Questions specific to writing to DVDs

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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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A limit on the number of DVD one can burn?

This is a follow up question to a previous of mine: Windows burning program won't work, while another does work (on the same DVD), so now I wonder if there is some sort of limit on the number of DVD ...
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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?

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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For archival purposes — which DVD type plus R or Minus R? [closed]

I'm going to write some important stuff to DVD's and was wondering for archival purposes, which format (assumming that archival type media is used) DVD+R or DVD-R is the better of the two for ...
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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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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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Cannot burn Ubuntu ISO onto DVD

I am running Windows 8 OS and I downloaded 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 file ...
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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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I looking for clear and concise steps to copy a regular DVD onto my Desktop then burn the copy to a blank DVD

I'm looking to insert a DVD/movie into the disk drive and copy it to my mac in a file formatted in a way that will allow me to insert a blank DVD and burn previously mentioned file onto just mentioned ...
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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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How to copy software DVD on another blank DVD [duplicate]

How can I copy a Windows7 DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?
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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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Can I delete any unwanted file or folder in already written CD or DVD?

I have a DVD which is already written few folders along with files, but now I want to delete few unwanted folders along with files. Is it possible?
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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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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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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 that dvd must not be copied into PC Hard Disk but run on CD/DVD players and pc.Does anybody knows any kind of ...
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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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DVD Burning Error

For some reason, I got a 4.7 GB DVD that would only hold 4.36 GB when formatted. I tried formatting it again and now it holds 113 MB. What's the deal? I tried to use Power2Go but it said that it was ...
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Unable to open Roxio Burn Programme

I have Roxio Burn (version 1.01 - 36.1 MB) installed on Windows 7 - Control Panel - but don't have a short cut nor is it on the All Programmes list. How can I open it?
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Create a DVD from a .wmv keeping quality

I'm trying to create a DVD from a .wmv file. It is very important to keep the current .wmv's quality when the DVD is created. I'm sure ffmpeg --as almighty as it is-- can do the job. Right know I'm ...
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How to determine why a burned DVD won't boot?

So I have an interesting problem where a burned DVD of "debian-7.2.0-ia64-CD-1.iso" won't boot. The DVD is a DVD+RW. I have tried erasing, burning, and booting from ...
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Is it possible to recognize that 2 DVD discs were burnt with different DVD burners?

I have an ISO file. I'm burning it to DVD number 1 using my laptop DVD burner. I'm also burning the same ISO to DVD number 2 using the other DVD burner. Is it possible to tell only from these two DVD ...
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PIO mode to DMA mode in Windows 7 in command line or script

My DVD drive falls to PIO mode from DMA mode. I would like to have a script or command line command to reset back to DMA mode in Windows 7 systems. I know the way to do this in windows XP. Even a VB ...
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Burning DVD's to Micro SD card on Win 7:

I am running Windows 7 with WMP. I have DVD's I want convert to MP4's so I can view them on a mobile device. The mobile device uses Micro SD cards. I cannot seem to get WMP to burn directly to the ...
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How do I burn ubuntu iso image to DVD on Windows 7

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS from this site, and I am trying to follow the instructions about how to burn the iso image to DVD according to this page but I don't see the image on desktop as shown on ...
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How to stress the Windows XP kernel?

We have intermittant problems with writing DVDs where the writing process fails. We suspect that the problem is happening when the DVD driver switches from DMA mode to PIO mode and then in this mode ...
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DVD Burning: I burn the first fine. Afterwards, no disc in drive will register until restart

I burn advertising DVDs to give to potential clients interested in our services. Burning used to be hassle free for the most part, but ever since getting a new burner, It would be ht and miss, some ...
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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 ...