"Digital Video Disk" or "Digital Versatile Disk"

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Mac Pro cd drive stuck open

I just got a brand new mac pro. I opened the cd drive with the eject button on the keyboard, and then went to close it the same way, the cd drive goes in, but the metal gate doesn't come back up. What ...
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Video Stutter With Multiple Logged-In Users

I'm experiencing significant video playback stuttering when there are other users logged in in the background via Fast User Switching. I'm not sure if this is do to a recent change to my user setup, ...
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Installation Software DVDs on Macbook Pro MC721ZA/A

I bought MacBook Pro today, when I reached home, I unboxed its contents, but I didn't find any Software DVD for Mac OS Lion installation. I called the seller, he told me that there are no Software ...
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How do I prevent image scaling when burning an iPhoto Slideshow in iDVD?

In iPhoto '11, I have created a slideshow and sent it to iDVD 7.1.2 (Share > iDVD...). iDVD does fine with maintaining the timing, the music, the transitions, etc. However, even though I have the ...
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Installing Lion from custom DIY DVD or USB fails

After upgrading to Lion my computer is really slow. Chrome-takes-a-minute-to-open-a-tab slow. I decided to do a clean Lion install and copy all my stuff to see if that fixes it, so I got a new hard ...
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How do I install software from a CD or DVD shared from a Windows 7 PC?

I have a MacBook Air and I'd like to install CD- and DVD-based software on it without having to purchase an external CD/DVD drive. I stumbled upon the CD & DVD sharing feature OS X supports but ...
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Is it possible to master a DVD with 720HD high-definition video?

Just bought DVD-Creator from the App store; big disappointment. Took an uncompressed 11 minute QuickTime 720HD 6.2GB file down to a 721MB VIDEO_TS when it burned the DVD. In other words, it chucked ...
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What's a reliable method to create a stand alone recovery disk for Lion?

I'm seeing a lot of questions with all sorts of steps to burn a DVD or create a USB disk so you can boot your Mac with Lion if the internal drive is replaced. Is there a definitive set of steps that ...
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How do I burn my iTunes purchased TV shows onto a playable DVD?

I have several tv shows that I purchased on iTunes for my daughters to watch. Rather than have them sit at the desk and watch on my laptop or on the iPad, I would like to burn the episodes onto a DVD ...
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Any DvdFab/DvdShrink comparable program for Mac?

I want to rip a dvd (and/or blu-ray) to an ISO, but remove some of the features on the disk (i.e. menus, extra features). DvdFab and DvdShrink for Windows allow users to do this. Any similar ...
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How can I rip DVD subtittles to SRT format (or something else that iPads can understand)?

Title says it all. I've used HandBrake, Subler, VideoMonkey, and RipIt. I'm familiar with mencoder. None of them seem to be able to rip the subtitles from a DVD and then get the soft subtitles to the ...
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Mount .NRG image file on OSX 10.6

I have a Nero Disk Image(.nrg) File and I would like to mount it on OSX to copy it's contents. I've tried to rename to .iso and to use NRG2ISO with no luck. Any tips ?
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How can I rip a DVD so that it has multiple audio tracks and subtitles available when synced with my iPad?

I'm in the process of ripping my DVD collection to disk for backup, syncing with my iPad, and protecting from my toddlers. I'd like to have the commentary (if available) and subtitles with the video ...
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Is it possible to open and watch RatDVD Files on a Mac?

Is it possible to watch movies in the format of RatDVD on a mac? If yes, how?
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Convert bin/cue image to iso format on OS X?

How can I convert an .bin/.cue image to .iso format? ... preferably free.
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Video Container for 1080p video for SD DVD (using Apple suite)

This may be a bit of a stretch to post here (in terms of whether people will have an answer), since this is a fairly specific question about video work, although I am performing the entirety of this ...
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Why are my DVD disks in the wrong format?

I'm trying to play DVDs on my MacBook Pro however the disk doesn't play it doesn't even mount. When I check Disk Utility it shows the format as Windows NTFS 3G. If I try the same disks on another ...
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How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
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MacBook Pro won't boot into safe mode or from DVD

Specs: MacBook Pro 7,1, 2.4gHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD with Snow Leopard v10.6.7 I'm having a weird problem. I want to boot from the install disk to run Disk Utility because I'm ...
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Get a DVD onto my iPhone

Is there an official way to take my DVD and put it on my iPhone?
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How do I burn a single ( > 7GB) file to multiple DVDs?

I have single file that is 7GB that I want to burn to multiple DVDs. Is there a way to do this that's built into Mac OS X? When I try through the finder, it informs me there is too much data and ...
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How can I use the dvdbackup tool in Mac OS X?

I want to use 'dvdbackup' tool in my Mac OS X, however its specification is too simple. I would like to know how to back up my whole DVD, can anyone give my some example or advice step by step?
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How do I eject Windows install DVD when running Windows under Boot Camp?

I have installed Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp. Now I don't know how to eject the Windows 7 install DVD from within Windows. The system is booting into Windows.
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DVD to iPod touch (iTunes)?

I have a big pile of DVDs and DivX encoded files with animation shorts that I sometimes would like to watch on my iPod touch 4G while I am on the go. What would be a quick and easy way to transfer the ...
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How to clone CD or DVD from the CLI so it can be accessed in VirtulaBox Windows VM

How can I clone a CD or DVD to an ISO or DMG, using just the CLI, so that I can attach it to a VirtualBox VM. I often clone CDs or DVDs using the following commands: diskname=`df -kh /Volumes/* | ...
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Is there a Terminal command that will force open the DVD tray?

Is there a command I can enter in Terminal that will force eject a CD or DVD? One that will always work, equivalent to a "Force Quit" for an app? I have an intermittent problem getting the DVD in my ...
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DVD to iMovie converter for Mac 10.4.11

First of all, is there such a thing? All I want to do is be able to import film clips from DVDs into iMovie so I can make groovy youtube videos. Any suggestions for a Mac 10.4.11 user?
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Could an upgrade edition of Windows be used to install boot camp if you connect two external DVD drives?

I found the following FAQ on Apple's website: Why can't an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP or a full version of Microsoft Windows XP that does not include Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later be ...
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Alternatives to MetaX?

I'm trying to rip some DVDs on my Mac, the boxset for a TV show, using Handbrake. I'd also like to automatically fetch metadata - show name, episode name, etc. But MetaX isn't getting any metadata for ...
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What's the best way to import DVD into iMovie 11?

My got a new Mac for Christmas and I'm trying to help her import a bunch of DVDs with home movies transferred from VHS into iMovie 11. Google turns up several results but most are trying to sell you ...
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DVD Upscaling on OSX

"Full Screen" mode in OS X doesn't look as good as my PS3's DVD upscaler. Is there a good way to play DVDs in OS X with high-quality upscaling zoom?
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What type of connection does a Macbook Pro DVD Drive use?

My DVD drive isn't working at the moment. I attempted to put another drive in instead, but that didn't work either. My friend suggested that there might be a problem with the connection. What type of ...
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Seeking good quality DVD ripping software for PPC G5, 10.4.11

Subject says it all, but here are the requirements in full: Power Macintosh G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD (destined to become a media and file server for v1 Apple TV and home network) Mac OS ...