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Questions tagged [dvd]

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 spot or match the specific sector of the DVD disc in the movie?

I've been checking the condition of DVD discs with VSO Inspector. Most of time, it doesn't show any errors on the discs. However, when there's an error on a disc, sometimes it shows that there's an ...
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How to encode a 24/1.001fps MPEG-2 VOB?

I've seen commercial DVDs that successfully encode ~24fps video without requiring the use of pulldown patterns. In addition to that, I've seen commercial DVDs that mange to mix 24p and 60i parts to ...
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blank screen (w/ audio) when playing H265 on Windows XP (VLC-ripped DVD)

Am using portableapps.com version of VLC 3.04 for 32-bit Windows I used VLC to rip a DVD (to show snippets for a class I'm teaching). By rip I mean I used VLC's "save stream to a file" feature. I ...
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Linux: detect when dvd video is inserted

I'm working on a script that will automatically rip dvd videos as soon as I insert them, but I'm unsure how to go about detecting when A) A disk is inserted B) The disk is a DVD-Video This is ...
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How to add bad sectors on dvd video disks

I'm looking for a way to add bad sectors into a video DVD (and it can still be playable on home DVD players), or a manual way using multiple softwares or using Hex editors etc. I know a lot (not ...
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How does DVD CSS/CPPM protection actually works?

When I try to burn a DVD with ImgBurn I get a message that the disc is copy protected: Copyright protection system type: CSS/CPPM I've been trying to google on how this protection actually works, ...
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Decrypt DVD to an ISO image on command-line

I want to decrypt a CSS encrypted DVD and get a plain ISO image as a result - using only command-line tools under Linux. I know of dvdbackup, but it generates a file tree, not a (decrypted) copy of ...
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Dvd Drive won't recognize blank CD

I have a bunch of CD-Rs that I bought for burning music onto. I am certain that my DVD drive works because I have used it in playing a game. I don't know what to do about my CDs because I am not a ...
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Error when trying to format a DVD on Windows 10

I have a DVD that I am trying to format. I'm getting an error that says 'The format did not complete successfully.' when trying to format it in Disk Management and DiskPart has encountered an error: ...
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disc drive markings indicating ability to write to mini-DVDs?

I recently decided to follow the best practice of storing backups at a different site (a safety deposit box). I only backup up my personal data, and the zip files are in the order of 100MB. Multiple ...
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Making ISO from Pen drive or creating bootable DVD with cutom install.wim and boot.wim file

I know there have been many question has been asked in this site (for example: this one) and also have many many answer but not answer does not fulfill my requirement, that's why i am creating this ...
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VLC cannot play a non-UDF mastered DVD

The VLC player cannot play a DVD disk on my computer. Whenever I click the menu "Media > Open disk..." from the player or "Play with VLC media player" from the context menu, the error prompt "Cannot ...
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ddrescue stuck, Error Splicing DVD file on Linux, but not on Windows

I have couple of old scratched DVDs which I wanted to rescue using ddrescue. The problem is it shows "error splicing file" on copying files manually using PartedMagic or Ubuntu, also ddrescue gets ...
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Headless CentOS 7 on iDRAC: eject commands (specifically -t) fail to close dvd tray

We're doing a lot of experimentation with a sever environment that has required several consecutive wipe/reinstall of CentOS 7. It's a headless, rack-mount server, and we're installing from a DVD. It'...
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Does `dd if=/dev/sr0` read ALL bytes?

I downloaded some linux-distro.iso to a Linux PC and burned it on a disc. This disc was closed automagically. I put this disc into a Windows PC... no available space left and the number of used bytes ...
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What influences the speed of DVD copying to hard drive

I have hundreds of DVDs with movies that nowadays seem less and less useful to keep. I mean the medium but not the content. The best solution from software point of view I found HandBreak which is ...
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MS Office DVD failing to mount

I'm at a small charity installing MS Office on several Windows 10 laptops (they already have Office installed on most of their PCs and apparently have a site license, although nobody knows who ...
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Fake usb to emulate (be detected as) a cd / dvd disk

since Windows 7 it isn't possible anymore to create a autorun.inf file to run a program automatically from an usb: [Autorun] Open=ArduinoLync.exe Icon=ArduinoLync.exe, 0 Label=ArduinoLync But this ...
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Video playing sideways after burning to DVD

So I recorded some videos on my Motorola Droid Turbo. I downloaded them to my computer. They play perfect when I play them on my computer. When I burn them to DVD and try to play them in a DVD player, ...
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Determine dvd movie title on Linux command line

This is kind of a follow up on How can I find the movie name with HandBrake CLI? which never got a satisfying answer. On a headless server (centOS 7.5), I would like to find out the name of the movie ...
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Windows Media Player not correctly copying Japanese text in track information when ripping DVDs

I'm ripping some DVDs I bought lately. When the track contains only English text in places like "Album" and "Artists", everything gets ripped nicely. But when there's Japanese text, it gets copied as ...
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How to boot a bootable .bin file from a CD/DVD?

I have written a bootable program in assembly and compiled it into a .bin file. This is a Boot sector program which works well in Virtual box where I have to manually put the program in the offset ...
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Windows 8.1 Clean install reboots to installation menu

I am trying to re-install Windows 8.1 (using a bootable DVD) and on the first reboot after having selected the unallocated drive where to install windows, I am prompted to ''Press any key to boot from ...
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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 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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VLC Mute or stop DVD when done playing to avoid annoying title music on an infinite loop

Before I go to bed, I like to put on a DVD on my laptop for "background noise" when I sleep. I use VLC to play back these DVD's. However, there is a very annoying aspect about this when I wake up the ...
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Unable to get functional menus in exact ISO rip of DVD without mounting it

I'm running Windows 7. I have a collection of DVDs that I'm trying rip to my PC so I can finally bin the physical discs and free up some space. Most of the attraction of these DVDs for me is the ...
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TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633M USB Device Fails on Windows 10

I purchased an inexpensive USB CD/DVD burner, plugged it in to my Windows Surface Book Pro w Performance Base (Windows 10 OS) and put a standard music CD in it. The USB CD/DVD drive does not show up ...
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Autoplay for movie DVDs in Windows 10 is not displaying programs

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110 with Windows 10 Home. Whenever I load a movie DVD, the autoplay dialog box comes up showing two options: "Find a new DVD app" (Microsoft Store) or "Take no action". I have ...
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How to play a dvd over network with mpv?

How to play a DVD over network with mpv? Playing individual VOB files works with something like: mpv http://1.2.3.4/dvd/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB But playing the entire dvd with any of the following ...
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Add Joliet after burning ISO9660 disc

I made multiple copies of a data disk using the following commands: genisoimage -r -f -o dvd.iso folder/ wodim -eject dvd.iso wodim -eject dvd.iso # ... wodim -eject dvd.iso As far as I can tell, ...
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Why do MPG files take up so much space? Is it an outdated format?

I tried googling this but I didn't actually find any conclusive evidence to sustain this so I'm going to present my case. A couple of years ago I took the time to convert all our family video tapes ...
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Using CD as a data storage, burning files to CD/DVD

it has been a long time since i have used CD/DVDs in any computer. The last time i remembered using CDs and burning them was during school days burning music into them. Recently i have to create a ...
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DVD to MKV conversion remains incomplete

I have a DVD with a menu, multiple VOB files, one audio and one subtitle track. It is a DVD of a TV show, so has about 9 separate episodes accessible from a menu, and is about 3 hours 20 mins long. ...
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If I lose a DVD that contains a zip file part, will I need to make the whole collection again?

I have been backing up my data to some DVD-DLs, and I still have the original data. But when I burned it to disc, I compressed it in a zip file to make parts of it. Now one of the disc accidentally ...
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Dvd rom won't read dvd's. Windows 10

I have a problem with my dvd rom driver. It won't read my cd's, using windows 10. When I insert a cd, it sounds as if it reads it but stuck in the middle. When I press my dvd rom disk through my ...
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CD / DVD drive pops out automatically

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 laptop, with Ubuntu 16.04 (which I use primarily) and Windows 10 dual boot. Of late, my CD / DVD drive keeps popping out for no particular reason, and no particular time. ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu installer from a CD/DVD - “Please select a proper boot device”

I am a Windows user and I decided to install Ubuntu in dual mode. So, I downloaded an Ubuntu ISO image from ubuntu.com. Next, I used Windows File Explorer to burn the ISO to my DVD/CD. Then I ...
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copy speed from internal cd to HDD super slow is there a fix

When I go to copy files from my internal dvd player to my HDD the transfer speeds are so slow that it locks up the computer and the only fix is to reboot and nothing ever gets transfered. Went to MS ...
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How to split installer data into multiple smaller parts?

For example, I have an installer package like this: Setup.exe - 4MB Setup-1.bin - 8GB So I want to split the file Setup-1.bin into Setup-1.bin - 4GB Setup-2.bin - 4GB The purpose is to have 2 DVDs ...
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Linux Mint keeps DVD access light on

I am using Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia. After the OS boots, the disk usage light on my DVD writer stays on indefinitely. If I press the eject button and then close the tray, the light turns off. Not the ...
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Dvd upscaling with out quality loss to MKV

I have a DVD containing a VOB of resolution 720×640, with DTS audio. I would like to upscale a the video to 1920×816 while retaining DTS audio without lose of video quality, and save it as an MKV ...
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Use Picasa to copy non-duplicated photo's from DVD to hard drive

As a result of changing PC's over the years and not placing much value in photo organization, I have about 50 DVDs/CDs with photos which are very poorly organized using inconsistent directory ...
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Why does booting from a DVD fail?

I copied the following files to my C drive: boot ---------- folder sources ---------- folder bootmgr ---------- file In an attempt to boot from a windows 10 setup in my internal hard disk drive, ...
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windows 10 locks dvd reader/writer

I have a dual boot system. One has Windows 10 and one has Windows 7. When I boot Windows 10 I am unable to eject the DVD reader/writer. I've been spending hours trying to get it fixed but no matter ...
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encoding progressive ntsc dvd - audio/video out-of-sync

I have a DVD I want to backup by encoding it (h.265). I dumped the entire vob stream with mplayer (-dumpstream), to work without the disc. From this mplayer message: demux_mpg: 24000/1001fps ...
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Data recovery-recovering data from broken DVD [duplicate]

I'm using windows 8. There is a small crack in my DVD and i'm unable to read data ,whenever i insert a disk it says folder is empty. i tried installing recovery tools from net but none of them seems ...
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Convert .MKV to video-dvd.ISO

I'm trying to convert an MKV (matroska) file to an ISO file for a video-DVD. I looked up a lot of information about DVD and how to get a .vob working but I failed every time. I tied to extract all ...
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Using VLC command line to play DVD from a network folder display error

I am trying to play a DVD which was copied to a network folder on a server using the command line. If I use the following: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" dvd:// "\\Bts1\cctv\client\...
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Windows 10 burn iso? [duplicate]

HOw can I burn an ISO file to a DVD on Windows 10? The old tools don't exist any more. I need to make a new live Linux disc as my old ones are outdated with the drivers.