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

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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 ...
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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 ...