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

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How to reduce the size of windows OS Iso file?

I have an Iso file of windows 8.1 pro with December '14 updates. The problem is the file is too big to be burned on a normal 4.7GB DVD , its around 4.8. Now is it possible to remove a few updates so ...
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customizing mkisofs as cross-platform as possible

I have a relatively large archive from which my students would select files to create iso images, which they take home on their pen drives to burn their own DVDs. In order to make the process as ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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Computer not reading OS-disks

My computer is a mess and I want to reformat it (it's a win 7 installation). I have a dvd that I know has a working copy of windows (I can open the setup on another computer). However, in the computer ...
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ASUS X553M DVD Problems

had this laptop for just over two months now, and whenever I put computer games into my laptop it works fine, however when I insert any movies into my laptop, it doesn't detect anything. It doesn't ...
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Digital edit and back to DVD pixelation

I had my old VHS videos transferred to CD and now I would like to edit them. Using Handbreak to create a m4v file that I can edit. The problem I am having after editing and creating a DVD to play on ...
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What font does Notepad++ use to display windows arabic in windows-1256 characters?

I’m trying to display closed captioning on the movie "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks. I went to a website that has subtitles for the movie in .srt format and downloaded them. I added them to VLC media ...
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Operation Failed when burning on Astroburn Lite

I was trying to burn my windows 8 (legit) iso file to my DVD - RW because my Original DVD was lost. and i don't know where to find it. I usually use Astroburner to burn an ISO file to my DVD. When i ...
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Laptop won't boot to either the CD/DVD or to a USB Flash Drive

Update: Apparently Diskpart should display unused usb ports as well as the DVD/CD player. Mine doesn't. All I can see here is the laptop hard drive. I'm suspecting this is a more serious issue ...
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Burn movies to CD's that will play on a standard DVD? [duplicate]

Is this possible? My memory is a little foggy, but I believe I've done this in the past. I'm not sure if it can be done with all dvd players. How can it be done?
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Recover data from a Samsung DVD recorder's hard drive

I have a Samsung DVD recorder: I want to recover data from its hard disk. I need to buy a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect the hard drive to power then to USB and mount it on my PC. I have done data ...
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How to rip a DVD with multiple titles into a single MKV

I have a digital backup of a concert DVD consisting of several VOB files and on that DVD each title corresponds to an individual song. When i tried to convert it to an MKV with Handbrake i could only ...
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What H.264/H.265 video compression parameters provide DVD-equivalent quality with better compression?

I have got a box of DVD video disks that I seek to get rid of while I'd like to keep the videos by converting them into MP4 files to store them on a hard drive. Considering superiority of the modern ...
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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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Quick way to disable and enable dvd drive?

Sometimes I want to disable the DVD drive of my laptop, so that it won't start reading the disc in it (mostly because of the noise it makes while spinning). Of course I could disable the driver in the ...
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Installing Linux on a laptop whose DVD drive and usb drives do not work

I have an old Fujistu Siemens laptop that I do not want to throw away. It came with windows XP which currently are not working properly. I want to install a lightweight Linux distro on it to bring it ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Windows 8 won't burn DVD anymore but reads DVD

The title says everything. My laptop does not recognize empty DVD anymore, but has no problem with DVD with movies or data on it. I am using Windows 8.1 on a Sony Vaio svf1521r6ew
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CD/DVD drive will not read discs after Windows 8 upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 and HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F disk drive and when I upgraded from Windows 7, the drive stopped playing music and movies from CD/DVD's. Is there ...
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when cd/dvd device will be busy

I want to check if the cd/dvd device is busy or not and show message if it's busy in my application for linux based system. How I can make cd/dvd busy ? I tried to copy content from cd to the system ...
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What other options are available similar to Inmatrix's Zoom Player's Scene Cut Editor?

Zoom Player has a function that lets you "edit" a movie without changing it using their Scene Cut Editor. You can tell it start/stop times (easily, through a GUI interface) and it then "skips" or ...
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What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so ...
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Is there just a simple way to make an ISO a bootable DVD? [closed]

I feel like I've been working on this forever. Is there a program I can download that does it for me? Or just a straight, simple how-to answer on how to make an ISO into a bootable DVD? Over the years ...
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How can I backup a movie DVD?

I'm backing up my DVD movie collection in a portable HDD, both to have a better access to them, and preserve it over time (I've experienced some problems when reading some of them, luckily after ...
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Custom Installer for Splitted Image Disc

TL;DR Split a disc image in two or more disc images or packaged files Have a installer or executable to use them all together, requesting resources successively from each one -OR- if not possible a ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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BL Rom does not refresh directory structure on new CD

I have a WH12LS39. I have been going through my old DVD's. Sometimes when I stick a new DVD in, the contents are the last CD. I can even copy the files. But the files are not the right files. If I ...
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Identify Blank CDs an DVDs

I have Two identical spindles full of blank disks (light scribe CD-R en DVD-R). How do I figure out what spindle has DVDs and which has CDs. It is light scribe disc so they are have no writing on.
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How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality?

How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality? I don't want to zip them and then unzip them when I want to play the video. I just want it to get split into parts ...
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orginal broken part from samsung, can't replace with unbroken

I have samsung NP550P5C laptop and I wanted to replace dvd driver with ssd. I took off dvd drive, and try to put ssd with case. but It doesn't fit. after that It made me wonder why It doesn't fit like ...
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Split & burn ISO of more than 20 gb to multiple DVDs

I have customized a CentOS distro with custom packages but now I have issues related to its distribution since its size is around 24GB! i.e.: I want to split my large ISO in multiple small ISOs so ...
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Commercial movie DVDs, timeout

After inserting a commercial movie DVD and selecting subtitles if left unattended after 15 or 20 minutes the DVD player ejects the desk. is there a way to bypass this timeout and reset.
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How to split an MPEG-2 video stream accurately?

I got a NTSC DVD iso image, and the video stream was encoded to H.262/MPEG-2 format,but there are two chapters located in three seperated .vob files, the film in the first chapter has been processed ...
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A disc burner wasn't found (MacBook Pro Boot Camp)

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro (early 2011 15 inch) with the Boot Camp drivers installed. My DVD-R is identified in the Device Manager as a "MATSHITA DVD-R", and I want to burn an ISO file ...
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BOOT Menu key on in order to choose the DVD Boot

When I launch it, it will not boot, and when I hit F12 on boot, it just says "Please Wait..." on the Samsung screen and just stays there.
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Windows can't read the disk

I want to write some data on a Disk. but when I insert the disk in my DVD-RW and do a double click on it, the below windows appear. why? I tried with different CDs and DVDs, But nothing change! I ...
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DVD archive, which format, UDF or UDF+others, what version

I'm archiving files from my hard disk to DVDs using ImgBurn. In the dialog box for .iso file creation, there's an option to set the disc's file system. The options are: ISO9660 ISO9660 + Joliet ...
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Unable to copy a DVD in Windows 7

Dragging a video file from a DVD to desktop and then to a blank DVD does not allow me to play the video which actually is a series of photos and iPhone videos. There is no Play option when ...
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HP ProBook 4540s CD/DVD Drive cannot Read Disks

I seem to have a problem with the CD/DVD drive on my HP ProBook 4540s laptop. I cannot get it to read any disks. Normally, I would say that this is a hardware issue, but whenever I put a disk that ...
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How do I attach a physical DVD to a Hyper-V machine?

I have Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 host and now I need to install an operating system on the virtual machine. My operating system is on a physical DVD in a USB DVD drive attached to the physical ...
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Booting from cd, where do files go?

I have brought ubuntu on a DVD and I'm booting the system from it using the option "try ubuntu without installing it". When I download files and save them, where are they saved on the computer and ...
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DVDStyler: Burninng Arabic subtitles error

I have Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, I'm trying to burn 24 season 9 on DVD to be used on a DVD player, with Arabic Subtitles. I get this error, anyone knows what it means? ERR: Error 84 -- Invalid or ...
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Share DVD drive over wifi (or lan)?

I have two laptops win 8 and win 7. Win 8 has no dvd drive. I want to backup the os and drivers of win 8 using the dvd writer of win 7. Both systems are connected to a wifi router over which I have no ...
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How to concat VOB files with ffmpeg using stream mapping?

I have 5 VOB files, I would like to concat them to a big mpegts file, and keeping only the video stream and the last (3rd) audio stream. Unfortunately the stream ordering is different in the VOBs: ...
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How to protect cd data with a signup form

This is probably a ridiculous question to which you will say you cannot, however... I need to burn some files to CD / DVD for distribution. I need people who open the CD / DVD to have to fill in a ...
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CD/DVD-ROM - Media “unreadable”

My DVD-RW drive has stopped working, all of a sudden. I am using an HP CDDVDW SH-216BB on Windows 8.1 to read a CD (Which, by the way, is totally readable in another computer), but it doesn't work. ...
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Windows installation disc won't boot

I have bought an ubuntu pre-installed laptop and want to remove ubuntu and replace with windows 8.1 x64 pro.. It has UEFI and in GPT.. disabled secure boot.. but there is no fast boot or legacy boot ...