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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I cannot play video DVDs on Fedora 32

I am not able to mount and play video DVDs on my HP ProBook 450 G2 laptop with Fedora 32 with the current KDE 5.18 as the desktop environment, since they do not get detected. Other kinds of DVDs work ...
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Replaced ThinkPad T510 battery, DVD drive randomly opens

I recently replaced the battery in my ThinkPad T510 (running Windows 10) with a new OEM battery and throughout the day the CD/DVD drive randomly opens. It is the weirdest thing as I will be typing in ...
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What type of DVD connector is this?

I'd like to add a second SSD to my Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ISK. I wonder if an adapter such as this one: https://www.amazon.es/ultracaddy-Disco-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Frontal/dp/B07956SXMC would work... I see it ...
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Trouble creating ISO files from only certain DVDs

I'm in the middle of trying to digitally convert all my DVDs and I've run across a curious issue - when creating ISO files, certain discs won't create the ISO file. I want to maintain the perfect 1:1 ...
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Burning a bootable Windows 10 DVD from MacOS

I am using an old motherboard with an annoying firmware issue that stops it booting from USB. It boots from DVD just fine but I am having issue creating a bootable Windows 10 DVD from MacOS Catalina. ...
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getting interactual player to work

How do I get InterActual player to work on Windows 10 so that i can access DVD ROM bonus features? I first tried installing it directly from a DVD.It didn't work. I got an error message saying that i ...
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Can I put a Blu-Ray burner in a USB DVD enclosure?

The 5.25" DVD burner in my old USB enclosure is going out, and I'm wondering if it would work to put a Blu-Ray burner in it, or if I should stick with a replacement DVD burner. Is there any ...
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I can't install Windows, because “The drive in which Windows is installed is locked”

I am a total newbie to installing Windows. My HP laptop running Windows 8 had some problem, so I decided to re-install Windows. During the installation I accidentally formatted the second drive ...
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How do I take onwership of my DVD (PC)

I hooked on in my old drives from an xp machine that was in storage. I don't have permission to access the xp system drive, but that is sorted out through security settings. However, my new DVD drive ...
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Has anyone successfully ripped a DVD using dvdbackup through a VM?

Just looking for some help with ripping a DVD if you have some time to mess around with this. I'm running the following setup right now: Windows 10 64bit with all updates Oracle VM VirtualBox version ...
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My BD Writer is not working and crashes Windows Explorer

So I bought a new desktop PC with a BD Writer (Asus BW-16D1HT). The thing is that although reads DVDs, when a I try to install a game (Age of Mythology DVD ROM) it crashes Windows Explorer and do ...
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Is it possible to use an internal SATA DVD/CD reader?

I found an old internal SATA DVD/CD reader and I connected it to my computer via a SATA-to-USB cable. While I didn't expect it to work, it was able to open/eject but the disk didn't spin. I am ...
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Does a blu-ray reader perform better at recovering faulty CD-R / DVD-R's?

I have some old, partially unreadable CR-R's and DVD-R's. I tried many CD and DVD drives using recovery tools like isopuzzle and so on, but unfortunately there are still missing sectors. Back in the ...
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Why do DVDs play on one drive and not on another?

I have an external Buffalo Blu-Ray drive (BRXL-PT6U2VB) and successfully played DVDs on it. Recently I bought a set of 5 movies on DVD and the drive refused to recognize any of them. It would spin up ...
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Can I use a DVD-R to burn a regular audio CD?

I want to burn a regular audio disk (similar to the pre-recorded audio disks) that can be played in any player, not just a computer, using a DVD-R. Would this work? And, if so, is it safe to assume ...
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W10 Pro wont play DVD using VLC or any other software, why?

Ive got a DVD im trying to play on a laptop that has a DVD drive via VLC, the laptop is running W10 Pro. When i try to play the DVD i get an error, please see error message and log file output in ...
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Asus CD/DVD drive suddenly stops working

I've had this cheap ($20) Asus CD/DVD drive for about 2 months and have ripped around 100 cds with it. Today it stopped working... does not respond to pushing the button, reboot of computer, power ...
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Linux - Raspberry Pi - Keep portable dvd drive awake/alive

I am trying to use my portable dvd drive with my raspberry pi and I have gotten the drive to activate using mount "sudo mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom_a" and copy some of the files off of it, but about ...
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Getting video off of Philips DVDR 3455H

I have this old DVR with a video on it recorded with my dad's camera. I can boot the player, but I don't have the remote, so there isn't any way for me to use the menus to transfer the video to a USB. ...
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DVD-RAM - size mismatch for same brand

I'm still using DVD-RAM disks for archiving purposes, and during a move, a few disks of one archive-set were damaged, so I needed to create copies from the good set, and that's when things got bad: ...
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Converting IDE optical drives to SATA with an adapter - not recognised in BIOS or OS

My wife's 10 year old desktop computer failed some months ago, which necessitated the purchase of a more modern motherboard. The original motherboard had both IDE and SATA ports and the computer has ...
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Registry path for current disc inside cdrom

Where is located information about the current disc inside ROM in the registry? I want to imitate the disc for one program.
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dvd drive does not update file names

I have burned a multipart archive from winrar in a series of dvd, so that the first dvd has something like File.part1.rar...File.part6.rar, the second dvd has something like File.part7.rar...File....
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How to create a bootable dvd using nero startsmart essentials?

We want to create a bootable ubuntu 19.04 dvd. We are using nero startsmart essentials. We would like to know the steps. We are using nero 9 on windows 7 professional 32 bit. We attempted to post it ...
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How do I play DVDs on Windows 10

I recently updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7. When I inserted a DVD into my Windows 7, it would start playing right away! But now I'm on Windows 10 and when I put the disk in nothing happens. When ...
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How can AnyDVD destroy a DVD drive?

Reading this reminded me of when someone I know (not me) completely destroyed his optical drive using AnyDVD. He did it by (successfully) playing (in VLC media player) a copy-protected region 1 DVD ...
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Why is the length of the same movie different?

Currently I am digitizing my collection of DVDs. Some of the DVDs have a scratch and cannot be read perfectly. When this occurs I am downloading this DVD from the internet and try to recover the ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't detect optical drive

Recently I've had a weird problem with Windows 10. Sometimes the OS wouldn't show the optical drive in Windows Explorer and it can't be accessed by other software. Rebooting makes the OS detect the ...
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Can't burn USB image onto a CD/DVD

I made a Windows 8 Recovery USB drive. I wanted to back it as RAW as possible to a DVD, whether or not I could use this DVD as I could the original USB drive. The DVD is just the permanent copy of the ...
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max audio-video bit rate of “AVCHD 2.0 DVD”

http://www.avchd-info.org/format For AVCHD 1.0, maximum audio-video bit rate is 24 mbps. But for DVD it is 18 mbps. For AVCHD 2.0, maximum audio-video bit rate is 28 mbps. But for DVD it is NOT ...
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Can't open some very old files, mostly graphic files, from around 1999-2005 backed up on a dvd on Mac

These files are mostly JPG, PDF, PSD and AI files and I can't view most of them; whether it's directly from the DVD or the copy on my desktop. If JPG/PDF on Preview: "The file can't be opened. It may ...
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My DVD isn't being picked up by a working DVD drive

I have a somewhat old DVD with Ship Simulator 2008 on it - I haven't used it in a couple of years but recently I decided to try install the game. However, when I put it in the DVD drive, I heard it ...
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Clean diagnose of a lagging DVD drive

I bought 3 old DVD drives that were used in servers 20 years ago. When plugging one of them into a PCI card on my Windows PC : It powers up The BIOS of my PCI card says "Not a Disk Drive" which ...
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-b:v above 9.8M for DVD-Video

Details of Nache1080.mp4:- resolution=1920x1080 fps=60 Avg Video Bit Rate=11610 kbps duration=00:00:14 size=19.6 MB I produced mpeg2 video from this mp4 video using below command: ffmpeg -i ...
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Install windows on an empty harddrive without usb or dvd [duplicate]

Is there any possible way to install windows on an empty laptop harddrive without removing the harddrive, and without a usb or dvd? note: I was thinking about connecting my laptop (no os) to my ...
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DVD DL won't boot on my computer

I burned to a Dual Layer DVD (about 8.5 GB) a Linux Distribution called Manjaro. Not only the OS, I put on DVD some packages with their dependencies. The way I burned the DVD was: I extracted Manjaro ...
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Archive data over multiple DVDs with Error correction and Encryption

My hard drive crashed and I almost lost 2 years worth data. Backup lesson revisited!! That being said, I managed to rebuild a collection of some 15GB of data I'd like to keep safe. It took me a while ...
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How to navigate DVD and BD menus in VLC with keyboard?

At least with blu-rays I'm experiencing mouse-offset, with some releases I can't select menu elements at all (rendering also may be partially broken). Being able to navigate using keyboard would solve ...
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Why do CDs/DVDs store a bit as the transition from one pit to another, rather than just the pit?

In a CD or DVD, the data is stored in pits on the surface of the disk. However, rather than each pit corresponding to a bit, the transition from pit to no-pit or vice versa, or lack of, is used to ...
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Intermittent issues burning from NAS drives to BD-rs, What am I missing?

Situation I do NOT know what to do... I have 3x 6tb Seagate Iron Wolf NAS HDDs (mounted as a drive letter or logical path) and every time I burn data from these drives to a BD-r 25 GB disk (I have ...
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Old mainboard can't boot from USB, ISO file is 6 GB, How can I format in this situation?

It's an old mainboard and it can't boot from USB, because boot from HDD includes the usb and hdd option. So, if I choose usb, HDD won't work. I have to format this computer with just floppy disk or ...
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Tried copying some files from a DVD and got Error Code -36. Nothing helped…any possibility of retrieving data?

The exact error is: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “FileName” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36) I can't do dot_clean cuz it's on a DVD. I tried cp -R, got ...
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I don't see my mounted DVD being listed when I use the ls command to list all that's on my Desktop

I don't know if I did something wrong, but I was able to see the mounted DVD label name in Terminal when I did the ls command earlier while in my Desktop directory, now I can't, even though the DVD is ...
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VLC convert settings for dvd player

I've been doing it in ffmpeg and want an easy way to do it that I can show my younger brother so he can more easily follow the steps.
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VLC command line: --start-time / --stop-time for DVD playback

On VLC command line (I'm running Linux, but the commands for other OSs are identical): is there any way to start a DVD and set a --start-time and/or a --stop-time? I have used this feature to play ...
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Is it possible to erase a DVD+R?

The disc is a Memorex DVD+R. It came half used and I would like it to be erased. It can be a physical procedure, if necessary. Maybe there is a way to take up all space and then virtually use it as ...
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Cannot copy DVD

I am trying to copy five of the wedding DVDs to my computer. I could easily copy the first DVD. I cannot copy the other four discs. All the four discs struck in the middle. All the discs are clean and ...
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Cannot mount DVD+RW written by dvd recorder

I have recorded a DVD from TV, using a common DVD recorder. I can read it on any DVD recorder, but I cannot read it on my PC. I am using Manjaro Linux. The disk is DVD+RW. Googling, I have found ...
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Can I warm up a DVD while paused if it spins down

When I pause a DVD in VLC, and walk away for a while (say, an hour or more), the DVD stops spinning. However, when I come back and hit play, VLC does not wait for the DVD to start spinning again. ...
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Unable to mount DVD - unable to read superblock

I bought a Documentary DVD online, but when I inserted the DVD into a Windows machine, nothing happened. So, I tried with Ubuntu, and same thing happened. When I checked dmesg after I inserted the ...

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