Questions specific to writing to DVDs

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Appending to non re-writable DVD

Can you still burn/write additional files to a used non re-writable DVD? For example, after I burn a 900 MB .iso to a DVD, can I still write additional files to that same DVD in the future?
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Cannot burn windows 8 iso to DVD in ubuntu 12.04

I need to burn a windows 8 iso to a DVD in ubuntu 12.04 (installing a bootable USB stick is not an option) In ubuntu I use brasero and select burn image do disk and select the windows iso (which I ...
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Is there a command line tool for windows to burn a directory on the fly, add boot image and verify it?

It doesn't have to be all-in-one thing. But what I want is that doesn't need to create a separate ISO file in temp folders and them burn it but directly from the location. I only found this ...
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burning DVD freezes computer

On an Ubuntu 10.04 machine, with an LG model GH22NS40 optical drive connected on an Intel 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4-port SATA IDE Controller, with a P5E WS Pro motherboard, burning an ISO file to ...
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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 ...
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What are the differences between burning a DVD when offered either MP4 480p and DVD ISO?

I'm using an iMac and once I've completed the burn onto a DVD, I would like to make it as easy as possible for people to view the DVD with most computers. I am given a choice of downloading my images ...
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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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Make images copy protected? [duplicate]

I would like to know that how can we make images/videos/files burnt onto CD/DVD copy protected ? I want that another users should not be able to copy my pictures.
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DVD recording fails with “Power Calibration Error” or “Internal Target Failure”

I'm using a Pioneer DVR-215, firmware version 1.22, on Windows 7 64bit (with various apps, e.g. Nero, DeepBurner) - to try and burn a simple ISO DVD (tried both with and without multisession). This ...
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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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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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How to create a virtual video CD/DVD

Let's say I have a video file in AVI or MPEG format. I want to make a video CD (or DVD) for that video file (not data CD/DVD). But I don't want to burn a real CD -- I want to make a virtual video CD, ...
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How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check ...
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Why DVD writers only have 24x write speed? [closed]

I remember CD writers get's twice the speed, now it seems DVD writers can only do up to 24x write speed if internal, and just 8x if it's a portable writer. It's been years since and it seems stuck on ...
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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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Can't install Snow Leopard on new hard-drive on iMac 21.5" (mid 2010)

I got a iMac from a friend and it originally had mountain lion. I was able to login and use it like normal for about 3-4 times. Then it won't log me at all. I got apple and some other experts and was ...
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How do I copy a the OS X DVD that came with my Mac using a Windows machine?

Even with a clean install of Mountain Lion on an internal SSD, 8 GB of RAM, saving the ISO image to the internal SSD and two different brands (Verbatim & Titan) of unused dual layer DVD+R discs, ...
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How to check if a blank DVD is damaged?

Today I burned a DVD, but when I insert it into my external DVD drive I am told that it is blank, but if I try to burn something else on it, it simply gets ejected. The DVD in question is a -R Dual ...
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DVD blank after burn

Here is my situation: I burn a DVD using the Live File System (which allows it to act like a flash drive). Burns without problem. Then I close the session, and all the files are still on the DVD. Then ...
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Is it possible to convert mts files to iso, burn them to a disk, and reverse the process later?

I have mts video files, is it possible, after having converted them to iso in order to burn them to blank dvds for storage, to then rip them from the same dvds and build them back into the original ...
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Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? [closed]

Is it possible to burn DVD-R or DVD+R or DVD-RW so that at least SOME devices treat it as audio CD? In principle? UPDATE I don't mean to burn DVD as DVD so that DVD-aware devices can read it. I mean ...
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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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error when burning Ubuntu 12.10 to a disk

I am getting this error 0XC0AA0301 when trying to burn Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 to a DVD or CD using the windows 7 built in burner. I have googled this error and it has not been much help. What causes ...
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How to burn DVD/Blu-Ray disk with copy protection

I've created video studying material for my students and would like to know if it's possible to burn my disks with basic copy protection. I realize that it will be possible to copy them anyway if one ...
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IDE to SATA convertor Motherboard Issue

I bought new motherboard Intel DH67GD which has not IDE interface to attach the DVD writer. It has 2 SATA with 6Gb/s, 3 SATA with 3Gb/s and 1 e-SATA with 3GB/s. Mmobo specs link. How can I connect my ...
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Removing open session from dvd-rw

As you can see from the above image, nero is showing some "session is open" in my DVD rewritable disc. The problem is whenever I erase the session it is not getting erased and I am unable to write ...
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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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Are there any downsides to leaving a DVD “open” after burning?

When burning a DVD, all the programs have an options to "leave the DVD open", so that files can be further added to the disc. Are there any downsides to that? In other words: what are the reasons I ...
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How could I pack my linux installation to installable DVD

I have spend more than 2 months configuring my openSUSE 12.1 linux as ultimate development environment with manual installs of many tools and packages. How could I pack this as my own distro on a DVD ...
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Dvd write fails on windows 7 works great on windows XP

When I try to burn a disc on windows 7 ultimate, I get a calibration error. However dvd burns fine when I boot into windows XP (same machine)! Little guidance please :)
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Failure to burn DVD in the Nero applications

I'm having a problem, about the dvd-rw. Been a long time I did not use the DVD, but lately I am so use it. But there is a problem. Initially I was using an application that is nero v7, after a 1% ...
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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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How do I close DVDs when burning on Windows 7?

When I burn DVDs using Explorer on Windows 7, there is no option of closing the DVD. This results in some MBs of free space after the DVD has been written (multisession). How do I close the DVD on ...
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Disk types for DVD-RAM

I just bought a new computer and it has a DVD-RAM drive. I am trying to re-install OS on that machine but failing to do so because the only DVDs I have now are DVD+R which DVD-RAM is failing to read. ...
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DVD shows empty after burn is complete

I burn data on DVD-R. The burning process goes well and at the end I get the message that it was successful. But when I insert the burned DVD it shows nothing, used space - 0 bytes, free space - 0 ...
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DVD burner is recognized by Windows, but not by software

OS: Windows Vista x64 DVD-RW: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-219L ATA Device I can burn DVD images by Windows Explorer, but both SCDWriter and CDBurnerXP doesn't show the device as possible burner. I've ...
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Free DVD Burning Options but for DVD Players not data

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD which was simple and awesome got the job done. But are there any good free options that allow you to burn a DVD video to a DVD that can be played in a player?
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What does “Power Calibration Area Error” mean when I'm trying to write a DVD

I'm trying to write a Windows 7 DVD iso to a DVD+R, single layer, 4.7GB disk. The source ISO file size is about 2.3GB. The burner is a hp DVD RAM UJ897, while the media is a Sony D31 DVD+R. I tried ...
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DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also ...
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If a DVD burning gets canceled halfway through, can it still be burned later?

Is it still usable? This is a DVD+R if it matters.
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iDVD Burning Discs - Freezes & Ejects at last step

When I'm in iDVD and go to burn a disc it goes through all the steps and at the last step where it asks if you continue and burn it freezes and won't allow you to push the okay/yes button and ejects ...
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DVD writer not working

I have a LG DVD Writer which has worked fine for the two years. But now it has started behaving like CD Writer i do not able to read or write DVDs. but i am able to read and write cds in the same . ...
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Where did the files I burned to a DVD-RW go?

I used the built-in file burning function in Windows 7 to burn a set of .rar archives to a DVD-RW. It finished burning and ejected the disc. I put it back in and the drive shows a disk with 305 MB of ...
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Check if my DVD media is DL or not

I got a DVD that I need to copy, problem is when I insert a blank DVD (4.7 GB) to begin the copying, it doesn't start because there's not enough space (about 30 megs missing) I'm trying to understand ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 using Windows Vista will not recognize blank DVD

When inserting a blank DVD into the Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500 SATA drive on a HP Pavilion DV7-1273CL, using Windows Vista (64 bit), it will not recognize the disc. It says drivers are up to date, but I ...
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Convert PAL to NTSC

I have some vacation DVDs which i would like to convert from PAL to NTSC. How and/or what might be the easiest way to do this? I'm looking for a free solution. I'm on Windows 7. I have access to ...
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What's the point of CD drive offsets?

Why are there different offsets for CD Drives, what's does the read and write offsets mean? How can I know the offset for my CD/DVD writer?
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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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Burned a movie on DVD but only 10s of it is playable

I used Nero 10 on Win7 x64 to burn an .avi movie onto DVD-RW (burned it as data project). When I insert it into the dvd player, it starts playing but after 10s, it stops. I tried burning it again, but ...
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Rip concert DVD to MP3

If I have a concert DVD—that I own legitimately—is there any way to rip the tracks to MP3? The end goal is to get the music onto my iPod and or iPhone, and so if there are any workarounds—short of ...