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

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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 ...
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How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?

How can I make Windows explore a DVD (which consists of a video_ts folder and .ifo, .bup, .vob files in it), just by clicking the DVD drive icon in My Computer? Right now, when clicking this icon, ...
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How to author a looping DVD?

I have used devede to author a DVD from an MPEG file with no menu. I've set the title to loop after it plays in the options but it doesn't actually loop in DVD players (playback simply stops). I've ...
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One particular DVD is not detected on Windows

And sadly, it is my copy of The Orange Box. I bought it 5 years ago, installed it once, got a no CD crack and then put it away. Subsequently I tried installing it again on another PC, but the system ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate DVD for other editions

Assuming I am accounting for 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs, can I use a Windows 7 Ultimate DVD for lower editions of Windows 7 (E.G: Home Basic, Pro, etc...)? I kind of answered my question on this as it ...
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DVD drive on win 7 system no longer working after accidentally push the on/off button on the system unit while win 7 booting

DVD drive on win 7 system no longer working after I accidentally pushed the on/off button on the system unit while win 7 booting. Device manager said the dvd is working fine initially & the driver ...
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Removing open session from dvd-rw

As you can see from the above image, nero is showing some "session is open" in my DVD rewritable disc. The problem is whenever I erase the session it is not getting erased and I am unable to write ...
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Unable to write DVD-R(Blank DVD's)

I have a problem in dvd drive i.e. It can read CD/DVD and can write CD and all CD/DVD-RW but cannot write DVD DVD drive model is SH-S203B Samsung; I also have a log file created by nero burning rom ...
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Where can I find a DVD Decoder Codec for Windows XP? [closed]

By default the Windows XP Windows Media Player does not support DVDs. It links to their site which suggests different vendors where you have to pay for DVD codecs/decoders. I have found some free ones ...
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Causes of a Mac's SuperDrive refusing to accept blank DVDs

My iMac (quad-core i7 2.93 GHz, 27") frequently refuses to accept blank DVDs when I insert them for burning. What could be the cause of this? The machine is just over two years old now; does dust ...
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Are there any downsides to leaving a DVD “open” after burning?

When burning a DVD, all the programs have an options to "leave the DVD open", so that files can be further added to the disc. Are there any downsides to that? In other words: what are the reasons I ...
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What does the “RW” logo mean in a DVD+R?

If you look at this product: you can clearly see that it is a DVD+R, i.e. once it is written, it cannot be erased/rewritten. Then what does the "RW" logo (in the lower right corner) mean? I ...
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How can I install Windows 7 without dvd or usb, on linux?

I have a different problem that I don't think can be solved but it's better to ask before loosing all hope. I currently run Crunchbang (Debian dist) and would like to install Windows 7 as well. ...
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My DVD-ROM doesn't read anything and it is not shown in Device manager. What to do?

Suddenly my LG DVD-ROM stopped working. the bulb is blinking when i put DVD/CD in it, but nothing else happens. I can't see it in Device Manager either. What to do?
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DVD-ROM gets disabled after each restart

I have the following problem, everytime I restart my computer I found my DVD drive disabled. So I have to go to the Device Manager and manually enable it again, after that everything works fine. EDIT ...
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Is 802.11g fast enough to stream DVD and Blu-ray ISOs?

I'm thinking about changing my home media setup so that I stream my video ISOs from a remote PC to my HTPC. However, I'm worried that 802.11g will be too slow to stream high quality video data, ...
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auto-create symlink to currently inserted DVD

Is it possible to use applescript or a shell script to automatically create a reference to the currently inserted DVD? If I pop out Midsomer Murders DVD and insert Star Trek, the Wrath of Khan, the ...
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Is it bad, or is it just lost in the system?

I have a HP Pavilion p6180t with Windows seven. I've lost my multi-media optical drive. I've tried every online fix-it from running Mr. Fixit to removing the upper and lower filters in the registry, ...
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Software for recombining two dvd iso's

I have two DVD's which I converted into two iso files. The problem I'm facing is that I need to combine the two DVD's into one, but I also need to cut out a part of one DVD. The question is if ...
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disc drive is starting up on its own, with cd inside already. random as far as I can tell

i will have a cd or dvd left inside my laptop, and it will be fine most of the time. occasionally, however, the drive just starts up on its own but does absolutely nothing. sort of like a car spinning ...
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DVD is not detected

My system is not detecting DVDs but it's detecting CDs just fine. I have completely formatted the system but the problem still occurs I have a LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N model drive.
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Dvd write fails on windows 7 works great on windows XP

When I try to burn a disc on windows 7 ultimate, I get a calibration error. However dvd burns fine when I boot into windows XP (same machine)! Little guidance please :)
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Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive

Anyone here ever buy a PC case that did not come with mounting brackets for the DVD drive? I bought a barebones DVD drive (Lite-On) and a case (Antec Sonata III 500). The case came with nice ...
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Sounds come from only one speaker

I have a DVD which contains a movie, while I'm hearing to title menu's music everything is OK. But as soon as playing the main movie, the sounds come only from one speaker, I try headphone too, only ...
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How can you install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro without DVD drive?

I'm wondering whether will be possible to install Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition with the new MacBook Pro Retina. The DVD drive is not available and I don't know any workaround to install Windows ...
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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 ...