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Windows XP and DOS

Burn DVDs From the Command Line

SUMMARY: The Windows XP/DOS dvdburn command line utility burns DVDs from .ISO files.

Need to make repeated copies of the same DVD? Or do you want to burn a DVD image from an .ISO file acquired via the Internet, perhaps of another operating system? Just as the cdburn command burns CDs from the Windows XP/DOS command line, the dvdburn command can be used to burn DVDs.

To use the dvdburn command, you'll need to first download and install the Windows 2003 Resource Kit.

The dvdburn command syntax is similar to that of cdburn:

dvdburn [DRIVE:] [IMAGE]

For example, the following command burns the 5-2-3-linux.iso ISO image on a DVD-R placed in the e: drive:

c:\isos\dvburn e: 5-2-3-linux.iso

If you want to erase the current image on a DVD-RW first, use the /erase modifier:

c:\isos\cdburn e: 5-2-3-linux.iso /erase

Or, don't provide an image, and dvdburn /erase will just erase the contents of the DVD-RW.

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