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

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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 ...
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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 ...