I would like to be able to use an image of a CD/DVD ( a .iso file on windows ) so that I can access that image as if it is an actual cd. In the past, maybe 3 years ago or so, I used "Virtual Clone Drive" which worked pretty well but I don't know if this is still a good choice. [more inside]
I have over 1000 CDs and am considering transferring them to sleeves in binders (preferable) or drawers (less preferable). Please recommend a good vendor for such a storage system. [more inside]
Here's what I want to do. 1. put cd/dvd in drive of computer 2. rip it 3. software places files in folder structure I define 4. spits out cd/dvd and does it all over again. Ultimately what I'd like to do is create a digital library of all my music and movies in one central place so my smart tv/computers/tablets/phones have access to the media whenever and wherever. Please flood me with suggestions. I'm a noob at this.
I am looking for sturdy plastic CD storage units. [more inside]
Copying thousands of cds and dvds to HDD - what is the best way to automate this tedious process as much as possible without buying expensive hardware? [more inside]
What's the best Blu-ray burning software out there? [more inside]
My beloved CD/DVD player (a five-disc carousel model) conked out last night after eight years of faithful service. I'd like to get one with much the same functionality to replace it, but apparently things have changed drastically in the home video market since 2003. Who knew? Help me figure out what kind of machine I need to buy. [more inside]
Calling all collectors (particularly of music and DVDs, etc.)--let's talk about dismantling our collections. [more inside]
What's the best tool to author CD-Rom and DVD-Roms these days? [more inside]
What's the best sounding home cinema system or What hi-fi plays DVDs? [more inside]
Please help me figure out what to do with my old Game and OS CDs. [more inside]
Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
My DVD/CD and CD drives only work a little bit. [more inside]
Why do CDs and DVDs come in different case sizes?
What are my options for printing album artwork direct to CD without dropping a boatload of cash. [more inside]
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
The Superdrive on my iMac started acting strange, but I didn't notice at first as I rarely use it. Blank Media means nothing to it, DVDs are foreign and it only (sorta) likes the odd tracks on Audio CDs. Add to this the fact the drive shows up weird in 'About this Mac'... what do I do? [more inside]
I own this laptop and I love it except I am having trouble with the cd/dvd burner. It reads just fine but when I try to burn, no matter what program I use, it doesn't burn properly. Sometimes it leaves the disc blank or leaves a song here and there blank while other songs are burned properly. Do you think it's a defective burner or something to do with how it communicates with the OS?
What is the difference (legal or otherwise) between "decoding" and "decrypting?" [more inside]
Securely disposing of CD/DVD media (while maintaining maximum laziness) [more inside]
Tell me all you know about mid- to high-end cd/dvd disc resurfacing machines. I'm in the market and don't know anything. Will be resurfacing 50 - 100 discs per week. Thank you.
I greatly enjoy the Writers' Digest new-member offers I get every so often. Are there any other book-club (or CD, etc) memberships that don't have a processing charge? [more inside]
My DVDs are stuck, part two: I figured out what's wrong with my optical drives, and now I'm wondering if there's an easier way to fix them. [more inside]
What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
Why is copying a DVD so hard? No, seriously. [more inside]
What is the best way to split large amount of files on a DVD-R into CD-Rs. [more inside]
I'm trying to get a DVD-+RW drive working with Windows 98 (first editon). While doing this, I noticed some issues this computer is having with other drives too. [more inside]
Why does my Windows XP installation suddenly see every data CD or DVD as empty? [more inside]
LightScribe DVD and CD labelling -- do you find it's worth it? Is this another "overpriced consumables" trap? Is it better pricewise than labels?
I've just about had it with that total P.O.S. known as the EPSON Stylus Photo R300 printer. Not only does it suck expensive ink like a vampire (and will refuse to print in ANY color, including black, even if just one of the color cartridges becomes empty!) but using that dinky CD/DVD tray feeder to print onto is always a hit or miss proposition. [more inside]
I'm trying to burn a backup that has a ton of files with Japanese names. I'm using Windows XP SP2 and Nero 6.6, and anytime I try to create a DVD with any of the ISO (or UDF) settings it forces the filenames to their short filenames, such as "Docume~1". Anyone know how I can record this?
Recommendations for a decent consumer grade (cheap) printer that handles printable CDs and DVDs? How is the print quality on a typical silver-top CD? Does printing on them ever risk data corruption?
Why do some PC game CDs and DVDs play and install just fine on my machine, but absolutely refuse to be backed up? I'm not entirely sure it's due to actual copy protection schemes. [more inside]
I'm looking for something but having a tough time - plain cardboard or kraftboard CD and DVD cases - blank for do-it-yourself label-affixing or decorating. I'm looking for something like the "Earthy Chrunchie" on this page, in both a CD and DVD version, but not with any custom printing - just with the blank holder to decorate myself. Any leads for me?
Does anyone know where in NYC (preferably in or near the East Village) one can have CDs/DVDs resurfaced for cheap? [more inside]
Too many USB devices? [more inside]
I just received (and installed) the Adobe Creative Suite of software. All of the discs came in a thick DVD-like pack, with the 5 discs held in sort-of staggered holders. Can you tell me where I might find packaging like this? I have a five disc Ween Bootleg (Rotten Cheese) that I would like to do all proper-like...
They're talking today about "Super CD Tuesday" on MSNBC...Why are CD/DVD releases always on Tuesday?
How legal/illegal is mailing CDs (of MP3s) through the mail? [more inside]
Are there any CD/DVD folders, wallets, storage systems, etc. that are safer and less likely to scratch discs than others? Alternately, what is your favorite method for storing large quantities of CD/DVD's? [more inside]
Whenever I insert a new disc into either my (internal) DVD drive or my (USB external) CD-burner, Windows XP Explorer refuses to refresh itself with information about the new disc: still shows the old disc's name, double-clicking brings up the content of the old disc (or tries to autorun), etc. Only thing that fixes the problem is to reboot with the new disc inserted. Why, and what's the solution?
What's the best way to catalog my physical music collection using Mac OS X? [more inside]
I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers.
Audionazi-filter: I have just bought a Dolby 5.1 sound system. Please tell me why I should or shouldn't listen to my CDs, recorded in stereo, using all six speakers. [And slightly related: What movies should I rent for their brilliant 5.1 sound?]