"Digital Video Disk" or "Digital Versatile Disk"

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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 ...
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It it possible to convert DVDs to my iPad?

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I've recently got myself a "new" iPad (aka iPad 3), and I was wondering if it was possible to convert DVDs I own in order to watch them on it? (Let's set ...
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Which app will help me remove limitations on DVDs?

I purchased an exercise DVD that was created by a local health practitioner. Whoever created the DVD for her used some wonky settings that prevent me from being able to go into fast forward mode on my ...
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Playing DVDs from other regions

I moved to different continents a few times (Europe -> North America -> Asia -> Europe) and ended up with a stack of DVDs I can't play now. I looked around for a firmware update for my iMac, but it ...
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Deleted /etc/, can't boot from DVD

I accidentally deleted the files in /etc/ (yes into /private/etc) and my iMac gets stuck on a blue screen after the initial apple logo now. I tried to boot from install DVD but it hangs at the apple ...
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Whats a good software title to take video (mp4, avi, other..) and burn it to DVD

I got some home brew videos from my webcam, and I got a couple movies on the drive I'd like to burn to DVD. The thing is, I don't know what's a good product for that, being a recent Mac convert and ...
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Splitting large files over multiple DVDs

I have an installer file 6GB in size, and I need to burn it to DVD, but I only have single layer (4.7GB capacity) media. How can I split this big file into pieces that will fit on my media? I am ...
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How to import DVD's to iTunes

I will be traveling long haul over a few times over the next few weeks and would like to watch some TV series I have on DVD, using an iPad, but do not want to have to purchase it again on iTunes. So, ...
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Why would an internal DVD reader eject a burned DVD?

I've sent DVD+R DL to a bunch of PowerPC G4/G5 users and some said the disk was ejected after few seconds.
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How to tell what version a Snow Leopard DVD is?

I have a Snow Leopard DVD that was copied from the original. All it says on the CD is "Snow Leopard" How can I tell what version of the DVD it is? The DVDs were only released in versions 10.6.0 and ...
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How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?

I have a non-encrypted DVD (of my wedding, if you must know) and I was wondering if I could extract clips from the DVD into files in some standard video format (i.e. clip1.mp4) so I can look at them ...
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How do I add subtitles to a DVD?

I have to do a translation of the words of a DVD, and then add subtitles to that DVD (iso file or folder). This is a professional work and it has to be clean (no change in quality, ie no "rip"...). ...
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MacBook Pro SuperDrive reads CDs/Media DVDs but not Data DVDs

I have a MacBook Pro (Mid-2009) with a SuperDrive that reads CDs, movies DVDs but not data DVDs. Not sure what to do. The data DVDs work well on other MacBook Pros though, so i'm guessing it might be ...
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DVD Player Upconverting

I have a Mac Mini connected to a 1080p television, does the apple dvd player (or the OS or whatever) upconvert (like standalone dvd players do) the DVD to 1080p resolution?
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What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?

I've been playing around, trying to find the best settings for converting DVD files (MPEG-2) to H.264 so that I can store everything in iTunes and watch it on the TV. Most of the stuff I have has been ...
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How do I play DVDs fullscreen on an external monitor in Lion?

MacbookPro6,2 running Mac OS Lion 10.7.2 attempting to run a DVD fullscreen on an external monitor. My laptop display is primary, but I would like the DVD to run fullscreen on the External (a lovely ...
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Unable to boot up with Snow Leopard DVD

I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator. I have: Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD Held down c - nothing Held ...
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Why is my iPhoto burn failing?

I am trying to burn selected photos to a DVD and it keeps telling me that the burn failed: I've tried rebooting and that helped the first time, but the second disk I tried to burn failed. What's up ...