Questions specific to writing to DVDs

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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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Burning Snow Leopard 10.6 DMG always fails

I'm trying to burn my Snow Leopard 10.6, a 6.5GB dmg file but it always fails with Burn, I don't have toast so I would like to fine a free way, how can I do? Can I use the disk utility directly? I'm ...
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DVD drive is not able to detect or read blank dvd

I have a TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H DVD drive in my laptop. This drive is not able to detect or read blank dvd of Moser Baer but it can read blank dvd of Sony. What is the problem ? What is the ...
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Does burning an ISO file on a non-rewritable DVD make the DVD read-only?

If I burn an ISO file on a non-rewritable DVD, does the DVD become read-only?
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Burning DVDs to disk - what audio codec should I pick?

I finally got around to burning all the DVDs to files, so that I can get rid of all the plastic media once and for all. Most DVDs have several audio codecs available (2 channel stereo or 5.1 Dolby). ...
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DVD Burner becoming unresponsive?

My DVD burner is acting strange. From the moment it starts to burn, the drive is very loud. If I abort the job at say 10%, it will become unresponsive for 10-20 minutes. Once it finally comes back and ...
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How can I compress .mov files to fit on DVD-Rs on Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6 and have a few large .mov files (around 20-30GB each) that I would like to burn onto separate data DVD-Rs. The resolution of the videos is 960x540 and the duration ranges ...
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Volume ID using mkisofs and cdrecord

I'm trying to specify the volume id of a cd/dvd when using mkisofs and cdrecord afterwards. I figured out that there's an option -V volumeid of mkisofs. The manpage says that 32 characters can be ...
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Should I reinstall Nero after Hardware is changed?

My XP box has an old BenQ CD Writer(the drive itself is pretty capricious) I recently purchased an ASUS DVD Writer for another box To test the DVD functionality, I installed the DVD drivers etc on ...
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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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How do I allocate/split folders optimally to fit on the minimum number of DVDs?

I need a wayto automatically allocate/split selected folders so that each class of folders take the closest value to 4.7 GB (a single layer DVD-R or DVD+R). While doing this, files must remain intact ...
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machine to load into and take out from a DVD burner, burning many different ISO-images

Sometimes I want to burn between 50 and 100 different DVD-Rs (single-sided ones, 4.7 Gig capacity, DVD-R). The sorce is from ISO-images on my hard-disc, and for each DVD there is a different image. ...
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Vista: Making Mastered the default burning setting

I'm currently backing off a ton of data onto DVDs, but I've already lost one DVD because I forgot to select the hidden option of "Mastered" before I pressed "next". Is there a way to make this the ...
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Reproducing limited DVD copy protection

For those with experience in the file systems and intricacies of video DVDs I apologize for any ignorance on my part. I just encountered something that got me to thinking, as was hoping someone my be ...
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When is it possible to use a DVD+/-R in instead of a CD-R?

When it comes to simple CD ISO images it is possible to burn them to a DVD+/-R, but what about the more general case? Is it possible to copy a CD with audio tracks to DVD+/-R? What about mixed mode ...
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What kind of blank DVDs do I need for my specific burner?

I just bought a new computer, here is a link to the DVD burner: Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM This is my first DVD burner, I've always just burned CD's which only ...
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Portable software for encoding and burning an AVI to DVD

I'm searching for a portable software that could handle the following accept .avi as input file encode it to .vob (Is that the right target format? these video_TS and audio_TS folders, you know) ...
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What is Windows' Mastered Disc Format?

In Windows 7 and Vista, it's possible to burn CD/DVDs using the "Mastered Disc Format". http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/using-vistas-mastered-optical-disc-format/539 tells us, ...
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free tool for multiple dvd copies on windows?

My sister was recently married and had a copy of the wedding video provided to her on dvd She'd like to include a copy in 'thank you' gifts to guests. She's looking to make approximately 20 copies of ...
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Installing SATA dvd burner on machine with no spare SATA ports/connectors

I have the following motherboard Tyan Thunder K8WE S2895A2NRF ...
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How to burn a DVD of Windows 7 with a dump on hard disk

Hello I had my Windows 7 DVD with me, and I had earlier copied all the files from it and dumped them into a folder on my computer's hard disk. Now I want to burn a bootable DVD from this dump, how can ...
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If I burn a dvd with files on mac, is it going to be readable on another systems?

I don't want to burn a DVD with files that is only going to be read by newer Windows versions, and not by a Linux box. Can I trust on Mac's bultin DVD recorder in Finder in creating fully compatible ...
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DVD burning program for creating menus, etc for Windows 7?

What's a good DVD burning program that lets you create menus and stuff? I like the one that comes with Windows but it can't .mkv files.
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Job queueing in Toast Titanium 10?

I have a bunch of .MP4 video files I'm burning to DVD-Video using Toast Titanium 10 on my MacBook Pro. Right now, I'm doing them one at a time. Because my computer is several years old, encoding video ...
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Burners freezing the PC when starting to write lead-in

I am having trouble with two new Pioneer DVR-219L dual layer burners. I replaced my old burners with these. Both are attached by SATA. The burners seem okay burning CDs and normal DVDs, but when ...
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Can't boot from SATA dvd, seen as SerialCH1_Master

Here's the problem: I have an old computer based on an AsRock motherbord, the p4vt8+. I have 2 IDE HDs , one per each channel (IDE0 and IDE1) and I have a SATA dvd LG GH22N550. When I go into the BIOS ...
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Why won't AVI2DVD load the audio stream?

Windows XP SP3 I have an .avi file. It is in a folder on my "C:" drive. There are no disallowed characters in either the folder or file name. It has audio as I have watched it on my computer. I want ...
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How can I get my T60 to write a cd/dvd faster than 2xs?

XP SP3 IBM T60. I have been informed that the dvd ram in my computer will write faster than 2xs only on one specific manufacturers media. All other media is restricted to 2xs. How can I change this? ...
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Burn AVI with embedded subtitles to DVD on a Mac?

I have anĀ AVI file that has subtitles within the file itself (no .srt) that I need to burn to DVD on a Mac for a presentation at work. How do I accomplish this?
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If I am going to burn a DVD with some family movies, what type of media works in the most dvd players?

If I am going to burn a DVD with some family movies to send out, what type of DVD media works in the most dvd players? That is in a typical DVD player connected to a TV, not one in a computer. Should ...
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Free software that will allow me to burn a .mov video directly to DVD

Is there an easy way for me to burn a .mov file to a video DVD without having to convert it? Either a free burning app that's capable or some kind of patch that will allow me to use Windows DVD Maker ...
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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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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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Where is the serial number of the DVD/CD writer stored on the CD?

I was reading the Wikileaks FAQ (archived here), it says: Many CD and DVD writers will include the serial number of the DVD or CD writer onto the CD/DVDs they write. If the post is ...
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filename checker

Is there a software that can check for filenames in a certain folder. So that there wouldn't be any error when trying to burn those files into a dvd or any optical media. I always burn different kinds ...
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can a finalized/closed dvd be modified?

Is there a method to change data or burn new data to a dvd that is already closed/finalized? My question is only about the iso9660 format.
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Retrieve data on multi-zone DVD?

I had some data on a DVD. I wanted to add a file to it. I opened up Roxio Creator DE and it said that it was Appendable. I appended the file and now all the old data doesn't show up when reading ...
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How can I speed up dvd burning/encoding in windows dvd maker?

I'm using windows DVD maker to burn a DVD so it can be played on my DVD player. However, its taking a very long time in the encoding phase (over an hour). Is there any way to speed it up? Edit ...
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Free commandline CD/DVD burner for Windows working without installation

I'm looking for a freeware CD/DVD, command-line burner for Windows without installation requirement. Found CommandBurner, but unfortunately it needs to be installed. Is there any portable alternative? ...
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Any professional software to help me burn my AVI movie to DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best free AVI to DVD converter I want to burn a movie to a dvd but the problem is that this movie is in the .avi format. Is it possible to burn a .avi file to a dvd. ...
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Burn many .avi and .mpg files to a DVD?

I have a few hundred AVI and MPG files that need to be burned to a DVD. Each of these files is only 5 to 15 seconds or so, and all of them combined will easily fit on a DVD. I haven't managed to find ...
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How to restore/view DVD UDF burned session

I have to recover 1.8GB of pictures from a multisession DVD (Session 2from4). Now when I try to continue a multisession disc Nero says that this file format is not compliant with ISO9660 Joliet, and ...
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Software for burning multiple dvds when 1 dvd is not big enough

Consider the scenario where one has 10Gb of pictures they want to backup to DVD. Obviously, this will not fit on one DVD. However, 3 DVDs would do the trick just fine. Is there software that will ...
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file exceeds the file system size limitation

I have an ~4.5GB file and am trying to burn it onto a DVD using power2go software on Win7 PC. When I trigger it to start burning, it stops with the following message: file exceeds the file system ...
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LG GH22NS50 Super Multi DVD Writer doesn't read DVD-R dvd's

I have my old data on backups now these are atleast 2-3 years old and we used to use DVD-R disks then, I burn using Nero and always verify my disks after burning. Now I have a new LG GH22NS50 Super ...
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Is there a free program to emulate a DVD writer?

I have a Sony P-Series netbook (VGN-P11Z) with no optical drive. It has an option to burn recovery DVDs with an external DVD drive. I don't have an external DVD drive but would like these DVDs just ...
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I burned a DVD-R, but after it finished, some files in the DVD cannot be opened. Why?

I burned a DVD-R by using Nero BurnLite 10. When the burning process finished, I receive some notification messages about files that cannot be opened. I tried to open them myself and they can't be ...
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Would 64-bit DVD burning software be much faster at transcoding files on a 64-bit machine?

I'm currently running Nero DVD buring software that I had on my old 32 bit machine. I wonder if it would make much of a difference in terms of speed if I upgraded this software to 64 bit? update: I ...
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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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DVD re-writable problem?

I copied 3.62 GB of data on to a re-writable DVD instead of erasing it. Now there is no data on the disc but it shows used space as 3.62 GB and 690 MB of free space. Now I am unable to erase my disc. ...