Questions specific to writing to DVDs

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Need help burning DVD movies [closed]

I created iso image of purchased movie on my Windows 7 computer, then I burned iso image to DVD. When I played on Bose DVD player all I got was garble. What did I do wrong? I used BurnAware to create ...
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How to burn multiple .mp4 files to a DVD

I have several .mp4 files ranging from say 500 MB to 1.5 GB. After doing some reading, I learned that these .mp4 files will take even more space on DVD (playable on DVD-player), if I don't want to ...
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Why isnt the ISO I burned to a DVD bootable?

I downloaded an ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit From Digital River to try to restore a laptop. I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a Memorex DVD and tried to boot the laptop from it using the ...
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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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How to get an external DVD drive to work?

I've bought an external DVD reader (Samsung, USB Slim Portable Optical Drive). But, it couldn't read CDs/DVDs on my PC. When I tried in another PC, it's okay. What's wrong with my PC? The OS is ...
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Is there a free or cheap and reliable ISO burning software for Windows? [closed]

I'd like to burn CD iso files and DVD iso files on Windows using my DVD burner. What software is the cheapest (retail, not using bit torrents) or free and doesn't contain adware or malware? EDIT: @...
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Why is desktop.ini “Ready to Be Written to the Disc” of any CD or DVD inserted under Windows 7?

I have a netbook with an external CD/DVD burner running Windows 7 Starter. Whenever I put any CD or DVD (doesn't have to be blank) in the drive and navigate to its path in Windows Explorer, it ...
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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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How optical media type is identified by the burner?

How CD-DVD Burning apps & the drive are able to identify the media type in the drive i.e. whether the inserted disk is CD-ROM or DVD-R or DVD-RW and so on? I understand that the session info is ...
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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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Is there any way to check the “history” of burned CDs on Win 7?

I was wondering if there is any way to check what files where burned to what CD/DVD from a Windows 7 computer? In other words, is there a log function which records what files where burned to disk? ...
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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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Burn DVD when I have vob files only

have some .vob files ( entire VIDEO_TS folder of a DVD but not any other file or folder like AUDIO_TS.. etc) and I want to burn a disc compatible with a DVD player. How can I do this? No dvd burner ...
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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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How to burn two DVD5 discs from a DVD9

How can I burn two DVD5 discs from a DVD9 which auto plays in DVD players? Do I need to edit any files and how do I create a menu for the second disc?
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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 long....
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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 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 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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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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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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Hardware error while burning DVD

I have Windows 7 and a Sony Vaio VPCSA but I never could write a DVD. I can write a CD but when I try to write a DVD with Nero it just fails with a hardware error. I bought new blank DVD+R and still ...
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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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growisofs warnings when writing to Blu-ray Dual Layer discs

I'm archiving my media collection onto BD-R Dual Layer discs but keep getting the following IO errors at the end of the writing process (usually > 95% complete) : :-[ WRITE@LBA=168e800h failed with ...
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How is it possible that a 4.5gb DVD claims 415gb of contents?

I am copying a 4.7 GB dvd contents into my local drive but the total size of DVD is being shown as 415 GB!. How is that possible? Because of which it is showing less space (as my drive is of 150 GB) ...
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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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What is the largest file I can write to a DVD?

I am creating an archive of a large file set using the 7-Zip command line tool, and I am going to write the archive to DVDs (2 sets, to be safe). Assuming exactly one file (a part of a 7-Zip archive) ...
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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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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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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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Can my DVD burner write “Dual Layer” disks?

Is there a generic way to find out if a DVD burner can burn dual layer DVD’s without trying and potential waste a disk? Right now it’s this drive I’m wondering about but I'd like a solution that ...
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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 ...
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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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How to burn a data DVD in Windows XP

I am trying to burn a data DVD (DVD+R) in Windows XP SP3 on a Dell desktop computer. The computer has a licensed copy of Nero 6.3. Nero indicates that an update to version 6.6 is available, but after ...
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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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How can I burn a mov file to a DVD?

If I have a *.mov file on my hard-drive, how can I burn it to a DVD disk so that I can pop that into a DVD player and play? I have Windows 7 and OS X.
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Cannot burn Ubuntu ISO onto DVD in Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 and I downloaded an Ubuntu 12.10 ISO onto my hard drive. When I right-click on the file and selected “Burn to disc”, I get the following message: The selected disc image ...
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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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Windows 7 System Image creation to DVD-R's just turns my discs into Christmas decorations - should it work?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 System Image to DVD-R and very few minutes (about 7) it keeps getting me to insert another new disc, but even though there's no error given I think it's not actually ...
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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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DVD/CD burning .zip: is it more reliable, faster, longer lasting to burn a zip of files rather than the files as a folder?

Is it more reliable, faster, longer lasting to burn to CD/DVD a zip (or a few large zips) of files rather than the files as a folder? Just thinking if 1000s of small files would not be as efficiently ...
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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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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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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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Real blank DVD+R writable space

Many sources report the following value as the DVD+R free/user-writable space: 4700372992 bytes I've written a binpacker program using this value, but the selected files always exceed the DVD+R ...