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

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Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso)

Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso). I am trying to install linux on my imac powerpc g5 which wont boot from a bootable usb.
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VLC in Centos6 fails to play DVD

I installed vlc into my Centos 6.7 from epel and nux-dextop using these instructions. Install went OK but there are problems in playing DVDs. I managed to play a DVD containing material I recorded ...
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Trick PC into having a physical and virtual DVD Drive

At school, I've got a server running to which I can make a VPN. Now, I need to set up a few VM's with all having a need for a different OS. I can't physically go to school to change a boot DVD, so I ...
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How to mount ISO as DVD by virtualbox?

I am trying to run an old program written for win98. I downloaded the win98 vmware image from here: https://winworldpc.com/product/windows-98/98-second-edition I am able to start the system, but every ...
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After reinstallation Ubuntu 15.10 cannot mount USB stick or DVD

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 because the boot loader was gone after I updated Windows on a second partition. Since then Ubuntu is unable to mount USB sticks or DVD: USB: Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at ...
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Robocopy what is the command to copy a dvd to my Hard Drive excluding a Folder?

I want to copy all the folders, subdirectories and files from a DVD to my hard drive excluding a Subdirectory, using Robocopy, what is the command for this task using this path? Copy all from D:\ ...
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Which processes are accessing CD/DVD drive?

I'm trying to install StarCraft 1 on my Windows 7 machine, but it's taking forever and it sounds like the DVD drive is thrashing. Is there any way to see which processes are reading from the DVD ...
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Do file attributes in CDs and DVDs change if you access them?

I have snooped over my boyfriend's old CDs and DVDs. I opened and copied (with copy paste) some of the files (jpeg and videos). Does this action change the file attributes (date accessed, etc.) of the ...
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Too many DVD Drive in my windows explorer [duplicate]

I have just reinstalled my pc with windows 7. But, i got a new problem in my explorer, i found out that my pc has 5 DVD Drive with blank space. I want my pc only has 1 DVD Drive like before. Someone ...
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What stops me from reformatting a DVD+R? [duplicate]

It just interest me how, no matter what computer I put it in, whether it be running Windows, Mac or Linux, I can't seem to format it (I know that they're made to be write-once only). I'm guessing it's ...
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How can I modify the IFO file so the main chain of cells is duplicated?

I want to make the same video run twice before it's over. So if I have 3 VOB files in one folder, I would like to avoid making 3 copies. Instead I would like to just edit the IFO file so that the ...
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How can I determine which track is played when I select an entry in a DVD menu?

I'm in the process of ripping some of my DVDs to my hard drive using Handbrake. Typically this is easy, I just rip every track of appropriate length (20-odd minutes for a TV show, 40-odd minutes for a ...
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How can I find out what /dev my usb dvd drive?

I'm going through the process of installing AsteriskNow on an old pc of mine. I've got a usb dvd drive which plugs in to 2 usb sockets (I'm assuming one is extra power). The machine reads the disc and ...
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About making bootable dvd disc [closed]

Hi my question is is it possible to make a DVD disc with one ISO-image file and a couple of other small files burned on the same disc next to the ISO-image file that will be able to boot ?The ...
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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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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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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 ...