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

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Ripping TV episodes from DVDs – how can I know which stream belongs to which episode?

I'm ripping DVDs using a series of calls like mplayer -dumpfile foo$i.vob -dumpstream dvd://$i and using lsdvd to list the available streams to rip. Here is an example command I wrote for this for ...
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DVD-RW does not read regular CDS/DVDs on Vista

I have a dell vostro 1510 laptop with windows vista. It has an "Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640A ATA Device" installed which used to work find. My vista has two user profiles on it. Now when I insert a ...
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Can't erase my suposedly re-writable DVD

I need to make a Windows 7 recovery disk. The problem is that I've only got one DVD lying around the house free to use. It's got a Ubuntu 10 Wubi installation in it which my uncle gave to me ages ...
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Is the ISO burning capability of Windows 7 bootable aware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Bootable CD from ISO Can I burn bootable dvds with Windows 7's burner? If not, what should I use?
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Is it normal for CDs/DVDs to decay over time, and what can we do about it?

Over the years, I've occasionally had to retrieve data from backups I've made to CD or DVD. All these backup media were burned with extra care (at low speeds, not always with high-end media but never ...
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My dvd drive ejects unexpectedly with no physical touching of my laptop? W7/Samsung [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I audit CD/DVD tray opening events in Windows 7? My dvd drive ejects unexpectedly without any physical touching of my laptop? W7/Samsung Sometimes when I open ...
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How to see contents of hard drive that Windows 7 thinks is blank?

I have a Windows 7 PC (call it New7) that I built about a year and a half ago. Initially, I moved the hard drive from my wife's old PC (call it XP32) into New7 as a second drive. I also had a new ...
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How do I close DVDs when burning on Windows 7?

When I burn DVDs using Explorer on Windows 7, there is no option of closing the DVD. This results in some MBs of free space after the DVD has been written (multisession). How do I close the DVD on ...
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Why am I unable to open my DVD drive?

I have Windows 7 64bit installed on my laptop and a few months ago my DVD drive was working, but now, when I try to use it, it does not work. The disk drive will open and close, but when it tried to ...
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Does a scratched DVD result in lost data, and how do I fix a scratched DVD?

Does a scratched DVD result in lost data? How do I fix a scratched DVD?
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Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg

I have a bunch of DVDs that I've already ripped into a VIDEO_TS directory containing .IFO and .VOB files. I have a cheap primitive video player that will accept .mpg files. I've tried two different ...
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DVD Rip in 720p/1080p resolution

I have seen ripped movies in 720p/1080p resolution but the source of the movie is DVD. So it must be a upscaled (720 x 480 to 1,280×720 or 1,920×1,080) video I guess, Is there any advantage in ...
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I have a DVD stuck in my iMac, how do I get it out?

I am asking this question on behalf of my sister. Here's what she had to say on facebook: Anyone know how to get a DVD unstuck from an iMac drive? I tried everything I read online--shutting ...
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How do I consistently rip my DVDs to ISOs in Windows Vista?

I'm trying to backup all of my DVDs to ISO files. I've been using ISORecorder but there are several DVDs that I'm unable to copy (e.g. 'Romeo + Juliet', 'Gladiator', etc.) The problem, I think, has to ...
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how to trigger dvd's autoplay programmatically

I want to enable auto-playing on DVD drive (specifically, virtual one created using UltraISO - they don't support the auto-play yet) so that when I click on some shortcut, the auto play of drive E: ...
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DVD shows empty after burn is complete

I burn data on DVD-R. The burning process goes well and at the end I get the message that it was successful. But when I insert the burned DVD it shows nothing, used space - 0 bytes, free space - 0 ...
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How to play a .MKV 3D Video on my 3DTV?

I have a 3D movie on my computer hard drive. I've tried to stream it to my TV but that does'nt work because of the .MKV extension, so how do I play it on my TV? Can I burn it to DVD? Do I have to ...
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What is the preferrable way to archive a private DVD collection?

The problem: a big collection (about 100 DVDs) of old home videos which have been burned to DVDs. Some of them are already damaged and are barely playable (often depending on the used DVD player). ...
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SATA dvd writter for IDE only motherbord

I have recently purchased LG SATA DVD writer but when I have opened my desktop to connect to my motherboard I did not found any SATA port. I think my machine is old so does not have support for SATA ...
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Free DVD Burning Options but for DVD Players not data

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD which was simple and awesome got the job done. But are there any good free options that allow you to burn a DVD video to a DVD that can be played in a player?
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What does the error code 39 mean?

What is code 39? I deleted Norton from my system and now my DVD won't play, system says it has been disabled. I can't find where to enable it again. I keep getting a 39 code.
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Creating a copy of cracked (broken) CD-ROM or DVD

Is it possible to somehow create a copy (an image) of a heavily cracked CD-ROM (but not broken in two)? Hopefully without damaging DVD drive... Unfortunately CD 2/4 of Polish version of Planescape: ...
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DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also ...
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If a DVD burning gets canceled halfway through, can it still be burned later?

Is it still usable? This is a DVD+R if it matters.
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Windows does not recognize DVDs inserted into Blu-ray drive

I am having a problem with a Blu-ray drive I have in my PC. Its a Blu-ray reader drive and it reads and writes CDs and DVDs. My drive has been working great for about a year now, but for some reason ...
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Convert an entire DVD (with chapter menus) to Flash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert DVD to a flash application (including menus) I was recently asked to put a DVD onto a website - I ripped the chapters individually as MP4 files and created a ...
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iDVD Burning Discs - Freezes & Ejects at last step

When I'm in iDVD and go to burn a disc it goes through all the steps and at the last step where it asks if you continue and burn it freezes and won't allow you to push the okay/yes button and ejects ...
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How to split a DVD into multiple CDs

I have Windows 7 bootable DVD, My DVD writer is not able to load a DVD, but it can load CDs. Is there any way that I can convert my windows 7 DVD to multiple CDs so that it can be installed from DVDs? ...
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Move data from discs to hard drive with robotic changer device?

How can I? What can I buy? Is it made? A robotic disc-changer that allow a stack of already burnt discs to be read, taking simple PC data from the discs and off'ing it to the hard drive. Would ...
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Where to connect the eject cable

Hello I have bought the chasis of an HP Slim Line S5747C with the factory motherboard and no DVD Rom. I added my own DVD Rom, but as you can see from the picture there is a separate eject button, ...
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Not able to transfer large files from DVD to windows 7 desktop

So I have a lot of large files (some .rar and some .iso) mostly over 7 GB on those dual layer 8.7 GB disks. Yesterday I wanted to copy those files from the DVD to a 1TB NTFS format hard disk. But it ...
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DVD drive not detected in BIOS / Windows XP

My parents bought a PC (a old Hewlett Packard Bell Pentium 4) just to watch YouTube. It worked well for months but last week, the DVD drives (there a 2 dvd drives) are no more recognized by the BIOS ...
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install GRUB onto a CD

I have got about 10 Linux installation ISOs. I want to put them all onto 1 CD/DVD, so that when the CD/DVD gets booted, it will give me a GRUB menu asking which Linux I want to install. How do I do ...
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DVD (vob file) to online video viewer?

I've been sent a DVD which needs to be put onto a website, but I honestly don't even know where to start. Do I simply convert the file using some software to MP4(?!) and then use something like ...
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WinXP Get DVD/CD Drives Working

I have 2 different drives that are not currently working. It show's the traditional yellow flag, to indicate there are problems. When I try to run updates, it says the drive isn't there. And I ...
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CD tray is stuck open

I have an older computer that has an Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer. The problem is that the tray is stuck open: it does close normally, but the motor keeps going after the tray is closed, and after a few ...
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How to find out the number of the adapter, SCSI-ID and LUN (Logical Unit Number) for a USB-DVD-Drive?

I am using a DVD-Drive that is plugged in via USB. I have got a corrupted DVD which I try to recover by using the Tool h2cdimage. This tool needs the number of the adapter, SCSI-ID and LUN (Logical ...
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LG DVD Player not able to see Nero Media Home 4

I'm stumped with a DVD Player/PC Issue. Here's the problem. I bought an LG Blu Ray DVD Player and want to connect to my computer to stream videos/music/pictures. The BLU Ray player came with Nero ...
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How to convert 50 episodes from DVD into 50 .mp4 with HandBrake, easily?

I loaded a DVD with 50 episodes in it (chose VIDEO_TS from the program), now when i open it in HandBrake, it shows 50 "titles" in there. i choose 320x240 output format and start converting. Then i ...
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Are PC DVD devices affected by DVD region? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7? Is there a restriction on what DVD region I can play? How is it implemented Is it restricted on software ...
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How do I create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker?

I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way ...
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How to copy a DVD with a patched UDF filesystem / bad sectors?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. Since AnyDVD makes the disc copyable in a second on a Win7 host, it should not be too difficult. It says that the UDF filesystem is patched, curiously, ...
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Automatically playing a DVD movie?

I have set up Autoplay to launch Media Player Upon insertion of a DVD movie in my DVD/CD R/W. I have set all of the defaults for Media Player. It always used to play properly. Now the only way that I ...
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DVD drive not visible in Explorer

We've got a weird problem in a classroom. All computers are on Windows XP Pro and they all have got the same problem: Their DVD drives ain't visible in Windows Explorer. The drive is visible in ...
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External DVD drive is recognized when Windows has started but cannot boot

I wanted to connect my external DVD drive to my old laptop and boot from a CD. But my computer doesn't show the DVD drive in the boot menu. After trying to change BIOS settings and finally restored ...
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Backing up DVDs on Linux

I'm trying to backup my DVD collection onto my Linux box. Usually dvdbackup or ddrescue work just fine. With some DVDs, however, dvdbackup and ddrescue fail, likely due to copy protections. I tried ...
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DVD protection/encryption

I have a dvd I want to compress to remove menus and reduce size so I can watch it on my computer(it's a learning video so I would like to watch it many times over but need to save disk space). The ...
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Rip concert DVD to MP3

If I have a concert DVD—that I own legitimately—is there any way to rip the tracks to MP3? The end goal is to get the music onto my iPod and or iPhone, and so if there are any workarounds—short of ...
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DVD-RW: can read in all computers but one

I burned an ISO image of a Linux distribution in a DVD-RW disc that I had. The disc is quite old (it only supports up to 2x burning speed), but after burning it, the resulting disc was recognized in ...
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How to find out additional information about burned CD or DVD disk?

For instance, some music is burned on CD/DVD disk. How to find out what program this disk was burned with? What kind of extra information CD/DVD stores? Is it possible to track down a PC which was ...