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

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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Recover data from a Samsung DVD recorder's hard drive

I have a Samsung DVD recorder: I want to recover data from its hard disk. I need to buy a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect the hard drive to power then to USB and mount it on my PC. I have done data ...
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How to rip a DVD with multiple titles into a single MKV

I have a digital backup of a concert DVD consisting of several VOB files and on that DVD each title corresponds to an individual song. When i tried to convert it to an MKV with Handbrake i could only ...
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What H.264/H.265 video compression parameters provide DVD-equivalent quality with better compression?

I have got a box of DVD video disks that I seek to get rid of while I'd like to keep the videos by converting them into MP4 files to store them on a hard drive. Considering superiority of the modern ...
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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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Installing Linux on a laptop whose DVD drive and usb drives do not work

I have an old Fujistu Siemens laptop that I do not want to throw away. It came with windows XP which currently are not working properly. I want to install a lightweight Linux distro on it to bring it ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Windows 8 won't burn DVD anymore but reads DVD

The title says everything. My laptop does not recognize empty DVD anymore, but has no problem with DVD with movies or data on it. I am using Windows 8.1 on a Sony Vaio svf1521r6ew
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CD/DVD drive will not read discs after Windows 8/8.1 upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 and HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F disk drive and when I upgraded from Windows 7, the drive stopped playing music and movies from CD/DVD's. I checked ...
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when cd/dvd device will be busy

I want to check if the cd/dvd device is busy or not and show message if it's busy in my application for linux based system. How I can make cd/dvd busy ? I tried to copy content from cd to the system ...
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What other options are available similar to Inmatrix's Zoom Player's Scene Cut Editor?

Zoom Player has a function that lets you "edit" a movie without changing it using their Scene Cut Editor. You can tell it start/stop times (easily, through a GUI interface) and it then "skips" or ...
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What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so ...
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Is there just a simple way to make an ISO a bootable DVD? [closed]

I feel like I've been working on this forever. Is there a program I can download that does it for me? Or just a straight, simple how-to answer on how to make an ISO into a bootable DVD? Over the years ...
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How can I backup a movie DVD?

I'm backing up my DVD movie collection in a portable HDD, both to have a better access to them, and preserve it over time (I've experienced some problems when reading some of them, luckily after ...
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Custom Installer for Splitted Image Disc

TL;DR Split a disc image in two or more disc images or packaged files Have a installer or executable to use them all together, requesting resources successively from each one -OR- if not possible a ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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BL Rom does not refresh directory structure on new CD

I have a WH12LS39. I have been going through my old DVD's. Sometimes when I stick a new DVD in, the contents are the last CD. I can even copy the files. But the files are not the right files. If I ...
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Identify Blank CDs an DVDs

I have Two identical spindles full of blank disks (light scribe CD-R en DVD-R). How do I figure out what spindle has DVDs and which has CDs. It is light scribe disc so they are have no writing on.
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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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orginal broken part from samsung, can't replace with unbroken

I have samsung NP550P5C laptop and I wanted to replace dvd driver with ssd. I took off dvd drive, and try to put ssd with case. but It doesn't fit. after that It made me wonder why It doesn't fit like ...
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A disc burner wasn't found (MacBook Pro Boot Camp)

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro (early 2011 15 inch) with the Boot Camp drivers installed. My DVD-R is identified in the Device Manager as a "MATSHITA DVD-R", and I want to burn an ISO file ...
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Windows can't read the disk

I want to write some data on a Disk. but when I insert the disk in my DVD-RW and do a double click on it, the below windows appear. why? I tried with different CDs and DVDs, But nothing change! I ...
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HP ProBook 4540s CD/DVD Drive cannot Read Disks

I seem to have a problem with the CD/DVD drive on my HP ProBook 4540s laptop. I cannot get it to read any disks. Normally, I would say that this is a hardware issue, but whenever I put a disk that ...
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How do I attach a physical DVD to a Hyper-V machine?

I have Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 host and now I need to install an operating system on the virtual machine. My operating system is on a physical DVD in a USB DVD drive attached to the physical ...
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Booting from cd, where do files go?

I have brought ubuntu on a DVD and I'm booting the system from it using the option "try ubuntu without installing it". When I download files and save them, where are they saved on the computer and ...
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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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Share DVD drive over wifi (or lan)?

I have two laptops win 8 and win 7. Win 8 has no dvd drive. I want to backup the os and drivers of win 8 using the dvd writer of win 7. Both systems are connected to a wifi router over which I have no ...
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How to concat VOB files with ffmpeg using stream mapping?

I have 5 VOB files, I would like to concat them to a big mpegts file, and keeping only the video stream and the last (3rd) audio stream. Unfortunately the stream ordering is different in the VOBs: ...
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How to protect cd data with a signup form

This is probably a ridiculous question to which you will say you cannot, however... I need to burn some files to CD / DVD for distribution. I need people who open the CD / DVD to have to fill in a ...
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CD/DVD-ROM - Media “unreadable”

My DVD-RW drive has stopped working, all of a sudden. I am using an HP CDDVDW SH-216BB on Windows 8.1 to read a CD (Which, by the way, is totally readable in another computer), but it doesn't work. ...
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Windows installation disc won't boot

I have bought an ubuntu pre-installed laptop and want to remove ubuntu and replace with windows 8.1 x64 pro.. It has UEFI and in GPT.. disabled secure boot.. but there is no fast boot or legacy boot ...
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Why do the subtitles get larger when I use HandBrake to copy DVDs?

I am trying to rip a DVD using HandBrake, but every time I do the size of the subtitles balloons somewhat, so that in parts they are off the screen. I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.4 and HandBrake 0.9.9. ...
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How can I create a self-running DVD?

How can I make a DVD movie with its own player, means the disc has a DVD player that runs automatically when you put it in the computer?
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Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability

We periodically write two copies of a DVD image. The images typically contain on the order of 5000 files, with relatively few files in each folder. We write two because these are backups of ongoing ...
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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 can I write-protect a DVD or CD?

I would like to burn a write-protected DVD. It contains video in MP4 format. How can I achieve that?
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Computer reacts toward a normal DVD as a bootable DVD

I have a PC running XP with the following specs. When I put some DVD which contains some apps and multimedia files, and restart the machine, in the boot screen (when the name of the motherboard and ...
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MacMini no longer recognizes blank DVD-R's

About a month ago my Mac mini stopped recognizing blank DVD-R's. It recognizes burnt and commercial DVDs, also blank and burnt CD-R's and regular CD's. I don't think it is a drive problem because i ...
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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 presence not detected until after Windows Update

I am running Windows 7 with Power DVD. I had a couple of DVDs and I googled to find that The Dark Knight Rises is particularly a frequent evidence the issue. When I insert the DVD into the drive, ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to inspect DVD subtitles?

I'm looking for an easy and if possible quick way to inspect DVD subtitles, to determine their properties. I am ripping some of my movies in .mkv format, using Handbrake for linux, and I'm having an ...
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How do I know if an optical drive is able to read CAV written DVD?

Some TV DVD recorder use CAV (Constant angular velocity) to record TV programs. The problem is that most optical drives from the PC world can't read such DVDs... So, How I can detect if the drive ...
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Burn Windows 8 image to a DVD using linux

I dont know why, but when i try to boot Windows 8 install from flashdisk, i get stuck on logo, nothing else happens. So, i've got an idea, that will be better burn iso to a DVD. I tried to burn that ...
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DVD drive not reading

My friend is running Windows XP on an ASUS N-MX-SE Plus board. DVD drive, an LG GSA-H54N DVD RW drive, won't read disks. The drive appears in BIOS and on My Computer, but won't read any disk in it ...
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How to add subtitles and an additional audio track to a DVD without having to re-encode the original audio/video data?

So I have this DVD with medium-quality video recordings. I'd like to augment it by subtitles (in two languages) and add a second audio track (a translation). So far I only found tools that require ...
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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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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 ...