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

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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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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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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 …? [closed]

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 & ...