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I have a working Samsung CD/DVD player with (SATA connection) and i'm running latest updated version of 12.04. Audio CDs and video DVDs appear in the devices sidebar, but I have a DVD from a professional photographer with pictures of my daughter and friends which will just not open.

When I try to mount in terminal I get the following message:

mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

mount: you must specify the file system type

I am assuming it's JPEG.

What should I do next?

I have looked through previous questions in this area but none seems to address this particular problem. Thanks for any help.

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When I try to mount in terminal I get the following message:

mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

You need to make extra sure you specify the filesystem type. It's not related to the fact it has JPEG images on it.

So, try mounting with:

sudo mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /cdrom

or

sudo mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /cdrom

if the first fails.

where [/path/to/mount/point] is a directory that exists and is empty. The reason this works is that we are specifying the FS type manually as the error message asks us to do.

However, the OP's dmesg had many entries such as:

end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1248

which meant that the disk was corrupt or damaged,

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