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

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CD's not recognised in DVD/CD Samsung drive Windows 10

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and alll is working well except for the CD/DVD drive does not automatically recognise a CD when its inserted. With previous Windows 7 when I put a music CD in ...
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DVD+R with H.264 Blu-ray video

I did a video in Adobe Premiere of 16 minutes. I want to put the video in a DVD+R disc so when a person inserts it in the DVD player connected to the TV, it will begin automatically. Therefore I chose ...
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DVD with autorun and autoreplay

We have a small (<5min) Video presentation for work that I want to put on a dvd to loop for 8-10 hours. How can I create the DVD to auto replay? Thanks!
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DVD Drive Not Recognized In Win 10

I just upgraded my computer from windows 7 to windows 10. Everything was working good, installed updates etc, sat down to actual use the upgrade today and my DVD Drive is not recognized. To ...
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Unable to use keyboard to boot from CD/DVD

I am having some issues with an older PC I bought used. I want to eventually use it as media storage tower, but I need to be able to reload Windows on it and am having issues. It has two drives ...
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Creating an .iso image file of a CD / DVD and then use it to create a virtual drive

Can I create an .iso image of an audio CD and a video DVD, and then use the .iso image to create a virtual drive that behaves exactly like the CD / DVD? So here is how it goes: I need use a audio ...
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Multiple Failed to read Sector - Unrecovered Read Error" when backing up dvd. Tried multiple copies of the same dvd

I've been backing up my dvd collection to external drives which are connected to a raspberry pi running kodi. I've literally backed up thousands of dvds without any issue but I'm having a real ...
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How to make a backup copy of a DVD?

I have a DVD, which has some questions and solutions. I want to copy this DVD into my hard disk as a backup in case it gets scratched. I think I have to save it as ISO file but I'm not sure. How can ...
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Is it possible to run compressed files from dvd player

I downloaded a movie I wanna watch and I accidentally scratched my 4.7GB cd and I only have the 700mb ones now. Can I use my dvd player to run the movie from a compressed file (.rar file) ?
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ISO of not recognized DVD

I'm often dumping DVDs to ISO-files for backup by using dd on my linux machine. But now I've got a DVD in a filesystem that linux doesn't recognize. Still, I want to dump it's data in an *.img-file, ...
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Which audio tracks should a mp4 file have?

I am converting some of my DVDs to mp4 files with handbrake for watching them on my computer and am a newbie to video conversion. I read a bit about the topic on the internet, but am confused about ...
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How to interpret Lite-On DVD drive blink pattern?

I've got a Lite-On LH-20A1S which has been working fine for years. I haven't used it for a while, and now it just blinks at me if I put a video DVD in it: two blinks, repeated three times. I get no ...
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the Location E:\ is currently Unavailable

Earlier today I was copying files off a DVD, everything working fine. Then I tried copying something off another DVD and I got an error message saying the location E:\ is currently unavailable. So ...
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Bootable DVD won't boot on my laptop

So I burned BackTrack 5 R3 on a DVD and hoped to use it on my new laptop but some Problems occured. I made a bootable DVD and the laptop was setup to first check the CD/DVD and then the hard drive. ...
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My laptop Dell XPS 13 has only one USB port

Will I be able to connect an external USB DVD±RW that needs two? I also have an external hard drive that needs two USB ports. I briefly connected it and it seemed to work but I didn't do enough ...
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Where is the 2.5 GB mark physically on a DVD+R disc?

I used the Nero CD-DVD Speed program to scan the burn quality of a 4.7 GB DVD+R disc. It reported significant errors (PIF errors) at the 2.5 GB mark of the disc. On the underside of the disc, I see ...
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Dell Optiplex GX620 second DVD drive

I have a NEC ND-3540A DVD drive and I wanted it as a second drive. I hooked up its power supply and IO Bus like the primary drive. They would be connected by the same wire. In the BIOS when both are ...
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Since computers don't have cd-rw drives anymore

Since computers don't have CD-RW drives anymore, can I still play and burn CD-R or CD-RW disk with a DVD-RW drive? The file types are mostly wav or mp3 files.
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DVD Rom is not detected under Windows 10

I know this issue is reported several times on this forum and over the internet but all those posts mark an answers which is not suitable for my case: The issue: DVD ROM Is visible in BIOS In is not ...
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Exporting VOB Subtitles in ffmpeg

Hey I've been trying to figure out a way to export image based subtitles from MKVs which have been ripped from BluRays or DVDs. The streams are there and can be hard-coded to the video, but I was ...
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Install of Visual Studio Community Update 5 fails (win7 64bit)

I'm trying to install Visual Studio Community 2013 Update 5 on a Win7 64-bit machine. I downloaded the ISO, checked the SHA-1 and burned it to a dual-layer DVD. First problem: the autorun file on ...
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Finalize CD/DVD after one write

I am looking to burn files to a CD or DVD and finalize it after the first write. I don't want to be able to add any other files in the future, regardless of the free space. I can't seem to find a ...
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windows 8.1 can not recognize dvd/cd [closed]

my windows 8.1 32 bit system can't recognize either dvds either cds. I have the below driver I have seen a lot of options. I also have done all of them (e.g. regedib). How can I solve this ...
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How to recover files from a DVD?

I backed up some files on a DVD-R but now the files are gone and Windows shows the DVD as empty. How is that possible? I don't remember losing files like that since the days of 5 1/4 inch floppies... ...
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How to sync subtitle from DVD to Bluray

If i have .srt subtitle for DVDrip movie . Is there any tool or program to sync it to work properly with the same movie in bluray format ? I'm not professional in this field so i want the most ...
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How do I get my DVD drive back after upgrading from windows 7 to 8?

When upgrading my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5263 from Windows 7 to 8 my DVD drive disappeared. It is not visible in Device Manager or anywhere else at all - just as if there wasn't one. I configured my ...
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DVD drive suddenly broke

The BIOS doesn't recognize the drive anymore. I was reinstalling windows and suddenly it broke. The drive is used a couple times. I reset the BIOS (removed battery), and tried different settings. I've ...
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Can a windows program on CD run on a portable DVD player

Is it possible to run on a portable DVD player a CD which has autorun feature installed and a windows program on it? The application to be run and its data are on the CD itself. The program is a ...
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Which speed should I use with cdrecord on a DVD?

When using cdrecord for data (not audio) to a DVD, should I just say speed=-1? Does slower speed (like speed=1) make for more reliable recording, or longer shelf life? What are the tradeoffs? What ...
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How can I connect a USB DVD to VirtualBox 5.0?

How can I connect a USB DVD to oracle VirtualBox 5.0 in Windows XP? I tried using the settings and storage selections, but it was not listed there.
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ffmpeg .mpg to DVD (via DVDAUTHOR) 4:3 aspect ratio wrong

I have tried to get a 4:3 aspect ratio correct for DVD-TV presentation, but nothing seems to get it right. So, I made a TEST 448x336 px T.MKV movie that has a white background and two squares of ...
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Booting Linux on a Broken Windows Laptop

I have an old laptop—a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875—with a broken Windows install what I am trying to force to boot into Linux. My goal is to boot into Linux and wipe windows completely and use Linux ...
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windows 10 does not discover DVD device

This is a BR-DVD (ASUS SBC-06D2X-U) device plugged in USB port. Device is present in the BIOS and can be booted from. It is also present when machine runs Ubuntu or previous version W 8.1 Under ...
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What could be the cause a DVD+R being unreadable?

I had (well, still have) a DVD+R which I recorded. For a few years now it has been working without issues. When I tried it the other day, I couldn't read it, Windows couldn't even get a "start up" ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R, doesn't know it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "RW" ...
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Can't boot linux off a dvd

I am trying to install Linux on my PC. I burned the ISO to a bootable disk. I changed the BIOS settings to CD/DVD drive priority. When I put the disk in, it says "booting from cd...". It then just ...
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HP dv6000 laptop AMD / Lubuntu 15.04 cdrom device not found or mounted

I have install lubuntu 15.04 on my old hp laptop, all good, except it doesn't find the cdrom or mount the device. It definately works as I had it workint previously with Fedora and Windows. Any ideas? ...
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Unreadable old DVD Disc

I have an old DVD which contains the recording of a concert we made with the band I had when I was in high school, this is I think the only recording we have. It was readable 1 year ago, but now none ...
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Disc is in the drive and the DVD/CD-R drive door opens for a disc to be inserted

After inserting a disk into my DVD/CD drive and then choosing my DVD/CD reader on my HP 8470p to view files or use an application, a window message pops up stating to "Insert a Disc", then the DVD/CD ...
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How do I know if my dvd drive has been replaced using windows event logs or using some other info? [duplicate]

I had given my Acer Laptop for service, and when I got it back it seems like my original DVD RW Drive has been replaced with another one. I am using Windows 7 64bit and the hard disk data is intact. ...
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How to make a bootable usb drive from multi-disk installers, e.g. Windows Recovery Disks?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 OEM. I have created a 3 DVD (4.7GB) recovery disks using the wizard inside Windows and I have used it several times to restore my system back and working. However, ...
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Failing to access DVD-A disc

I have a DVD-Audio disc which is also a CD. When inserting this into Windows, it comes up as an audio disc. Can I tell Windows to address the disc as a DVD and not a CD? Update this is my bad. The ...
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Need to manually select boot device if DVD drive is connected

I had posted a question here. That has been resolved but I am facing another problem which I think is an independent issue so posting it here as a separate question. I did mention in my prev question ...
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Can you point me to a cable that will connect this motherboard port with this DVD drive?

(Note: This is not a duplicate of my earlier question, in case you're wondering. This question has an entirely different DVD drive!) Here is an image of my laptop motherboard's SATA connector (for a ...
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What cable do I need to connect this motherboard DVD port to this DVD drive?

This is an image of my laptop motherboard DVD drive connector. Seems to be 13 pins: And this is another image of the connector to an internal laptop DVD drive I have (one that doesn't physically ...
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Audio files not read on CD audio and video DVD on Windows 10

I have some problems with DVDs and CDs since I upgraded from Windows 7 (64bit) to Windows 10: first, my computer didn't recognize at all my DVD reader: no icon, no error message, no conflict related ...
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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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How to clean CD / DVD that have mold on them

I notice some of my favourite CD and DVD have some mold on them. How do I go about to clean them so that I can still play them?
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Convert & Burn M2TS files into DVD format WITHOUT LOSS

I have my marriage film (Resolution: 1080p /Format: .m2ts / File size: 7 GB) on a bluray disc which I ripped in my HDD with this software that I found on forums. The thing is that I want to make some ...
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how to batch convert MP4 files to dvd format (video_ts) [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can convert (several hundred) MP4 files TO DVD format (video_ts and audio_ts files), and preferably then have them in iso files ready for burning? I have googled and can only ...