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 do I create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker?

I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way ...
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Windows 7 PC knocking sound coming from DVD drive after boot

I have an HP Slimline Desktop PC which I installed Windows 7 from scratch. So it should be free of bloatware. I also added an SSD. I noticed that after booting, it occasionally has some knocking ...
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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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Playing a Video-DVD with scratches

Our local library has the DVD "Frozen" available, but it's badly scratched. Our DVD player at home sometimes hangs, but then skips past the scratch and continues play after about a minute or so. My ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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Inability to burn DVD video (any video file) file

I upgraded from vista to windows 8.1 on DELL studio 1737 laptop, but since then I cannot burn video file, DVD disc is ejected before burning starts it then ask to insert disc. I use NERO video pls ...
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Proper DVD rip for serving via UPnP

I am a happy user of minidlna (version 1.0.24) on an old Mac Mini G4. It does work quite well in my environment. Since minidlna does not allow transcoding, I would like to rip a set of DVDs (mostly ...
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is it dangerous to open the DVD rom?

I have a Lenovo G510 laptop with Windows 8.1. Its more than a year old and out of warranty. Earlier its DVD ROM used to work fine, but sometime back, we started watching a TV series which involved ...
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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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DVD drives keep failing

I built a new PC for myself about a year ago, i5, Asus MB, corsair power supply, MSI Nvidia GPU. I forget the full specs (I can post them if someone thinks they might be relevant). In that year I've ...
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need.
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Windows 7 fails to read recorded DVDs, says I “need to format the disk”

I have a Pioneer DVR 215D. I've had various issues with it in the past - or rather, with its drivers, since it seems to work fine with Linux. Anyway, these days, with Windows 7, the OS refuses to any ...
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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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How to find if DVD writer supports DVD+R and/or DVD-R?

How do I find out if my DVD drive supports DVD-R or DVD+R media (or both) ? (Short of actually buying both types) I googled on this topic, and could not find a definitive answer. The DVD writer ...
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Accessing WiFi from a “Live” Linux DVD

I am stuck with a WINDOWS 8.1 machine -- I don't own it, so I cannot install Linux, either instead of Win or dual-boot. I would like to run within a Linux system; so I have several "Live" DVD's. ...
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How can I back up my iPhoto library to DVDs?

I'm using iPhoto '09 and have an 80GB library. I want to back everything up to DVDs, because I figure that's the cheapest / most reliable solution. (I plan to have a couple of copies and keep them in ...
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Converting my DVD files to a single, smaller file with good quality

I want to start digitizing my DVD collection, and I have used AnyDVD and CloneDVD to rip my DVD's contents to my disk. At the moment all the films look like this on my hard drive: All I know at ...
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Burning a mpg file(audio+video) to DVD to view in a DVD player

I have a *.mpg file. This file i can play back in VLC player. I want to burn this mpg file to a DVD, so as to view it on my TV using my DVD player. If i just burn this mpg file, to a DVD as data ...
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What format/resolution for ripping DVDs to view on a tv?

I'd like to rip my DVD collection both to free up some shelf space in my living room. I have a PC hooked up to my television, but it has very little disk space, so I'd like something I can view over ...
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how to copy a disc with audio_ts and video_ts

How do I copy it? I can only see those two folders when I try to see the contents of the dvd. And inside those folders I see a .vob file. Do I need to have a dvd ripping software to do the job for me? ...
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A disk is stuck in my slot-loading Dell Studio Hybrid. How can I get it out?

The slot-loading optical drive in my Dell Studio Hybrid has been acting up. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it churns and makes some unpleasant sounds. Now I can't even get it to eject the disc ...
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How to add subtitles and an additional audio track to a DVD without having to re-encode the original audio/video data?

So I have this DVD with medium-quality video recordings. I'd like to augment it by subtitles (in two languages) and add a second audio track (a translation). So far I only found tools that require ...
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DVD (vob file) to online video viewer?

I've been sent a DVD which needs to be put onto a website, but I honestly don't even know where to start. Do I simply convert the file using some software to MP4(?!) and then use something like ...
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Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD?

So can I burn an CD ISO to DVD? We've just got a bunch of DVD-R's lying around and I don't want to bother with torrents to download the new Fedora DVD.
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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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How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
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Can I create a DVD from a video-ts folder

I have a VIDEO-TS folder with some BUP, IFO and VOB files. Is it possible to create a DVD from this folder? What programs could I use. Both Mac and Windows are OK.
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How to play an original DVD (.VOB file) in VLC after copying it to my PC?

I have copied an entire DVD to my PC but when I try to play it in VLC it does not play perfectly and sticks every time. When it is played directly i.e. from the disc, it is played perfectly but in ...
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decrypting a dvd and testing that it is decrypted and playing it locally with its menu?

I have a DVD , it may be decrypted. How do I get it to hard drive decrypt it and see if it is decrypted? I have got it to hard drive... I can get VOB files to play(does that mean it is not ...
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Is there way of repair damaged dvd from more copies? [closed]

I got 6 copies of same DVD, all of them are scratched, but in different ways. Is there a tool that can repair it, so i can get working ISO?
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Boot from a DVD with an ubuntu iso on a PC with no OS

I got a 32 bit computer from my school and I fixed it up with a graphics card and HDD (cause the school took them out before giving it to me). Obviously a brand new HDD has no OS so I've tried booting ...
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Corrupted DVD-RW drive? My cdrom/dvd-rw drive will not play ANYTHING

(This is my first post so please bear with me) for fear of forgetting some info, I remember I have Speccy on my computer still so heres my computers Specs: Summary Operating System Microsoft ...
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How to unmount dvd (external usb) via eject button on device?

I have an problem with my external usb Dvd-Drive. Everything works fine, the mount works, unmount or eject via shell works. But if I press the eject button on the device it just eject the dvd but does ...
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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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Why do all sounds work except DVD playback?

I've come across a strange issue and can't seem to fix it myself or find an answer online. I have an HP tower running Windows 7. Absolutely every sound works on it except for when a DVD is inserted ...
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DVD to MKV with multiple audio tracks and subtitles

I wish to back up DVDs to MKV files, keeping the video in its original MPEG-2 format so as not to lose any quality, often with multiple audio tracks (the original and any commentaries) and all ...
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How can i burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has 6.25 gb size) on dvd

I m unable to burn .cab file (a single .Cab file has "6.25 gb" size) on dvd . I have read n tried many options given in web but it didn't work for me. First: I split "Cab files" by many software like ...
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Windows 7 install from DVD onto new hard drive

Hard drive failed. Bought new one. installed hard drive. downloaded proper iso file onto dvd. put disk in computer nothing happened. made boot disc from another win 7 laptop. put in disk, started ...
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How can an optical drive function when mounted vertically?

I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line: The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically. A quick web ...
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Merge 3 ISO file segments into 1 complete ISO file

I need to merge 3 ISO files from Dell website and they state the following: Download all ISO file segments into an empty subdirectory on your local hard drive. After you have downloaded all ...
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My NoteBook wont read my CD-R

Windows 8.1 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N (Hardware of my CD/DVD reader?... ) First time attempting to run a CD-R in this laptop when it suddenly asked to burn in to a DVD or USB. I accidentally pressed burn ...
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Unable to play specific DVD movie discs that work fine on another device

I've got a bit of a strange problem. Just recently purchased Season 4 of Lost from Amazon and when I tried to play it on my laptop it will not play. VLC shows "00:00" with a blue background, Windows ...
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How is it possible that a 4.5gb DVD claims 415gb of contents?

I am copying a 4.7 GB dvd contents into my local drive but the total size of DVD is being shown as 415 GB!. How is that possible? Because of which it is showing less space (as my drive is of 150 GB) ...
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Disc drive doesn't read DVDs anymore

The disc drive in my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 17R, about 1.5 years old) won't read DVDs anymore. The drive spins up several times as if attempting to read it but gives up about 2 seconds later every ...
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Install Linux based Operating System on Old Computer With Slow DVD Drive

I currently have an old IBM ThinkPad, this laptop has 512mb ram and a Pentium III processor. I have decided to install Linux onto it, and the specific version of Linux I am going with is lxle, ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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Burn the CD or DVD for one time use

I want to burn the CD or DVD for one-time use, that is - CD or DVD copy protection, like CD to CD or CD to hard disc copy protection. The CD has a setup. After setup process is finished the setup ...
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Trouble installing windows (USB, DVD & Windows Upgrade)

strong texti've been having lots of trouble installing Windows 8.1 on my ideapad z710 laptop, so here's what i did.. i downloaded a Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO from ...
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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?
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Use an old laptop SATA DVD drive with a USB to SATA adapter?

I have an old laptop DVD drive, which I want to use as an external DVD drive. I'd like to use it with an adapter cable like this: Two questions: My DVD drive's sticker says that it needs 1.5 ...