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DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.

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Where can I download DVD-images for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1? [closed]

I've inherited some SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 as VM, but without any installation media. Though, for some changes YAST expects ISOs to be available, like when installing additional software ...
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nnedi deinterlace, the Simpsons DVDs and wrong input fps

I'm trying to deinterlace and convert to AV1 my The Simpsons DVDs so I took a random DVD and started refining my ffmpeg bash command on it. I've went for maybe the slowest possible (best?) nnedi ...
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What is the "0x00000000" region mask on locally ripped DVDs?

The region mask appears to be changed to 0x00000000 when using various ripping software which can decrypt (i.e. remove the DRM) the discs. mpv reports: libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region ...
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Can a broken cdrom drive cause I/O errors in programs like dd, ddrescue, etc.?

Can a broken cdrom drive cause I/O errors in programs like dd, ddrescue, etc. even if the disc itself doesn't contain bad sectors? Note that I'm interested in purely technical, factual answers, not ...
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Count non-fatal read errors on optical disks

Optical disks use Reed-Solomon codes to deal with limited amount of bit flips and hide them from user. Is there a way under Linux or Windows to count these bit-flips? Essentially I want to find out ...
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Unable to back up / rip an encrypted DVD

I have a home server with a bunch of disks to back up all my data (documents, pictures, etc). I have a bunch of DVDs that I wish to use with post 2010-technology, eg devices without DVD drives. I don'...
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Cannot properly mount music CDs under Xubuntu Linux

I have three systems running Xubuntu: Dell E5440 running 18.04 ThinkPad T420 running 20.04 Dell PowerEdge T110 (headless server) running 20.04 I am trying to mount the optical drive and I cannot do ...
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Handbrake videos displayed letterboxed, how to avoid?

I have encoded a DVD with HandBrake as mkv with one of the GENERAL (720p) presets. When I play this on my SONY TV (with the TV's function to play video files) it is shown letterboxed (black bar on top/...
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BD-RE eject only with disc on it

My BD-RE Drive on pc eject normally only if it have disc on it If there no disc i eject it only by using needle on the hole Why? I opened it and clean it but didn't fix
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Can my recorder use an double layer dvd disc?

I have an old dvd-player in my notebook. I bought DVD+R DL disc (Double Layer disc 8.5GB by VS) yesterday. I have no hope to use the disc like "DVD+R DL". My recorder is so old. ;( I would ...
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Why does my dvd player eject spontaneously

Why does my dvd player eject spontaneously even while playing a dvd? This happens on Windows10, and a restart sometimes seems to fix the problem temporarily. I have searched google for this problem, ...
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DVD-RW and 3.5 inch Floppy Drive recognized in BIOS. Neither can be read

The bios recognizes both the 3.5 inch Floppy and the DVD-RW, but as I try to boot from the DVD drive, it tries and fails to read any disk. I installed FreeDOS onto a SATA HDD to test drive function. ...
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Is there a possibility for a batch conversion of video files (different formats) and delete metadata with ffmpeg?

I have a lot of video files of my family. I'am on Windows and the video formats are different: Video files: DVD directories contain: Files in DVD directories were recorded with a DVD recorder and ...
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my computer is powered off completely, but the dvd drive keeps turning on by itself for a few seconds then shuts off, how do I stop this?

my HP computer is powered off completely, but the dvd drive keeps turning on by itself for a few seconds then shuts off, how do I stop this?
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Duplicate Overlay of Subtitles after Ripping DVD

I have been using the method of Media->Convert/Save, Edit Selected Profile, then under the 'Subtitles' header, checking both the 'Subtitles' box and also the 'Overlay subtitles on the video' box. ...
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DVD-RW disc mounts as DVD-R in every disk drive I use

I have a few blank DVD-RW discs, though old, worked normally until recently. Every drive I insert them in, recognizes them as DVD-R discs, and once I write to them, they become read-only. I have tried ...
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FFmpeg commands for best quality conversion mp4 to DVD9 PAL

I need to convert a mp4 H264 to DVD9 PAL with the best video quality. I have tried to convert by WinFF, using the profile DVD PAL HQ Widescreen and the I added some commands like this: -f null -target ...
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VirtualBox - Use DVD RW Drive in Windows Guest (POPOS Host)

In VirtualBox 6.1, how to I make my DVD RW Drive usable from a Windows 10 Guest? It is hosted in POPOS 21.04. I thought this just worked when you installed the Guest Additions but apparently not. If ...
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cutting titles/features/subvideos out of a VOB file using ffmpeg

I have a VOB video file obtained from a DVD. The video contains several separate subvideos from the DVD, which play one-after-another (e.g., the first subvideo is the main feature, the second subvideo ...
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Can I use Desktop's DVD writer on laptop via sata data connection, powering it with SMPS externally

Can I use Desktop's DVD writer on laptop via sata data connection, powering it with SMPS externally (SMPS of desktop)? I mean power supply to Desktop's DVD writer will be done though Desktop's SMPS ...
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DVD-drive opens automatically on wakeup

After updating my system to use Kernel 5.13.1-3-MANJARO, my DVD drive opens up automatically after waking my rig up from suspend. I have read this thread already but the suggested fix won't help me. ...
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BURN-Free and DVD burn quality

BURN-Free is the generic name of a feature some DVD burners have which helps avoid issues that result from a buffer underrun during burning. The feature is turned on by default, but is very rarely ...
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Finalized DVD-R: can it get infected by malware?

Can a finalized DVD-R get infected by virus or malware? Normally finalized DVD (not RW) cannot be changed. Can it be safely put into infected PC?
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Why does my laptop recognize my external DVD player that turns on, but not play any DVDs on it?

I bought a Lenovo BP40N external DVD player in 2015. Since May 2 2021, it stopped playing DVDs. Moderator, please approve this picture. I troubleshot on two Windows 10 computers. When I plug in the ...
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Mysterious interface?

I took apart my external DVD-RAM drive, and found that it was a normal desktop drive inside a caddy, with an interconnect board screwed on. But I haven't been able to find out what the interface on it ...
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Rip all video clips from a DVD using VLC Windows 10

I have some old DVDs with family videos on them. When I play one of the DVDs, I get a menu where I can play one of many video clips. However when I use VLC’s ‘Convert/Save’ tool to rip the DVD ...
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How do you change the DVD+R drive's region after the maximum changes have expired in Windows?

In Windows, when you change a DVD+R drive's region, it removes a change from the available changes and when it gets to 0, it stops you from changing the drive's region. How can you bypass/change this ...
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Is it possible to use it as a laptop external CD player through USB or AV in AV out?

I have a Sylvania DVD/CD player that has a small screen, you can play movies, music from any CD/DVD and SD card/USB on it. Is there any way for me to connect it to a laptop, with the USB male to ...
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Is there a way I can use a Virtual Machine (alternately Windows itself) to use an .iso file as a writable medium?

I have a very specific need. I will have an exam in a couple months and I have absolutely no training in how to burn disks. I had a PC that could do this several years ago but that one's long gone, ...
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When transcoding DVD contents, should I keep the 29.97 framerate?

I'm using handbrake to transcode (the main stream of) a DVD into a x265+AAC file, using the handbrake application. The source material has a frame rate of 29.97 fps. My question: When transcoding, ...
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testing to see if a dvd has css encryption?

I occasionally buy DVDs of older TV series off of eBay and one thing I like to do before leaving feedback is to see if the DVD is legit or not by testing for the presence of CSS encryption. I figure a ...
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How to connect a 5.1 DVD Home Theater Speaker to PC?

Recently I found an old DVD player in my garage. It seems like the speakers work fine, but can I connect it to my PC instead of CD/USB? I want them work as my PC speakers. The input: Am I able to ...
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SSD configure on linux

I changed my Alienware 17 R1 DVD drive to an SSD disk of 1000 GB.On windows 10 i can see the disk as on normal, however,on Centos 7 installed on VMware I could not access the same disk. Any help on ...
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(How) can I burn a 1080p video to DVD5 (not BluRay)?

I've been stuck on this for a few days now. A friend of mine wants to have a movie burned on DVD and she doesn't have a BluRay player. Obviously, I want the movie to be of the highest resolution. I've ...
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Install original ssd in in place of the DVD drive?

I have a MacBock Pro 2012 no retina. Would like to move my 500 crucial ssd to dvd drive and insert a hybrid HDD as data storage into the drive where the SSD is now. I bought this: To replace SSD I ...
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Can outdated drivers cause a DVD RW to read but not write to discs?

I tried two different DVD+-RW drives on a dozen of new DVD-R discs and non of them were burned successfully. Both devices can read discs, but not write to them. I tried installing fresh copies of both ...
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4.58G slideshow wont burn on a 4.7G DVD

I am trying to burn a memorial slideshow I made to a DVD that says it holds 4.7G and 120 min. My slide show is 29 min and 4.58G. Why does it tell me the DVD doesnt have enough space when trying to ...
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Discover the interface of a DVD drive (GT30L) on a very old HP notebook (Pavilion dv4-1620br)

I'm trying to find out which interface to connect to the DVD drive, but it is very old, it must be from 2008-2010, does anyone have any ideas? It is neither SATA nor IDE. Photo: Inside the notebook (...
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“open” command becomes “eject” in Windows 10 DVD drive

I see a strange problem in my Windows 10 Laptop. When I right-clink the DVD drive and then click "open" in the pop-up menu, it ejects the DVD disk. This happens to my external DVD drive and ...
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CD/DVD drive not detected Windows 7 (HP Elitebook 2540p)

After multiple BSODs, I was forced to re-install Windows 7 on my HP Elitebook 2540p. After a few struggles, most hardware works again except for the CD/DVD drive which does not appear in Windows ...
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Good one-off throwaway medium/method for offline data delivery instead of CD/DVDs?

I need to deliver a few large-ish data archives (5-20 GB each) to other people in the nearby area, but my internet connection is painfully slow, especially the upload. It takes about 3-6 hours for ...
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macOS: burning a 'raw' image to a DVD/BR

I'm playing with different options to have encrypted backups of my data on optical supports (DVD/BR). I'm working with macOS (Mojave+). At the moment I'm trying the Veracrypt way and created an ...
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Connecting SATA DVD drive to USB

I know there is a lot of questions like this but this is different. I have only 2 sata ports which are occupied by a SSD and a HDD. But I have extra Molex power connector. And the DVD drive is old ...
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Auto-Transcode/Compress .mkv to .mp4 on Qnap TS-251+

I rip my DVDs with MakeMKV in order to be able to watch them on my TV, as I do not have a DVD-player that supports any output connector that fit into my TV as the TV is relatively new whereas the DVD-...
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Can a core i5 lynnfield handle burning multiple bluray m-discs at once?

I'm trying to repurpose my old 2010 era mobo and cpu and turn it into a burning machine with 5 or 6 5.25 bays, that's the only good use I could think of for it other than to relearn how to build a rig ...
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Connecting a desktop SATA DVD drive to laptop over USB with USB HDD adapter

I have a SATA DVD drive (pulled from an old computer) that I want to use with my laptop over USB. I have a USb-SATA hard drive adapter that I'm trying to use to make this work. When I plugged the ...
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Shouldn't I be able to plug a DVD/Blu-ray HDMI OUT into an HDMI capture card and then be able to decode the video with my computer's software?

I have a DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder I am trying to get video out of a set of DVDs and Blu-rays and I don't know why this isn't working so far. I've installed the capture card, I've installed the ...
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Exporting VCD which can only be read on an old VCD player

I have an old VCD (2001) which can only be played on a particular VCD player - something like the first image below. This VCD player can only be connected to a TV, not a computer. I would like to ...
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How to format a write protected DVD RW

I recently brought a motherboard, with which i got a DVD for installing the drivers.Now that i had installed all the drivers i want to format it for personal use.But when I try to do so an error pops ...
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How can one connect more high-speed external devices to a 13-inch, year 2020 MacBook Pro?

My 13-inch MacBook Pro was shipped brand-new from Apple in March 2020. It has only two receptacles (physical sockets or holes into which one can plug a device), both Thunderbolt-3, on the left side. ...
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