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how to know if a video file can be played on a dvd player

Is there an application that can emulate a dvd player? I've converted a .mp4 video using allok video converter. And choose the output format to be xVid(.avi)<--that is exactly what is written on ...
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What software supports full multisession CD burning on windows?

I know, that beating Nero in this field is very difficult. I have looked through best software listed in wiki, also checked the related posts here and here: most of the software either allows you to ...
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iTunes: Burn an MP3 CD when I only have AAC files?

Is there a way to burn an MP3 CD when iTunes only contains (unprotected) AAC files purchased from the iTunes store? There isn't an option directly in iTunes to convert AAC -> MP3 like there is for ...
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DVD drive doesn't recognize blank dvds only!

My dvd-rom works fine because I can play dvds on it, however when the dvd is a blank one the drive refuses to recognize it. So I can't burn dvds anymore because the drive shows up as empty in my disk ...
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Creating Acer Recovery DVD to ISO - No Optical Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I have an acer travelmate laptop that i'm trying to create the recovery dvd(s) for. I am stuck at this screen: This machine doesn't have an optical ...
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How can I archive a 30 GB file?

I have a 30 GB zip file containing an archive of digital materials available in the school library that I want to burn to DVD. Of course, 30 Gb is far too large for a single DVD and the content is ...
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Permission denied when trying to execute a binary burned to a CD-R

On an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) machine, I burned a CD from the command prompt using: cdrecord -v speed=16 dev=0,1,0 /FPS.iso The CD now contains an executable and some files. I tested the CD by ...
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How to create iso dvd image for use with Mac OS X's “Disk Utility”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS DVD Burning Software This seemed way easier on my PC. I would just pop a blank dvd in the drive, it asked what I wanted to do with it, to which I would respond, ...
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windows dvd maker encoding

My Windows DVD Maker stops/freezes the encoding process on some movies that I have converted to AVI files. Is there an answer to this using Windows DVD Maker? Or is there another software product that ...
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High level command line program for burning CDs and DVDs?

I'm sick of screwing around trying to script a clean solution to burn multiple files and folders to CDs and DVDs with wodim, growisofs and genisoimage. I'm looking for a high level command line ...
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Problem Burning a DVD with Windows 7

When I burn my files to a DVD using the Windows 7 drag and drop I can't actually see my files. Windows doesn't seem to finsih the DVD, even though I have followed the steps to do this. When I put ...
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Easiest way to burn single audio file to CD with track points in Windows

Do I really need to split the single file into multiple files first? Shouldn't there be a one-step utility that lets you burn a CD and define track points at the same time?
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burn a iso image to a DVD+R and not DVD-R

I have a iso image of a movie, which was ripped from a DVD-R. I wana try to burn those images to a DVD+R but if fails. What free software, or which is the best non-free software which can burn a ...
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High-end CD/DVD burners?

Do such things exist? I wouldn't mind paying $100 to $200 for one, but it must: Have a very fast spin-up to ready time (less than one second) Have an even faster dismount time (say, half second) ...
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Write a DVD from the Windows Command Line

Does anyone know an easy way to write files to a DVD from the command line. I've found a program that does it for CDs, and another that writes .ISO images to DVD. I want to use it to write files to a ...
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Is there an easy way to copy an audio CD in Mac OS X?

(not a commercial CD). I did some recordings of a band years ago and ran into one of the band members who asked me if I could make copies. I assumed that this would be easy. I know that I can rip the ...
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Aspect Ratio on Nero 9 for burning DVD

I am currently attempting to burn a screen capture file to DVD. I will admit that I know very little about the process, the terminology, and am at a loss of how to find this information. I am using ...
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create iso from windows xp 64 setup files

hi i have the following windows xp 64 bit files(starting with uppercase letter are folders): Amd64, Docs,I386,Support,autorun,readme,setup,... how can i create the iso from these files? it keeps ...
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Unable to mount DVDs on Gentoo

I'm unable to mount any dvd on my HP 6735s laptop running Gentoo (with combined stable (+) and testing (~) ebuilds). Here's everything that I can come up with: $uname -a Linux aiur 2.6.32.6-aiur-r5 ...
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Free Software to Burn FLV to DVD

I am looking for a free software to convert FLV videos to playable DVDs. I have tried several of the different tools from Google, but I do not want a watermark or time limit on my content.
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How do I configure or extend iTunes (on Mac OS X) to send a Growl notification when it's finished burning a CD?

Is it possible to get a iTunes to send a (Mac OS X) Growl notification when it's finished burning a CD? (GrowlTunes doesn't do that.) How? Update: Can an AppleScript query iTunes on whether it's ...
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How I do to modify the contents of a ISO file?

I want to open a ISO file, add files and then burn it to a disc. By example, I get the Windows98 SE boot disk. That ISO have 2.6mb, and if I burn the iso, I will lost the remainder 697mb of the disk! ...
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Windows Media Player 11 Burn option disappeared

My burn function in WMP 11 has disappeared. The option is still there but when I click the drop down tab the option to burn does not appear. Any solution? Also if necessary can I simply reinstall WMP ...
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Icons for InfraRecorder don't show in the start menu after installing?

I have been stumped on this for a few days now. Has anyone that uses InfraRecorder solved it? I've uninstalled the application, deleted %aAPPDATA%, and reinstalled. I've even did the "reinstall" from ...
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Linux : How to convert media files to DVD format and burn?

I have a load of media files on my PC, mostly AVI/MKV and some mpegs. On Windows, I would use ConvertXToDVD to convert these to DVD format, and to burn to disc. That application also lets you save a ...
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Can I rename my CD or DVD drive?

I have 7 CD drives. Currently I'm writing the CDs using NTI Media Maker. The problem is that all drives have weird name like HL DVD-RW S224. It is very hard to find which drive is which. Is there ...
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Best format for backing up data in Blu Ray

We are in the process of backing up our hard drives to Blu Rays. I am creating tar.gz files and burning them to Blu Ray. Is it possible to use a simple (preferably Python-based) solution for creating ...
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Creating DOS bootable cd

I need to burn a cd which I will boot from to reset a password on Windows Server. I am using Active Password Changer, but I get an error like so: How can I create a "DOS bootable disk"? I have an ...
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Can Windows 7 burn iso images to DVD's natively?

Can Windows 7 burn iso images to DVD's natively? If so, how can I do it?
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DVD burning software for the Mac, searching for a Nero equivalent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS DVD Burning Software I'd like to burn some DVDs, but the software that comes with the Mac to do this isn't up to scratch. I haven't been able to find any so far. ...
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Do I need an image burning software in Windows 7?

I've always used Nero in previous Windows versions. Do I still need it (or some other program) in Windows 7, or is the built-in burning software (whatever it might be) good enough?
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Multiple CD writer taking long to burn

I have installed 6 DVD writers in Tower case. I am using Alcohol Software to burn multiple CDS. I have seen that about 4 dvd/cd writer finish recording early but some take long time finish and their ...
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Which software can write audio CD images in ISO format? [closed]

I want to write an audio CD from mp3s I have on my computer. I want software that lets me select mp3s and outputs an ISO image not on CD writer. I have NTI CD MAKER, but it writes images in .ncd ...
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LG DVD writer shows Bluebirds application software everytime

I bought 4 new LG DVD writers and all four writer shows blurbirds.exe named application inside it. EVen if i insert any cd or DVD it won't detect anything but shows thosde 4 files only what should i ...
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How to burn a CD-ROM from a Mac for Solaris; getting mangled filenames on mount

I would like to burn a CD using a Mac (10.5) which I can then access from a Solaris 10 x86 machine. This partially works: Insert blank CD and let the Finder open it so it creates a "Recordable CD" ...
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How to burn a 8.5GB ISO?

I have an ISO image of a DVD which is 8.5GB in size. I find this strange, because that is about 500MB more than a standard DL DVD can hold. I tried overburning with Nero, but it failed. Is it possible ...
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Is it possible and legal to burn DVD-games with the Xbox 360 to have self as a save-original-copy? [closed]

Can you burn an own copy of games for the xbox 360 console to have for yourself to save your original disk like with os and office dvds?
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Best recommendation for bulk cd writing [closed]

Mymain requirement is that i want to write bulk audio cds every week around 50-100. Now its very difficult to write cd one by one. What is best solution for me. Can i put 6-7 cd writers or more in ...
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Combining Two CD-ROMs

Is there any way to combine two CDs? I have two game discs that I would like to put on one CD for easier distribution. These games are very very old and are only about 250 megs for their entire ...
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Auto-run CD that opens a video?

I want to create an auto-run CD that will play a video without needing any codecs. Is there software that can do this for me? Or would I have to write something myself?
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how to burn music onto a CD to play in my car?

I have some music files(.wav). I'd like to burn that onto a CD. I have downloaded the "imgburn" software. I am having trouble figuring out the next steps. Does anybody know the exact steps? There are ...
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Double Layer DVD+R burning problem - I/O Error

I have a modern PC (Quad Core CPU, 4 GB RAM, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit) but I have a problem with burning .dvd images to Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVDs. I wasted too many DVD+R DL discs but to no avail. ...
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Recover badly recorded DVDs

A few years ago (2003-2005) I bought a Sony USB external DVD recorder for my Dell laptop and I used it to burn a lot of discs. Much later, when I tried to use one of these discs, I realised that I ...
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Better approach to archiving large amounts of original video footage using optical media (DVD/Blu-ray)?

This question is to share my experience as well as ask for suggestions for better methods. Along with 2 friends, I completed the making of a short documentary film in 2006. Clip is at: ...
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Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case

I need a new DVD burner (internal) for my father-in-law's computer. He's apparently broken the current one - he forgot to push the tray back in after doing something and hit it with his chair. Given ...
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Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I am looking for a free or open-source virtual CD/DVD emulator to run in a Windows environment. What I want is similar to what SlySoft's Virtual Clone ...
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Have to eject DVD after every write with growisofs

I am writing files to a DVD with growisofs once a day. Each time I append to the DVD, I have to eject the DVD and then re-load the DVD in order to see the file I just wrote. I am using RHEL 5.0 and ...
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Best way to burn OS to Disc on Mac?

How to burn an OS like Windows 7 onto a DVD for Mac? What software should be used? Is Toast good enough and if so, how do I make the DVD bootable?
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Starting to Burn CD and system momentarily freezes

Every time I burn a CD using Nero (or anything else) on my Windows XP machine, the entire system locks up for like 5 seconds. It happens when the burner starts making noise. Then when it comes back, ...
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How to burn mp3 files to a playable audio CD

I have 6 mp3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in wav format? I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD? Thanks!