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

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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 ...
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Disc Format Settings for Video DVDs

Does anyone know what disc settings are required for video DVDs? There are plenty of programs that can simplify writing a video DVD (ie Book B, a disc playable on a traditional standalone DVD player) ...
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How can I mix two movies together before I handbrake them?

How can I mix two movies together before I handbrake them? I've got a two part movie on my disk as a pair of VideoTS folders. I want to generate one output movie. I plan on using handbrake to do the ...
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Is DVDs safe to store data for future? [closed]

I've started collecting movies, which is the safest way to store the collected movies? Is it safe to store in DVDs or what should I prefer??
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Which is faster, USB drive or DVD?

I am installing Linux (YDL) on my old Powerbook G4. Thinking only of speed, which would be faster to install it on: a Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 32GB USB flash drive, or a DVD (a CD hasn't got enough ...
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DVD player not reading DVD RW

Okay so what I did is that I erased everything from my DVD RW and burned some movies on it. After doing that I tried to run DVD in my DVD/DiviX player and it said DVD Error. Now my question is, why? ...
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Scaling Up Streaming Videos

There is a video I downloaded while watching YouTube. I would like to convert it to an AVI, then burn it to a DVD so I can watch it on a big screen TV. I noticed that when I go to full screen mode, ...
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Replaced DVD ROM with DVD RW, but new drive is not detected

I have replaced the DVD-ROM drive in my computer with a DVD Writer but Windows will not detect the new drive. I have not installed any new software except a firmware update for the new drive. ...
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How to burn a DVD to display full screen on TV with correct aspect ratio

OK, I have this bunch of videos shot with my camera and I want to gather them and burn a normal DVD that I can play back with my standerd (non-HD) DVD player connected to my wonderful 16:9 TV. The ...
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How to boot from DVD when BIOS doesn't seem to give the option to change the boot source?

Have just bought a 2nd hand PC with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I want to boot off DVD, but when the DVD is in the drive Windows still boots up. I hit < f2 > to get into the BIOS menu, and it ...
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Why don't I need to format and partition a CD or DVD before writing files to it?

Every time that I need to use a Flash USB drive, SD card or a HDD I must format it and create a partition before using it, such as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc. So this makes me raise some doubts: Why ...
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How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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Enable DVD Resume on XBMC?

Is it possible to enable some kind of automatic "DVD Resume" in XBMC when playing DVD discs? At the moment the only way I see of doing something like this is by setting a bookmark, which is a bit of ...
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“Device driver software was unsuccessfuly installed” message with DVD drive

I have a Asus DRW-24B1LT DVD drive in Windows 7 64bit. The drive used to work fine for months and it stopped working suddenly and its driver letter is gone. In the device manager, there's a yellow ...
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Can I disable Windows 7's indexing/scanning of dvd contents?

When I try to copy data from a DVD on my Windows 7 machine, I keep running into this problem. I open the DVD drive in windows explorer to browse the files, select the ones I wish to copy then paste ...
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How do I copy DVDs to a hard disk?

I want to copy movie DVDs to an old 1TB external disk where they won't be susceptible to scratching. How do I do this? What software do I use to rip those DVDs? What about copy protection? What ...
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How to write a video DVD on Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended DVD Creator A friend of mine has a few .avi and .flv files (of mixed resolution and frame rate), and he'd like to convert them and burn a video DVD (VIDEO_TS ...
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How to burn an MKV file with subtitles to DVD?

I have a DVD disc with an mkv file and the corresponding subtitles (.srt) If I insert the DVD in a PC, all works ok. But if I insert the DVD in a regular DVD player, I see invalid disk. How should ...
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What's the easiest way to rip a DVD on Windows and have the files compressed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD ripper for Windows Which is the best tool to convert DVD films to avi (ripping)? I tried DVD Shrink, but it doesn't compress while ripping. I need an easy way to ...
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Is it possible to repair iso images incorrectly made with dd in OSX Snow Leopard?

About a year ago, I made rips of a bunch of my CD/DVD games and packed the originals away. The problem is that now I'm trying to use WinXP Pro on VirtualBox on OSX Snow Leopard to play these iso ...
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Laptop DVD-RW Drive disc detection loop

An NEC Versa L1100 has a DVD-RW drive. The drives reads CDs perfectly well, but when a DVD is inserted, the drive make a series of disc reading noises, and cycles through the same set of noises every ...
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Mount directory as virtual dvd/cd (not disk)

I would like to emulate mounting as a virtual cd or dvd, so Mac OS X Lion thinks it is a real cd / dvd. I have already tried ToastMount, however it hasn't been compiled for Intel processors and I ...
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Is there software to convert a DVD in to h.264 but keep the menus?

I am under the assumption that between a MPEG-2 file and a h.264 file of the same quality, the h.264 file will be smaller; if this assumption is wrong please correct me. I love extra features on ...
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What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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DVD ROM Keeps Spining at random times, especially when starting windows explorer

I didn't had this problem before, recently I bought a SSD and installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and now the DVD sometimes spins without reason, it has no CD in it (this makes a bit of a lag). EDIT: it ...
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Can I delete any unwanted file or folder in already written CD or DVD?

I have a DVD which is already written few folders along with files, but now I want to delete few unwanted folders along with files. Is it possible?
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Transcoding from DVD to MP4 and intentionally skip frames in the middle

I have a DVD that I'd like to transcode from a DVD format to MP4 so I can play it on my iPad. Normally this is trivially easy as I could use Handbrake. But this has an interesting twist. Around ...
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DVD/CD not regognized on Thinkpad T61p after Windows 7 install

I upgraded my hard drive in Lenovo T61P; decided to start fresh with Windows 7 Pro (64-bit). DVD/CD drive working until Windows 7 was installed. Now the driver is not recognized. Device is HL-DT-ST ...
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Have optical drive connectors changed in the last year? [closed]

In early 2010 my motherboard freaked out, and I was able to drop in a new board and connect my two DVD drives that were initially bought in 2005. Tonight my new components arrived to build my next ...
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SATA DVD drive doesn't work

I built a computer about 3 years ago and seldom needed the dvd drive to work but when I did it was a pain to get it running. I have a SATA HDD and a SATA dvd drive which seemed to me to be part of ...
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Is the Region Code setting a property of the external DVD drive or the OS?

I have both "Region 1" and "Region 2" DVDs that I'd like to view on my PC (Mac). If I have separate external drives for each Region can I watch DVDs of both regions by using the appropriate drive? Or ...
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How do you keep the DVD drive from opening when you get the message “please insert a disk into drive”? [duplicate]

In Windows Explorer, when I click on the drive that happens to be my cd/dvd drive, I get the message "please insert a disk into drive", which might be OK, but then the DVD drive opens and I have to ...
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How can I reliably archive the content of UDF formatted CDs and DVDs

I have been looking into copying the contents of old CDs onto mobile disks in order to save space and preserve the content, since rewritable CDs appear to degrade over time (at least the ones I am ...
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DVD drive only reads original disks

Something odd happened to my DVD drive about a year ago. It won't read any blank disks - only original ones. I tried cleaning the lens, but it didn't help. What should I do? It's an old drive, but it ...
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DVDs stuttering on Pentium 4 system with 4gb RAM?

My system used to play DVDs flawlessly. Now all of a sudden, it stutters. I have tested multiple commercial DVDs (standard definition, not HD), which are clean and not scratched. All of them stutter ...
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is there any on-the-fly (that doesn't store intermediate iso file in the process) command line burning software for windows xp?

I have some folders with my project with about 8G of data in each of them. Once a day I create backup to DL DVDs. It would be easier for me to do it by creating a *.CMD script in every of such folder ...
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External USB device is not working as boot device

I have a Toshiba A305 satellite laptop. My Windows 7 got corrupt, and I'm getting boot manager errors. My laptop DVD drive is not working, so I bought an external one. However, it's not working as a ...
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How does one extract audio from a video (DVD movie) using Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to get audio from home DVDs? I have a DVD movie from which I would like to extract the audio, preferably to MP3, so I can listen to it -- it's an interview ...
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What do LowerFilters and UpperFilters CD/DVD driver registry settings do?

I am having trouble with a NEC ND-6650A DVD/CD drive not being recognized on Windows XP. The Device Manager gives me: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be ...
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How do i install windows without booting the CD?

How do i install windows without booting the CD? i ask because when i boot the pc the BIOS skips "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" and my BIOS wont do it if I do it inside from the BIOS ether. ...
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Backup DVD to External Harddrive on Mac

I used to use DVD Decrypter, and now very rarely use DVD Shrink. DVD Decrypter is my favourite of the two. However, DVD Decrypter is now woefully out of date, and I own a Macbook Pro now anyway. ...
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Autoplay not working

The auto play on my DVD drives suddenly stopped working for some reason. Even with store-bought DVDs it does not work, although I can watch movies quite successfully if I run Windows Media Player and ...
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Is it possible to queue HandBrake transcodes across multiple DVD drives?

As I strive to be more efficient with my transcoding of all my personal DVDs, I was wondering if its possible to queue up a couple of DVDs at a time in separate DVD readers. I've not been able to find ...
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Why is some part of a DVD (video) unskippable and how can it be bypassed? [closed]

I have found 3 states of a DVD player: Able to jump to disc menu, able to skip chapter Unable to jump to disc menu, but still able to skip chapter Unable to both jump to disc menu and skip chapter ...
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“Digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card” Issue

I just got this error message when trying to play the " Pirates of the Caribbean" DVD on my workstation. Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy ...
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What is the fastest way to read more than 150 DVDs? [closed]

We have over 150 DVDs that we need to copy the data off of. There is no time crunch, but I don't want to have someone manually swap DVDs for two weeks. Does anyone know of an automated way to get this ...
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How to “autorun” executables from a CD/DVD on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I Create Autorun DVD? I want my software to run automatically from a CD/DVD with no user interaction whenever the user puts the CD/DVD into the drive. As far as ...