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How to prevent DVD-R/W “endless reads” with AoA DVD Copy?

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine with a DVD-R/W installed. It been working quite reliably – except for now. I'm in the process of copying a series of DVDs using a program called "AoA DVD Copy" ...
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Need to recover data from a poorly burnt 8.5GB dual-layer DVD - Cannot copy half the data from the disc

Synopsis: I had a series of backup CDs that I had burnt some time ago. In order to consolidate the many discs I copied them all to my hard drive in separate folders, compressed them into .RARs (at ...
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DVD Writer doesn't read/write DVDs

I have a DVD reader/writer (about 2-3 years old) that used to read/write DVDs fine. Now when I put in a DVD it does nothing – and when I try to open it via My Computer it just freezes the window ...
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How are commercial DVD's burned? [closed]

I'm not talking about the DVD-R's here. When you buy retail software and DVD movies from the store for example, how is that DVD burned onto the original disc? What would I need if I want to burn those ...
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Free Windows 7 burn & copy DVDs software that supports direct “disk to disk” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD Burning Software compatible with Windows 7 I am looking for a free CD/DVD burning software, basicly my requirement is to copy disks. I checked ImgBurn it needs to ...
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(How) can I split the Windows 8 Dev Preview + Dev Tools ISO in 2 DVD's?

I downloaded the W8DP with Developer tools, but it's 4.8 Gb, just to taunt me (as standard capacity DVD's are 4.7 Gb). Is it possible to split it on 2 CD's? Or if not, how would I install it? I ...
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How does one split a set of files across a set of DVDs?

I have a set of files which total about 12 GB, which I would like to burn to a few DVDs. I could manually try to "bucket" things, but it would be nice if there was a piece of software which could put ...
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Authoring MP3 DVDs with Loop Playback option

Okay, so this is what I want to do... I have a mp3 file of size 40MB. I want to burn it onto a DVD (4.5 GB size) with "loop playback" functionality. That is, I want this 40MB mp3 file to repeat ...
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Can i boot my laptop with external dvd writer?

My Laptop DVD writer is not reading drives any more, so I thought rather than buying a new internal, I should get new external writer. The only thing I will be using that is to boot the Laptop or PC ...
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How can I burn many movies to a video DVD?

I once bought a DVD containing four 90-minute-long movies. Now I'm trying to write such a DVD, but don't know how to do it. I tried to use DVD-Flick, but it says the disc is 98% used for a single ...
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How can I create my own copy-protected DVDs?

I'm giving out a collection of PDFs to some people on DVD, so I'd like to burn them so that they can't make copies (or at least not too easily). Are there any applications or guides that will help me ...
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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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How do I get detailed dvd formatting info in OS X?

The GUI in OS X does not provide enough detail about my HFS+ formatted DVDs. I can't get pdisk -l to tell me anything useful. I have two DVD backups made and formatted in "HFS+". I can only get one ...
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DVD Writer uneven burn

I have a DVD Writer Sony 870s. It was working alright earlier, Now (may be after new motherboard) its not writing DVDs correctly. The problem is that after I burn a DVD the DVD surface is not burned ...
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Burning videos to a DVD takes 20 to 25 minutes

I wish to take 800MB MP4 files and put them onto DVDs so the footage will be playable in a DVD player connected to a TV. All the burning software I have tried takes 20 to 25 minutes to render / burn. ...
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Burn CD to be used on Red Hat 5.3

I have never burned a DVD to be used on a Linux box before. If I am burning a CD using a Windows program (not built-in burning), is there anything special I need to be aware of to make sure the DVD ...
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Mac application or method to arrange folders on archive DVDs with “best fit”

I'm archiving my home movies and have lots of folders (i.e. events) with between several hundred MB and a few GB of video files in each. Is there an application or method to arrange these folders ...
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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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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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Burning to DVD with subtitles

I wish to burn DVDs plus the usual standard input file formats like AVI, DivX, WMV etc. to a DVD with the ability to add subtitles. So far all burning programs I have tried have been unable to do ...
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is a sata DVD burner really worth the extra cash [closed]

My computer has a old school PATA (ide) DVD burner that works fast and great, really it is the only thing I've not updated over the years. is there any advantage to upgrading to a Sata DVD drive.
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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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Can you detect the speed at which an optical disc was burned?

If you have some burned discs that don't work, you might want to find out at what speed they were burned to perhaps try and re-burn at a lower speed. So if you don't know the original burning speed, ...
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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 ...