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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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Common ISO-file not fitting on a common cd-r disc?

The short version: Why can't I burn common ISO files on to regular CDs? The longer version: I have a stack of CD-Rs, with discs from two different brands. I also have two ISO files with Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Burning Audio CDs from mp3 but on a DVD-R media( not CD-R ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? I am trying to create a Audio-CD from mp3 files. The media disc I use is a blank DVD-R disc and NOT a CD-ROM disc I used many tools:(...
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How to destroy files (make unreadable) from a CD-R

I have a CD which has data written to it. Note: It's not multisession. I want to know if it is possible to make a certain subset of files on the CD unreadable using a CD-RW drive somehow. I guess ...
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD or DVD drive?

I want to mount a local folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive to allow me to run a program without having the CD mounted physically. I know I could burn it to an ISO file and mount that as a virtual CD/...
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How to determine the physical location of data on a disc?

Does anybody know of a way to find out where, physically on a CD or DVD a given piece of data would be located? I am trying to watch a DVD at the moment, and am about half-way through, but it keeps ...
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Blank CD burnt but no file in it?

I made a Bootable XP ISO to make some XP CD. When I write them to blank CD, it writes successfully (ie, no error reported) but after writting there was no file on the CD. I tried 7 CDs and all failed....
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Is it possible to burn DVD as audio CD? [closed]

Is it possible to burn DVD-R or DVD+R or DVD-RW so that at least SOME devices treat it as audio CD? In principle? UPDATE I don't mean to burn DVD as DVD so that DVD-aware devices can read it. I mean ...
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backup original CD to play in as Audio CD without problems

I have original CD which I use to teach Aerobic Classes. Every time I play them on the gym they get some scratch, so I make a copy of original and play copy instead. I keep original for a copyright ...
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USB Mass storage driver as CDROM in Windows & MAC

I am in the process of enumerating a Hybrid ISO image which will show up as CDROM in Windows & MAC and encountered with the following problem. Hybrid ISO image is created with the following ...
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Can a DVD production be burned to a CD-ROM [closed]

Assuming the size of a DVD-encoded program does not exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM, can the CD-ROM function as a DVD? Wouldn't DVD players have a problem reading it?
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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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ImgBurn fails to burn data CD-R disk due to “Layouts do not match” error

I have a reoccurring problem with the program ImgBurn. Whenever I try and burn anything to a CD-R using ImgBurn it burns just fine, except for when I go and verify the disk. It tells me that the "...
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Looking for cd always on and mechanical sound- how can I stop this?

I am having this strange thing with my cd-rom. Everytime I turn the pc on, or connect an external HD, or even launch winamp, it makes that annoying mechanical sound that kinda means it is looking for ...
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Burning / copying CD to improve playback

I want someone to explain to me why burning/copying some scratched CDs to a new disk, can improve the new disk's playback. Situation Borrowed a public CD with songs for playback, was scratched, and ...
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win7 PC can't read CD-Rs?

I have a win7 64-bit system that cannot read burnt CD-R's (even ones it burnt itself!). How can I troubleshoot and correct this?
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Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
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Reading Data from the Entire Surface of a CD, DVD

Is it possible to retrieve data from the entire surface of a compact disc. Suppose a CD written with 300MB of data where the remaining 400MB is blank. Normally, computer doesn't bother with the ...
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Update TSSTcorp CDDVD Drivers

I've got installed a DVD-Writer: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-216AB Windows says me that the installed Drivers are current (6.1.7600), but another website tells me the newest driver is more than 7.x and from ...
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Full Control Over CD/DVD burning [closed]

Suppose I want to burn just the 6000th byte(if thats not possible say the 10th sector) on a CDR without touching anyother region. Sounds possible but is there any tool to accomplish this. Yeah sure, ...
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Are there differences between installing Linux from USB or CD?

What are the differences between the following two scenarios? copying the content of a Linux ISO file to a USB drive (with the dd command), then booting from it burning the ISO to CD, then installing ...
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Why UNetbootin for USB but not CD-RW? [closed]

Usually, if I want to make a bootable CD for linux (Ubuntu. Mint, Debian, whatever) I just burn the ISO to CD and then restart the machine that I intend to install linux on with that CD inside it. ...
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run software that requires cd

I have an application (that I paid for a long time ago) that runs only when the CD is in the drive. At the time of purchase it was annoying but I could live with it. Now however I have a system ...
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Windows 7 is not recognizing the UDF filesystem of a CD

I have a UDF CD that I recently received, but I cannot use it. The disc reads fine, but when I open it, I see a single README.txt, that tells me the disk is UDF-formatted, and I need a computer that ...
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How to burn visible image/text on data side of CD-R

This may be a very strange question. I noticed that a burned CD-R and an empty CD-R is different if you watch the recording surface carefully. Now I want to burn some words (visible to human but not ...
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My DVD-ROM doesn't read anything and it is not shown in Device manager. What to do?

Suddenly my LG DVD-ROM stopped working. the bulb is blinking when i put DVD/CD in it, but nothing else happens. I can't see it in Device Manager either. What to do?
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2012: Is Burrrn still the best freeware Audio CD burning software for Windows? [closed]

It's been ages since Burrrn has been updated - 2006 was the date of last revision, and I wonder if there's anything now to supplant it as the recommended freeware windows burner. Personally I've had ...
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DVD ROM is not working

I have a DVD RW drive that is well listed in the bios, and if no CD is in, it is also present in the "My Computer" of my Fedora 16. But when I put a disc on it, the icon disapear from "My Computer", ...
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CD-R suddenly unreadable?

I have a CD-R which has worked fine for a good while. All of a sudden, Windows can no longer read its data. It's not scratched, it's clean and Windows can detect the disk and usage of space on it. ...
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How to “paint” the data layer of a CD using a CD drive?

I am looking for a method to "paint" geometric shapes, dots or lines on the data layer of a writable CD (or DVD) using a standard drive. These do not have to be visible to the naked eye; I'd try to ...
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DVD is not detected

My system is not detecting DVDs but it's detecting CDs just fine. I have completely formatted the system but the problem still occurs I have a LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N model drive.
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creating autorun.inf for windows 7

I'm trying to create a dvd for an offline version of a site (for language learners) and would like it to autorun. However, it appears not to work on Windows 7. The autorun.inf file is only: [autorun]...
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Why do CD-Rs have a different backing color than regular CDs?

Is there something about the color used that makes a CD writable? What makes it different from a regular CD?
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Format CD-rom on Windows 7 that Windows 95 can read

I pulled out my ancient Pentium 100Mhz running Windows 95 to play a game from 1996. This game has a critical bug in it that requires a patch. The problem is, the computer has no way to connect to ...
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Matching ID3 Tags to Existing Files

I have a collection of ripped CDs that were transcoded to a very low bitrate. (and I lost the original MP3s) I'd like to re-rip the CDs to a higher bitrate, and apply the ID3 tags from the existing ...
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Is it normal for CDs/DVDs to decay over time, and what can we do about it?

Over the years, I've occasionally had to retrieve data from backups I've made to CD or DVD. All these backup media were burned with extra care (at low speeds, not always with high-end media but never ...
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Burn many audio file types to CD while still keeping quality?

I have a bunch of many MP3, FLAC, APE and WAV files and I want to burn them to a single CD which will be played on a car CD player, while still keeping their quality at highest level. How can I do ...
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Is it possible to build a bootable CD Extra (i.e. 1 audio track & 1 bootable data track)?

More precisely, I was wondering if the standards for "CD Extra" and the El-Torito extension to ISO9660 are compatible and allow to create an enhanced CD with one audio track (readable on a CD player) ...
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How can I set the CD audio volume in Linux?

In Windows 7 Control Panel -> Sound -> Sound Properties window there's an slider for setting CD Audio volume: And it's pretty strange that I can't find corresponding one in generic Linux mixers: ...
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Game not recognizing Virtual CD

Some software (Diablo II, as it happens) is complaining that it cannot find the "play CD" in the CD drive (It uses this as a protection mechanism.) I have the play CD virtually mounted with MagicDisk, ...
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Free Music CD Catalog Software [closed]

I'm looking for a free/open source music CD cataloging software that will help manage my CD collection. Ideally, it will be able to pull metadata about the discs from the Internet so that I wouldn't ...
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How to copy files with an option for skipping stuck files?

I have a corrupted CD from which I want to copy files. The problem is that the default Windows 7 copy utility gets completely stuck when it encounters a corrupted sector of the CD. Can you recommend ...
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How to get Gnome to open CD automatically

Having switched from Ubuntu back to Debian (a), the one thing I miss is the auto-opening on CDs when inserted into the CD drive. There's nothing immediately obvious under System | Preferences to do ...
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CD/DVD image mounting on Windows 98

Which software (and which version) can i install on old computer with Windows 98? All i can find is designed to xp and newer systems and dint even installs on 98. I made old computer to play old ...
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Creating a copy of cracked (broken) CD-ROM or DVD

Is it possible to somehow create a copy (an image) of a heavily cracked CD-ROM (but not broken in two)? Hopefully without damaging DVD drive... Unfortunately CD 2/4 of Polish version of Planescape: ...
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DVD/Blu ray burning too fast

Suppose I burn a dvd or blu-ray too fast(faster than the media says it is capable of) but the data verification is a success, Will the dvd be identical to a slower burned one that was also successful(...
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CD rom cannot open any disc, it say to burn new disc

No disc can be read by the Fujitsu L series laptop's DVD R/W optical drive. Whenever a disc is inserted, it says to burn the disc even if it's not a blank disc. OS is windows 7 ultimate. What should ...
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How can I use an USB-stick as an CD-disc?

I'm currently using Ubuntu (11.04), and I'd like to use an USB-stick as a CD-disc to "burn" the JNode operating system on it. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How to create boot cd from an already burned one?

I have copied a knopix cd from my friend. But unfortunately the cd was not a bootable one.I have already copied all of the contents and when I run from windows it works fine. How can I enable the ...
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How to split a DVD into multiple CDs

I have Windows 7 bootable DVD, My DVD writer is not able to load a DVD, but it can load CDs. Is there any way that I can convert my windows 7 DVD to multiple CDs so that it can be installed from DVDs?
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install GRUB onto a CD

I have got about 10 Linux installation ISOs. I want to put them all onto 1 CD/DVD, so that when the CD/DVD gets booted, it will give me a GRUB menu asking which Linux I want to install. How do I do ...