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 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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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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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 ...
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Copying windows installation cd to iso on ubuntu

I saw from another post how to do this: by using cat cat /dev/s > /z/windows7.iso When I tried it it goes partially then gets cat /dev/sr0: Input/Output Error This happens at about 20% ...
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Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive

This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to ...
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Creating a bootable USB drive from a distro split over two DVD ISOs

I am searching and not finding the right way to do this. Please note, I don't think I'm trying for anything strange here. I just want to make a bootable USB stick of a single OS that happens to be ...
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DVD drive disappears if I insert a disc, but will read the same disc if it was there at boot

I have a very odd problem. If I insert a disc in my dvd burner that is blank, I can burn it. If I insert a disc that has info on it, while Windows 7 64 bit, ultimate is on, it will disconnect the ...
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CD-ROM drive making “tzu tzu” sounds when locating files?

My Acer Aspire 4937G is making weird sounds whenever I try to browse files from a CD-ROM using windows explorer. For example, it will go "tzuuu tzuuuu" whenever I click on a file or folder. I have ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p laptop's DVD drive spins up periodically when the DVD drive is empty

I recently got an HP EliteBook 8470p with Windows 7, and the DVD drive (HP DVD A DS8A9SH) spins up briefly at some interval, maybe a minute, as if something is checking if a DVD is present or similar. ...
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Can't make an iso of burned DVD-R

I've got problem while trying to open burned DVD-R, I even can't to make an iso image of it within dd - after making iso image, I've tried to mount them: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt -o ...
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Why do the VOB files of a DVD have the same size but different play length?

To prove my point I made a screen-shot: My 2nd question: In order to email the content of the DVD to someone so that he/she can just watch the entire video (with audio) of the DVD, do I need to ...
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How can I verify the reliability/integrity of a DVD in (hardware or software)?

I am looking for a hardware or software solution that can verify DVD media for reliability. The media in question can be a commercially available movie or game. Basically I want to check if the media ...
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Windows 8, Media Player, K-lite 9.9 (Full) Using Pay to function

I have K-lite installed and I can now view the SRT file Subtitles with the movie in Windows 8 media player. When I use play to to send the video to my wireless DVD payer the subtitles don't show. ...
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extracting tar files split over multiple dvd's

If I have a bziped tar file split over multiple dvd's what's the best way of extracting it without creating a lot of intermediate files? I don't want to first copy all the archive parts to an ...
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ripping interlaced video to 60fps (frames per second)

It would appear that Broadcast Television is often 1080i30 (60 fields/s), and non-movie DVDs (example, instructional or TV shows) are 60fields/s as well, at some lower resolution (480i?) However, ...
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Strange happening with DVD drive in fedora

Strange things are happening! The DVD drive installed on my machine is behaving strangely with some discs that have been burned on a university Windows machines. The files were different, but ...
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what to choose for backup: HDD or DVD [closed]

I want to backup my photos and I would like to know which is the better media to store them. I would prefer to store them on an HDD because of the space, but I don't know who has a better lifetime.
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Windows 7 doesn't see DVD drive

I have a computer where was Windows XP installed, and everything was working fine. I've recentrly reinstalled there Windows 7 - and there no sing of DVD drive in the system. It is shown in POST ...
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How to check quality of CD/DVD before burning?

I recently bought a couple of DVDs to burn but majority of them turned as faulty DVDs. I came to know when the DVDs were not able to burn the data into them. Hence Is there a way by which I can check ...
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Ripping DVD's for iTunes and 5.1 sound

I have spent the past few days trying to find a solution here. I want all my DVD's on my pc so as my DVD's can stay new and scratch free. I started out with the trial of DVDfab. Things seemed to be ...
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my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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Can I make a CD or DVD to install Microsoft updates?

Say I'm setting up (brand new) multilple PCs at one time and I don't have enough ethernet ports to hook them all up to the internet at once, is it possible to create a CD/DVD of updates that I could ...
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Installing Windows 7 on HP Pavilion dv5

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion dv5 laptop but to no avail. The procedure I'm following is this: Insert the Windows 7 DVD into my CD/DVD ROM. Pressing F9 to execute the bootable ...
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Why does remuxing a VOB fix freezing issues?

I am currently transcoding video data from a Video DVD to x264 MP4 files, but the original MPEG-2 streams seem to have some strange problems. This video DVD is of a home-made digital TV recording ...
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How to Read Old DVDs? [closed]

I'm wondering what should I do to read old DVD-R disk written 3-10 years ago. I have to put my old data archive to a hard disk. I've tried several DVD-drives, but none of them helped me with this ...
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VideoLAN settings for iPhone/iPad [duplicate]

What are VideoLAN settings to convert a DVD for playback on iPhone/iPad?
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Why DVD writers only have 24x write speed? [closed]

I remember CD writers get's twice the speed, now it seems DVD writers can only do up to 24x write speed if internal, and just 8x if it's a portable writer. It's been years since and it seems stuck on ...
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How to boot into a root filesystem stored as partition image file on a bootable DVD?

I have created a bootable CD from a USB stick (built from Ubuntu core 12.04 according to this example) by copying the files of the USB stick's boot partition (containing vmlinuz and initrd.img) into ...
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How to transfer a USB bootable ubuntu system to a bootable DVD

I've built a USB bootable 1.5G system derived from Ubuntu core (along the lines of this example). It boots using syslinux on most of our Intel hardware. Intel iMacs are an exception (grub EFI with GPT ...
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DVD Rom doesn't read bootable DVDs

I am using an ASUS K50l with a windows 7 home premium. My DVD Rom reads DVDs normally, a bit laggy but does its job. However when it comes to bootable disks it identifies them as blank DVDs. Is there ...
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DVD/CD driver missing during Windows 7 install

I have an Optiplex GX620 that I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro 64bit on. I've attempted to do so using a DVD and a flash drive (with the DVD/CD drive completely disconnected. In both cases I get ...
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Is there a way to re-encode video files ripped by Handbrake to add iPod 5G support?

Handbrake has an option for iPod 5G support. But I have some video files I ripped without checking that option. Can I use ffmpeg or Handbrake to re-encode those files without having to re-rip from ...
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Create DVDs from squared pixel videos without losing definition

I have to create a couple of DVDs using a bunch of videos that are already created. These videos have all the following specifications: Resolution: 1280 x 720 Format: .mov (I believe using de H.264 ...
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Image is too big for DVD, even though the image is small enough?

I am trying to burn an ISO image to a DVD. The DVD is supposed to store 4.7 GB, but when I try to burn the image to it, Windows says the DVD is too small. The image is 4.51 GB big, and uses 4.51 GB ...
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Do hard drives need a GUID partition table (GPT) to boot in UEFI mode?

Is EFI booting something hardware specific? I have a desktop motherboard with a UEFI Bios, but I can only boot from USB drives in "UEFI" mode. Both the DVD drive and the HDD's (a RAID 0 array) boot ...