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 i use hard or symbolic links on a DVD which needs to be Mac and Windows readable?

I'm producing a DVD and want to try to save some space to fit it onto a single-layer disk rather than dual-layer. There are a lot of repeated files on there and it occurred to me that I could have a "...
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Why Can't I Fit 2GB of Video onto 4GB DVD?

I have 15 X 20 minute videos (174MB each = 2.61GB total). I'd like to burn them onto a 4.7GB DVD but my software tells me there's not enough space on the disc. What can I do to make these videos fit? ...
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How can I stream a video from a media playing program, into a file? (to retrieve video off a DVD with CRC errors)

I have a DVD with CRC errors. I have tried DVD shrink, it showed a CRC error and stopped. I tried Handbrake, it only copied 30min rather than 1 hour. I tried How can I copy files from a scratched ...
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windows installation [ Expanding windows files ] Error

I have a windows xp installed , when I put the windows 7 dvd into dvd reader and restart computer to begin install the windows 7 , in the step which prompt me to choose drive to install windows 7 on ...
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Powerpoint 07 to dvd

A friend asked me to make a powerpoint presentation and wants to put a dvd(20 dvds so people can bring them home) in a dvd player and have it play a presentation. The presentation has looping audio ...
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Vanishing DVD Write Speeds

We are undergoing an upgrade at my workplace, and including the installation of custom built Windows 10 computers about a month ago. We are required to burn DVD's daily and since the install, the ...
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Win 10 Not Detecting DVD Drivers

I am trying to connect my Memorex 3202-3223 Multi Format Dvd Recorder to my Windows 10 desktop, but drivers are not automatically installed. If I go to device manager and attempt to auto-download the ...
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I can't read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder in windows 7

I have a Sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from Sony (I found the CD's in the package I have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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How does the MRW (Mount Rainier) work?

My optical drive can write MRW format, which is the mount rainier packed writing technology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rainier_%28packet_writing%29 I have a few questions about it, that ...
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How to create a bootable USB flash drive from a bootable DVD (for an EFI system, under Linux or Mac OS)?

There are many similar questions already, but many concern only Windows 7 and answers suggest steps to follow under Windows with some Windows tools, in others some specialized tools like UNetbootin ...
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Is a DVD drive needed when building a PC

I want to build myself a computer for the first time. And after watching some videos on how to assemble a computer I am a little bit confused. With the Mainboard, GPU, ... often comes some sort of ...
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Installing Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD01 Firmware Updater: Target is not found?

As you see in the device manager list of my SONY VPCCW1NFX/B laptop, there's only the Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500S4 device available under the DVD/CD-ROM drivers subcategory. where their should be another ...
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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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How to firmly secure hdd caddy in its bay?

My question is how to firmly secure a HDD Caddy in the ODD bay. I have an Asus X550VX which is sold both with and without a DVD drive. Mine is without but the bay and SATA is of course there so it ...
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lsdvd, libdvdread, libdvdcss for encrypted DVD ISO, Can't Open Error

I'm executing lsdvd -x filename.iso and getting the following error libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP ...
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can't backup DVD with dvdbackup

I have purchased a movie on DVD and can not back it up with dvdbackup. lsdvd shows this: me@uboot ~ % lsdvd /dev/sr0 *** Zero check failed in src/ifo_read.c:566 for ...
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Accessing free space on CD/DVD after burning ISO image

I have a 4.7 GB DVD and after burning a 1.1 GB ISO image (Linux Live CD), I should technically have around 3.6 GB of space left but when I mount them on Linux, I could only see the 1.1 GB Live CD ISO ...
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Can I make an Audio only copy of a DVD

Can I make an Audion only CD of a DVD? I have an Eagles Live in Melbourne DVD that I cant find as a CD to use in the car (if I can Do I have to do anything differnet, I have not been able to get it ...
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I'm confused about what a driver exactly is

Alright, so from what I know so far a disk drive is a common type of secondary storage memory. In my book, it says a disk drive stores data by magnetically encoding it onto a circular disk. There are ...
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The correct subtitles on my DVD won't play since updating to Windows 10

I click subtitles for the DVD and only get the English DUB captions, NOT the Japanese translated subtitles for the movie. I like to watch movies in their original language with English translated ...
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Bulk transcoding ISO/IMG to MP4/MKV

I need a tool/script to help me convert my collection of DVD's to MP4. I've started using Plex instead of playing each image-file directly and it's quite a pain in the butt to manually convert a ...
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Converting video in VLC results in A/V mismatch

I've been trying to backup some DVDs I have laying around. Each time I have tried I have run into the same issues. The process I use is as follows. Put DVD into drive Open VLC Select Convert/Save ...
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Windows 7: Playing DVD shows gray Noise

I've got a Windows 7 computer. When I want to watch a DVD movie, it starts playing, but nearly immediately the whole screen shows gray noise. When pressing ESC, the noise disappears for a moment and I ...
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How do you rip two or more specific titles with makemkvcon?

I've been starting to use the CLI to MakeMKV (makemkvcon) and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to rip more than one specific title from a DVD at a time without rescanning. Say I want to ...
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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 drive?...
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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 ISO-...
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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 ...