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

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Windows 8.1 upgraded from Windows 7 can't recognize DVD/Blu-ray media

I have a Vaio F series laptop with a Pioneer Blu-ray internal drive running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the Blu-ray drive cannot recognize any DVD or Blu-ray media. On ...
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How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
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How to make an Autorun CD/DVD?

How do I burn .exe files to a CD/DVD so that it will give options which one I want to install when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM and run the applications on the disc automatically?
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Windows 7 detects DVD, BIOS doesn't [duplicate]

That's what's happening, my Windows 7 detects the DVD and i can read and burn DVDs and CDs but if I want to boot from DVD in BIOS, DVD doesn't appear. It appears my SSD, my HD, my pendrive... all ...
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Combine Multiple ISO Files To Burn A Single Bootable ISO Image in windows system

Suppose I have three iso files "ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso", "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso, "Window7.iso " I want to combine those multiple ISO files and want to burn a single ISO image file onto ...
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DVD drive won't work after installing software

DVD drive was already region-free but for some reason would not play a certain DVD as it was the "wrong region". This is the first time I've played a DVD on the drive, but I've imported a lot of CDs ...
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Window will read this particular DVD which it usually doesn't, if it spins for a longer time

I'm unable to figure out what's wrong with my system. My computer will read this particular DVD sometimes and mostly it won't. When trying to explore the DVD, I get error "Windows can't access this ...
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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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Windows 7 Ultimate files to Iso

So i had copied my windows 7 files from an installation disc to a flash disk which i had made bootable to format a mini laptop with no DVD drive, then by mistake broke the installation disc but still ...
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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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How can I get my SATA DVDs working again?

My hard drive crashed (WinXPpro), so I took a C drive from a broken PC. The new C drive is Win7pro. Motherboard is MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, with 4 hard drives installed on SATA 1-4 (nForce4 Ultra); ...
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Windows 8, optical drive not recognized anymore

As the title says I have a problem with my optical drive in Win 8... I installed windows 8 on my machine less than a month ago, and the drive worked fine until a week ago, when it stopped being ...
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Mount an ISO not working in Windows 8

I tried to mount an ISO in Windows 8 but it wasn't working, checking Device manager I have two devices in error - my real and virtual DVD ROM: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its ...
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Playing mounted ISO File on Windows 8 (VCD)? No player works?

I used ImgBurn to create an iso file from dvd movie folders, then mounted to my windows 8 box's virtual drive using Virtual Clone Drive. It use to be in my old Windows 7 machine that it would start ...
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Built-in Superdrive won't read DVDs after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

After upgrading my Late-2009 iMac to Mavericks from Snow Leopard I found it will no longer mount or read DVDs inserted into the Superdrive. CDs will read but make a horrible grinding noise on spin-up ...
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Cant copy some files from dvd drive

I tried adding those files into .zip file, I tried to copy them, I tried installing a game the right way by clicking Install but always the computer freezes, shows error: not responding .. Is there ...
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Does the writing speed when burning a CD or DVD affect the integrity of the data?

I recently burned a few cd's and dvd's, mostly documents for clients. So you always get to choose the burning speed, ranging from 2x to 48x normally. So how does this influence the integrity of the ...
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How to backup a game DVD on hard disk in ISO format?

I need to make a backup for a game that I own on DVD (Imperivm 3), making an ISO from it on my hard disk. I already made a backup of another game using CDBurnerXP and it worked fine. However, when I ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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Are portable USB DVD drives equally capable as SATA drives for ripping DVD's?

I'm currently archiving my physical DVD collection to a media server. My desktop PC currently has a DVD drive but it's awkward to get at due to where the PC lives under my desk. I'm thinking about ...
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Recover data from quick formatted DVD-R

I need to recover data from quick-formatted DVD-R. Please advise a free of charge option (cheap commercial tools will be ok either). Disk was partially recorded with Windows built in disk recorder ...
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All XP updates on DVD

This is a general question for all XP systems. With the end of the XP life cycle, I began to wonder how people will get a system patched to the last update. I know about slipstreaming, but haven't ...
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DVD/CD Drive Doesn't Appear After Being Docked w/ Windows 8

I have a Dell Latitude E5530. It came with Windows 7 pre-installed and then I upgraded (if you can call it that) to Windows 8. I didn't notice it at first but now my DVD drive doesn't show up. It's ...
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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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Adding parity to backup dvds

I am backing up about 1.8GB of pictures to a dvd, but because over half the disk is free, I would like to add parity of the free space so that data can be read even after some data corruption has ...
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DVD R/RW Drive Would only read CDs not DVDs

My laptop has a Matshita uj8b1as DVD/r/RW drive, and recently it started refusing to read data from DVDs, I thought there was something wrong with the setting of the software so I reinstalled Windows ...
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Do I need Windows 8 to try Windows 8.1 Preview?

When I try to boot a DFI LanParty-UT CFX3200 from a Windows 8.1 Preview DVD without having Windows 8 installed I get a DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER message. Do I need Windows ...
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How can I quickly tell a multisession DVD from a single-session one?

I burn a lot of DVDs over multiple sessions, and I tend to forget which discs are multisessioned and which aren't. Is there any way to tell them apart, without having to check them in a disc drive?
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CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
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Installing required drivers for a laptop before the windows boot up?

My Laptop HDD was broken (with factory settings partition). So, I replaced it with a new HDD which has nothing stored in it. I installed Windows 7 on it using an ISO burned to a DVD media. Now I do ...
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Windows 7 install from DVD onto new hard drive

Hard drive failed. Bought new one. installed hard drive. downloaded proper iso file onto dvd. put disk in computer nothing happened. made boot disc from another win 7 laptop. put in disk, started ...
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Create bootable Windows 7 DVD [duplicate]

I have a complete version of Windows 7 on my hard drive and I want to re-install Win 7 on my laptop (after 3 years of constant use). I can't make my USB stick bootable, so I need to create a bootable ...
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Identify if optical drive in my laptop is SATA or PATA in Windows 7

I never thought this will be soo difficult but without opening up my laptop how do I identify if the dvd drive in my laptop is SATA or not. And incase its SATA then is it SATA - II? I am ok with ...
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Rome 2 Disc not recognised

My son got me Rome 2 (3 disc retail version)and I just tried to install it and my computer does not recognise the disc has been put in. I put in other discs in the drive and it's fine. I put the Rome ...
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DVD Drive not detected after installing new power supply

I encountered this problem last night after installing a new power supply (500W) for my computer. The DVD drive was not detected after the installation. When I checking in the BIOS, it shows that my ...
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Repackaging DVD TV Episodes

So I have a load of DVDs of episodes that are on my harddrive in the normal DVD format (VOB). I'd like to repackage these into the individual episodes in a way such that it is lossless. I know I can ...
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Burning a used DVD-R

Ok, so here's my situation: Yesterday,i was making a windows bootable disk from a .iso file using nero. But accidently instead of copying the contents of the .iso file i added it to the disk.When the ...
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Disable or remove the “Run Enhanced Content” menu item from CDs and DVDs

I tried to watch a DVD on my computer. I put it in and VLC started, but later on, it crashed when I tried to rewind as it often does. Naturally, I opened My Computer to play the DVD with VLC. ...
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is there a program that can backup DVDs to ISO without needing to change the DVD Region of the OS

i was backing up up my Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion DVDs to ISO using DVD Shrink however i brought the Limited Editions from the US (it came with the Manga), in the past i've normally backup ...
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Windows 8 bootable disc

My friend given a non bootable dvd with Files Setup fileAutorun filebootmgrbootmgr.efi etc Folders Boot Sources Support efi I am using XP. I used Burnaware and converted to .iso file, and by ...
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VLC media player, dvd, weird movie start

I am using VLC 2.0.7 and 2.0.8 on Windows XP Pro SP3. I delete the file "vlcrc" so VLC starts with default values. Example, "Planet of the apes", DVD PAL, two disc set. Start VLC, Open media, ...
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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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PC wont boot from cd/dvd drive

I'm having an issue with booting win xp cd drive. I have tried with 2 different drives and different cables, and more bootable cds. Booting process skips part when message "press any key to boot from ...
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Best media for long-term backup without access : USB key vs DVD vs SD card vs HDD vs SSD vs …?

Consider that one want to keep a backup of some data by placing a media in a secret place (under earth, in a rock, in a wall...). What would be the best media with the best long term data stability ...
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How do I tell if my drive has a BD/DVD/CD-Compatible optical pickup unit?

I'd like to import Ghost in the Shell: Arise from Japan. I only have a DVD drive, but the disc is a Blu-Ray optical disc. However, I am told that this optical disk is "backwards compatible" with a ...
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VLC Media Player - Extremely long delays before some DVDs play / show any menu

With some DVDs there's a long delay before a movie begins. No menus, nothing. With a couple of movies it's an extremely long delay (For example Hollow Man finally shows a menu after about 7.5 minutes ...
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Windows 7 can't read DVDs after IT department revoked, then regranted “RemovableStorageDevices”

Problem After my IT department revoked - then re-granted - permission to use "Mass Storage Devices", my laptop's optical drive can no longer read DVDs or CDs. However, it appears to be able to write ...
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Analyze corrupt .mpg movie, then repair

I was given a .mpg movie that is on a DVD and errors out in Windows Media Player. This movie is worth about $7000 (if need to re-shot), due to it being taken by a remote camera that was inspecting ...
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How can I see the hidden data of a bootable CD/DVD media?

I have this bootable DVD that holds a recovery program. When I insert the disc in Windows I can only read the label of the disc. When I try to explore the contents I don't see anything. But when I ...
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I cannot play a DVD in Fedora 18 despite a ton of research and terminal time.

Help! I have tried everything I can think of. I've done a ton of research and installed a lot of stuff via terminal and I cannot figure out how to get a DVD to play in Fedora 18. I've installed ...