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what is a good windows utility for accessing an iso file as a disk

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]
posted by metadave on Apr 3, 2016 - 9 answers

How can one make an DVD MP3 disc?

My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 26, 2014 - 6 answers

DVD Authoring Advice for Elementary School Movies?

Please recommend some good software for amateur authoring of DVDs? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Jun 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Make DVDs from MP4s?

I need DVD authoring software that can create DVDs from individual MP4 clips. Paid or free is A-OK [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

I had been using a mac to keep my media files and had been using "Ripit" to rip my DVD's and "identify" to tag the resulting files and put into itunes to watch on Apple TV. Due to file space I have moved to a PC running Windows 7 to do this. And while I have found software to rip the DVD's I cannot find software to add the tags such as "synopsis", "cover art", and "episode details"? You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Me-Fi
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 answer

How best to automate the task of copying thousands of DVDs to HDD?

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]
posted by Grensgeval on Aug 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I make this thing? (video-editing mystery)

I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

DVD indexing/cataloging software options?

Does anyone have any suggestions for DVD indexing/cataloging software options? [more inside]
posted by neksys on Apr 22, 2010 - 7 answers

I wanna play my Myst again

Please help me figure out what to do with my old Game and OS CDs. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jan 30, 2010 - 7 answers

DVD Fake-Out!

How can I make a phony DVD, that starts off promisingly, but eventually turns into something totally unexpected...with the intention of pranking a DVD thief? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Nov 14, 2009 - 33 answers

CD manufacturer identification on the Mac?

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.
posted by ignignokt on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

High fidelity DVD ripping

High fidelity DVD ripping: collecting short videos from separate DVDs without losing any quality [more inside]
posted by sloe on Aug 25, 2009 - 7 answers

What are the best programs that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa?

What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Choosing a video editor

We have 10 hours of Mini-DV tapes (interviews made during my wife's PhD research) and we're looking for a video editing software to edit them into a 1-2 hour DVD. We'll have to add subtitles and to clean noisy audio and video. What would be the best video software to do that? More detailed specs follow. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Data + video in one disc

Trying to make a multi-mode DVD: video plus data. What tool do I need? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Jun 6, 2008 - 4 answers

DVD Slideshow recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good DVD Slideshow software download? [more inside]
posted by osloheart on May 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me help my videos!

VideoFilter: I have a ton of .mpg video files out of my camcorder. I would like to join them together as one file. It doesn't work using the copy command, I'm assuming because of embedded file data that messes up the indexes within the video footage. Is there a program that will take them and join them together quickly? I don't want to edit them, just join them. So far the only options I've found is to import them all to Avid or Vegas and let it re-render it as a whole which takes forever. The second option was some cheesy software I found that did it but it also took 30 minutes for 10 minutes of footage to join, which seems ridiculous. Does anyone in out there have a blackbelt in video-fu and can help me?
posted by damiano99 on Apr 25, 2008 - 18 answers

How to make non-anamorphic DVDs 16x9 enhanced?

An easy way to turn widescreen DVDs anamorphic? [more inside]
posted by codger on Aug 27, 2007 - 4 answers

But it's just a little scratch

On my Linux-based laptop and desktop, I've been having trouble reading DVDs that have even the slightest scratches. It seemed that Windows was a bit more tolerant of imperfections--is there any way to modify my [Ubuntu] settings so that it doesn't hang at the first missed bit? [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Jul 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Suggestions for software to publish DVD recordings to web

I'm currently making recordings to a DVD and am interested in inexpensive software to edit and compress the recording with the intent to publish it to the web. An easy system to learn and that is relatively fast would be best. Thanks in advance for your suggestions...Orlin
posted by orlin on Apr 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Software to grab DVD scenes

Is there software that will let me convert a scene from a DVD? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

My dad wants to turn his home movies into DVDs. Might win an Oscar, you can never tell.

What's the best Windows software package to edit video and create DVDs? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike on Feb 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Back me up, Scotty!

What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Nov 27, 2006 - 7 answers

The Virtuallessness of Virtually No Virtual Set Software I can virtually afford

I'm looking for a lower cost alternative to Serious Magic's Ultra 2, which looks perfect but is completely out of my budget at the moment. Can you help? The solution must not involve any heavy lugging of stuff ... one portable green screen and one computer laptop are all I want to carry, please! Thanks in advance.
posted by thewhynotgirl on Oct 5, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking for a DVD capture programme..

Does anyone know a decent real-time MPEG-2 capture program for the PC? One that produces high-quality output (as good as a standard DVD recorder), produces DVD compliant MPEG2 files, and is preferably free (or cheap). [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Sep 10, 2006 - 2 answers

Budget DVD authoring in a nutshell.

Looking for better DVD authoring software. [more inside]
posted by mystyk on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for XP software designed to rip DVDs of episodic TV?

I own all of the southpark dvds and I want to rip each episode to an individual file for my media center. I know I can do this manually but it is tedious. Is there any Rip software that can do a batch conversion?
posted by lukeomalley on May 4, 2006 - 2 answers

Can I copy Templates for DVD Studio Pro 4?

I have installed DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Powerbook, as part of the Final Cut Studio Pro 5 suite. However, the templates or styles didn't install and I don't have a "Content" icon on the install disk. Is it possible to get the folders of templates and styles from someone? I don't want a copy of your disk or to do anything illegal, but if someone had the program installed and could copy only those folders, I don't think it would constitute copyright infringement ... or would it?
posted by Toolshed on Mar 5, 2006 - 1 answer

Subtitles from DVD/VCD/Video Cassette Tapes into a computer text file

Subtitles from DVD/VCD/Video Cassette Tapes into a computer text file ----- the fastest way ? Without typing or paying someone to transcribe? Any software or hardware that can do the job? I know of one VCR player made in the early 1990s that can do this but it has been discontinued and the manufacturer no longer around. [more inside]
posted by studentguru on Mar 4, 2006 - 11 answers

Any such thing as a free DVD/CD writing software?

Any such thing as a free DVD/CD writing software for Windows? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Jan 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Conversion experiences?

Suggestions on reliable, inexpensive (<$50) software for converting AVI to MPEG-2?
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Dec 30, 2005 - 21 answers

Will our Protools backup scheme work?

A few questions about our Pro-Tools setup. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Dec 12, 2005 - 7 answers

A simple DVD authoring program?

Does anyone know of a program that will take a DVD-compatible MPEG2 file, and generate a very simple DVD VIDEO_TS folder - ie, no menu, just the file in a format that a DVD player can recognize [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Dec 10, 2005 - 10 answers

I just want to watch a movie, damn it!

Traveling on business with a company laptop -- has a DVD drive, but no DVD software. I want to watch a DVD to make the long train ride home bearable, but I don't have administrator privileges to install any software. [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Dec 2, 2005 - 5 answers

Easy DVD Menus?

DVD Authoring software with easy visual interface? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 2, 2005 - 10 answers

DVD photo slideshow software?

I need to make a DVD photo slideshow - ie you stick the DVD in your common-garden DVD player, and it gradually goes through the photos on there. Can you please recommend any freeware software that'll do this? Everything seems to charge, and I'm a cheapskate ;-) Ta!
posted by badlydubbedboy on Nov 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Which DVD software package?

I like watching DVDs on my PC. What program should I use for greatest enjoyment? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Video Editing

Video Editing. What is the best solution on a Windows platform for video editing and burning to DVD? I am considering purchasing a Mac for this function, but if I could do it on Windows, it would be good as well.
posted by benjh on Dec 31, 2004 - 8 answers

DVD copy protection

DVD Copy Protection Question: I'm trying to figure out what the best program is to scan a dvd for copy protection. Before anyone goes thinking I'm illegally doing something: I have a GPS dvd "Map for the Eclipse Navigation System" that you keep in the car in order to help the device. The problem is that pulling the dvd in and out of the system is causing it to scratch. So I'd like to have a copy of it for the car (it'd be useless for anyone else anyways). The problem is that it didn't work as a copy the first time, so I'm thinking there's some sort of protection. I know there are cd scan programs which do the job for CDs (ClonyXXL and such), but is there such for DVDs?
posted by Drylnn on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Mac OSX Install

Is there a way to make a Mac OS X (Panther) install CD from a pair of eMac Software Install and Restore DVDs or install the operating system over a network on a computer that lacks a DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by boost ventilator on Aug 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Best DVD authoring tools?

DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
posted by skallas on Jul 20, 2004 - 6 answers

Converting video to dvd

I have some mpeg4 (quicktime) video that I would like to convert to mpeg2 so I can watch it on my el cheapo Apex player. I am using OS X (Panther). Are there any free or cheap tools that will do this that won't make my head explode? I supplicated the Google gods and came up empty.
posted by mecran01 on Jul 9, 2004 - 5 answers

What is a good, freeware replacement for Nero or other CD authoring software?

The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 answers

Burning DVDs with Subtitles

What windows app will allow me to take an AVI or MOV file and .SUB or .SSA or other subtitle file and burn it onto a DVD+R or -R with the subtitles either burnt-in or generated by the dvd player?
posted by signal on Jun 26, 2004 - 3 answers

Help me fine one-step DVD copying software

I have both a DVD-ROM drive and a DVD-R drive in my Wintel computer. I am interested in making backup copies of some of the (copy-protected) DVDs I own. Up to now I have been tusing DVDShrink to trim down disks where necessary, and then using the IMGTool/DVD Decryptor combo to make the ISO/burn it. So in all that's a 2-step process, each step of which takes upwards of an hour. Is there a (hopefully free) software solution out there that I can set up, go to bed, and when I come down for breakfast, the disk in the top drawer is a copy of the one in the bottom drawer?
posted by luser on May 25, 2004 - 4 answers

Free DVD Software?

What's good (free) software to rip my DVDs to a compressed format: Avi/DivX etc, for back-up/usability purposes? Ideally something that allows me to preserve widescreen and is 'user-friendly'.
posted by Blue Stone on May 24, 2004 - 9 answers

DVD authoring software?

DVD authoring software? [more inside]
posted by muckster on May 4, 2004 - 7 answers

hardware/software to transfer VHS to DVD

I need suggestions on a good hardware/software combo that will allow me to transfer some stuff from VHS to DVD (along with any other advice). [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Apr 28, 2004 - 6 answers

Can't change brightness settings on DVD with Windows Media

windows media player attack !
I cant change the brightness settings etc when i play a dvd. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 5, 2004 - 1 answer

Rip Clips from DVDs

Software Question - I am trying to find a freeware or shareware program that can rip from a DVD. Not necessarily an entire DVD, small 2-3 minutes clips from particular chapters. Preferably a program that can convert to .mpg or quicktime clip. Clips will be available for download for reference purposes for a limited time. So I guess this program would should also be able to compress converted files to smaller sizes. Any clue?
posted by turbanhead on Jan 14, 2004 - 6 answers

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