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

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customizing mkisofs as cross-platform as possible

I have a relatively large archive from which my students would select files to create iso images, which they take home on their pen drives to burn their own DVDs. In order to make the process as ...
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DVD R/RW Drive Would only read CDs not DVDs

My laptop has a Matshita uj8b1as DVD/r/RW drive, and recently it started refusing to read data from DVDs, I thought there was something wrong with the setting of the software so I reinstalled Windows ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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Computer not reading OS-disks

My computer is a mess and I want to reformat it (it's a win 7 installation). I have a dvd that I know has a working copy of windows (I can open the setup on another computer). However, in the computer ...
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Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive

This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to ...
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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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ASUS X553M DVD Problems

had this laptop for just over two months now, and whenever I put computer games into my laptop it works fine, however when I insert any movies into my laptop, it doesn't detect anything. It doesn't ...
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Can't copy video from DVD

I have a video in a .MOD file format burned to a DVD. The video appears to play fine from Windows Media Player and others. When attempting to copy the video file off of the DVD, windows explorer ...
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Digital edit and back to DVD pixelation

I had my old VHS videos transferred to CD and now I would like to edit them. Using Handbreak to create a m4v file that I can edit. The problem I am having after editing and creating a DVD to play on ...
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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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Windows 7 doesn't recognize DVD drive

I reinstalled Windows 7 (x64) because DVD drive stoped being recognized. At first it worked, I even got to burn a dvd. Some time later it misteriously dissapeared again. This question has been asked ...
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Laptop won't boot to either the CD/DVD or to a USB Flash Drive

Update: Apparently Diskpart should display unused usb ports as well as the DVD/CD player. Mine doesn't. All I can see here is the laptop hard drive. I'm suspecting this is a more serious issue ...
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What font does Notepad++ use to display windows arabic in windows-1256 characters?

I’m trying to display closed captioning on the movie "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks. I went to a website that has subtitles for the movie in .srt format and downloaded them. I added them to VLC media ...
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Operation Failed when burning on Astroburn Lite

I was trying to burn my windows 8 (legit) iso file to my DVD - RW because my Original DVD was lost. and i don't know where to find it. I usually use Astroburner to burn an ISO file to my DVD. When i ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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Burn movies to CD's that will play on a standard DVD? [duplicate]

Is this possible? My memory is a little foggy, but I believe I've done this in the past. I'm not sure if it can be done with all dvd players. How can it be done?
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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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Recover data from a Samsung DVD recorder's hard drive

I have a Samsung DVD recorder: I want to recover data from its hard disk. I need to buy a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect the hard drive to power then to USB and mount it on my PC. I have done data ...
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?

I want to install Windows 7 32bit on Virtualbox (Win7 32bit profile) running on Ubuntu 2013.04 64bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T520. This usually works fine (and I have installed many Win7 that way with no ...
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How can I convert an IFO file to play on youtube?

Is there a free way to convert an IFO file to play on youtube? I have a very short clip that I need to load to our website.
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I would like to burn a file to a virtual dvd

a program I am using tracks down my diskdrives and offers to write a dvd image to them. I would like to be able to write this image on HD in stead of on disk, but I have no option to browse the file ...
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How do I know if an optical drive is able to read CLV written DVD?

Some TV DVD recorder use CLV (Constant angular velocity) to record TV programs. The problem is that most optical drives from the PC world can't read such DVDs... So, How I can detect if the drive ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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How can I copy a DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?

I need to copy a DVD to another DVD, but I have only a single DVD drive. How can I accomplish this? I tried copying files to the desktop and then to another DVD. It didn't work out.
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Is it possible to confirm CD was burned on a particular machine?

Is it possible to determine whether a CD was burned by a particular CD/DVD burner? Is there any identifier of that burner that is always written to any disc it burns? This is something I'd like to ...
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How to validate a DVD against an ISO

I have an ISO file and a DVD burned from that ISO file. Is there a way I can validate that the DVD contains the same as the ISO file and that nothing is wrong with the DVD? I have the tools available ...
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How to rip a DVD with multiple titles into a single MKV

I have a digital backup of a concert DVD consisting of several VOB files and on that DVD each title corresponds to an individual song. When i tried to convert it to an MKV with Handbrake i could only ...
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What H.264/H.265 video compression parameters provide DVD-equivalent quality with better compression?

I have got a box of DVD video disks that I seek to get rid of while I'd like to keep the videos by converting them into MP4 files to store them on a hard drive. Considering superiority of the modern ...
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Windows 7 can't read DVDs after IT department revoked, then regranted “RemovableStorageDevices”

Problem After my IT department revoked - then re-granted - permission to use "Mass Storage Devices", my laptop's optical drive can no longer read DVDs or CDs. However, it appears to be able to write ...
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Windows 8 won't burn DVD anymore but reads DVD

The title says everything. My laptop does not recognize empty DVD anymore, but has no problem with DVD with movies or data on it. I am using Windows 8.1 on a Sony Vaio svf1521r6ew
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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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Quick way to disable and enable dvd drive?

Sometimes I want to disable the DVD drive of my laptop, so that it won't start reading the disc in it (mostly because of the noise it makes while spinning). Of course I could disable the driver in the ...
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Installing Linux on a laptop whose DVD drive and usb drives do not work

I have an old Fujistu Siemens laptop that I do not want to throw away. It came with windows XP which currently are not working properly. I want to install a lightweight Linux distro on it to bring it ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Computer won't boot from a bootable DVD

My friend gave me his old computer that used to have WinXP on it. I'm trying to load Win7 on it and I thought there was something wrong because it wouldn't boot off a bootable disc, even though I ...
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Convert DVD disc to USB stick so that it can be played on TV

I have several movies on DVD disc. I have also a macbook pro and a Samsung TV which can read movies in several formats (.mvk, .avi, etc) from an external USB disc. I wonder how could I convert a DVD ...
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CD/DVD drive will not read discs after Windows 8 upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 and HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20F disk drive and when I upgraded from Windows 7, the drive stopped playing music and movies from CD/DVD's. Is there ...
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How to recover data from a damaged or bad DVD?

I have many data DVDs these were working fine some days back. But now I am having problems reading the data of these DVDs. I have tried them on different drives but no luck. It seems that they are ...
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Drag-to-disc CD or DVD writing software?

I just came to know about packet writing, which enables files to be written to disc one-by-one, instead of "burning" a whole disc all at once. After some initial searches all I've come up with is: ...
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Does the sunlight destroy the Optical Disks data?

I was reading this question about destroying safety data from CD's and I was about to recommend in a comment to use this laser in form of a lighter that is >2000 times more powerful than the sun in ...
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Will running ddrescue on a badly scratched DVD damage my DVD drive?

Is there any reason why running a lengthy ddrescue session on a scratched DVD would be bad for the DVD drive? Something like overheating or straining of certain components?
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Automatically Boot CD

With a WinPE CD I always get the prompt "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD". How can I create a CD that automatically boots to CD without the prompt?
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Image is too big for DVD, even though the image is small enough?

I am trying to burn an ISO image to a DVD. The DVD is supposed to store 4.7 GB, but when I try to burn the image to it, Windows says the DVD is too small. The image is 4.51 GB big, and uses 4.51 GB ...
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Ripping DVDs which (appear) to contain much more than 8.5GB

Recently I've come across an increasing number of DVDs which appear to contain far more data than physically possible. They appear to contain multiple copies of the main movie VOBs. Note that these ...
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How to fix a cracked disc?

A friend of mine has a DVD with a crack "its a crack straight through it, about two centimeters on each side of the middle circle", he says. I suggested toothpaste, will anything else work?
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How to convert 8G DVD into 4G [closed]

I have an 8G DVD disc/DVD image which I have to convert to 4G format. Is there any application that -maybe by reducing quality- can make this conversion? I need a Windows solution.
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Resizing/reprocessing videofiles to adjust total size being <= 4.7gb

How could I resize or reprocess bunch of videofiles (tv show series) to be able write it on DVD? Total size of all files should be less or equal to the max size of dvd - 4.7G. Is there any kind of ...
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Difference between ISO, MDS & BIN/CUE disk image formats?

What is the difference between these major disk image formats? Are there any specific advantages / disadvantages for any of them?