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Questions tagged [compact-disc]

Compact Disc or CD is a type of optical physical media that can hold digital data (data, music, video). Standard CDs can hold up to 700MB of data, or 80 minutes of audio if converted to an audio-CD.

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Copy the content of a CD file with executables to your hard-drive

I have a CD with medical results. The cd has two exe files. One is used to launch and visualize the content. The second is used to visualize some images and maybe is called from the other. The images ...
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Could cd-r unused space on completed (finalized) disc be utilized?

The r writable layer is permanently distorted during the write stage and it can never be re-written, but what about the unused area? I see the data from the outermost edge of the disc toward the ...
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CD-RW neither mounting nor formatting

I have a CD-RW which I want to use as bootable CD. The problem is I cannot access it. Tried firstly to format the disk. Just went on Nautilus, selected the CD and clicked on format. Does not work for ...
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What is the name for the plastic piece on the end of a 5.25" optical drive tray?

I have a PC set up with 3 optical drives (to rip compact discs). One of the drives was salvaged from a pre-built machine that had a cover to hide the optical drive. As a result of this, the plastic ...
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How to create an audio CD which can be played in every CD player?

I'm burning my own audio recordings on CDs and I want to be certain that the discs can be played in every CD player, not only in new models, which may even support plain MP3 files. Can I use a ...
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How to eject and insert CD/DVD drive using command-line in Windows? [duplicate]

As a Linux user I know that I can use command-line in Linux to eject/insert CD/DVD. Namely, the command to eject CD/DVD drive is eject /dev/sr0 (or simply eject) and the command to insert CD/DVD drive ...
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Software (an old PC game) won't boot using a virtual drive, but does boot using a real drive. How come?

I have a couple of old video games—The Hobbit (2003), published by Vivendi, and Zapper: One Wicked Cricket (2002), published by Infogrames—which won't boot when mounted using a virtual drive, but they ...
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Cannot boot Linux from CD-ROM - “Media test failure, check cable” booting error

First time installing Linux. I have attempted to boot both Minimal Installation and LiveCD .iso Linux installation packages from a CD-ROM on a computer currently running Windows 7. This error does not ...
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Change CD File System

I recently used UDF format for my CD so I can play some music on my car but when I insert it in, it shows me that it only supports Joliet/ISO9660 (My CD is also a live file system). So is there any ...
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Kali Linux Installation error

I've some problems installing Kali Linux on my computer. The first error message is the following: An installation stem failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip ...
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CD/DVD Drive Auto Ejects

My laptop's CD drive ejects automatically, most of the time. I tried disabling it in Windows device manager. But still the issue exist. It sometimes ejects in the early stage of booting ( when the ...
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burning iso images to DVD ROM

Is creating .iso image before burning to DVD-ROM necessary? I mean, I never noticed this on windows before burning my files to DVD-ROM, I never created an iso image file. But I had shifted to linux, ...
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Cannot rip audio CD where each track appears as a data track

Over the past few weeks I've converted my entire (store-bought) CD collection to .flac files, both for backup purposes as well as easier playback. Several of the CDs featured copy protection, but I ...
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Linux: mounting, or at least accessing both “partitions” of a Hybrid HFS/ISOFS CD-ROM image

Heyo, So I happen to have at least one CD - in this case, an Enhanced CD of Roger Sanchez's "Another Chance" - that I'm trying to make a backup of, but although I can seem to successfully back up ...
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Why you can't just “dd” CD Audio like an ordinary data CD?

My friend tried to export cdrom device over network using nbd server but we noticed that while it works for data CDs, audio CDs don't really behave the way ordinary data disks do. And I'm not talking ...
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How to create CD from BIN file containing all sessions?

I have a few multi session CDs where I have burnt data in multiple sessions on the same media. Using Power ISO software on Windows 7, I have created back up of those CDs in BIN file format, as BIN ...
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Hyperlink on portable cd

I would like to burn a printable document such as microsoft word to a cd that includes other files and make a hyperlink in the document that would refer to a different file on the same cd and work ...
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Why every application is freezing after short period of time while accessing optical drive on Windows 10?

On my Windows 10 machine, every application that tries to access my optical drive (Blu-ray writer) gets frozen shortly after a disk was inserted. Reproducing steps: Insert disk (no matter the type, ...
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Epson pp-100II Printer sending an ISO file to the printer using JDF

I am currently trying to burn an ISO file to a CD using an Epson pp-100II Printer/Burner. I an trying to utalize the TDBridge and send a Job Discription File(JDF) and give it a Format type of ...
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How can I read ISO 9660 in Windows 10?

ZTE Valet smart phone on USB looks like CDFS file system (read only, write once). Windows Explorer only shows the USB driver which is installed on first use.
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Is there a way to transfer files from a large amount of damaged CDs? [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull a lot of files off of a lot of old CDs, and I'm getting all kinds of errors and hangs. The CDs are old and covered with scratches, so it's to be expected, but I have still been able ...
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Can I write a dinosaur onto a CD?

(No, not a real dinosaur) In Google Chrome, there is a Dinosaur game that can be found at "chrome://dino/". (It also displays when there is no internet connection). Is it possible to put this game ...
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Can I write (200 MB - 150 min) music to a (700 MB - 80 min) CD?

I have mp3 songs of audio quality 320 kbps. The total size of the songs is around 200 MBs with a total playing time of around 150 minutes. Can I write these songs to an audio CD, whose specs are ...
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File copying from CD to hard disk

My file stops copying from my CD to hard drive at 15%, how do I fix it so it fully copies to my disk? I tried copying it several times and still is stuck at only 15%. What would I do to fix this ...
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Numerous FLAC files in my music library will play only with VLC - can anything be done?

I discovered today after upgrading and rebuilding some server hardware that Plex, Windows Media Server, and this new "Groove" thing won't play some of my FLAC files I ripped from CDs. These files ...
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How to interpret the output from Accuraterip verification?

Verifying a CD rip with accuraterip can be done on Linux using arverify from the cdrip-tools package as this question explains. However, I've struggled to find any documentation that explains the ...
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How to avoid unwritable CDs and DVDs?

TL;DR: Writeable optical discs have a relatively short shelf life prior to use (compared to the service life of the data you record on them). Why? And how can you avoid having a stockpile of unused ...
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Intel desktop board `warning:have option ROM can not be invoke`

I had an old computer on which I am going to install lubuntu or any lightweight Linux distribution.It was packed in box for at least 2 or 3 years and it is approximately 11 years of old.It has Intel ...
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Exact Audio Copy: some tracks of a brand new CD cannot be verified as accurate (using different setups)

I have just bought a brand new CD and I wanted to make a rip of it, since I usually listen to my favourite albums through a lossless portable DAC. The CD is therefore perfectly shiny and flawless, ...
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Mounting a MDF/MDS CD-ROM image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an old piece of software in a VirtualBox VM running Windows XP. My host system is Debian. I have the CD-ROM image in MDF + MDS format (which I believe is an uncommon format created ...
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Computer detects multiple CDs although only one CD has been inserted?

After inserting a CD-ROM into the optical drive of my computer, two different accessible CDs show up on my desktop. One contains only audio files and the other some additional files. How is this ...
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How to make bootable CDROM for BIOS-less computer?

my Mac is the 2015 model that only supports UEFI. I'd like to create a bootable CDROM based on a bootable floppy disk image. Is this possible?
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Run Perl script from CD?

I've created a Perl script and burned it to a CD-ROM disc. I would like to be able to run the script from the CD without having to copy it to some directory on the hard drive. For some reason when ...
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Windows won't recognise my DVD drive [closed]

Windows 8.1 isn't recognising my DVD drive. I have searched related questions on this website and none of them help. When a DVD is inserted, the light on the DVD light flashes and I have reinstalled ...
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CD-ROM subchannel is different when dumping the same disc?

I'm making backup copies of old video games with CloneCD 5.3.3.0 on my Windows 10 x64 computer with a Samsung SH-S223L drive. One of them is Hellfire for PC (Diablo 1 expansion): The disc has a ...
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How to rescue a multi-session CD?

I have a multi-session CD whose contents I want to copy to a hard drive. The CD is around 20 years old and it has several parts presenting read issues, so it is a potential candidate for ddrescue. ...
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List devices eligible to use with pmount

With pmount one can mount cds, dvds usb partitions (and what not) as a user. I wrote a program (in C) that wants to copy music (and stuff) from a removable device. I want to list these devices and ...
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Mounted ISO or Physical Disc: Installation Differences

I am currently working on a project that involves installing a very old game from the 90s on a modern system, namely 64-bit Windows 10. It involves either mounting the ISO or burning it to a disk, and ...
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Do pressed disks CD/DVD ROMS have longer life than CD-R/DVD-R’s?

Some of the CD-R’s that I burnt way back in 2002 are now suffering from data rot. They are just not readable anymore and it looks like their recording surface has faded. However CD-ROMs that I had ...
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Audio CD isn't readable by computer but plays in a CD player

I'm using my fedora laptop to rip audio cdroms to flac, using abcde to do so. I happened on a cd that can't be read by my laptop(abcde complains that "cd could not be read. Perhaps there's no CD in ...
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Burned CD has 'shifted' file boundaries

Many years ago (around 2003 I think) I burned a CD with mp3 files on them as a data disk. Every mp3 file is perfectly readable, however every song ends with the last few seconds of the previous song ...
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Is it possible to directly burn a stream sequentially to the surface of optical media, and if so, how do you do it?

I am trying to burn a CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc so that each 2pi segment of the spiral track alternates between: a steam 0's, or blank, untouched media. and 1's (an approximately circular groove). So ...
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Why do CDs and DVDs fill up from the centre outwards?

I recently had to burn a DVD for the first time in ages and I was wondering why CDs and DVDs start in the centre and go towards the edge. Older rotating-disc media like vinyl records started from the ...
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DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening

System: Win 7, 32 bit Lenovo K-series PC The system was not in use for some time(4-5 months) Problem: DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening Info: CD/DVD driver is ok Messages: While ejecting: ...
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How do I delete a re-writable CD-RW in Ubuntu?

I want to format my CD-RW to clear the data on it on Ubuntu 16.04. I have the dialog below to select options: But when I go to format it, it gives this error dialog: Error wiping device: Command-...
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How to get any program to actually burn an audio CD under Ubuntu 16.04

Brasero, K3b and cdrecord all report a successful burn but the disc is still blank. Winamp works fine. I've tried it as root/not root no difference. Any help, suggestions are appreciated.
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Why the whole system hangs while trying to reading bad CD/DVD? [duplicate]

When I insert some scratched CDs or DVDs and try to read them, the whole operating system (Win7 in my case) seems to hang. Looks like all hard drive I/O is also paralized and most Windows OS hangs. ...
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How can I disable auto-reading on DVD-ROM?

I almost always have a DVD disk of a TV show in my DVD-ROM so I can watch an episode of the show whenever I find the time. But the DVD-ROM sometimes starts reading/scanning (the sound of spinning the ...
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Difference between CD and Hard disk technology

I am not sure, if that is the right forum, but out of the 158 stackexchange lists I saw, this seemed to be the best bet. The question: I was reading about the technology used in CD Players and the ...
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How to load DICOM CD/DVD used as a USB faster?

So I'm using a DVD like a USB flash drive: to carry radiological DICOM imaging and auto-play software for the imaging. The problem is, the images take a long time (three minutes) to completely load ...