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 ripper for Windows

I am looking for a good DVD ripper software for Windows. Looking for something that will easily rip the raw bits DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality. Looking for something that will easily ...
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What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? [closed]

What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? I have used "Dr. DivX" long back. Is there any better tool to rip DVDs?
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Open source / freeware application for Windows 7 to create ISO images [closed]

I'm looking for a freely available utility I can run on Windows 7 to create CD/DVD ISO images from actual CDs and DVDs. Any suggestions?
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What is the best way to make an ISO file out of a DVD?

I downloaded the huge Windows 7 .iso file and burnt it to a DVD. I then used that DVD to install Windows 7 on my machine and then realized that I the .iso file was on the Vista operating system that ...
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Is there a legal way to obtain Windows 7 DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? Bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and want to format and reinstall. Is there a legal way to obtain ...
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How to make an image of a bootable dvd

How can you create an image of a dvd that is bootable? And by that I mean create an image which will let you burn a new dvd which is also bootable. What application should you use? And what actually ...
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How can I reinstall Windows without a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop) I want to reinstall Windows, but my computer doesn't have a recovery ...
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Best Mac OS X DVD Ripper [closed]

I want to rip a DVD on OS X, but don't know what software to use. Is there free open source software? What is the best software for ripping on OS X?
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Does burning a DVD/CD slower help assure it will not have errors?

If I have 16x speed DVDs and I burn them at 12x or 8x speed, does this help assure the data burnt to the disc will not have errors/flaws?
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Mac OS DVD Burning Software

There is a question I see popping on and on at forums but with no "good" answer. I've copied a DVD to my hard drive and it is about 6.6 GB. Is there any software that will help me to burn it into a ...
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How to make a multiboot CD that will start a user-chosen ISO file

I have many CD ISOs downloaded from the Internet. They are each about 100 MB in size and consist of repair/diagnostic programs and other tools. Some of them are Linux-based; others are based on DOS ...
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How to make a DVD movie of my photos?

I want to make a slide show out of my photos, burn this slide-show to a DVD as a movie that can be played on a regular old DVD player. Suprisingly, I am finding this difficult to achieve. All the ...
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How can I create my own copy-protected DVDs?

I'm giving out a collection of PDFs to some people on DVD, so I'd like to burn them so that they can't make copies (or at least not too easily). Are there any applications or guides that will help me ...
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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Windows?

Some DVD movies contain no subtitles - or some subtitles that are not on the DVD may be needed. Is there a way to see external subtitles when watching a DVD movie?
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Split MPEG video from command line?

I have a homemade DVD that I'm effectively trying to insert chapters into and rearrange - the original author burned it as one long chapter, and I'd like to rip it into smaller pieces and re-encode it ...
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CD/DVD burn error in ImgBurn and Nero

I am getting the errors shown below when I try to burn a CD/DVD on my DVD writer. I am seeing this error for every CD/DVD I try to burn. I am not able to write any CDs or DVDs using ImgBurn. The burn ...
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DVD drive disappears

When I start up my computer Windows XP sees my DVD drive, but as time goes on, at some point, it no longer detects the drive. If I reboot my machine, then my drive is detected again for some amount of ...
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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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DVD Burning Software compatible with Windows 7

Anyone have any suggestions for good DVD burning software compatible with Windows 7? I've tried ImgBurn and so far have 3 new coasters (it may just be my machine). I'm aware that windows 7 contains ...
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How do you extract/install from an .iso file?

I've downloaded an .iso file but don't have a DVD writer at the moment - is there a recommended Virtual DVD drive that I can use to install from the .iso file?
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What is the lifespan of DVD and Blu-ray discs?

Given that they are protected from light, humidity and excessive heat & cold, what is the lifespan range of DVD and Blu-ray discs?
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Convert DVD to a flash application (including menus)

I was wondering if it is possible to convert a dvd to a flash application which I could then embed in a website. What I am looking for is not simply ripping the video, but something that encodes the ...
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What is the best way to back up an entire library of dvds?

Here is my scenerio: I have several hundred dvds that i want to back up digitally. I have unlimited harddisk space (almost 7000 gb). I want to copy entire dvds (or possibly just the main movie from ...
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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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Rip DVD on Linux

I want to rip a DVD and store it in a good and compressed format. What software to use for that and what is the best format; I want best quality and low file size. +1 if I don't have to install any ...
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Software to get audio from home DVDs?

Not for illegal use! I have some home movies and footage from a wedding, and I'd like to easily 'rip' or extract the audio to WAV/MP3/etc. If the audio came off as one big file, I am proficient ...
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How to convert or burn a .DMG image file on Windows?

What software can be recommended to burn a Mac created .DMG file on a Windows operating system? Ideally it should be free, or at least reasonably priced. Or, as an alternative, an application convert ...
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Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual CDR driver I am looking for a free or open-source virtual CD/DVD emulator to run in a Windows environment. What I want is similar to what SlySoft's Virtual Clone ...
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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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Recommended free codecs to play DVD in Windows Media Player 11? [closed]

None of the MPEG-2 codecs recommended on the WMP help page are available free. Without installing a codec pack, or (at this stage) installing another media player, are there any recommended free ...
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How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. When I put a movie in the DVD drive, the video player starts up and tells me 'THIS DISC IS NOT FORMATTED TO PLAY IN THIS REGION'. I have changed the DVD region ...
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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 do I disable the CD drive eject button in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable CD eject button on laptop My baby brother keeps messing around with the CD drive. I tried the software from Disable CD eject button on laptop but it didn't work ...
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What Does It Mean When DVD-RW Drives Only Read CDs?

So, I have a really strange hardware problem with a laptop optical drive where it can read any CD, but no DVD (I am sure this is not a region encoding issue, despite being a French-bought laptop). ...
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DVD burning verification finished with warnings

I tried DVD-ISO burn compilation to burn some files which finished with warnings on data verification #34 SectorVerify 11 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11816 Sector 1080125 on disc has different content to ...
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Computer won't boot from CD/DVD drive

I'm trying to install Fedora on a really old (1999-2000) PC, even though I have set it to boot the CD/DVD drive first it wont boot from the CD, I know the CD 'im using is bootable, do you think that ...
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Failing DVD playback on Windows 7 x64

System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64, brand new HW. The machine rejects to play a few DVD-s. It is consistent on what to reject. Some DVD-s are fine, they are always fine. Some are rejected, they are ...
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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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Program to make photo slideshow

I have been looking for a program for creating photo slideshows. I found this video on YouTube which shows the exact kind of slideshow I want to create: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQsk8RwmGnI ...
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can I use a laptop DVD-ROM drive in a bare bones system the make of the system Shuttle XS35

I have a Shuttle XS35 which i want to use to build a system, I have a dvd drive, memory, and hard drive with Windows Vista that i have from a Dell Inspiron 1437, which i want to use - can i use these ...
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Lost Mac DVD, how can I get a new copy of the disk?

I bought a MacBook Pro, unfortunately I lost the DVD that came with it. Where can I get a new one?
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Copy a DVD in Windows 7

Is there any built-in way of copying DVDs in Windows 7 or do I need to install a third party tool?
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How to burn DMGs on a Windows PC?

how can I burn .dmgs on Windows 7? I would like to do it free :)
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DVD drive not recognized

I'm in the midst of building a computer (first time builder) I got everything plugged in, and hit the power button. After the excitement of the first boot coming up on my screen, I was looking ...
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convert multiple segments of DVD to FLV

I have a DVD of footage that I need to convert to FLV. I would rather not convert the whole disk as I only need specific segments. Is there a program that I can input start and end times and to get ...
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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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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 can I Create Autorun DVD?

My boss ask me to create a Multimedia Autorun DVD that contain our company Video and photo gallery, I want to know which software can help me? what is the best choice, because I don't have enough ...
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DVD player Ubuntu 9.10

Hello everyone at SeverFault. I am new to this fourm. I have been using ubuntu since 8.04. Here is my problem. When I try to watch one of my cisco videos I get wmas error. I never had to use this ...
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What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so ...