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

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Windows 8.1 Professional DVD only installs Windows 8.1 Standard

I've just bought a genuine Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Full Version DVD with COA and Key I'm installing the software on a blank formatted hard drive, but when it's finished its only installed ...
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Asus uefi bios is not detecting the bootable disk

i bought a new asus b85mg mobo and processor for my new build ... but i used my old hard drive, so that i dont have to backup my files or add a new os to it .. but after a sudden restart .. the ...
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Excess drive mapping in windows XP for CD ROM players

I have 2 DVD/CD-ROM players installed on my computer, but the file manager shows FOUR drive mappings 3 of which say "CD" and one of which says "DVD". I assume this indicates some kind of screwed up ...
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Why do DVDs work even when they vibrate?

This is a hardware question: DVD writers and players all vibrate a little, presumably because the media is not perfectly balanced. All I know is that the raw information on the drive is coded in such ...
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How to boot from DVD Lenovo W540

I have a Lenovo W540 laptop currently running windows 8.1. I have burned an ISO image of a linux-based OS onto a DVD-R using the Mastered burn type (not live file system). I cannot figure out how to ...
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Samsung SH-S202J (DVD recorder) “dead” after firmware update

I'm having a problem with my DVD-rom recorder; it's the Samsung's Super Write Master (model SH-S202J), and, after trying to update its firmware, it doesn't work anymore. The update went just fine, ...
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My laptop CD-DVD disc drive(reader) not displayed in “My Computer” and does not open when try to open

I have used my DELL 3521 laptop running on Windows 8 Professional for 1 year now. But it stopped showing CD-DVD reader in My Computer (on pressing WINDOWS+E). It is not working. I don't know what ...
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'This DVD-ROM drive is read-only' but it truly is not? (Windows 8.1)

I've 2 kinds of blank DVD-RWs: Sony hereafter abbreviated as S, and Memorex hereafter abbreviated as M. Everything in this question was performed on the same computer and DVD drive. When I tried to ...
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Set default folder in SMPlayer for “DVD from folder”?

In SMPlayer (14.9.0), there is a function for playing DVDs from any folder: Open | Disk | DVD from folder... After clicking on the "Choose a directory..." button, the last used folder is ...
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ASUS x551ma wont boot from DVD-ROM, when chosen in BIOS

I have gone through stages of ensuring that FAST START option in WIN-8 was disbled, to restarting and going into BIOS via F2, then choosing all fast boot options were disabled, then to BOOT ORDER. ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Creating bootable CD/DVD :: need explanation about the boot information (*.bif) files

Trying to install the GPARTED tool as a bootable DVD with powerISO. The instruction points out that I should verify that the disk is bootable - it's not. I should add the boot information (*bif) ...
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Speed run through DVD with ddrescue

I'm using ddrescue to get data from damaged DVDs. If DVDs are badly damaged, the CDROM drive really struggles to read at all, and can spend 10 seconds continuously readjusting the beam arm or ...
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Converting DVD subtitles to text

I want to convert image-based subtitles (dvd_subtitle) to text-based subtitles (mov_text). I'm on OS X and would strongly prefer to use a free command-line based tool. My source data is either a DVD ...
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Can't play a DVD in Windows 8 with LG DVD writer

First, I apologize if I am posting this in the wrong place. I posted it somewhere else earlier today and it got flagged for being in the wrong place. I just need some help. I recently bought a new ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks Finder issues

My Finder continually goes to "not responding" status in the activity monitor. I cannot see desktop items, I cannot open a new finder window. I also have a DVD stuck in my drive, that I cannot ...
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Replacing DVD with an SSD in an HP Pavilion-dv6 laptop?

I have a laptop HP Pavilion dv6-1149wm Entertainment PC, I'd like to replace the DVD writer, with an SSD, but I am wondering which adapter can fit, is this CADDY Adapter relevant for this?
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How to write DVD from bootable pen drive

I have a bootable USB pen drive which has bootable Ubuntu. Now I want to write to a DVD from the pen drive. How can I do this? Please explain it, so that I can save the software for future.
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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DVD Drive detected by BIOS, but lost by Windows 8

This Windows 8 computer has had this DVD Drive installed for 2 years. Now it no longer shows up in Windows. Neither Device Manager nor Disk Manager can detect it. But the BIOS clearly shows it ...
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is there any way to check a vcd iso for region errors without burning

Is there any way to check a vcd iso for region errors without burning? I mean by mounting it. I have tested Virtual Clone Drive and DVDFab Virtual Drive none of them works; I mean they tend to show ...
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Can't get LG BH16NS40 to play Blu-Ray

I have an LG BH16NS40 internal DVD/Blu-Ray player, but I cannot get it to play Blu-Rays. It came with some "CyberLink" software but I uninstalled it because it was really obnoxious, running all the ...
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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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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 8/8.1 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. I checked ...
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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 ...