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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 process.....
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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 ...
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Trouble burning CDs and DVDs in Windows

I've run into some errors writing CDs and DVDs recently: Trying to burn a dual layer disc using ImgBurn I come across this error when trying to finalize the disc. Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' ...
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Windows 7 cannot burn a DVD-R at 4x or 8x? (it seems to have to use the MAX speed)

Windows 7 is great to have the ability to burn an .iso into a DVD-R, but it seems like there is no way to change the speed to 8x or 4x? (so it may go "max", which is 16x) because some of my DVD ...
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burning an iso using the built in windows7 burner, only desktop.ini on the cd?

I am trying to burn an iso using the built-in Windows 7 burner. After it burns (with verifying turned on) all the disc has on when viewing the directory is a desktop.ini file. What am I doing wrong?
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...
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How can I make photo CDs from iPhoto?

I have a new MacBook. I don't know the OS, but just got it; it's the cheaper model. I saved a lot of photos on iPhoto and can't figure out how to burn a CD. I tried the "share" function and when I ...
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the more DVDs at the same time , the slower the burning!

I'm using nero to burn multiple DVDs at the same time. When I burn 1 DVD at one time it takes about 8 minutes to finish, but when I try to burn 4 DVDs at the same time, it takes about 40 minutess! ...
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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?