copy a disk, one must create an image of it first then write it. When intending to copy an audio or data disk is there any difference ...
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How to burn .img linux file to DVD?

I would like to install Chrome os ( vanilla http://chromeos.hexxeh.net ) on my old Toshiba laptop. I tried to burn the .img file to my USB. But My toshiba doesn't have any USB option in Startup Bios. ...
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Why isnt the ISO I burned to a DVD bootable?

I downloaded an ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit From Digital River to try to restore a laptop. I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a Memorex DVD and tried to boot the laptop from it using the ...
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Disable CD/DVD Burner but keep CD/DVD reader in Windows

I have a laptop with Win7 installed on it. I am running it with separate accounts, and I manage the only administrator account. I would like to disable the ability to burn CDs/DVDs - as that can be ...
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Burning / copying CD to improve playback

I want someone to explain to me why burning/copying some scratched CDs to a new disk, can improve the new disk's playback. Situation Borrowed a public CD with songs for playback, was scratched, and ...