Questions tagged [optical-media]

Use this tag when seeking recommendations relating to optical media - questions relating to CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray media (for example: DVD burning software).

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DVD player that skips the menus, and goes straight to playing the movie

This seems simple enough, but it isn't... Suppose we have geriatric user who's mastered putting a DVD in the PC, but can't quite grasp a hundred different DVD menus, (or has no patience left for them)...
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Optical Disk clone with logging

So, first question on the site, please be gentle. The issue: Have a client who needs to clone CDs/DVDs. To do this, they want to have some logging capability to see who is cloning what and when. ...
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What's the absolutely lightest app to burn audio CD from FLAC files for Windows?

Could somebody recommend absolutely lightest app to burn audio CD from FLAC files for Windows 10?
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Optimization of ISO (CD/DVD) file during creation

I am looking for alternatives to oscdimg.exe which comes with the Windows ADK. oscdimg.exe has a command line switch named -oc which, according to the command line help, does the following: Optimize ...
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Command-line CD player for Linux

I'm looking for a decent open-source command-line CD player for Linux preferably available in the Debian repos. I've tried the following options: mpv, but it can't select tracks mplayer, but it ...
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Mount ISO to burn

My current workflow is as follows: Windows Media Player => Burn to phyiscal CD => Create ISO from physical CD. My only need is the ISO. The above is slow and costs me physical media. What (free) ...
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AnyDVD/RedFox Alternative - Decryptor not Ripper software

I loved AnyDVD because it wasn't a big program designed for "All in one" ripping. It just removed encryption so you can use any program to copy movie. It is no longer working with the latest BluRay ...
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Cataloging CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs on Linux

I want to catalog my optical data media (backups, documents, whatsnots) so I can find what disk a certain file is on and where that disk is located. I've seen What is a good application to catalog CDs?...
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Looking for free Bluray media player application alternative to VLC for Windows 10

I have a Bluray disk reader installed in my PC however the open source VLC player will not play a Bluray disk. A DVD disk in the Bluray player works fine however if I try to play a Bluray disk with ...
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Best Software for DVD long play burn

I have a video.mov file I edited with PowerDirector 15. The duration is 5 hours and I will like to burn it to a 4.7GB DVD without loosing too much quality. What will be the recommended DVD creator ...
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Check whether an .iso file exactly matches a CD or DVD

I am looking for a program that can check whether an .iso file exactly matches a CD or DVD. The program should run on Microsoft Windows. Any license or price is fine.
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convert protected DVD-files to unprotected files

I want to convert my DVDs to MP4-files. I know a Software that can convert unprotected files, but I have many DVDs which are protected. Does anyone know a good Freeware? I already tried HandBrake and ...
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Freeware DVD to MP4 converter

I'm looking for a software that can convert my DVDs into MP4. I have already found a software that works (Wondershare Video Converter), but unfortunately it only converts 1/3 of the DVD, the full ...
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Efficiently managing CD importing of med images, PDFs, audios, etc

I work for a law firm supporting almost 100 users in their day to day operations. In addition to my IT tasks I handle all incoming CDs and flash drives that need to be manipulated and then uploaded to ...
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Linux live CD/DVD that includes UnionFS (but not Knoppix)

Tried to use the latest Knoppix and running into lots of issues. It can't seem to decide whether it's systemd or SysV init based, and simple things like restarting the network after a config change ...
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Malware-free DVD Maker

I'm looking for a free DVD maker program that works on Windows 10, but I can't find any "official" programs from a trusted brand, which makes me paranoid about viruses. Does anybody know of a known ...
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Convert whole Blu-ray including menus and selections into DVD

Is there any software to convert the whole Blu-ray (including menus, selection etc.) into DVD where the menus and selections are still there? I need the software for Windows and I could pay some ...
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DVD Ripper for TV Shows that perferms lookups of episode names

I'm looking for an all-in-one solution that is able to take a DVD of a particular TV Show and rip each episode naming them according to this structure: ShowName - sXXeYY - Optional_Info.ext where sXX ...
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Video editor that can read a movie maker's project file and burn to DVD

On windows prior to 8 we've had an option to burn the project to a DVD within the movie maker but now on win10, the movie maker is no longer avialable. So the movie-maker compatible software I'm ...
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DVD/Blu-Ray player that can show a 2.35:1 movie

I watch DVDs on my PC. I have a 29" widescreen monitor with 2560x1080 resolution, giving a 2.37:1 aspect ratio. But I've found that a lot of DVDs or Blu-Ray discs are recorded in such a way that the ...
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DVD player for Windows 10

I used Windows WMP for DVD, but computer upgrades and Windows 10 WMP does not support DVD playback. I have free VLC but it hands DVD reader and is not usable for DVD. I have embedded Acer Clear.fi ...
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Mount ISO over HTTP

I have a large number of CDs and DVDs, some freeware, but also commercial software for which I own a license. The total size of these is > 150 GB, so I don't have a USB stick (yet) for carrying them ...
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Looking for software to convert Audible AA audio files (not AAX) to traditional CDs?

I recently purchased some audiobooks from Audible. I chatted with their technical folks twice and both times I was told how to burn Audible audiobooks onto CDs using iTunes. (Excerpts from the chat ...
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Knapsack-problem with files on DVDs

I have n video files, while each file has the size s_n. I have DVDs with a max size of 4.7 GB. Which program - or algorithm that I can simply implement in c# - gives me playlists for each DVD that I ...
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Rip DVDs in highest possible quality on Windows 8.1

I have a bunch of concert DVDs that I'd like to rip to the highest quality format possible. I'm looking for some software (ideally free) that will let me do this. I want to be able to keep the chapter ...
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Software for extracting data from eight DVD-Rs at the same time

I'm assemblying hardware for extracting data from eight DVD-Rs at the same time. Now I need software that are able to automatically transfer the data on the optical media to a filesystem. This would ...
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Free app for Windows to burn video (MP4, AVI, etc.) to VCD and SVCD

I only want software that can burn VCD or SVCD and not DVD. I am looking for software that can automatically convert it during the burning process, most of them are AVI MP4 I used to have a ...
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Ripping (legally) purchased DVD

Over the time I've gathered some DVDs which I think would also be nice on our Mac Mini, which we use as NAS as well as for other stuff. We also use a streaming tool (Plex) so it would be nice to have ...
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Convert DVD to MP4

Does there exist a software which will convert the video content of a DVD to MP4 ? It would be necessary that language and subtitles can be selected.
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Free, non dodgy program to convert OS disks to ISOs

I'm currently clearing out the detritus of my misspent youth - stacks of CDs I burnt, or cds that "might be useful" ... and are over 20 years old and belong on a museum. In some cases these happen to ...
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Alternative to Sony DVD Architect Pro 6.0

I'm looking for an alternative to Sony DVD Architect Pro 6.0 with specific requirements. I found many good free DVD authoring/making software, but what I want is that has many features like Sony's. ...
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Clone multisession DVD

I am looking for a software (preferrably free) that allows me to simply clone multisession DVDs. I have a set of back-up DVDs for my system which I would like to replicate to store in a different ...
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Free software for creating ISO images from files or discs?

Is there a good, free software for creating ISO images from files or discs? No shareware or "free" software with greatly limited functionality, please! Edit: For Windows
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Software to recover corrupt JPEGs on CD-RW

I just got back from a trip to Europe, was using my digital camera and downloading to a CD-RW at Internet cafes when the card got full. I did it three times, the first two worked ok. The last one ...
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How to recover data from old DVDs?

I have very important files (mostly videos) on my DVDs. But these DVDs are 3-4 years old and I have not used them in the meanwhile. Now, videos are not playable using the Windows Media Player, VLC, ...
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Multi-session CD Burning Software

Is there a fine and easy software for Linux that allows a user to burn files on a CD multiple times i.e. allows users to create multi-session cds. It is better if it is in the Ubuntu repo.
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Create ISO image file from my CD/DVD optical disc [closed]

I am looking for a software that reads CD/DVDs and stores the content to an ISO file. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Basic video editing and DVD creation software for Windows?

I'm looking for some software to let me to cut/splice some home video, then make a DVD I can play in a DVD player. An additional feature that would be nice is if I could edit the audio levels of the ...
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DVD burner that support DVD players

I want to burn the entire 24 seasons for a friend on DVDs + Arabic subtitles so he can watch them on his DVD player. Requirements are simple: Free, not necessarily open source Supports all kind of ...
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Automated DVD Burner

At our video production sites we need to create a Video DVD daily. We would like to automate the whole process. Looking for software that can help with the following scenario: Operator sticks in a ...
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Simple DVD burner software

I'm looking for a simple, easy-to-use (like with good UI), reliable, simple DVD writer software for windows, which is capable of creating DVD compilations from the file system, with no or minimum ...
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Software to index filenames on removable media, helpful to find right media later

I would like to have index of files which are stored on my 'off-line' media devices (external HDD's, SD cards, DVD's, CD's, floppy disks ;). So if there is an app using which I can know what file/...
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Program to determine when a disc (CD) has been written/burned

I am looking for a program that can: determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned If possible: works on Windows 7 free also works with DVDs I am aware of How to find out when a ...
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Disc burning software that can finalize discs after burning them

I need a program that can finalize a cd/dvd after data has been burned to it. A finalized disc will prevent any additional data from being written to it. I'm not looking to burn .iso files to the ...
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Blu-ray burning software for OS X

I recently bought USB blu-ray (BD) writer (Samsung SE-506BB, in case that matters). OS X detects it properly, but Disk Utility.app only supports burning DVDs and CDs. Detected disk capabilities are ...
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Virtual DVD/CD writer to emulate a physical writer and writable disk?

A friend had bought a HP dv7 Pavilion, which came with a licensed Windows 7 and its own utility software. It had an option to make a recovery disk which, of course, is quite useful. Now the problem ...
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Free DVD creation/authoring tool for Windows

I'm looking for a no-cost (or very low cost) DVD authoring tool for Windows. I've already got video that I shot and edited myself with another piece of software, and I've encoded it correctly for DVD....
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OS X application to burn a .mov to a DVD?

The other day I found it necessary to burn an MOV to a DVD. Sounds simple, right? No. I didn't want any special effects, I just wanted an MOV on a DVD. Eventually, I just used iDVD and found a hack to ...