Compact discs (CDs) are a form of removable media that has been integral to the computer world for over two decades. CDs have the ability to store data and most computers today have an optical drive for reading and writing data to a CD.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
18 views

Podcast manager that burns CD

I can't find any podcast manager that will let me burn the podcast to CD. Is there software for Ubuntu that will let you download podcasts and then burn to CD?
6
votes
1answer
5k views

How to rip CDs in FLAC format using Banshee?

By default Banshee rips CDs in Ogg Vorbis format. I prefer to rip my CDs in FLAC format. I can't find a setting anywhere to make Banshee rip to FLAC. Is this possible? How do I do it?
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Cannot view a CD that I inserted in drive

Nothing happens when I insert the CD in the drive. They are all graphic files. I see no icon on desktop, dont know where to find the CD in the system. Ubuntu 14.04
3
votes
2answers
15k views

DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Only some Discs [Kubuntu]

My blu-ray discs appear empty in the file manager, and they don't have the proper title? Some regular CD and Dvds have the same issue. Why won't the contents display? Thanks, I appreciate your time. ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Using Brasero with two cd drives

When using Brasero I would like to use both drives. One for the blank media and the other with the media I would like to copy. When I open Brasero it seems to insist that I change media regardless of ...
-1
votes
1answer
37 views

I can't boot Ubuntu from DVD [closed]

I can not boot ubuntu DVD, I skip the "OUT OF RANGE" error there any solution for this? I can install ubuntu from W10?
1
vote
3answers
2k views

The latest LUBUNTU image will not fit on a CD. What files can be deleted to make it fit?

I am trying to get lubuntu on to an older dell laptop that will not boot from usb. The computer is only equipped with a cd drive. The CD image is 705 mb. Real cute. that makes it not a cd image as ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

cd shows incorrect “no such file/directory” message

I'm running a crouton root on a chromebook, and the cd command refuses to work. I've looked at similar problems, and I'm certain that I'm entering the command and arguments properly. But it still ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Xubuntu 15.10 mounting data cd as audio cd

I am trying to run a game on my Xubuntu machine. When I put the CD in for the game it recognizes it as an audio CD with a "Track 2.wav" that is the same size as the collective files on the disk. When ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

CD tray not responding

I have an issue with my laptop's CD tray : whenever I put a CD inside, it rotates and then stops following the same cycles for like 5 minutes during which none of the CD related commands and tools ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Problem mounting old UDF cds

My father passed away last month, and I'm trying to recover some photos from some old cd-r's he left in his office. They appear to have been written using Roxio Easy CD-Creator. It burns both a udf ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

getting direct to /home/vagrant

I have installed Ubuntu machine on VB via vagrant. The problem is when I login to machine.I have to run cd command twice.e.g cd /home cd /vagrant to access directories rather than cd /home/vagrant ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
44
votes
11answers
41k views

What are some CD Ripping Programs you can use on Ubuntu?

What are some CD ripping programs for Ubuntu? Can you list the Pros? What are the Cons? For each program there should be a screenshot, sources to install, and instructions to install and use.
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

how to cp a cd/dvd as an image file?

How can I copy the content of a cd or dvd as an image file (such as an iso file0, which can be mounted as a virtual cd or dvd? Prefer command line solutions, and also interested to know gui solution. ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

What's the fastest way to extract just one channel (left or right) from an audio CD?

I've got an audio CD, obviously it's stereo. I want to get monoaural mp3's or wav's with just the left (or right) channel of every cd track. What's the fastest and easiest way to do it?
1
vote
0answers
85 views

DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How do I burn a DVD with more than 3.8 GB data?

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.8.3 and wodim / genisoimage 1.1.11, but the problem is on Ubuntu (with Brasero) and occurred in Oneiric as well. Whenever I try to burn more than 3.8GB (approaching the ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

14.04 Not Recognizing files on cd

I have some CD's with data on them that were created in XP. The CD's mount but appear to contain no data. I'm able to play audio CD's that were burned in XP, just not able to access data on CD's. Is ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How do I cd to CDROM directory

How do I cd to into the inner cdrom (VBOXADDITIONS) directory?
0
votes
1answer
8k views

Problems mounting CD/DVD

I'm facing issues when using by very first time my CD/DVD drive in Linux. Back when I had Linux, it worked normal, CD/DVD rw, but since I didn't use it much, I just removed it from the laptop (you ...
0
votes
1answer
425 views

Autorun dvd or cd in version 14.04

How do I make a cd or dvd autorun when I insert it? I am using version 14.04. At the moment a folder box with all the individual files opens.
0
votes
0answers
20 views

BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

minimal cd install problem 32-bit

I am trying to install xubuntu from the ubuntu minimal cd, but hit a wall when it "loading additional components." This happens at 18 %. I understand that I can install the xubuntu desktop this way, ...
6
votes
1answer
34k views

Cannot view, use, or open CDs or DVDs in Ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a rather irritating problem. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD (whether it have data, music, movies, or nothing at all), nothing pops up saying "you ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Changing a directory with quotes and spaces.[Linux]

I've been trying to change into this directory all day with no such luck. .\ \ \ \ ug1y\ \ \ ..\ \ \ \ ''\ \ "\ \ \ The backslashes are just blanks because I used the ls -ab command. If someone ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Is it possible to change the filesystem type of the Compact Disc (CD) in linux using terminal commands?

I have a new Compact Disc (CD) which is sony(rewritable) and its Filesystem type is UDF. Now it is possible to change it to CDFS filesystem using terminal commands or any other software? The reason ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Can't mount ISO file as loop device: Error: “failed to setup loop device”

sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom cd ~ sudo mount -o loop ubuntu-* / mount: ubuntu-*: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory
1
vote
2answers
605 views

Can i emulate a CD-ROM through a USB cable to another computer?

So I was wondering if anyone out there knew a way to do something like the following 1. Mount ISO/DVD on Host 2. share through a USB connection: Making the client think the USB connection is a native ...
3
votes
2answers
515 views

How to submit CDDB entry?

I usually use Asunder to rip CDs for personal usage, and most of the times the CDDB database retrieves the correct tags for my disc. Sometimes however I stumble upon CDs that are either missing from ...
7
votes
1answer
10k views

Burning CD stuck at 100% Creating image checksum

Burning data CD using brasero get stuck at 100% and the dialog box only show Creating image checksum, empty progress bar, and a cancel button, and the disk is not spinning anymore in my cd writer. ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

CD/DVD drive disappeared 14.04LTS

I had been using the CD/DVD drive on my computer just fine for years. Then just out of the blue, for some reason when I insert a dvd nothing is recognized. I have updated, restarted, searched for the ...
0
votes
1answer
335 views

Get a free LIVE CD. (ShipIt)

I do not find the ShipIt on the site. You can pass me the link? (Ubuntu CD with free shipping) It arrives in Brazil? Thanks.
1
vote
2answers
58 views

cd - further into history [duplicate]

How could I use something similar to cd -, which goes to the previous directory in history, in order to go back even further in directory history? For instance lets say my history is: (1 being current....
12
votes
3answers
15k views

Recovering Files from a Corrupt CD/DVD

I have certain old CD/DVD's which are not in good condition. I want to recover from them anything that can be recovered. in windows you had software like Isobuster and Cd Recovery which will let me do ...
12
votes
2answers
8k views

Ripped mp3 files show wrong track lengths

I have seen this problem both when using Banshee and Sound Juicer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad 14". I'm not sure about the make of my internal CD drive, but would be glad to provide you with ...
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

how to eject cd drive in Ubantu Vostro15 [closed]

Curently my question is regarding Ubantu Vostro laptop. I am unable to eject CD drive in my Ubantu Vostro15. I tried to locate the eject button but was not able to locate any.
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Unable to open CD

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu. Before I uninstalled windows I put some documents that I needed on a CD. Once I had installed Ubuntu I put the CD in to get the files back. But all I get is ...
6
votes
4answers
358 views

Are there any Live CD versions of Ubuntu any more?

Is there a CD version that lets you boot without changing anything on the HD's? Everything I find is to big to fit a 700MB CD. I have an old server that crashed and it only has a CD ROM. I've tried ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How can I use an ISO of an audio CD?

I have an ISO of an audio CD that was created by someone using OS X. I would like to use this ISO in Ubuntu -- ultimately in order to extract the tracks to sound files. When I attempt to mount the ...
9
votes
7answers
16k views

How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
-1
votes
1answer
72 views

Amarok and Dragon Player Won't Play CD's or DVD's

In my Dell Latitude D620 with Ubuntu 15.04 will not play CD's or DVD's with Amarok and Dragon Player, respectively. I am a new user.
3
votes
0answers
124 views

Run python script from a launch file not in the same directory [duplicate]

I would like to run a Python script by double-clicking a launch file, but the script is not in the same folder as the launch file. The information is going to be recorded in a CD (kind of ...
8
votes
8answers
1k views

How can I cd to a directory without writing its name?

Sometimes it’s annoying to access a directory with the folder name. Say I have a directory named a b c d. Apart from using Tab, is there any way to access the folder without typing the name of the ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I limit CD drive speed while on the live CD to avoid drive noise?

I sometimes disconect my harddisks for the weeks while only using the internet and I use the Ubuntu Live CD. But every time it needs something while in live desktop it accelerates and makes a lot of ...
-1
votes
2answers
141 views

Create a Bootable Windows Flash Drive in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to take a windows iso, and create a bootable USB stick while in ubuntu? There are loads of ways to do that on windows, but not from any linux-based os. Any information helps! ...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

What does cd — do? I used it and I'm now stuck in a directory :(

I entered cd -- into the terminal, just to see what I'd get... It brought me here: ~ # (I'm root btw). Just wondering where exactly I am - if I enter ls the output is: Desktop ls -a: . ....
0
votes
0answers
17 views

What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into /...