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

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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...
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Windows 7 PC knocking sound coming from DVD drive after boot

I have an HP Slimline Desktop PC which I installed Windows 7 from scratch. So it should be free of bloatware. I also added an SSD. I noticed that after booting, it occasionally has some knocking ...
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Playing a Video-DVD with scratches

Our local library has the DVD "Frozen" available, but it's badly scratched. Our DVD player at home sometimes hangs, but then skips past the scratch and continues play after about a minute or so. My ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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Inability to burn DVD video (any video file) file

I upgraded from vista to windows 8.1 on DELL studio 1737 laptop, but since then I cannot burn video file, DVD disc is ejected before burning starts it then ask to insert disc. I use NERO video pls ...
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is it dangerous to open the DVD rom?

I have a Lenovo G510 laptop with Windows 8.1. Its more than a year old and out of warranty. Earlier its DVD ROM used to work fine, but sometime back, we started watching a TV series which involved ...
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DVD drives keep failing

I built a new PC for myself about a year ago, i5, Asus MB, corsair power supply, MSI Nvidia GPU. I forget the full specs (I can post them if someone thinks they might be relevant). In that year I've ...
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Windows 7 fails to read recorded DVDs, says I “need to format the disk”

I have a Pioneer DVR 215D. I've had various issues with it in the past - or rather, with its drivers, since it seems to work fine with Linux. Anyway, these days, with Windows 7, the OS refuses to any ...
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Accessing WiFi from a “Live” Linux DVD

I am stuck with a WINDOWS 8.1 machine -- I don't own it, so I cannot install Linux, either instead of Win or dual-boot. I would like to run within a Linux system; so I have several "Live" DVD's. ...
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Is there way of repair damaged dvd from more copies? [closed]

I got 6 copies of same DVD, all of them are scratched, but in different ways. Is there a tool that can repair it, so i can get working ISO?
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Corrupted DVD-RW drive? My cdrom/dvd-rw drive will not play ANYTHING

(This is my first post so please bear with me) for fear of forgetting some info, I remember I have Speccy on my computer still so heres my computers Specs: Summary Operating System Microsoft ...
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Why do all sounds work except DVD playback?

I've come across a strange issue and can't seem to fix it myself or find an answer online. I have an HP tower running Windows 7. Absolutely every sound works on it except for when a DVD is inserted ...
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Boot from a DVD with an ubuntu iso on a PC with no OS

I got a 32 bit computer from my school and I fixed it up with a graphics card and HDD (cause the school took them out before giving it to me). Obviously a brand new HDD has no OS so I've tried booting ...
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How can i burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has 6.25 gb size) on dvd

I m unable to burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has "6.25 gb" size) on dvd . I have read n tried many options given in web but it didn't work for me. First: I split "Cab files" by many software like ...
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How can an optical drive function when mounted vertically?

I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line: The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically. A quick web ...
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My NoteBook wont read my CD-R

Windows 8.1 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N (Hardware of my CD/DVD reader?... ) First time attempting to run a CD-R in this laptop when it suddenly asked to burn in to a DVD or USB. I accidentally pressed burn ...
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Unable to play specific DVD movie discs that work fine on another device

I've got a bit of a strange problem. Just recently purchased Season 4 of Lost from Amazon and when I tried to play it on my laptop it will not play. VLC shows "00:00" with a blue background, Windows ...
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How to unmount dvd (external usb) via eject button on device?

I have an problem with my external usb Dvd-Drive. Everything works fine, the mount works, unmount or eject via shell works. But if I press the eject button on the device it just eject the dvd but does ...
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Install Linux based Operating System on Old Computer With Slow DVD Drive

I currently have an old IBM ThinkPad, this laptop has 512mb ram and a Pentium III processor. I have decided to install Linux onto it, and the specific version of Linux I am going with is lxle, ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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Disc drive doesn't read DVDs anymore

The disc drive in my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 17R, about 1.5 years old) won't read DVDs anymore. The drive spins up several times as if attempting to read it but gives up about 2 seconds later every ...
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Trouble installing windows (USB, DVD & Windows Upgrade)

strong texti've been having lots of trouble installing Windows 8.1 on my ideapad z710 laptop, so here's what i did.. i downloaded a Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO from ...
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MPlayer Extended rev. 15 won't play some video_ts files under OS X

My MPlayer Extended rev. 15 won't play some video_ts files under OS X. I put in one DVD which played fine when I opened the video_ts file, but it isn't working for any of my other dvds. I open the ...
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How to play an original DVD (.VOB file) in VLC after copying it to my PC?

I have copied an entire DVD to my PC but when I try to play it in VLC it does not play perfectly and sticks every time. When it is played directly i.e. from the disc, it is played perfectly but in ...
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How to play an original dvd (.vob file) in VLC?

When I play an original DVD in VLC, it does not play properly. i.e. it sticks too much, while on the other hand it plays smoothly in Windows Media Player (though it doesn't allow seeking). The video ...
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Could a bad SATA data cable on a DVD drive cause issues with programs that don't access the drive in Windows 8.1?

I had a very strange issue and solution on one of our Windows 8.1 workstations, and I can’t figure out how my solution would have fixed the problem. This is the workstation: Windows 8.1 x64 AMD ...
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Use an old laptop SATA DVD drive with a USB to SATA adapter?

I have an old laptop DVD drive, which I want to use as an external DVD drive. I'd like to use it with an adapter cable like this: Two questions: My DVD drive's sticker says that it needs 1.5 ...
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Forensic DVD-R data

Forensically speaking, is there a way to read metadata, user profile, computer, or burning info on a DVD-R? I need to discover more about who made an illegal copy of a movie... Is this something ...
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What is the difference between Burning via Data Size over Time Duration

Assume i have 2 Video Files, both 20 minutes long, both same format. one is 2 GB (File A) and one is 200 MB (File B) because it's been heavily compressed. Now if i remember correctly i can burn 120 ...
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Update Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder

When I see Technical Information for Windows media player. I can see information about Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder (msmpeg2vdec.dll). In some machines I see version as 12.0.9200.16426 and some ...
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How do I build an mplayer playlist that spans two DVDs?

I can build a playlist that spans a single DVD pretty easily like mplayer -dvd-device /dev/sr0 dvd://{7..12} But if I want the playlist to span multiple DVDs, the obvious idea mplayer -dvd-device ...
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Is it safe to use letters A and B for drives? [duplicate]

My computer (a modern one, with Windows 8.1) is equipped with a DVD drive and a SD card reader. I'm considering assigning letters A and B to DVD and card reader. I know well that those letters were ...
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Can I be sure that files copied from a DVD are not corrupted?

I'm about to move a lot (like 100) of old backups made on DVDs to my new NAS. The procedure I will use is simply: put a DVD in my Windows 7 PC, move its content to the NAS, repeat with next DVD. If ...
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How do I configure Linux Iso-Image as bootable Thin-Client DVD

I have to find a solution for the special needs of my company and now i getting struggle, i have the following problem. The order: Create a bootable Linux DVD with special RDP settings. We have many ...
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Is there a way to rip DVDs & CDs on headless CentOS box?

Has anyone set up headless DVD & CD ripping on a CentOS box? I’ve seen a few posts and threads about other operating systems, but nothing about CentOS / Fedora / Red Hat, and nothing recent. I’d ...
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HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F won't play CD/DVDs but Device Manager doesn't detect problems

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F and whenever I insert a working CD or DVD, it won't show or play any CDs or DVDs that I put there. When I open Device Manager, it ...
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Create DVD from MP4 using FFMPEG?

I want to convert an MP4 video into a DVD using a Linux-based process such as FFMPEG. Currently we're using Nero to burn MP4 to DVD video, but I want to automate the process as much as possible. When ...
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DVD drive seems to spin at a high speed with no disk inside - But CPU fan is the culprit, because of CPU high temperature

I am using Windows 7 (x64) and my DVD drive starts spinning slowly, then goes faster and keeps running so for tens of minutes: exactly the same behaviour as to normally use a disk, but with no disk! ...
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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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Cannot install windows on a wiped drive

About a week or two ago I was on my laptop with Windows 7 (That I installed with a cd) When it dropped. After dropping the Hard drive I could not find anything on the disk or save anything onto the ...
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7zip file splitting “DVD” setting too big for a DVD

I'm using 7Zip to split some large files so that I can copy them onto DVDs. I've done this before, using 7-zip's "Split to volumes" feature, and using the "DVD" size. This is creating files that are ...
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dvd drive stopped working in windows 8 64 bit

I have a lenovo ideapad y510p windows 8 64 bit for one year. The optical drive is a matshita dvd ram uj8db by panasonic with the latest driver installed It suddenly stopped reading cds and dvds. ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Use the 'fresh' / unused area of a rewritable DVD?

When re-using a rewritable DVD, I want to use the unused area of the disc. So for example, when I burn a 1 GB Linux distro onto a rewritable DVD, and then burn other distro(s) onto the same DVD, it ...
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Manage CD/DVD access on small Windows network

I have a small Server2008/Win7 network and I want to restrict CD/DVD access for all but one of my users. I set the below GPO, but is there a way I can I give one specific user access to the CD/DVD ...
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Windows 7 installation disc fails to boot properly on UEFI

Whenever I try to install Windows 7 onto my laptop, the boot process simply stops and hangs at the boot splash. No error is given, and the splash continues to animate. However, it never progresses ...
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How to ensure an external DVD drive will receive sufficient power from a USB port - before purchase [closed]

There are various external USB drives, some require external power supplies, some have optional external power supplies, some have 2 USB plugs, 1 for power and 1 for power + data. If I have a device ...
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Unable to boot from Windows Vista DVD on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop doesn't boot from Windows Vista Reinstallation DVD provided by Dell itself. This is an old laptop and I plan to resell it. So I boot from an Ubuntu LiveUSB and do a full ...
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Application not found if clicking empty DVD disk icon

Should Windows 8.1 display window to place files if double-clicking CD disk icon? My box does not. It shows absurd "Application not found" message. How to fix?
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Minimum space to allocate for UDF headers?

Context: I'm using truncate to create a blank image file and udftools to create the UDF file system on it, to subsequently burn to optical media. I know the total size of all the files I want to add ...