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    • How to Burn a VCD

      How to Burn a VCD

      If someone is looking for an alternative to burning video on a DVD, one of the easiest and most affordable forms of media, he/she can burn what is called a VCD (Video Compact Disc). While DVDs are a great way to store large files, especially video and sound, VCDs, while smaller in size, can easily

    • How to Clean a DVD

      How to Clean a DVD

      DVDs do not require frequent cleaning. In fact frequent cleaning may spoil the DVD. Hence it is best to clean the DVD when it is absolutely necessary. You can clean the DVD before storing it and when you notice contamination on its surface. You can also clean the DVD when you find that the readability

    • DVD Capacity

      DVD Capacity

      DVD-R DVD-R was one of the first DVD storage options and allows users to burn information to the disk one time. While users can often store up to 4.71 GB of information on a DVD-R disk, that information is permanently written to the disc and cannot be erased. More specifically, the disk cannot be used

    • How to Solve the “Power Calibration Error”

      How to Solve the “Power Calibration Error”

      The “Power Calibration Error” typically appears when someone attempts to burn a CD or DVD and the burner fails to write the CD or DVD. The error might also appear as a “Medium Speed Error.” Multiple factors can cause the error, but it is most likely to occur because the CD/DVD burner is not able

    • Live CD

      Live CD

      A live CD is a bootable CD-ROM disk that loads an operating system and has the ability to perform a specific set of tasks or functions. Live CD Minimum Requirements A system must have the following components to boot a live CD. Some items, such as a computer case, isn’t really necessary for a computer

    • How to Burn a DVD

      How to Burn a DVD

      As the price of blank, burnable, DVDs has dropped over the past decade, the demand to learn how to burn a DVD has increased amongst computer users. Single-sided, single layered DVDs can now store 4.7 gigabytes (GB) of data, music, movies, or combination of the media types. If using a double sided, or dual layered

    • How to Copy a DVD

      How to Copy a DVD

      Copying DVD contents such as a movie, music album, or data can be done in few simple steps. Copying DVD contents is quite easy as the data merely has to be copied and pasted as is normally done with files. However, copying original audio or video DVDs when a security algorithm protects them can be

    • What is Lightscribe?

      What is Lightscribe?

      Lightscribe is a technology that allows users to burn labels into the surface of a CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc. Lightscribe allows users to personalize their discs and create custom discs for businesses, musicians, and venues. Rather than using stick-on labels that many discs are outfitted with, Lightscribe technology uses a disc burner’s laser to

    • How to Burn an ISO Image

      How to Burn an ISO Image

      An ISO file contains not only files and folders but also the disk file system metadata. This includes boot code, structures, and attributes. This is why burning an ISO image is different from writing files from a CD or DVD. To burn an ISO image, you need a CD or DVD burning program that can

    • HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc)

      HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc)

      HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc) is the next generation in optical disk technology. HVD is still in a research phase that would phenomenally increase the disk storage capacities over the currently existing HD DVD and Blu-ray optical disk systems. According to published statistics, when produced in full scale, HVDs will have a storage capacity of 3.9

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