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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What's a good (Fedora) Linux app to create ISO image files from CDs and DVDs? [closed]

I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should ...
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Certain CD-R's not working in car..sometimes

I have an old Honda with a stock CD player. Certain CD's that I've burned only work sometimes. They typically fail in the morning or when it is raining/wet. I'd rather not go through the bother and ...
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How to burn a linux distribution into CD?

Can someone list the steps?
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Windows Boot CD to read and write NTFS

My laptop got some virus etc. I have a clean ghost image of the laptop (.gho file) on another drive. I would like to restore the image, but Ghost wouldnt run on XP, it says it needs to be on DOS mode. ...
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How to make a Linux/Mac/Win installer CD?

I developed a program with Xulrunner so it runs on those OS's but right now if you want to install it on Linux/Mac you need to manually copy the files and create shortcuts. Is there a way to ease ...
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...
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How can I make photo CDs from iPhoto?

I have a new MacBook. I don't know the OS, but just got it; it's the cheaper model. I saved a lot of photos on iPhoto and can't figure out how to burn a CD. I tried the "share" function and when I ...
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CD/DVD discs protection & recovery methods

I have loads of CDs and DVDs in my archive mostly containing programs, photos and videos. Some of them are either damaged from the edges or scratched. How can I recover my data on those old disks? ...
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can't mount cdrom redhat enterprise 5

This is what I get when I write this command: $ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only UDDF-fs: No fileset found mount: wrong fs type, bad ...
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Camera Canon pal DC95 not being able to get cd contents

A friend of mine recorded a family event with his Canon pal DC95. This camera records to a mini cd. I saw the cd being played in the camera (which was hooked up to a tv) but when I place the cd's in ...
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Drag-to-disc CD or DVD writing software? [closed]

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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Copy MP3s to CD / USB key and reduce bitrate

I want a quick way to be able to select a bunch of MP3s and burn them to CD (as MP3s on a data disk) for playback in the car, or to a usb key. Lots of apps including iTunes & Windows Media Player ...
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Free Virtual Drive Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Windows ISO Mounting Software Are there any other free virtual drive creation software? Daemon tools was good, but it has become a nagware
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Virtual CDR driver [closed]

There's plenty of software to mount an .iso image for reading, but is there anything (for Windows XP) that would do the reverse, i.e. act as an "virtual CD-R drive" so that burning onto it would ...
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CD/DVD burning speed depends on what?

Is there any dependency in writing speed based on the datatype.ie Different speeds for Music/Movie/Softwares with same data size.
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How do you organize a large collection of CDs/DVDs?

I have been using a program called myOrganizer, which is quite dated. Although it is freeware, I think it is a quite out of date program. It does not support tagging, synchronizing, and has very ...
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How do I finalize a data CD on Windows XP?

I've just burned a data CD on Windows XP. I want to finalize it so it can no longer be written to. What are my options? There don't seem to be any options for finalizing when I eject the disk.
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Sound Juicer does not rescan CDs

I want to rip CD tracks to MP3 to play on a Sandisk MP3 player. My system is Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty). I installed Sound Juicer and got it to work on one CD. But now it is the only CD that SJ will read....
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Is it possible to eject a cd in a batch file on Windows XP?

I've seen a few executables/utilities that do it, and many forums that say it is not possible to do. But is there any DOS command that I can rely on in a typical XP installation?
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Convert CDI (DiscJuggler) format to something else, like ISO

What tools can I use to convert a DiscJuggler image (I don't have that software) which uses the extension cdi, to a more standard format like iso? Personally I am using a Macintosh with OS X 10.6 but ...
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How can I make my iMac search for a Remote Discs (as though it were a MacBook Air)?

How do you enable "DVD or CD Sharing" remote discs on a Mac with a built-in optical drive? I don't mean offering discs (which is done via the System Preferences GUI), I mean, discovering them.
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Mac CD-ROM Media Location

What is the equivalent of /etc/media of Linux in a Mac? In other words, what is the filesystem path of a mounted CD/DVD in a Mac?
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Burning a Data CD in Windows 7 not recognizing discs

I was able to get ISO burning working just fine in Windows 7, but I'm having trouble with burning regular files (using the built-in Explorer burning functionality). In Vista, I think I selected the ...
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Software to help burning large number of files to multiple CD-ROMs [closed]

I have 12 GB worth of files (mp3) that I want to burn to CD-Rs. Is there software that's smart enough to automatically spread these files across multiple CD-Rs until all files have been burned? I have ...
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XP CD doesn't offer repair option

I'm fixing an IBM Thinkpad laptop running XP Pro which doesn't boot all the way (It gets past the XP logo boot screen, a movable mouse cursor appears, and it doesn't get any further, even in safe mode)...
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Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-841S can't read burned DVD's or CD's

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FE11S using a Matshita DVD Writable drive. My problem is that a few weeks ago, my drive stopped reading burned DVD's and CD's. It only reads original DVD's or CD's. I haven't ...
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Advantages of Cd Burning Software vs built in Windows CD Burner

What are the advantages of CD burning software over the built in Windows CD Burner? Why would I want to purchase or download burning software when Windows can do it for me?
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Looking for fault-tolerant, multi-CD/DVD burning software [closed]

A few years back, I saw an open-source application that created fault-tolerant, multi-CD backup sets. The thought was that if a few sectors went bad on one CD, the data could be reconstructed from ...
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no burner support

most freeware cd/dvd burning software (cdxpburner,burnaware,etc) report either no support or do not recognize my laptop dvd writer. Just purchased a new laptop with this problem. It is a lenovo G530 ...
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CD-ROM has different contents for Windows and Mac

I have a old CD. When I put it in a Windows computer, the files on it are the setup executables for Windows. When I try it with a Mac, the files on it are Mac OS Classic install files (I am running ...
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Macintosh CD burning: “some images can not be saved because the originals can not be found”

I'm a PC. My client, however, is a Mac. Said client is trying to burn me a disc of images so that I can use it in a site I'm developing for them. Source of these images are CD-R's. Client says they ...
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When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
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Mount raw CD-ROM image

Let's say I created a image like this: ddrescue /dev/disk1 MY_CDROM_IMAGE.img (/dev/disk1 is my CDROM drive) How can I mount this on my Mac? Note: The image created is not a IMG file - it is ...
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CD Burned in XP isn't readable in Vista

I burned a CD on XP using the built-in burning software and I can read the CD on that machine, but when I insert it into my Vista machine, I can't read the files. It shows the correct volume label, ...
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How to Copy CD+Graphics / Karaoke CDs?

Is there any good software to copy CD+Graphics (aka Karaoke CDs) for Windows 7? Preferably free. I can copy the audio portion just fine, but for some reason I keep looking the karaoke lyrics / ...
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Cannot read CD in DVD-RW drive

My DVD-RW drive has stopped recognizing CDs, but it can read and write DVDs flawlessly. Is this a software or a hardware problem? How can I fix thus?
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DVD-RW Drive not recognizing a DVD+R disc

I am having trouble burning DVD+R disc's. My OS is vista and i have used this burner and these same discs in the past. I haven't had the need to do so in months and now that i come back to create ...
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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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Where do I plug in the cdrom connection to the motherboard?

I have a gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard. Can someone help me find where I plug it into the motherboard too? The board is here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?...
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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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To finalize or not to finalize disk when burning CD/DVDs

What is the point of finalizing CD/DVDs from user's point of view? First of all does it have any impact on reliability of media or it's just a way to ensure that the content of the disk cannot be ...
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What format to use when recording music to a CD?

I have a bunch of mp3 files I'd like to record to a CD. However, I'm not sure if the CD player can read MP3. What format should the music be in to ensure that it will be read correctly? And does it ...
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How to burn a CD from data on hard disk?

I had copied a Windows XP CD on my hard disk. and I kept using the CD for installation purposes. now, my CD is scratched and I need to create a new bootable Windows XP CD. How can I create a ...
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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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Recovering information from bad CDs/DVDs

Over the years i have archived lots of information to CD or DVD discs but never really did more than verify that the disks manifest was readable by my OS. Now as i go back and look at these disks i ...
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How to tell if media is a CD or a DVD

I have a disc burned and locked by my coworker with only a few megs of data. Is there a way to know if he used a CD or a DVD for media?
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How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac?

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?
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How can I make a USB flash drive appear/not appear as a CD drive?

I recently was given a small USB flash drive as an advertising gimmick. When I plug it in, only one drive appears: a CD drive with 42kb used (just an autorun.inf file which launches the manufacturer's ...