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Can you trace a burned DVD?

Asked by kitszu (1311 points ) January 16th, 2013

I have a burned DVD that I really need to find the source of it’s origins. The problem is, I’m fairly certain that I am not going to get access to the computer I suspect it was burned on.

I swear my reason for asking this question is in no way illegal, just involved in a marital dispute.

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Staalesen's avatar

Sorry to say it, but if it is, its probably not in a way that the common citizen use.
While every cd-writer has a unique tag, that can be used to track where a cd/DVD was made, I belive this information is only intended for the police and such..

On the other had, what filetypes are on it ? It is possible that clues are imbeded in the metadata of the file, such as the name or initials of ther person that made the file

blueiiznh's avatar

This can vary depending on the format of the DVD.
You should minimally be able to see the date and time that they Video_TS files were created.
Place the DVD in a PC that has a compatible DVD reader and you can look at the file properties in Explorer.

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