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 to use DVD+RW (UDF) both in windows and linux?

I have dvd+rw disk. I would like to create UDF file system on it to use with windows 7 (and newer) and gentoo both. How must I prepare media and what commands should use to mount it in linux? What I ...
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Increase USB time-out for Windows 8?

PREFACE: Sony's web site states clearly that the DRX-840U is a plug-and-play device that Windows should recognize and because of this, there are no downloadable drivers available for the drive. I ...
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Converting DVDs to Precisely Sized XviDs like “The Scene”

I am hoping to finally watch the Star Wars movies (yes, yes, I know) and intend to watch them all in a row as a marathon. I would prefer not to have to constantly get up and change discs, so I thought ...
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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 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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How to confirm sector error on a video DVD

If a DVD skips at around 21:00 mark is there anyway to relate that to kernel messages?I would like to know if the DVD format is standard enough that I could compare the time the movie skips with the ...
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Adding subtitles to a DVD with dvdauthor

How do I add subtitles to a DVD that I'm authoring using dvdauthor?
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DVD presence not detected until after Windows Update

I am running Windows 7 with Power DVD. I had a couple of DVDs and I googled to find that The Dark Knight Rises is particularly a frequent evidence the issue. When I insert the DVD into the drive, ...
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customizing UBCD with own iso's

I want to have a bootable dvd which has 2 linux mint distro's on it. Ultimate boot cd has an option to customize the ubcd and to add your own iso's. I was trying to add my own ISO's but I am stuck ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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Can VLC be set to show external subtitles when playing a DVD movie?

I was looking for ways to use external subtitles with DVD movies and have found several solutions (amongst others, MPC-HC). But I was surprised that VLC was not a solution here - and I imagine some ...
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DVD drive: disks are not visible to Windows

I have an issue with my DVD drive. Every time I insert a CD, either Windows thinks there's no CD while there is, or it shows no files as if the CD is empty. Other programs, such as IsoBuster, show ...
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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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Window will read this particular DVD which it usually doesn't, if it spins for a longer time

I'm unable to figure out what's wrong with my system. My computer will read this particular DVD sometimes and mostly it won't. When trying to explore the DVD, I get error "Windows can't access this ...
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Recover data from quick formatted DVD-R

I need to recover data from quick-formatted DVD-R. Please advise a free of charge option (cheap commercial tools will be ok either). Disk was partially recorded with Windows built in disk recorder ...
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Why does remuxing a VOB fix freezing issues?

I am currently transcoding video data from a Video DVD to x264 MP4 files, but the original MPEG-2 streams seem to have some strange problems. This video DVD is of a home-made digital TV recording ...
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Linux Mint: some DVDs mount, others don't

So I have a computer I'm trying to turn into a media centre for the family. I installed Linux Mint 14 (which seems to be a bit all over the place if I'm honest, as most of the documentation for older ...
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How to create autorun menu for DVD content for both Windows and MacOS?

I need to present HTML content on a DVD, accessible form a nice autorun menu. Using autorun.inf is windows-only but this will need to run on both Windows and Mac, and DVD menus would be ok, but they ...
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Virtual CDrom Methods? (Like the old U3 sandisk hack)

It sucks because I used to have a sandisk U3 and now... /shrug To the point then, Ive been trying to find a cheap way to emulate a CD/DVD/BDrom through USB. The U3 USB drive I had, let me write an ...
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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 find out the number of the adapter, SCSI-ID and LUN (Logical Unit Number) for a USB-DVD-Drive?

I am using a DVD-Drive that is plugged in via USB. I have got a corrupted DVD which I try to recover by using the Tool h2cdimage. This tool needs the number of the adapter, SCSI-ID and LUN (Logical ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows Movie Maker gone and MPEG-2 Encoder is missing

I am using Windows 7. I was trying to open DVD maker yesterday and apparently it wouldn't open up and popped up a message below: Once this wouldn't open up, I started to look for Windows Movie ...
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Cannot burn .iso onto either a USB nor a rewriteable DVD

Using a Dell e6500 Latitude Laptop running Ubuntu (Maverick). I've been trying desperately using wodim, growisofs, dd, and cdrecord to try and write a Windows .iso to some sort of media (Yes, it is ...
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.AVI file plays to a point, but can't be copied (USB hard drive)

I have an .avi file (DVD encoded to MPEG4/DIVX ACS) that has a problem - or maybe it's the disk. The file is on a hard drive that I am accessing via a USB adapter. I can't copy the file to my local ...
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Why does DVD Player in OS X 10.5 “Leopard” exit full-screen mode during playback?

When playing a full screen movie with the built-in DVD Player in OS X 10.5 "Leopard", not with Front Row, the movie will occasionally exit fullscreen mode automatically. No message box has popped up, ...
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How to burn a set of AVI files with corresponding subs to DVD

I have a movie splitted in 3 .avi files with corresponding subtitles (.srt) to each of them. Is there any program (preferably for Linux) which can burn the complete movie to a DVD?
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CD and DVD burning very slow with LG DVD Burner

I have an HP m7560in Desktop which came with an LG DVD burner. As far back as I can remember, it has been having problems in burning discs. It used to take about one and a half hour to burn 4 GB of ...
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Encode DVD in Adobe Live Encoder 3.1

Noob question: Can I encode DVD in Adobe Live Encoder 3.1 ? If so, how?
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MacMini no longer recognizes blank DVD-R's

About a month ago my Mac mini stopped recognizing blank DVD-R's. It recognizes burnt and commercial DVDs, also blank and burnt CD-R's and regular CD's. I don't think it is a drive problem because i ...
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Thinkpad hotswap second ssd

I have a Thinkpad T520 with 2 SSDs. One is installed in the internal bay and the other in a hdd caddy. Sometimes I Want to use the DVD drive. Would it be safe to swap the 2nd SSD with the DVD drive ...
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Can I add another OS to already created bootable dvd

I've created Ubuntu 12.10 bootable dvd. Since 12.10 is no more supported officially, I would like to install any other latest Ubuntu distributions. And I used DVD because the size was more than 700 ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to inspect DVD subtitles?

I'm looking for an easy and if possible quick way to inspect DVD subtitles, to determine their properties. I am ripping some of my movies in .mkv format, using Handbrake for linux, and I'm having an ...
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How to re-find a CD/DVD-RW drive that just is not recognized today but was working fine a couple of days ago

I tried the Upper/lower filters thing; neither showed; there IS a Default for CD and DVD drives there. Device Mgr. does not show it; there is no yellow triangle. My Computer does not show it. It was ...
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Trying to boot on Windows 7 install disk in external Blu Ray drive on Mac

I am working from a Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011, with a Memorex Blu Ray and DVD RW drive, plugged in via USB, trying to boot up Windows 7 Home Edition. When I hold down option on boot, I see Windows ...
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Blu-Ray multisession overhead?

On so many places I have seen people saying that burning a single-session disc-at-once is more (storage) efficient than burning multiple sessions. Question is: how big this overhead is for blu-ray ...
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Devede program hang?

I'm trying to open an M4V file for conversion to MPEG-2 so I can burn it to a DVD and watch it on my DVD player. DeVeDe has been at this place for about 10 or 15 minutes: How long is typical to ...
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Data CD recognized as blank

I understand this question has been asked multiple times. But in most of those cases, it would apply to all CDs or all DVDs which is not the case in my scenario. My DVD Drive is TSSTCorp TS-L633C ...
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0xC0AA405: Overwriting non-blank media is not allowed without the ForceOverwrite property set to VARIANT_TRUE

I'm trying to burn an ISO to a DVD+RW disk. When I right-click the ISO and select 'Windows Disc Image Burner, I get a status message that says Checking disc..., followed by a popup that says: The ...
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How to shorten CD/DVD spin down time?

In Windows XP, a tool like "Nero DriveSpeed" was capable of modifying the amount of time a CD / DVD drive leaves a disk spinning before it halts it (it was also possible to modify the maximum spinning ...
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Can't get DVD to play

I have a Mac and I loaded a DVD but it is not playing. I see the DVD player in applications but I can't access as it is grey and when I click on it nothing happens. What do I do?
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My dvd/cdrom drive doesn't read cds, it only reads dvd type discs…it used to work fine

Why would a dvd play and be read but the cds not be read? are there 2 heads, laser thingies that read differently? I thought it was one reader and it works for both types of cds and dvds ...
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CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
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Cannot find external dvd writer in boot menu

I got a dirt cheap acer E1 laptop and an external slim dvd writer for the same. This drive works in windows . I enabled boot-menu/F12 from the bios and also disabled secure boot. Now, I cannot see my ...
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How to boot from cd or dvd on windows 8?

How can I boot from cd on Windows 8? It seems a pretty easy question, but I really have this problem! The boot order in the BIOS should be ok, I have CD/DVD, HD, and so on. In the same page on the ...