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, 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. This 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 ...
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Does CD/DVD Writer get worn out over time?

I have a CD/DVD writer bought about 3 years ago. While I was able to burn any discs without issues previously, now it's having a hard time burning discs even at the lowest settings. Does the laser ...
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How can I make this 32-bit program run on my 64-bit?

I have an old disc that contains a program which was made for Windows 95. I tried to install it on my Windows 7 64-bit system and it gives me this error: "The version of this file is not compatible ...
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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A DVD autostarts on my laptop and runs but not on my desktop

I have a DVD compatible drive on both my desktop and laptop. When I insert the DVD into my laptop, it recognizes it automatically and through clear.fi, plays the DVD. When I put the same DVD in my ...
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How do I copy a the OS X DVD that came with my Mac using a Windows machine?

Even with a clean install of Mountain Lion on an internal SSD, 8 GB of RAM, saving the ISO image to the internal SSD and two different brands (Verbatim & Titan) of unused dual layer DVD+R discs, ...
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reorder sectors on a block device?

I'm considering backing up some data to DVDs/BDs. (I know about DVDisaster.) I've read somewhere that the outer sectors on a DVD are more likely to wear down than the inner ones. This suggests that ...
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
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How to convert a CD/DVD to ISO using cmd.exe?

Is it possible to convert a CD/DVD to an ISO file using cmd.exe and if so, how? I can think of using dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom_image.iso with Linux systems, but in Windows?
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Linux Mint: some DVDs mount, others don't

So I have a computer I'm trying to turn into a media centre for the family. I installed Linux Mint 14 (which seems to be a bit all over the place if I'm honest, as most of the documentation for older ...
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Can't copy video from DVD

I have a video in a .MOD file format burned to a DVD. The video appears to play fine from Windows Media Player and others. When attempting to copy the video file off of the DVD, windows explorer ...
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Not booting to portable USB DVD Drive, though showing in Boot menu?

I have an AMD Duron, BIOS version is 2001 (an old PC). I want to do a clean install of Win XP. When i connect the USB DVD drive, it detects in the Boot Menu-F8, but soon the message comes - Insert ...
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Re-RIP a DVD to extract AVI, MP3 and SRT files

I have been reading many articles for many days, and finally I found a very useful question in superuser (What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies?) I have a large original DVD's collection and they ...
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DVD VOB to AVI - Can't hear sound

I have DVD that plays fine in cheap Home DVD Player, but I'm trying to convert it to files I can play on my computer. When I try to play the DVD itself on my computer, there is no audio, but audio ...
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Cannot play a non-commercial video DVD

I have tried everything to play my DVD that contains two folders: Video_TS & AUDIO_TS. After searching I saw that players like VLC (Ubuntu and Windows) or PowerDVD (Windows) should be able to play ...
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DVD blank after burn

Here is my situation: I burn a DVD using the Live File System (which allows it to act like a flash drive). Burns without problem. Then I close the session, and all the files are still on the DVD. Then ...
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How to troubleshoot an xcopy crash

I'm trying to copy a recording I made on Canon DC320 to my computer but I keep crashing with the message The parameter is invalid. I've done some troubleshooting using Process Monitor and xcopy and ...
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How to Lock CD/DVD Drive to VirtualBox Guest System?

I have VirtualBox running on my Win7. The guest system is a Win2000. Now I want to test a DVD I got for Christmas with a software collection on it. Since I'm aware of autorun and other ...
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How to create autorun menu for DVD content for both Windows and MacOS?

I need to present HTML content on a DVD, accessible form a nice autorun menu. Using autorun.inf is windows-only but this will need to run on both Windows and Mac, and DVD menus would be ok, but they ...
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Burning Audio CDs from mp3 but on a DVD-R media( not CD-R ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? I am trying to create a Audio-CD from mp3 files. The media disc I use is a blank DVD-R disc and NOT a CD-ROM disc I used many ...
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Determining physical location of data on a disc

Does anybody know of a way to find out where, physically on a CD or DVD a given piece of data would be located? I am trying to watch a DVD at the moment, and am about half-way through, but it keeps ...
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How to determine main movie DVD track before ripping via mencoder

Maybe there's a simple answer for this, but when looking at the files on a DVD (IFOs, VOBs,etc), is there a way to easily determine the longest/main track? I'm trying to automate the process of ...
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Is there an equivalent firmware I can use for the TSSTcorp TS-L633C AC01 DVD writer/player?

I can't seem to locate any firmware information for the TSSTcorp TS-L633C AC01 DVD writer/player and was wondering if there was another version's firmware I could use.
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error when burning Ubuntu 12.10 to a disk

I am getting this error 0XC0AA0301 when trying to burn Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 to a DVD or CD using the windows 7 built in burner. I have googled this error and it has not been much help. What causes ...
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Can a DVD production be burned to a CD-ROM [closed]

Assuming the size of a DVD-encoded program does not exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM, can the CD-ROM function as a DVD? Wouldn't DVD players have a problem reading it?
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Can't rip foreign film with subtitles

I'm trying to rip a foreign film DVD, Yojimbo, that has subtitles. I'd like to have the film as a file I can play on my computer and also create a DVD I can play in a player. I'd like subtitles ...
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Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (64-bit), but neither Media Player or Media Center can play DVDs. Have I done something wrong? Did the Feature Pack not install correctly? Should ...
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How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...