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How can I troubleshoot a slow DVD writer?

I have a Thinkpad t60 - 15". It comes with a Matshita uj-842 DVD-ram drive. When writing to a DVD, it settles at 2x speed. Research has shown me that this is not an uncommon problem. Unfortunately, ...
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Automatically create movie DVDs? [closed]

Our family has been using a digital camcorder for years (with an internal HD for recording). Which means that we have several hard disks filled with our movie files. I want for us to burn all of our ...
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How to “burn” ISO/img/cue+bin to USB drive?

I don't get it. Why is it so complicated to create a bootable usb from a disc image? Disc images have boot sectors, so why can't you just write the raw LBA values from an image directly to a USB and ...
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What is the necessary file structure for a DVD to be playable?

The backstory: I've purchased a DVD via online download (from EZTakes.com). The files appear in this kind of directory tree: DVD Name +-- VIDEO_TS/ | +-- (various video files) +-- cover/ | +-- ...
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Drag-to-disc CD or DVD writing software?

I just came to know about packet writing, which enables files to be written to disc one-by-one, instead of "burning" a whole disc all at once. After some initial searches all I've come up with is: ...
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Copy MP3s to CD / USB key and reduce bitrate

I want a quick way to be able to select a bunch of MP3s and burn them to CD (as MP3s on a data disk) for playback in the car, or to a usb key. Lots of apps including iTunes & Windows Media Player ...
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Burn DVD mastered format DVD+R

Using windows Vista, can I write DVD+R discs using mastered format? I've followed the instructions here But when I get to step 6, it gives an error "There was an error burning this disc. The ...
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Virtual CDR driver

There's plenty of software to mount an .iso image for reading, but is there anything (for Windows XP) that would do the reverse, i.e. act as an "virtual CD-R drive" so that burning onto it would ...
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How can I burn a WIM image to DVD or to convert it to ISO?

I need to run System Recovery in Vista, but its boot loader is destroyed. The only way to run System Recovery seems to be to burn a temporary DVD from the base.wim and boot.wim taken from Vista's ...
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How can I back up my iPhoto library to DVDs?

I'm using iPhoto '09 and have an 80GB library. I want to back everything up to DVDs, because I figure that's the cheapest / most reliable solution. (I plan to have a couple of copies and keep them in ...
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How can I burn Mac OSX compatible DVDs using Windows XP? [closed]

What is a good DVD burning application for Windows XP that can create an disk that is mountable on Mac OSX? Of course, free would be nice.
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Burn AVI file to DVD on Linux

What is the most streamlined process in Linux for getting a high quality .AVI file burned to DVD disk for playback on normal DVD players?
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CD/DVD burning speed depends on what?

Is there any dependency in writing speed based on the datatype.ie Different speeds for Music/Movie/Softwares with same data size.
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How do I finalize a data CD on Windows XP?

I've just burned a data CD on Windows XP. I want to finalize it so it can no longer be written to. What are my options? There don't seem to be any options for finalizing when I eject the disk.
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How to Check whether a DVD Rom is Readable or Read/Writable?

My laptop comes with a DVD Rom, but I don't know whether I can burn DVD using it. Is there anyway for me to check whether that DVD Rom is just a readable device, or I can use it to burn DVD? I am ...
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Convert CDI (DiscJuggler) format to something else, like ISO

What tools can I use to convert a DiscJuggler image (I don't have that software) which uses the extension cdi, to a more standard format like iso? Personally I am using a Macintosh with OS X 10.6 but ...
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Burn more than one ISO to one dvd?

I just turned 11 CDs with a total of 1gb of stuff into ISOs. Is it possible for me to just burn all the ISO videos into a DVD? Any alternative way for me to do it? Edit: I need to be playable on any ...
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MacMini spits out a blank DVD

I pop in a DVD+R blank, but my MacMini spits it out. My MacMini is one gen old (1.83 Mhz, Core2 Duo chip). I thought it support DVD+R. I popped it several blanks just to make sure, it's not the ...
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Good Slideshow DVD programs?

I want to burn a bunch of pictures to a DVD slideshow. However, Google reveals that there are tons of software programs that claim to do this. Can anyone recommend one of them without me having to ...
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DVD Flick and Audio Problems?

Now when I burn DVD's with DVD Flick then audio seems to be a little off like a Godzilla flick for example. How can I fix this?
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Mac OS X Program to Sort Files Into Folders for Burning?

So I have 90 GB of photos from an event that I'm going to make contact sheets for and put onto DVD. It's sorted by photographer and by subject. Normally what I do is make folders for each disc, then ...
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Burning a Data CD in Windows 7 not recognizing discs

I was able to get ISO burning working just fine in Windows 7, but I'm having trouble with burning regular files (using the built-in Explorer burning functionality). In Vista, I think I selected the ...
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Software to help burning large number of files to multiple CD-ROMs

I have 12 GB worth of files (mp3) that I want to burn to CD-Rs. Is there software that's smart enough to automatically spread these files across multiple CD-Rs until all files have been burned? I have ...
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How can I drag-drop files-photos to blu ray burner? [closed]

I found it not possible to format a bluray disk and store misc files to it, why
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Advantages of Cd Burning Software vs built in Windows CD Burner

What are the advantages of CD burning software over the built in Windows CD Burner? Why would I want to purchase or download burning software when Windows can do it for me?
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Looking for fault-tolerant, multi-CD/DVD burning software [closed]

A few years back, I saw an open-source application that created fault-tolerant, multi-CD backup sets. The thought was that if a few sectors went bad on one CD, the data could be reconstructed from ...
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Backup software (that runs on Windows) to burn files and folders to DVD every week?

Has anyone successfully burned a selection of folders (I'm sure you must have!) to disk every certain amount of time (scheduled)? I'm looking for a solution where I could leave a blank disk in one of ...
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Why didn't cable select work?

I got roped into doing tech support for a friend of the family. Obviously I'd already failed to hide my powers, ala Penny Arcade. Anyways, the guy bought a DVD burner OEM from Microcenter, and asked ...
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Virtual burner like Phantom Drive for Linux OS?

On Windows, I used Phantom Drive or Virtual CD to emulate a burner. I was able to "burn CDs" into an ISO file without wasting a CD-R. I would like to do this in Ubuntu as well. Does anyone know a ...
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no burner support

most freeware cd/dvd burning software (cdxpburner,burnaware,etc) report either no support or do not recognize my laptop dvd writer. Just purchased a new laptop with this problem. It is a lenovo G530 ...
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DVD Burning Software compatible with Windows 7

Anyone have any suggestions for good DVD burning software compatible with Windows 7? I've tried ImgBurn and so far have 3 new coasters (it may just be my machine). I'm aware that windows 7 contains ...
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Macintosh CD burning: “some images can not be saved because the originals can not be found”

I'm a PC. My client, however, is a Mac. Said client is trying to burn me a disc of images so that I can use it in a site I'm developing for them. Source of these images are CD-R's. Client says they ...
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CD Burned in XP isn't readable in Vista

I burned a CD on XP using the built-in burning software and I can read the CD on that machine, but when I insert it into my Vista machine, I can't read the files. It shows the correct volume label, ...
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How to Copy CD+Graphics / Karaoke CDs?

Is there any good software to copy CD+Graphics (aka Karaoke CDs) for Windows 7? Preferably free. I can copy the audio portion just fine, but for some reason I keep looking the karaoke lyrics / ...
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DVD-RW Drive not recognizing a DVD+R disc

I am having trouble burning DVD+R disc's. My OS is vista and i have used this burner and these same discs in the past. I haven't had the need to do so in months and now that i come back to create ...
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Multisession burn in Imgburn

Is Multisession burn available in Imgburn? If not, any idea whether it will be implemented in future? I almost recommended Imgburn instead of Nero or Roxio to one of my friend. He requires ...
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Burn a season of AVI's to a non-DivX DVD player

I know this is a noob question, but I downloaded a season of my favorite show since all the DVD's mysteriously went missing. I want to burn them to blank DVD's but I'm not sure how I can do that in a ...
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How can I diagnose if a DVD drive is defective?

I am asking because I know Dell is going to give me a problem. How do I know if my DVD drive in my laptop is broken? I burned 4 DL discs and they ALL failed, I called Dell and they suggested using ...
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Is writing dvd's at a lower speed better for reliability?

I've written quite a few DVD's. At 16x, I've gotten occasional errors (using the same brand of media all the while) - about 1 in 25 fails to write. I recently started writing at 4x, I'm finding I've ...
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What is the best ways to duplicate DVDs in bulk?

I have some instructional videos I am getting ready to release on DVD and I want to know what is the quickest and most cost effective way to produce these in bulk? I am open to both customized PC ...
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Does burning a DVD/CD slower help assure it will not have errors?

If I have 16x speed DVDs and I burn them at 12x or 8x speed, does this help assure the data burnt to the disc will not have errors/flaws?
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Mac OS DVD Burning Software

There is a question I see popping on and on at forums but with no "good" answer. I've copied a DVD to my hard drive and it is about 6.6 GB. Is there any software that will help me to burn it into a ...
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To finalize or not to finalize disk when burning CD/DVDs

What is the point of finalizing CD/DVDs from user's point of view? First of all does it have any impact on reliability of media or it's just a way to ensure that the content of the disk cannot be ...
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How do you extract/install from an .iso file?

I've downloaded an .iso file but don't have a DVD writer at the moment - is there a recommended Virtual DVD drive that I can use to install from the .iso file?
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What is the best way to make an ISO file out of a DVD?

I downloaded the huge Windows 7 .iso file and burnt it to a DVD. I then used that DVD to install Windows 7 on my machine and then realized that I the .iso file was on the Vista operating system that ...
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Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD?

So can I burn an CD ISO to DVD? We've just got a bunch of DVD-R's lying around and I don't want to bother with torrents to download the new Fedora DVD.
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What is a method for dvd back up to hdd that can still be written to dvd or ipod later? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to back up an entire library of dvds? Here is my scenerio: I have several hundred dvds that i want to back up digitally. I have unlimited harddisk ...
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What is the best way to back up an entire library of dvds?

Here is my scenerio: I have several hundred dvds that i want to back up digitally. I have unlimited harddisk space (almost 7000 gb). I want to copy entire dvds (or possibly just the main movie from ...
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What is the best way to clean your dvd-burner?

What is the best way to clean your dvd-burner?
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Maximum burn speed keeps decreasing from Nero?

I have a 16x DL DVD burner in my work machine (XP SP3). I'm using 8x TDK DVD+R media. The first dozen or so disks burned fine using Nero, but after that I started to coaster every disk. I asked Nero ...