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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Two codes on back of DVDs and games - what do they mean? [closed]

I have a board game (Lost Cities), a PC game (Medal of Honor) and a DVD (Frozen). Each item has two different codes, always on the back of the item in the bottom right. The lower code is a standard ...
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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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DVD drive sounds like plane taking off

I have a DVD drive and once I read/write data to it, it sounds like a plane engaging full throttle for takeoff. When not writing, it's still loud, but it sounds like an airplane at idle throttle. What'...
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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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Use Handbreak to copy DVD from specific time

I have a DVD of home video I made several years ago. I am trying to convert it to MP4 for editing. One of the VOB files appears to have a an error in it. The DVD has 2.05.23 of footage but cuts off ...
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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 on DVD drive

I changed my DVD drive to an ssd , on windows 10 I can see the ssd as on normal, however , on my Linux centos installed on VMware I can't see the ssd even using frisk or cfdisk. I have also VMware ...
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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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Convert RAW DVD data files back to normal files?

I have been sent a zip file that contains two folders, one all audio files and the other a Pro Tools session and related audio but, they are all RAW DVD data. Each folder has a *.smf file and a ....
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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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Can you install OS to cd-rw / dvd-rw?

Cds and dvds can be used as installation media of different systems, but can cd or dvd be target of installation process? You can do that with pendrives or even sd cards (if your pc can boot from one) ...
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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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Computer won't boot an Ubuntu installer from USB (funny BIOS behavior), does DVD install tend to work in these situations?

The computer is an old Mac that I think I partially bricked doing a lot of distro hopping years ago. The last thing I had installed is CloudReady's version of Chromium OS. I took this out of storage ...
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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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How to identify all of the track information on a DVD?

I'm in the process of copying my movies to my hard drive to build a media server for my home. I've written a bash script that runs when a DVD is inserted that uses Handbrake CLI to rip the tracks. It ...
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duplicate frames when converting VOB files from a DVD

I'm trying to convert VOB files from DVDs to mp4. I'm using the following command: ffmpeg -i file.VOB file.mp4 I have about 10 different DVDs and for most of them, this command runs without warning. ...
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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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The dvd drive on my computer ejects automatically then closes automatically or goes to and fro very fast

I am currently running Lubuntu 20.04 on my machine. I have hooked up 3 dvd drives on my system, since I prefer backing up video lectures and other important documents on DVD-R. Now I am facing a weird ...
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DVD drive ejects only from operating system, but not via the button

I've been working on old PC restoration and collecting for many years now, but for the first time I've encountered interesting case. I've acquired an old DVD-RW drive (LiteOn LH-20A1H, manufactured in ...
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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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Copying files from my CD drive drops to 0 bytes/s

I recently bought a text book which came with a CD which contains audio files. I need to copy the audio files to my PC but after a few seconds, the speed of the transfer drops to 0 bytes per seconds ...
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Windows 7 Pro computer not visible on other Windows 7 Pro “network.”

The laptop has my only DVD player, so we want to mount it (to use Unix terms I'm familiar with) on the desktop. Both are connected to the same hub and both can read the NAS connected to the hub, and ...
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Where to get boot image for Windows? [duplicate]

everyone, I am looking for a boot image FOR Windows, not the bootable image OF Windows. I need a boot image to burn a bootable DVD for Windows 10. I thought it was an easy job but after two hours of ...
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How can I burn multiple non-bootable ISOs to a DVD?

I have an all-in-one ISO of Office 2003 downloaded from here on the Internet Archive. This ISO includes the files from different Office 2003 products organised in folders, plus some extras. I have ...
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How to Create a Bootable ISO from Folder Directory?

A week ago borrowed Windows Operating system Dvd from my friend to install a new OS on my computer. And after installing it I also copied all the files of DVD to create a backup of it. So that I can ...
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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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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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