Questions specific to writing to DVDs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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where are my files after adding files with “import” before to brasero?

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I have burned a folder with brasero. next time I added files it asked me if i want to see previous files then I should click import, so i clicked "import" and only then ...
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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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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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DVD archive, which format, UDF or UDF+others, what version

I'm archiving files from my hard disk to DVDs using ImgBurn. In the dialog box for .iso file creation, there's an option to set the disc's file system. The options are: ISO9660 ISO9660 + Joliet ...
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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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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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DVD authoring software that makes menus automatically (using filenames in menus)?

I often grab handfuls of .mpg or .avi movies and burn them to playable DVDs. I like having DVD menus, but I don't really need them to say anything beyond what's in the filename. Right now I'm using ...
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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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Burn AVI with embedded subtitles to DVD on a Mac?

I have an 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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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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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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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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Is there a free program to emulate a DVD writer? [closed]

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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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 ...