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DVD ripping software recommendations [closed]

I have a bunch of concert DVDs that I'd like to rip to the highest quality format possible. I'm looking for some software (ideally free) that will let me do this. I want to be able to keep the chapter ...
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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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Windows 7 DVD drive isn't working

My DVD drive can read DVDs, but when I try to burn any data on a blank DVD it's not working. Is there any problem with the DVD drive or should I check the drive settings?
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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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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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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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Optimal DVD video settings

I have a 17 GB 1080p HD video file that is saved as MOV. From this one file I need to create a movie DVD with a menu. To create the DVD I will use ConvertXToDVD. The entire video is 1 hour 33 min ...
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Write DVD video directly to an ISO (rather than disk) using Windows 7 DVD movie software

I am helping some volunteers create videos for funeral homes, and one of the DVD video software tools (FuneralOne) that they use requires a DVD to be burned each time. In many events, we don’t want a ...
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How to check how many DVDs were burnt on a specified date on Vista? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is a way to check how many DVDs were burnt on a given date. Maybe there are any records being made each time a DVD is being burnt? Thanks in advance for your help.
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How many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used?

I'm looking for a way to get to know how many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used (DVD(s) burning). I'm running Windows Vista. The program used to burn DVD(s) doesn't create any ...
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How do I know if a blank CD-R is LightScribe compatible?

I have a blank CD-R. Its just white, without any writings and i don't have it's box. How to know if i can use LightScribe?
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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Does a CD-R store information about the computer which created it? [duplicate]

I'm most interested about this in Windows computers. When you burn a CD or DVD, does the disc contain metadata or some other information about the computer which burned it (i.e., computer name, owner, ...
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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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Why does google say that infrarecorder is a malicious file when downloading from sourceforge.

I didn't know which site to put this on. I was recommended infrarecorder from many sources for disk burning. However, when downloading from sourceforge, google says that it is a malicious program. ...
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can't add files to usb superdrive media after first recording [closed]

iMac 2.9 GHz, 8 GB ram OS X 10.9.5 uses usb superdrive and fails to add files to media after the first refording. Where are the default sessio write or disk write optins and their default values?
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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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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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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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What is the difference between making a dd of a DVD and ripping software [closed]

I don't understand something. If I want to copy a DVD why not just dd the drive and be done with it? Why would anyone ever want to use ripping software if they can just do a simple dd?
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Can I use DVD+R to install an OS? (as opposed to DVD-R)

I've been trying (since I have a pack of 100 DVD+Rs) to burn Windows 10 to one and install it on my laptop. However, whenever I try, it just boots as normal and doesn't consider the DVD ROM a boot ...
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Batch File to Send Zip File to CD/DVD drive [duplicate]

I have written a batch file which creates a Zip from a set of files. This works fine. I would now like to extend this batch file so the outputted zip file (from the above batch file) is written to a ...
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Check if CD/DVD is Finalized

Is there a simple way to check if re-writable media has been finalized? So far the only recommendations I can find suggest that I attempt to start another write session using the disc and if it fails ...
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Can someone please suggest me how to burn large files on dvd? [closed]

I have 16GB of photos on my phone. How many DVDs of what capacity will I need to fit them on? What are the options? Can I burn the photos directly from my phone or do they need to be copied to disk? ...
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How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality?

How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality? I don't want to zip them and then unzip them when I want to play the video. I just want it to get split into parts ...
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Can't burn 8.1G iso onto 8.4GB DVD - “Media does not have enough free space”

I'm trying to burn a dvd on a mac with an external (firewire-connected) dvd drive. I'm checking the size of the iso thus: DVD-4:dvd_files macbook$ ls -l /tmp/hybrid.iso -rw-r--r-- 1 macbook wheel ...
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DVDStyler: Burninng Arabic subtitles error

I have Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, I'm trying to burn 24 season 9 on DVD to be used on a DVD player, with Arabic Subtitles. I get this error, anyone knows what it means? ERR: Error 84 -- Invalid or ...
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DVD Flick Video Encoding is usually slow?

I tried to burn my movies using DVD Flick, but when it's burning, it takes so much time to encode the videos. I select the Bitrate as Auto Fit, and encoding as Normal. Is it normal to take so much ...
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How to know if my burned Windows7 DVD can still be used file?

I've a burned Windows7 DVD from 2 years or maybe 3 I bought it from "Publinet" (Internet Café but without coffee!), what I want to know is, after all that time, how can I know if this DVD is missing ...
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How to use DVD+RW (UDF) both in windows and linux?

I have dvd+rw disk. I would like to create UDF file system on it to use with windows 7 (and newer) and gentoo both. How must I prepare media and what commands should use to mount it in linux? What I ...
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Burning Lubuntu to Dell PC

I have an old Dell PC Dimension 8200 that I'm trying to install Lubuntu on. I'm burning the ISO image on a Mac 10.6 using Disk Utility, but when I try to boot it on the Dell, it doesn't recognize the ...
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Is it mandatory to finalize dvd while creating bootable dvd?

Since recent versions of ubuntu (12.10,13....) exceeds 700 MB I'm forced to use DVD instead of CD. But the size of ubuntu 12.10 is just 750 MB. still 3.5 GB of DVD will be wasted. So I'm wondering ...
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how to burn 9GB iso file on two dvds?

I have 9gb iso file. I need to burn this on 2 disks such that while copying data from the dvd to hdd, it will automatically ask for "please enter disk 2" and then the data from disk 2 will also be ...
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How to stop DVD drive from spinning?

I was using Hamster Free Burning Studio to burn a DVD, on the first run it crashed. But my DVD is still spinning inside my laptop. Is there any non-physical (so no paper clip in the tiny hole method) ...
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DVD files not appear in file manager both windows and os x

Many thanks for reading. I have a DVD - R containing a set of MRI images along with the viewer (GE MRI machine dvd write). In my effort to browse the DVD it appears empty in both Apple and Windows ...
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How to copy software DVD on another blank DVD [duplicate]

How can I copy a Windows7 DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?
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Burn a read-only DVD?

I want to burn a DVD with images (JPG,PNG,BMP etc) or video (mpg,mp4 etc.), but I want the DVD to not be copiable onto a PC hard disk; it can only run on a CD/DVD drive.
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DVD Burning Error

For some reason, I got a 4.7 GB DVD that would only hold 4.36 GB when formatted. I tried formatting it again and now it holds 113 MB. What's the deal? I tried to use Power2Go but it said that it was ...
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How to determine why a burned DVD won't boot?

So I have an interesting problem where a burned DVD of "debian-7.2.0-ia64-CD-1.iso" won't boot. The DVD is a DVD+RW. I have tried erasing, burning, and booting from ...
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Create a DVD from a .wmv keeping quality

I'm trying to create a DVD from a .wmv file. It is very important to keep the current .wmv's quality when the DVD is created. I'm sure ffmpeg --as almighty as it is-- can do the job. Right know I'm ...
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Is it possible to recognize that 2 DVD discs were burnt with different DVD burners?

I have an ISO file. I'm burning it to DVD number 1 using my laptop DVD burner. I'm also burning the same ISO to DVD number 2 using the other DVD burner. Is it possible to tell only from these two DVD ...
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Burning DVD's to Micro SD card on Win 7:

I am running Windows 7 with WMP. I have DVD's I want convert to MP4's so I can view them on a mobile device. The mobile device uses Micro SD cards. I cannot seem to get WMP to burn directly to the ...
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How do I burn ubuntu iso image to DVD on Windows 7

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS from this site, and I am trying to follow the instructions about how to burn the iso image to DVD according to this page but I don't see the image on desktop as shown on ...
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How to stress the Windows XP kernel?

We have intermittant problems with writing DVDs where the writing process fails. We suspect that the problem is happening when the DVD driver switches from DMA mode to PIO mode and then in this mode ...
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DVD Burning: I burn the first fine. Afterwards, no disc in drive will register until restart

I burn advertising DVDs to give to potential clients interested in our services. Burning used to be hassle free for the most part, but ever since getting a new burner, It would be ht and miss, some ...
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Can burned DVD-R be changed

If a DVD-R+ oder DVD-R- is burned and finalized can it be changed? E. g. can a software be added? An example is if a burned DVD-R is inserted in a computer which has a virus. Would it be possible ...
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How can I quickly tell a multisession DVD from a single-session one?

I burn a lot of DVDs over multiple sessions, and I tend to forget which discs are multisessioned and which aren't. Is there any way to tell them apart, without having to check them in a disc drive?
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Burning a used DVD-R

Ok, so here's my situation: Yesterday,i was making a windows bootable disk from a .iso file using nero. But accidently instead of copying the contents of the .iso file i added it to the disk.When the ...
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Is possible to “overwrite” a written CD/DVD ? (the purpose would be damage existing files)

Is it possible to "force" somehow the DVD-ROM (or CD-ROM) to write again over an already burned DVD or CD with the purpose of making the data unreadable, but the disk to remain intact?
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Increase USB time-out for Windows 8?

PREFACE: Sony's web site states clearly that the DRX-840U is a plug-and-play device that Windows should recognize and because of this, there are no downloadable drivers available for the drive. I ...