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Questions tagged [dvd]

"Digital Video Disk" or "Digital Versatile Disk"

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Burning an iso image for a bootable (linux) DVD

I just used Finder File|Burn Disk Image on an ubuntu installation ISO. It completed yet it at least seems to not be bootable. When I place it in the boot USB drive and restart the linux laptop it ...
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macOS Mojave doesn't mount external DVD drive

No DVD appears on my desktop. Disk Utility lists it but fails to mount it. $ diskutil list ... /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Internal DVD drive not working

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch, mid 2010 with High Sierra installed (10.13.6) Recently I tried to put a DVD into the internal DVD drive, but nothing showed up. It made some weird sounds as if it was ...
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How can I turn a iMovie video into a “proper” DVD?

iMovie only has the option to export the film as a .mp4 file. I know that MAGIX can create title cards and menus etc. Is it possible to do the same with Apple Software? I also haven't found any ...
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Can't burn Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to a disc because it doesn't have enough space

When I try to burn my downloaded Mac OS X 10.7 Lion install disc to a DVD, I get this error: The disc inserted does not have enough free space The DMG disc image says it's "4.72 GB" and the ...
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how to eject a DVD from a MacBook?

On an older Macbook from 2008 the DVD is stuck in the tray. Unfortunately, GRUB isn't booting properly so there's no OS. How can I eject the disk? It's a slot loaded disk, so no button or tray.
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SuperDrive not accepting discs after failed FCPX burn

I had a working Apple SuperDrive until about half an hour ago. I was burning a school project to disc from Final Cut Pro X when it suddenly failed and returned an error. The disc showed up as ...
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How does one convert a dmg inside a DVD to individual videos or watch the dmg DVD file in an iphone?

Since DVDs are essentially becoming obsolete or at least the macbook laptops do not have accessibility to them anymore, I thought it would be good to back a backup for them before I get rid of the DVD ...
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How to Rescue a Scratched CD/DVD on Mac OSX

I have a scratched DVD and can't copy its content to my hard drive on Mac OSX. When trying to copy, I get error 36: "can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written" How can I ...
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How do I stop DVD player from autoplaying?

When I insert a movie DVD into my USB superdrive, the DVD player starts. I want it to stop doing that. I've tried the following to disable this behaviour: System Preferences -> CDs & DVDs -> ...
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Convert Bootable DVD to DMG

i want to convert my Sierra DVD to a DMG file , so i could install it on non-mac device ( PC ). I used Disk Utilities but not worked... Is it possible to do this ? or i Have to download the source ...
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Automatic DVD to .iso copy after disc insert with two drives

I have a lot of DVDs (Movies) that I want to save as an .iso preferably using dd. To speed up the process I have two drives. I'd like to set up a script (pure bash or bash + AppleScript combination) ...
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app won't run when DVD is inserted

I have an older iMac running El Capitan. I want to run a shell script when a DVD is inserted. I used Script Editor to create an Applescript that runs the shell script. The Applescript is just do ...
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View a windows format DVD on Mac

I have a DVD from my holiday a few years back in which I would like to place into my mac and view, and extract the video for my library. This is my only option. I was wondering if anyone knew how to ...
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How can I install Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) on a Mac without a DVD drive?

I have an iMac G3 that does not have a DVD drive, which was gifted to me along with install media for Mac OS 10.0-10.4. When I received it, it had Mac OS 10.4 on it, but I have since wiped the hard ...
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Tiger DVD ripper

I have an old PowerBook G4. Since my new Mac hasn't any built-in DVD reader, I would like to use the old one to copy the movies onto a USB stick to be able to watch them when I'm traveling with the ...
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How to play a dvd movie with external subtitles?

This is not about authoring the DVD (not similar to this question): just want to insert the DVD in a laptop, start it in a video player, and then add a separate subtitle that I have myself found. (...
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Converting MP4 to PAL DVD

I have a dozen or so mp4 files I downloaded from youtube. I would like to put these onto a DVD for a relative (He only has a DVD player, no PC or USB slot on tv) I think DVD's have two folders ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...
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Can't Open Applications on Old Mac (OS X 10.4)

I have a strange problem. I'm having to use an old PowerPC G4 in order to use DVD Studio Pro for a project I'm working on for a client. I have to use an old Mac and OS because the version of DVD ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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.iso vs .img files for DVD images?

There seem to be multiple standards for image files representing the contents of a DVD. For example, iDVD creates .img files if told to burn a file rather than a DVD directly. However, Linux install ...
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Ubuntu Bootable DVD created with a MacBookPro9.1 is not recognized

I followed http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx to create a bootable UBUNTU DVD with my MacBook Pro9.1 (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5). I ended all the steps but I cannot boot such ...
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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 10....
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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 CDs....
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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 ...