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

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customizing UBCD with own iso's

I want to have a bootable dvd which has 2 linux mint distro's on it. Ultimate boot cd has an option to customize the ubcd and to add your own iso's. I was trying to add my own ISO's but I am stuck ...
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Blu-Ray multisession overhead?

On so many places I have seen people saying that burning a single-session disc-at-once is more (storage) efficient than burning multiple sessions. Question is: how big this overhead is for blu-ray ...
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Why do DVD drives needs a region to be selected?

Why do DVD drives needs a region to be selected? And why is there a limited number of Country/Region to be changed? Note that the same applied to some Dial-up Modems.
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How to check if two DVDs are exactly the same?

I have two DVDs and if I open the DVDs and copy the content to the HDD and compare the respective files on the HDD it shows no difference. As I know DVD does also have some additional content (this ...
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DVD malicious code

As I know there is not just burned data on the DVD. I read that there is something like file structure and volume information included on the ISO 9660 format. My question is - is it possible to ...
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Optical data discs recognized writeable/empty all the time

strange problem: Putting a CDROM into my DVD burner only shows (Windows explorer shows) an empty/burnable media. Both for home made CD, but also orignal (software) data CD. Video DVDs show their ...
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Unable to burn an ISO image to a DVD-R

I have downloaded ubuntu 13.04 iso recently. When I tried burning it onto a DVD-R using Windows Disc Image Burner, the blank disc which I inserted was ejected automatically. I've tried a bunch of ...
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Devede program hang?

I'm trying to open an M4V file for conversion to MPEG-2 so I can burn it to a DVD and watch it on my DVD player. DeVeDe has been at this place for about 10 or 15 minutes: How long is typical to ...
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Data CD recognized as blank

I understand this question has been asked multiple times. But in most of those cases, it would apply to all CDs or all DVDs which is not the case in my scenario. My DVD Drive is TSSTCorp TS-L633C ...
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Information in a new CD/DVD disk

What information does a new disk (CD+RW or DVD+-R) contain? This can be inside of the disk or written physically on the disk.
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Will ImgBurn -> ISO -> new DVD make an identical copy of a Windows 7 install DVD? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to buy Windows 7 Ultimate but in case the DVD gets scratched I want to immediately make a backup. What I want to be sure of is that I don't lose anything in the backup. If, when I get ...
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How to burn 8.13GB iso into DVD R-DL 8.7GB

My 2TB HDD is full filled with files. I can't delete those. Also I burned some files into dvd's. But, I have lot of software's, PC, XBOX, PS3 Games. Some of software's and Games is in 8.2GB to 8.16GB ...
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How to install windows 7 on HP Pavilion h8-1234 PC with missing Hp DVD A DH16ACSH SCSI CdRom driver?

I am currently attempting to re-install windows 7 on my HP Pavilion h8-1234 computer and I need help in identifying what drivers am I missing for the windows re-installation process. I downloaded ...
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0xC0AA405: Overwriting non-blank media is not allowed without the ForceOverwrite property set to VARIANT_TRUE

I'm trying to burn an ISO to a DVD+RW disk. When I right-click the ISO and select 'Windows Disc Image Burner, I get a status message that says Checking disc..., followed by a popup that says: The ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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Rip CD/DVD with ffmpeg

Is this possible with ffmpeg? Do you have any links that explain how to do this? I have searched with Google but had not many results. I just want to be able to convert a CD or DVD to MP3 audio ...
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How to shorten CD/DVD spin down time?

In Windows XP, a tool like "Nero DriveSpeed" was capable of modifying the amount of time a CD / DVD drive leaves a disk spinning before it halts it (it was also possible to modify the maximum spinning ...
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Can an optical drive be damaged by inserting a disc it can not handle?

Is there any chance I can damage a DVD drive by inserting a Blu-Ray disc into it? Can I damage a CD drive by inserting a DVD or Blu-Ray disc into it? Also, can a disc drive damage a disc it can't ...
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Can't get DVD to play

I have a Mac and I loaded a DVD but it is not playing. I see the DVD player in applications but I can't access as it is grey and when I click on it nothing happens. What do I do?
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Will backing up a game CD/DVD work like this?

I recently heard that CDs and DVDs "go bad" after extended periods of time. Initially this was a problem for me because I couldn't write boot disks for new Linux distributions (at least until I get ...
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Modify and copy DVD [duplicate]

I have a existing DVD (happens to be Windows 7), and I would like to copy it to another DVD. Before doing so, I would like to slightly modify the content by deleting a single file. I can either use ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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My dvd/cdrom drive doesn't read cds, it only reads dvd type discs…it used to work fine

Why would a dvd play and be read but the cds not be read? are there 2 heads, laser thingies that read differently? I thought it was one reader and it works for both types of cds and dvds ...
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computer wont boot from dvd or usb

i have a computer with an aopen ax4sg-max mainboard. i used the run xp but now I want it to be dual boot with linux mint 13. I burned the dvd and rebooted my computer. But then, nothing happens! I ...
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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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CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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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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Can VLC be set to show external subtitles when playing a DVD movie?

I was looking for ways to use external subtitles with DVD movies and have found several solutions (amongst others, MPC-HC). But I was surprised that VLC was not a solution here - and I imagine some ...
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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Windows?

Some DVD movies contain no subtitles - or some subtitles that are not on the DVD may be needed. Is there a way to see external subtitles when watching a DVD movie?
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How to boot from cd or dvd on windows 8?

How can I boot from cd on Windows 8? It seems a pretty easy question, but I really have this problem! The boot order in the BIOS should be ok, I have CD/DVD, HD, and so on. In the same page on the ...
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DVD drive: disks are not visible to Windows

I have an issue with my DVD drive. Every time I insert a CD, either Windows thinks there's no CD while there is, or it shows no files as if the CD is empty. Other programs, such as IsoBuster, show ...
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How to boot from DVD in Lenovo Y560 laptop

I'm trying to install Windows 8 from a DVD in my Lenovo Y560 laptop. However I'm unable to boot from DVD no matter what boot sequence I put. These are the following options I have. 1: USB KEY : 2: ...
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Would ripping DVDs greatly harm my DVD drive?

As opposed to playing or running stuff on the DVD? I'm planning to rip my DVDs so I can watch them on my device, but I'm afraid it'll kill the DVD drive real quickly. Is this a myth? Should I just go ...
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How to detect when DVD drive drawer opens

I have been challenged to write a script to close my unbutu dvd drive when it opens, and to close it I just use the command eject -t but I am unable to find any documentation on how to detect when ...
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Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?

I want to install Windows 7 32bit on Virtualbox (Win7 32bit profile) running on Ubuntu 2013.04 64bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T520. This usually works fine (and I have installed many Win7 that way with no ...
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I can't install a game from the disk drive

I am using the administrative account on my computer. I am trying to install Skyrim on my computer. I put the disk in. I click setup.exe. I hit next. I type in my pin, etc. I hit install and it says ...
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How to figure out what device (if any) my DVD drive is assigned to in Debian GNU/Linux

I am running stock Debian Jessie and I would like to burn a DVD with xfburn. Problem is that xfburn can't see my DVD drive. e.g. it does not show up under as /dev/scd0 or any other (as far as I can ...
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DVD not found error while kickstart installation on RHEL 6.5/6.4

I want ks.cfg on dvd itself to keep everything at same place. Content of isolinux/isolinux.cfg label ks menu label ^Kickstart kernel vmlinuz append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg And ...
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My computer checks disk drives but won't boot

I have a desktop with a DVD player, a DVD writer, and two hard disk drives installed. On the master hard disk I have installed Ubuntu Linux with GRUB. For the past two days I've been having problems ...
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Why can't CDs/DVDs be partitioned?

Nearly everywhere it's written that it's not possible.. But why? Why can't I dump a GPT/MBR partition table in the first sector? Basically dump a disk layout with sector size 2048... Now I'm sure ...
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Why does every PC hang for some seconds when you insert a DVD? [closed]

For years and years I noticed that every PC (Windows XP and Windows 7) kind of stops for some seconds when you insert a DVD. It seems that the DVD initializing process takes over the entire operating ...
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Laptop won't boot from Windows 7 dvd

I have a Lenovo Y560 with dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. After some time Windows 7 refused to boot from HDD (stacked at Starting Windows). Ubuntu is running fine. I decided to re-install Windows 7, ...
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Windows 7 64 Bit Pro fails to install

I am having a strange error and cant find much information on it. I am trying to use a Dell Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DVD to install Windows on a Dell desktop. Installation runs up until the point where ...
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How can I get Handbrake to find VLC?

I installed HandBrake 0.9.5 i386 (2011010300) on my old 32-bit Intel Mac, to try ripping a DVD (it's the latest version with a prebuilt x86 binary). I also had the latest version of VLC installed ...
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How can I boot a Windows 2008 Server from DVD to do a clean re-install?

A few semesters ago, I took a Windows Server 2008 course, installing the OS on a machine I had lying about. I'm taking another server course in a couple weeks, and was going to do a fresh install ...
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how to boot multiple iso's from usb [duplicate]

I want to boot multiple ISO images from an external drive what is the best way to do this? The reason for this is Windows restoration discs. I want to create an .ISO file of each of the recovery ...
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Installed Blu Ray drive, now regular DVD drive is messed up

I installed an LG Blu Ray drive. This drive only works reliably with the software with which it came ("CyberLink Mediasuite / PowerDVD"). Using, say WinDVD, results in wierd errors. My real problem ...
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Can I permanently remove a song from not playing on a dvd

Recently I bought a DVD with song videos on it. It is a very good song collections DVD. But there are some songs whose videos are not appropirate for children. So how can I filter not to play those ...
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Ripping DVDs which (appear) to contain much more than 8.5GB

Recently I've come across an increasing number of DVDs which appear to contain far more data than physically possible. They appear to contain multiple copies of the main movie VOBs. Note that these ...