DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.

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DVD drive suddenly broke

The BIOS doesn't recognize the drive anymore. I was reinstalling windows and suddenly it broke. The drive is used a couple times. I reset the BIOS (removed battery), and tried different settings. I've ...
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Can a windows program on CD run on a portable DVD player

Is it possible to run on a portable DVD player a CD which has autorun feature installed and a windows program on it? The application to be run and its data are on the CD itself. The program is a ...
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Which speed should I use with cdrecord on a DVD?

When using cdrecord for data (not audio) to a DVD, should I just say speed=-1? Does slower speed (like speed=1) make for more reliable recording, or longer shelf life? What are the tradeoffs? What ...
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How can I connect a USB DVD to VirtualBox 5.0?

How can I connect a USB DVD to oracle VirtualBox 5.0 in Windows XP? I tried using the settings and storage selections, but it was not listed there.
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ffmpeg .mpg to DVD (via DVDAUTHOR) 4:3 aspect ratio wrong

I have tried to get a 4:3 aspect ratio correct for DVD-TV presentation, but nothing seems to get it right. So, I made a TEST 448x336 px T.MKV movie that has a white background and two squares of ...
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Booting Linux on a Broken Windows Laptop

I have an old laptop—a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875—with a broken Windows install what I am trying to force to boot into Linux. My goal is to boot into Linux and wipe windows completely and use Linux ...
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windows 10 does not discover DVD device

This is a BR-DVD (ASUS SBC-06D2X-U) device plugged in USB port. Device is present in the BIOS and can be booted from. It is also present when machine runs Ubuntu or previous version W 8.1 Under ...
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What could be the cause a DVD+R being unreadable?

I had (well, still have) a DVD+R which I recorded. For a few years now it has been working without issues. When I tried it the other day, I couldn't read it, Windows couldn't even get a "start up" ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R, doesn't know it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "RW" ...
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Can't boot linux off a dvd

I am trying to install Linux on my PC. I burned the ISO to a bootable disk. I changed the BIOS settings to CD/DVD drive priority. When I put the disk in, it says "booting from cd...". It then just ...
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HP dv6000 laptop AMD / Lubuntu 15.04 cdrom device not found or mounted

I have install lubuntu 15.04 on my old hp laptop, all good, except it doesn't find the cdrom or mount the device. It definately works as I had it workint previously with Fedora and Windows. Any ideas?
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Unreadable old DVD Disc

I have an old DVD which contains the recording of a concert we made with the band I had when I was in high school, this is I think the only recording we have. It was readable 1 year ago, but now none ...
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Disc is in the drive and the DVD/CD-R drive door opens for a disc to be inserted

After inserting a disk into my DVD/CD drive and then choosing my DVD/CD reader on my HP 8470p to view files or use an application, a window message pops up stating to "Insert a Disc", then the DVD/CD ...
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How do I know if my dvd drive has been replaced using windows event logs or using some other info? [duplicate]

I had given my Acer Laptop for service, and when I got it back it seems like my original DVD RW Drive has been replaced with another one. I am using Windows 7 64bit and the hard disk data is intact. ...
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How to make a bootable usb drive from multi-disk installers, e.g. Windows Recovery Disks?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 OEM. I have created a 3 DVD (4.7GB) recovery disks using the wizard inside Windows and I have used it several times to restore my system back and working. However, ...
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Failing to access DVD-A disc

I have a DVD-Audio disc which is also a CD. When inserting this into Windows, it comes up as an audio disc. Can I tell Windows to address the disc as a DVD and not a CD? Update this is my bad. The ...
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Need to manually select boot device if DVD drive is connected

I had posted a question here. That has been resolved but I am facing another problem which I think is an independent issue so posting it here as a separate question. I did mention in my prev question ...
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Can you point me to a cable that will connect this motherboard port with this DVD drive?

(Note: This is not a duplicate of my earlier question, in case you're wondering. This question has an entirely different DVD drive!) Here is an image of my laptop motherboard's SATA connector (for a ...
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What cable do I need to connect this motherboard DVD port to this DVD drive?

This is an image of my laptop motherboard DVD drive connector. Seems to be 13 pins: And this is another image of the connector to an internal laptop DVD drive I have (one that doesn't physically ...
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Audio files not read on CD audio and video DVD on Windows 10

I have some problems with DVDs and CDs since I upgraded from Windows 7 (64bit) to Windows 10: first, my computer didn't recognize at all my DVD reader: no icon, no error message, no conflict related ...
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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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How to clean CD / DVD that have mold on them

I notice some of my favourite CD and DVD have some mold on them. How do I go about to clean them so that I can still play them?
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Convert & Burn M2TS files into DVD format WITHOUT LOSS

I have my marriage film (Resolution: 1080p /Format: .m2ts / File size: 7 GB) on a bluray disc which I ripped in my HDD with this software that I found on forums. The thing is that I want to make some ...
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how to batch convert MP4 files to dvd format (video_ts) [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can convert (several hundred) MP4 files TO DVD format (video_ts and audio_ts files), and preferably then have them in iso files ready for burning? I have googled and can only ...
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Internal Blu-Ray/DVD Drive Detected in BIOS, not Detected by Device Manager or Explorer

As the title says, Windows refuses to recognize my CD drive and it's making me sad. Like it doesn't show up in the device manager, 'My Computer' and whenever I put in a CD the autoplay prompt doesn't ...
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How do I play region blocked DVD?

I just bought a 'Shaun The Sheep - The Movie [DVD] [2015]' few days ago from Amazon but it showed me nothing but - 'This DVD is not available to be played in your region' when I was going to play it ...
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Open DVD Menu with VLC from command line

For some DVDs, VLC opens track 1 when I open a DVD. I prefer to open the menu. Is there a way from the command line that I can have VLC open the DVD menu? Currently I have to open it and then right ...
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Windows 10 can"t be installed beyond 33% from DVD iso

I am trying for free upgrade of Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium to W#indows 10. I have managed to download windows 10 and save it in DVD iso. But I am unable to install windows 10. The installation ...
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Built-in disc burning software in Windows 10

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 recently, and am looking to burn some .iso files. In Windows 7, there was a default program that I could use. I have dug around a bit, but cannot find one in ...
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DVD writer opens when booting PC

Whenever I start my computer it opens the DVD writer tray. When I close it by pushing it back in, it repeats for a certain time. After that my computer starts normally. What could be causing this?
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Can I move data from recovery dvd to usb, to boot from usb

I have made recovery disc using Dell backup and recovery software, but I cannot recover from it because it asks me insert disc 2 and make no progress after I inserted it. I am using dell inspiron 3542....
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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Can I install Windows 7 from ISO then activate with key from DVD

If I download a legit windows 7 iso from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery and I have a legit windows 7 installation DVD (retail, not OEM), can I activate using that product key?
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Computer does not boot from optical drive or from USB

I had dualboot of Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12 on an ASUS laptop. Yesterday I triggered reset to factory settings through Windows, without realizing that I need to get rid of Ubuntu and grub first. Now the ...
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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...
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Windows 7 PC knocking sound coming from DVD drive after boot

I have an HP Slimline Desktop PC which I installed Windows 7 from scratch. So it should be free of bloatware. I also added an SSD. I noticed that after booting, it occasionally has some knocking sound....
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Playing a Video-DVD with scratches

Our local library has the DVD "Frozen" available, but it's badly scratched. Our DVD player at home sometimes hangs, but then skips past the scratch and continues play after about a minute or so. My ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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is it dangerous to open the DVD rom?

I have a Lenovo G510 laptop with Windows 8.1. Its more than a year old and out of warranty. Earlier its DVD ROM used to work fine, but sometime back, we started watching a TV series which involved ...
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DVD drives keep failing

I built a new PC for myself about a year ago, i5, Asus MB, corsair power supply, MSI Nvidia GPU. I forget the full specs (I can post them if someone thinks they might be relevant). In that year I've ...
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Windows 7 fails to read recorded DVDs, says I “need to format the disk”

I have a Pioneer DVR 215D. I've had various issues with it in the past - or rather, with its drivers, since it seems to work fine with Linux. Anyway, these days, with Windows 7, the OS refuses to any ...
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Accessing WiFi from a “Live” Linux DVD

I am stuck with a WINDOWS 8.1 machine -- I don't own it, so I cannot install Linux, either instead of Win or dual-boot. I would like to run within a Linux system; so I have several "Live" DVD's. ...
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Corrupted DVD-RW drive? My cdrom/dvd-rw drive will not play ANYTHING

(This is my first post so please bear with me) for fear of forgetting some info, I remember I have Speccy on my computer still so heres my computers Specs: Summary Operating System Microsoft ...
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Why do all sounds work except DVD playback?

I've come across a strange issue and can't seem to fix it myself or find an answer online. I have an HP tower running Windows 7. Absolutely every sound works on it except for when a DVD is inserted ...
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Boot from a DVD with an ubuntu iso on a PC with no OS

I got a 32 bit computer from my school and I fixed it up with a graphics card and HDD (cause the school took them out before giving it to me). Obviously a brand new HDD has no OS so I've tried booting ...
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How can i burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has 6.25 gb size) on dvd

I m unable to burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has "6.25 gb" size) on dvd . I have read n tried many options given in web but it didn't work for me. First: I split "Cab files" by many software like ...
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How can an optical drive function when mounted vertically?

I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line: The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically. A quick web ...
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Unable to play specific DVD movie discs that work fine on another device

I've got a bit of a strange problem. Just recently purchased Season 4 of Lost from Amazon and when I tried to play it on my laptop it will not play. VLC shows "00:00" with a blue background, Windows ...
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How to unmount dvd (external usb) via eject button on device?

I have an problem with my external usb Dvd-Drive. Everything works fine, the mount works, unmount or eject via shell works. But if I press the eject button on the device it just eject the dvd but does ...
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Install Linux based Operating System on Old Computer With Slow DVD Drive

I currently have an old IBM ThinkPad, this laptop has 512mb ram and a Pentium III processor. I have decided to install Linux onto it, and the specific version of Linux I am going with is lxle, ...