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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!
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Utility to optimally distribute files onto multiple DVDs?

I have a bunch of media files which I want to record to DVD, but since each DVD only fits 4.5GB, I have to find the optimal way to organize the files to use the minimum number of DVDs (otherwise the ...
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How can I burn an mkv file to DVD and change the default audio track?

I have an mkv video file which has 3 audio tracks (English, Japanese and French). I'd like to burn it to DVD and still have all three audio tracks available, but I'd like to make the French audio the ...
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How to turn off verification after DVD burning on OS X?

I use the built in DVD burner from OS X. Whenever I burn a disk, it is verified after burning. Nice, but I am usually quicker in verifying myself with a bit more human, maybe more error prone ...
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Track at once vs. Disc at once

I see two burn methods in the options menu of all disc burning programs: "Track at once" and "Disc at once". What is the difference between these two methods? Which one do you recommend for regular ...
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Writing ~ 630 MBs of MP3 to a Regular Audio CD

I have around 630 MBs of an MP3 podcast that I want to burn to a CD so that a friend can listen to it while driving. I understand that MP3 is very different from the normal audio CD format, but would ...
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Is it possible to confirm CD was burned on a particular machine?

Is it possible to determine whether a CD was burned by a particular CD/DVD burner? Is there any identifier of that burner that is always written to any disc it burns? This is something I'd like to ...
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How do I burn Xubuntu Live CD

I downloaded the 600+ MB Xubunto ISO. Burnt it to a DVD using Nero Burning Rom, as a Bootable DVD. My bootup sequence won't detect XUbuntu and still only detects windows on my Hard Drive even after ...
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How to check DVD integrity at max read speed of DVD writer

I need to check the integrity of burned DVDs so that I can be sure about my backed-up data. I use DL-DVDs to take the backup. Earlier I used VSO Inspector software for the same but the day I ...
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Is there a lifespan for a dvd rom drive?

Specifically a liteon dvd multi recorder. Which can burn and read dvd's. Is there a specific number of burns which you can use? And after that, the burner will no longer work? Do you know of any ...
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I/O Error on LG GSA-H12N DVD drive on Windows 7

I am facing an I/O Error when I try to burn DVD data discs on my LG GSA-H12N DVD drive on Windows 7. Note that I was able to do this same operation on the same hardware/software just a day earlier ...
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Error burning DVD using Devede on Ubuntu 9.04

I'm trying to burn a DVD in DeVeDe under ubuntu -- on my computer it's already in DVD format (a VIDEO_TS folder) but when I try and drag it into DeVeDe it says "Some files weren't video files. None ...
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Burn the CD or DVD for one time use

I want to burn the CD or DVD for one-time use, that is - CD or DVD copy protection, like CD to CD or CD to hard disc copy protection. The CD has a setup. After setup process is finished the setup ...
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Certain CD-R's not working in car..sometimes

I have an old Honda with a stock CD player. Certain CD's that I've burned only work sometimes. They typically fail in the morning or when it is raining/wet. I'd rather not go through the bother and ...