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

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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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How to determine the 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 ...
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Eject a bad disk from optical drive

I have an Alienware computer with one of the optical DVD drives that does not have a manual tray, just a slot to insert the disk. I recently inserted a disk that was apparently bad. It is unreadable ...
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How to burn DVD/Blu-Ray disk with copy protection

I've created video studying material for my students and would like to know if it's possible to burn my disks with basic copy protection. I realize that it will be possible to copy them anyway if one ...
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Windows Media Player won't open

When I tried to play a DVD on my laptop, I tried to open WMP but it didn't open. I did leave the DVD in my laptop for a fortnight but when I played it a week ago it was fine and my DVD drive is ...
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Virtual CDrom Methods? (Like the old U3 sandisk hack)

It sucks because I used to have a sandisk U3 and now... /shrug To the point then, Ive been trying to find a cheap way to emulate a CD/DVD/BDrom through USB. The U3 USB drive I had, let me write an ...
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How can I find out what region code a DVD is in on my Windows PC?

How can I find out what region code a DVD is in on my Windows PC? I use AnyDVD so the DVD plays regardless, so I'm not sure whether the region code on the DVD packaging is correct or whether it is ...
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Is there a way to convert Video DVD to multiple disk of VCD?

as title, how can i convert a video DVD (4.1GB) and burn it into multiple disk of VCDs (7xx MB)? Do I need to convert into ISO image first? or make it as AVI ? Thanks so much
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How can I play a DVD using an external drive on a Surface RT?

I have a Surface RT, I have an external DVD drive with a USB plug, and I have a DVD (actually, quite a few) that I want to watch on it. I don't want to rip or convert the DVD into some other format ...
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Notification of media inserted to DVD tray in FreeBSD

I would like to create a script that automatically copy the dvd to a folder in my FreeBSD box (copy back DVD archives). I would need a notification from the system when the DVD tray has been closed. ...
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Installing FreeNAS 8.3 problems

I'm trying to install FreeNAS 8.3 on some desktop-level hardware (AMD Phenom + 890FX + 16GB) and I've been unsuccessful. I initially tried using a USB stick and followed the instructions on the ...
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Can I tell which installation DVD was used for my Windows XP?

I have two Windows XP installation DVDs (that came from the OEM with my two laptops). I need to reinstall Windows on one of them but I'm not sure which one is which. Is there any way to tell which DVD ...
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Windows DVD Maker on Windows 8?

Something I really miss in Windows 8 is the Windows DVD Maker. I tried to get it running on Windows 8 by copying the DVD Maker directory from Windows 7 over to Windows 8. When I run it, I get the ...
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Which are the required codecs to play DVDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 Which are the required codecs to play DVDs in Windows 8?
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Windows 8 N & Media Player/DVD playback [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 An open-ended question (ie I havn't encountered this yet...) Being in the UK I consider it only a matter of time until I come across the ...
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Queries related to Windows 8 Upgrade installation media

I don't expect all these questions to be answered right away. Gradually over time is fine. Also, I guess the answers would differ depending on the language, so I'm looking for information related to ...
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Is there/will there be any (free) way to play DVDs in Windows 8 without third-party software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 For Windows 8, Microsoft dropped DVD support from Windows Media Player due to licensing issues and says that it is in the interests of ...
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Is it bad to close my laptop while media player is paused on a DVD?

When I use some laptop to watch DVDs (Windows Media Player, Windows 7), I sometimes pause the movie, then close the laptop. Closing the laptop puts it to sleep, stopping the DVD from spinning. I ...
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Converting DVDs to Precisely Sized XviDs like “The Scene”

I am hoping to finally watch the Star Wars movies (yes, yes, I know) and intend to watch them all in a row as a marathon. I would prefer not to have to constantly get up and change discs, so I thought ...
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Cannot copy files from a read-only data DVD

I have a data DVD that contains several little programs, videos and a bunch of presentations. When I try copying something from this disc, I get an error message that looks like this: I don't ...
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Custom PC won't boot Windows 7 DVD but does with Windows Vista

I ordered a custom-built PC (assembled by the store). This is the setup: Motherboard: Asrock A75 PRO4-M DVD drive: LG GH24NS90 SSD: Samsung 830 series 128 GB DDR3 SDRAM: 2× Corsair XMS3 ...
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Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
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About the capacity on play MP4 on Intranet [closed]

I will have DVD quality (assmume 720 × 576) MP4, normally 720M per hour, thats 1638.4bit per seconds On Gigabyte Ethernet, it's 1G bit bandwidth, 1 073 741 824 bit, which in theory 655,360 computers ...
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Windows Can not find some files On DVD

I have some DVDs which have autorun. When I input them, an error will be shown, It is "Windows can not find H:\Autorun\Setup.exe" Why is it like this? and how to fix it?
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How can I create a bootable DVD iso from a USB drive?

There seems to be a lot of questions / answers about doing the reverse, but not as much info for USB -> DVD. Problem I created a bootable USB drive using YUMI. The USB drive is working great, and ...
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Update TSSTcorp CDDVD Drivers

I've got installed a DVD-Writer: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-216AB Windows says me that the installed Drivers are current (6.1.7600), but another website tells me the newest driver is more than 7.x and from ...
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How to play a dvd movie in windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Playing DVD movies in Windows 8 Recently I installed Windows 8 professional. I have a strange issue. How to play a dvd with default installed software like Movie or ...
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how do I copy DVD with basic linux command to get iso no bigger than the original?

I'm trying to copy a SUSE 9 DVD using basic linux commands. The ultimate goal is to modify the DVD content before creating the new image. It works after a fashion except the new .iso is a bit larger ...
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My DVD Rom is detected in BIOS and I can see that but in My Computer isn't available

My DVD ROM is detected in the BIOS, but it is not available in windows. What can I do?
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CD Drive not discovered

I have a self built computer. it uses a P6T Deluxe motherboard, which has both SATA and IDE ports. This was built several years ago, and had an IDE CD/DVD drive. This drive started going bad (would ...
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iMac 20inch (Mid 2007) SL DVD Boot Prohibitory Sign

iMac 20inch (Mid 2007 Build) with Ubuntu 12.0.4 How I got in this situation I had a perfectly healthy Intel iMac running Snow Leopard several months ago. Then I got the dreaded spinning gear and ...