"Digital Video Disk" or "Digital Versatile Disk"

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External DVD reader suddenly not working anymore

I have a Iomega SuperSlim USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive that I used without any issue on my Macbook Air. Now all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. The DVD spins, a "Audio CD" item ...
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Issues playing/ripping DVD on iMac

OS: Yosemite 10.10.4 So, I have a kids educational DVD I want to rip to have on my phone for commute time. No problem in a DVD player. On my Mac, DVD Player has it blotchy and large amount of ...
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DVD Player error 47

I am unable to eject a disk from Apple DVD player. It shows "Error ~47" when I click on Eject button. Changed some DVD Player settings, such as cleared "Start playing disk" so that no files would be ...
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Is there any reason to buy a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray external unit? [closed]

I am seeing more and more laptops being purchased without any CD/DVD support. I am interested in knowing why one would consider this purchase these days?
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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MacBook Pro (2012 - MD101LL/A): Superdrive to SSD swap?

Does anyone know if it's possible to swap out the "Superdrive" optical drive on this model and replace it with an SSD? Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" (Identifiers: Mid-2012 13" - MD101LL/A) ...
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Unable to use External USB and CD Drive

I upgraded to Yosemite, since then neither it is detecting any external USB nor CD/DVD in drive. Speaking of CDDrive, it's ejecting Disc itself again and again. I ran diskutil list aftre inserting ...
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How stop Macbook White to try to find a CD

I have a very annoying problem. My old Mac Book White with OS X Lion try to find if there is a CD/DVD every X minutes. The problem is because it cause a noise. If I put a CD/DVD inside it, from time ...
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MBA DVD cache is apparently not empty

I recently cleared out my mid-2011 MBA DVD cache (or so I thought) from the cache and preferences folders, but when I played a DVD it remembered where it was! Help please? Thanks Harry
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Yosemite Retail DVD?

I understand that Mac OS X is free to download and install however It would be nice to have a DVD backup printed and shipped by Apple just like older Mac OSX releases. Is this still possible?
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Mac Mini superdrive to iPad mini? [duplicate]

Is there any way I can play a dvd on my Mac mini superdrive and watch it on my iPad mini?
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Make a movie with clickable chapters

I used to use iDVD to create movies with clickable chapters. In Yosemite, iDVD is gone. I want to make a movie, but not necessarily save it on a DVD, I would like to save it on a USB flash memory, ...
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How to convert a DVD to ISO?

On Mac OSX 10.9, how do you convert a DVD into an ISO that I can use with players such as VLC. I wish to achieve this without buying a program. Steps I have tried: Downloading Mac app Burn. It ...
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How can I burn a region specific DVD (not region free)

I'm trying to determine the region of a used DVD player that I purchased, which unfortunately is different than the country where I reside. I'd like to burn a few test DVDs encoded for different ...
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Can I play DVDs from a DVD player on an Apple Cinema Display 23-Inch (Aluminum)?

I've seen a good price on a refurbished Apple Cinema Display, the 23-inch Aluminium version that was sold between 2004 and 2008. Everymac says this display has a DVI port. Will I be able to connect ...
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mount a mac-DVD on Ubuntu in order to share it to Mac

I have a Macbook pro retina 15" and obviously it doesn't have a DVD ROM, so I would like to share my ubuntu DVD drive on the other laptop to see my Mac-DVD softwares. The problem is the difference ...
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DVD drive connected wirelessly to iPad

I watch a bunch of movies on DVD that I get from Netflix. I'd really like to watch them from my iPad, but of course my iPad doesn't have a DVD drive. Is there a way to have a DVD drive somewhere in ...
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Using dd on video DVDs gets permission denied after about 700MB

I bought three movies on DVD on eBay. I am trying to make .iso backups onto my external hard drive. The first one I tried using Disk Utility, but it only produced a partial copy (without generating ...
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Creating video DVD from MP4 (1,7 GB) takes ages on MacBook 13" 2,16 GHz / 3 GB RAM

Is that normal? I downloaded a Video (MP4 format, HD, 1.7 GB) from the Internet and wanted to burn it on DVD to watch it with our DVD Recorder. I used Toast 11 to create the DVD on MacOS X 10.6 and ...
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How to burn a dvd on 10.8

I have a .mp4-file I want to burn to a DVD to then watch on a dvd player and have automatically loop infinitely (can you program that into the dvd or is it to do with the dvd player?) What would you ...
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Macbook pro ejects every CD/DVD just after a few seconds

This problem happened suddenly on my MacBook pro: when I insert a CD/DVD, it tries to read it for a few seconds (the motor of the DVD drive is working) and then it stops, and ejects the DVD. I have ...
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OS X no longer sees my DVD drive. How to debug this?

My Mac Pro has its original built-in DVD burner, which has always seemed to work fine in the past. Sometime in the recent past (10.9.1?), it simply disappeared. I first noticed that pressing the ...
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Extract individual audio tracks from an audio DVD

I would like to extract the audio from a concert DVD to audio files, e.g. mp3 or aac. How can I do this using free tools - I know there are a couple of pay options available, but I would like to use ...
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Installing OS X 10.7 on new HDD from DVD

I have a macbook A1181 model core2 duo3.1.3gb RAM. I lost my old HDD so I bought a new harddrive. Since I lost my old HDD I do not have the option to clone the old drive to the new drive. Mac OS X ...
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Burning Folder to DVD

I've only been a mac user for a little while so I'm still getting used to OSX so bear with me ... I find some things OSX does to be inexplicable frankly. I'm a software engineer and very technical ...
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Stream DVD audio through AirPlay

Hi have a Bowers & Wilkins Z2 which supports AirPlay. When I see DVDs on my MacBook Pro I would like to stream the audio to the speaker. Is there a way for doing it? While iTunes provides an ...
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SuperDrive - one in five dvds won't mount

I recently turned my 2009 mac mini into a mediacenter. It appears that about one in five of my dvds will not even mount. I suppose this has to do with some copy protection. Same goes for my music ...
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How do you rip a VCD on a Mac?

What's the most popular way of ripping a VCD to an .m4v file? I also need to pick a particular audio track (Chinese vs. English).
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Will iMac G5 recognize external cd/dvd rom?

The SuperDrive on my G5 used to read disks without problems, but now it thinks all the disks I insert are empty. Now, I want to install different OS on it, and as I've read it can't be done with the ...
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Boot Camp: “no bootable device found” when booting from DVD

My Mac mini couldn't boot from a Windows 8 DVD after running Boot Camp Assistant. The DVD was bootable and I verified with Parallels that it was indeed so. Mac mini server 2012, 2x1 TB, Apple DVD ...
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How can you get OSX if your hard drive crashed and you don't have the original DVD anymore?

Yesterday my HD died. I thought about buying a new disk and reinstalling, but I can't find the original DVD that came with the machine (it's a MacBook 5.1, it came with 10.5). Suppose I want to buy ...
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How can I burn my iPhoto slideshow to DVD (to play in DVD player)?

I can't figure out the way to burn my iPhoto slideshow to a DVD so I can play in a DVD player. I am pretty sure this works out of the box but after googling, I only find paid software. I am happy to ...
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How can I modify a DVD image (ISO) and then burn a new DVD?

I have a (legit) copy of Star Wars Battlefront 1 for the Play Station 2 (PS2). There are game mods available (different character skins etc) that I'd like to try. Apparently this can be done but I'm ...
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Plays in a MacBook Air Superdrive but not in a MacBook Pro Matshita DVD-R

I tried to play a DVD that I created on a MacPro in my MacBook Pro - 15-inch, Mid 2010 (The Matshita DVD-R listed below). I wanted to preserve this and upgrade it to a better DVD but my MacBook Pro ...
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Is it possible to mount a DVD iso to look like it's a DVD drive?

I have an old game DVD (Chessmaster 9000) that I bought legit (I swear), and I would like to play it on my Mac Air, which has no optical drive. With another game (Civ V) I've had success data-dumping ...
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How can I make a copy of a dvd made with imovie?

I have a movie of me skydiving, but the disk is starting to get scratchy. I was wondering how I can copy this to my hard-drive, so I can play it whenever I want. I tried the disk utility and copy the ...
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I can't install OSX Lion from DVD, because I receive an error

I tried to install OSX Lion from DVD, but when I boot from the dvd I receive bootstrapper crashed error. How can I fix that? Maybe the disc is scratched, or what's the problem? Thank you!
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Options to play video with menu on iPad / iOS

I want to play a video with a language-menu on iPad, like DVD menus. I've read on a forum that DVD-menu's are not possible, but this was an old thread. What are the options nowadays to play a Video ...
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Unreadable Windows DVD

I have disks burnt commercially on a windows system, which my 2010 iMac (OS X 10.8.2) refuses to read. I know the disks are correctly burnt for windows (tried them on the vendor's win machine - ...
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Reset dvd drive region

When you setup your dvd drive for the first time it will ask you what reigen you want to set. Each time you put a dvd from a different reigen into the drive it will ask you to change again. But ...
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What software can rip high quality audio from a DVD? (losslessly if possible)

In Mountain Lion, how do I rip only the audio from a DVD as losslessly as possible? I have several concert DVDs that I would like to listen to on my iPod. I have an extensive music library, which is ...
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DVD drive makes a horrible rattling noise

Whenever there's a disc in the DVD drive in my Mac, it makes a horrible rattling noise. Besides replacing the whole drive, is there anything I can/should do to fix it?
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Macbook Pro Superdrive Only Works With DVD-ROM

I have a 2007 Macbook Pro with a Superdrive. However, whenever I insert anything other than a DVD-ROM, it waits a moment and then ejects it. It should be able to read and write DVD-R, -RW, etc. - ...
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My Mac Mini doesn't wants CD

I had a Mac mini. Then the HD broke. So I took an HD from an old Windows notebook. I moved this HD from the Windows notebook to the Mac mini. Now Mac mini correctly starts with Windows XP (what a ...
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Why is parallels giving me the error “there is no disk in the drive”?

I installed parallels on my macbook pro and i installed windows 7 iso via a DVD. at first everything looked fine exception now I am now trying to compile an asp.net-mvc app in visual studio and i get ...
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How to create backups of DVD software discs?

I'd like to make some backups of my software DVDs that I can use to install the software again in case they are lost or get damaged. What's the best way to do this? Is it creating a .cdr disk image of ...
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How to repair/recover Snow Leopard when the installation DVD has been lost?

So I seem to not have my Snow Leopard DVD available anywhere. I can't use a newer version like Lion. What can I do to repair/recover Snow Leopard now that the installation DVD is not available?
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Where to find the build number INSIDE an install DVD of Mac OS X

It's not written on the DVD itself and I don't have the DVD sleeve anymore.
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Is it possible to burn a DVD (or usb bootable drive) out of the Mountain Lion app store install?

Is it possible to burn a DVD (or usb bootable drive) out of the Mountain Lion app store install?
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Possible to rip a DVD as an iTunes film?

Is there a way to rip DVDs so that iTunes plays the DVD exactly like as if you playing from a disc. I mean so that it has the menus, and extra features like audio, commentary, subtitles, and deleted ...