DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.

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Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

I have a PC running XP with the following specs. When I put some DVD which contains some apps and multimedia files, and restart the machine, in the boot screen (when the name of the motherboard and ...
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HP Envy doesn't boot from DVD

I would like to perform a clean installation of Windows 8 on my HP Envy laptop but it doesn't boot from the Windows DVD. I changed the boot order (DVD first), tried both with and without legacy mode ...
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MacMini no longer recognizes blank DVD-R's

About a month ago my Mac mini stopped recognizing blank DVD-R's. It recognizes burnt and commercial DVDs, also blank and burnt CD-R's and regular CD's. I don't think it is a drive problem because i ...
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Thinkpad hotswap second ssd

I have a Thinkpad T520 with 2 SSDs. One is installed in the internal bay and the other in a hdd caddy. Sometimes I Want to use the DVD drive. Would it be safe to swap the 2nd SSD with the DVD drive ...
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How to use DVD+RW (UDF) both in windows and linux?

I have dvd+rw disk. I would like to create UDF file system on it to use with windows 7 (and newer) and gentoo both. How must I prepare media and what commands should use to mount it in linux? What I ...
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DVD presence not detected until after Windows Update

I am running Windows 7 with Power DVD. I had a couple of DVDs and I googled to find that The Dark Knight Rises is particularly a frequent evidence the issue. When I insert the DVD into the drive, ...
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Manipulated bootable DVD

I have a burned bootalbe-DVD, which I installed on an older PC. Later I had concerns that this DVD could be manipulated. What I did to check it: I burned this DVD myself and copied the files from it ...
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How to boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? [duplicate]

I like to know how I can boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? Is it possible to do that without going to BIOS? And do I have to partition my USB-stick for a live linux? Thanks
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Can I add another OS to already created bootable dvd

I've created Ubuntu 12.10 bootable dvd. Since 12.10 is no more supported officially, I would like to install any other latest Ubuntu distributions. And I used DVD because the size was more than 700 ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to inspect DVD subtitles?

I'm looking for an easy and if possible quick way to inspect DVD subtitles, to determine their properties. I am ripping some of my movies in .mkv format, using Handbrake for linux, and I'm having an ...
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How do I know if an optical drive is able to read CAV written DVD?

Some TV DVD recorder use CAV (Constant angular velocity) to record TV programs. The problem is that most optical drives from the PC world can't read such DVDs... So, How I can detect if the drive ...
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How to re-find a CD/DVD-RW drive that just is not recognized today but was working fine a couple of days ago

I tried the Upper/lower filters thing; neither showed; there IS a Default for CD and DVD drives there. Device Mgr. does not show it; there is no yellow triangle. My Computer does not show it. It was ...
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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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DVD drive not reading

My friend brought over his budget rig for a DVD drive that wouldn't read disks to see if I could solve the problem (I can't). He's running Windows XP on an ASUS N-MX-SE Plus board, the drive is an LG ...
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Trying to boot on Windows 7 install disk in external Blu Ray drive on Mac

I am working from a Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011, with a Memorex Blu Ray and DVD RW drive, plugged in via USB, trying to boot up Windows 7 Home Edition. When I hold down option on boot, I see Windows ...
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How to add subtitles and an additional audio track to a DVD without having to re-encode the original audio/video data?

So I have this DVD with medium-quality video recordings. I'd like to augment it by subtitles (in two languages) and add a second audio track (a translation). So far I only found tools that require ...
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customizing UBCD with own iso's

I want to have a bootable dvd which has 2 linux mint distro's on it. Ultimate boot cd has an option to customize the ubcd and to add your own iso's. I was trying to add my own ISO's but I am stuck ...
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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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Why do DVD drives needs a region to be selected?

Why do DVD drives needs a region to be selected? And why is there a limited number of Country/Region to be changed? Note that the same applied to some Dial-up Modems.
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What is the most secure, efficient and cheap way to backup files? [closed]

I 've been using computers for 20 years and I have gone through several styles of backing up my files. In the past I used to burn files on CDs and DVDs, which soon turned into a huge mass. I couldn't ...
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How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?

I have two DVDs and if I open the DVDs and copy the content to the HDD and compare the respective files on the HDD it shows no difference. As I know DVD does also have some additional content (this ...
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DVD malicious code

As I know there is not just burned data on the DVD. I read that there is something like file structure and volume information included on the ISO 9660 format. My question is - is it possible to ...
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Optical data discs recognized writeable/empty all the time

strange problem: Putting a CDROM into my DVD burner only shows (Windows explorer shows) an empty/burnable media. Both for home made CD, but also orignal (software) data CD. Video DVDs show their ...
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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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Devede program hang?

I'm trying to open an M4V file for conversion to MPEG-2 so I can burn it to a DVD and watch it on my DVD player. DeVeDe has been at this place for about 10 or 15 minutes: How long is typical to ...
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Data CD recognized as blank

I understand this question has been asked multiple times. But in most of those cases, it would apply to all CDs or all DVDs which is not the case in my scenario. My DVD Drive is TSSTCorp TS-L633C ...
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Information in a new CD/DVD disk

What information does a new disk (CD+RW or DVD+-R) contain? This can be inside of the disk or written physically on the disk.
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Will ImgBurn -> ISO -> new DVD make an identical copy of a Windows 7 install DVD? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to buy Windows 7 Ultimate but in case the DVD gets scratched I want to immediately make a backup. What I want to be sure of is that I don't lose anything in the backup. If, when I get ...
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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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How to install windows 7 on HP Pavilion h8-1234 PC with missing Hp DVD A DH16ACSH SCSI CdRom driver?

I am currently attempting to re-install windows 7 on my HP Pavilion h8-1234 computer and I need help in identifying what drivers am I missing for the windows re-installation process. I downloaded ...
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0xC0AA405: Overwriting non-blank media is not allowed without the ForceOverwrite property set to VARIANT_TRUE

I'm trying to burn an ISO to a DVD+RW disk. When I right-click the ISO and select 'Windows Disc Image Burner, I get a status message that says Checking disc..., followed by a popup that says: The ...
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Why is it believed that only Blu-rays can store HD content? [closed]

HD content can be stored anywhere. Why does the Wiki say that Blu-ray supersedes DVD because it can store HD video? You can store an HD video on a CD-ROM. An HD video is just bits representing data to ...
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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?
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Rip CD/DVD with ffmpeg

Is this possible with ffmpeg? Do you have any links that explain how to do this? I have searched with Google but had not many results. I just want to be able to convert a CD or DVD to MP3 audio ...
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How to shorten CD/DVD spin down time?

In Windows XP, a tool like "Nero DriveSpeed" was capable of modifying the amount of time a CD / DVD drive leaves a disk spinning before it halts it (it was also possible to modify the maximum spinning ...
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Can an optical drive be damaged by inserting a disc it can not handle?

Is there any chance I can damage a DVD drive by inserting a Blu-Ray disc into it? Can I damage a CD drive by inserting a DVD or Blu-Ray disc into it? Also, can a disc drive damage a disc it can't ...
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Can't get DVD to play

I have a Mac and I loaded a DVD but it is not playing. I see the DVD player in applications but I can't access as it is grey and when I click on it nothing happens. What do I do?
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Will backing up a game CD/DVD work like this?

I recently heard that CDs and DVDs "go bad" after extended periods of time. Initially this was a problem for me because I couldn't write boot disks for new Linux distributions (at least until I get ...
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Modify and copy DVD [duplicate]

I have a existing DVD (happens to be Windows 7), and I would like to copy it to another DVD. Before doing so, I would like to slightly modify the content by deleting a single file. I can either use ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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My dvd/cdrom drive doesn't read cds, it only reads dvd type discs…it used to work fine

Why would a dvd play and be read but the cds not be read? are there 2 heads, laser thingies that read differently? I thought it was one reader and it works for both types of cds and dvds ...
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computer wont boot from dvd or usb

i have a computer with an aopen ax4sg-max mainboard. i used the run xp but now I want it to be dual boot with linux mint 13. I burned the dvd and rebooted my computer. But then, nothing happens! I ...
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DVD files not appear in file manager both windows and os x

Many thanks for reading. I have a DVD - R containing a set of MRI images along with the viewer (GE MRI machine dvd write). In my effort to browse the DVD it appears empty in both Apple and Windows ...
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CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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How to copy software DVD on another blank DVD [duplicate]

How can I copy a Windows7 DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?
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Can VLC be set to show external subtitles when playing a DVD movie?

I was looking for ways to use external subtitles with DVD movies and have found several solutions (amongst others, MPC-HC). But I was surprised that VLC was not a solution here - and I imagine some ...
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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Windows?

Some DVD movies contain no subtitles - or some subtitles that are not on the DVD may be needed. Is there a way to see external subtitles when watching a DVD movie?
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Cannot find external dvd writer in boot menu

I got a dirt cheap acer E1 laptop and an external slim dvd writer for the same. This drive works in windows . I enabled boot-menu/F12 from the bios and also disabled secure boot. Now, I cannot see my ...
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How to boot from cd or dvd on windows 8?

How can I boot from cd on Windows 8? It seems a pretty easy question, but I really have this problem! The boot order in the BIOS should be ok, I have CD/DVD, HD, and so on. In the same page on the ...