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Questions about DVD media, including playback, mounting, players, burning and editing. Questions may pertain to both video and data DVDs.

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I cannot burn Ubuntu on a DVD using Disk Utility [on hold]

I have a Mac running on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it. My problem is that, none of my DVD's seem to work with Disk Utility. I've tried multiple DVD-R's and DVD+R's, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect blank DVD+R

I first checked my system to ensure it accepts/reads/writes DVD+Rs: I executed sudo apt-get install libcdio-utils, and then sudo cd-drive. The output confirmed DVD+R and DVD+RW capability. Next, I ...
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Why can't Mythbuntu play DVDs but vlc can?

I did a clean install of Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything (not for my LCD Display) worked fine. I configured the backend and then I wanted to test mythbuntu. Just playing a normal DVD. But it won't! It ...
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Burned DVD/CD from yesterday are blank!

I just burned a Windows .iso image to a blank DVD. And now it just says blank media, when I read from Ubuntu! Is it a problem with the .iso image, or because it is a Windows .iso image? Very ...
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Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu & can't get my DVDRW to work at all, please help

I am running 14.04 64bit. New to Ubuntu & learning as fast as I can. I had a dvdrom in the system but it wasn't working (turns out I had a bad cable) I switched it out with a working DVDRW from ...
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Watching a DVD 14.04.1 Thinkpad T410

OK so I have the 'restricted extras' installed and have run the following: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh Still can't view a region 2 DVD in VLC ...
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Issues with New DVD-RW drive

I'm running the latest 14.04 on a desktop, and I just installed a mew DVD-RW drive . I believe it is now mounted, it shows up as a Pioneer DVDRW in disk utility but the tray doesn't open or close ...
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DVD Mounting procedure in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to mount a dvd in ubuntu 14.04, Being a novice i am unable to complete the process. the message once i enter the required terminal commands into the system is given below : $ sudo apt-cdrom ...
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How do you add a new audio track to an existing dvd disc

Quite simply I have actual english dvd movies with german speech and with no option for english. I can download a seperate audio track but when I drag it to the player (vlc or smplayer) the dvd stops ...
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how to use DeveDe to create a disk with many different videos, playable on external dvd drivers

I have many videos of religious recitations, of which i am planning to prepare a DVD which can be played on external drivers, I basically have 9 videos, which are totally different from each other, ...
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how to copy / install various data from a DVD drive to Hard disk in Ununtu 14.04

I have got around 15 Nos. DVDs from a friend of mine. These DVDs contain 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) amd64 Repository ck contains all the 64 bit programs available in the Ubuntu repositories - main, ...
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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Screen stops working after running the install-css.sh script to enable DVD support

I've done some research on this, but so far I've found little that seems relevant to my problem. The closest is at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711237, but the workaround that ...
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Burn IMG to ISO

I have a Chrome OS IMG file for USB drives. I want to convert this to an ISO so I can burn to a DVD for installing on an older machine that doesn't do USB boot. I've tried ccd2iso but it says it ...
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dvd player not working [duplicate]

Unable to mount Blank DVD+R Disc Location is already mounted I'm getting this messages when i insert a blank DVD into the drive. I have tried rebooting my laptop but that doesn't work. please help, ...
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Disney DVD doesn't work on Ubuntu [duplicate]

My son just received a "Disney Junior" DVD as a birthday present. It won't play in Ubuntu - in fact, Ubuntu only sees an empty disc! This is on 2 separate computers at home running Ubuntu 13.x and ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info' - still not solved!

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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How do I write a CD/DVD from the shell to save emails etc?

Was wondering if there is a simple way to save emails, etc... to a CD/DVD from terminal when the upgrade to ubuntuu 14.04 has delivered an icon and bar-less desktop with a program error message? ...
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DVD mounts but will not play

I have all the correct elements installed including VLC , I insert a DVD it mounts and then will play for one second then it just says error or does not play at all.
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Cannot access data on CD/DVD that has Windows XP data saved

I have two DVDs that I saved my Windows XP Home w/SP3 data ... applications on one DVD and the WinXP updates, fact sheets on the other. I saved this "data" when I switched to Linux in late April '14 ...
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Mac DVD boot will not read disk

Using Mid-2012 Mac with OS 10.10 I tried everything I could find for using a USB to boot Ubuntu so I gave in a tried the recommended DVD option. I followed the instructions about going to disk utility ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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What's wrong with DVD burning?

I hadn't burned any DVDs in a while and today I needed to burn 3 of them from 3 different iso files. 2 very small ones (a few Kb) and one very large (8G, double layer). They all failed within seconds ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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DVD without sound or with noise

I have a problem with Devede. Whenever I try to create a DVD with a mkv file, or avi, or m4v the result is a DVD without sound or with noise. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and DeVeDe 3.23.0 beta1 Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Travelmate 2410 not playing DVD-ROM in VLC

I've already installed LibDVDCSS, LibDVDRead4 and LibDVDNav4 and it plays DVD-Video and Audio CDs all nicely. But it still won't play DVD-ROMs. It doesn't even ask me if I would like to open/play the ...
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Permissions on Windows 7 on a DVD drive that was shared via samba from a ubuntu machine

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DVD drive. My (games only) tower PC running Windows 7 does not have any optical drives. I installed samba on the ubuntu laptop and created a share for ...
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Ubuntu iso won't burn to blank DVD

I am trying to use Ubuntu in virtualbox. I have downloaded it but it doesn't burn to a blank DVD. Currently using windows xp. Any Help?
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Checking whether a dvd film will play without skipping

I have a number of films/tv series on DVD that I want to sell on ebay. Some of them have small marks or scratches, and I want to check that they will play without skipping. Is there a way to check ...
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14.04 does not mount or play any DVD [duplicate]

I read so many related questions and tried so many different things, but nothing seems to work. I am really new with Ubuntu/Linux, and I would be so grateful if someone could help me with that. The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dual Layer DVD+R discs?

Does anyone know what Ubuntu 14.04's long problem with Dual Layer DVDs (specifically, Memorex) is caused by and how to fix it? So far I have tried to use Brasero and wodim to burn an ISO imagine to a ...
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Glitch in the Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I have a 2013 ASUS 64bit system with Windows 7 (Home Prem.) Sp1, 16GB Ram, 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770 processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from the official site. Ran MD5SUM and numbers ...
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Working CDs / DVDs does not work on my ubuntu 14.04!

I just noticed that if I insert a DVD, the drive will start spinning but it will not show the mounted disc. If insert a CD, it is mounted, but in some cases it says it is EMPTY CD, but it is not! For ...
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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Menus not interactive on DVD played in Videos

New to DVD authoring... Just created a number of DVDs using Bombono 1.2.2 they work fine in DVD players, Blue Ray players, Win 8 media player but on my Ununtu 14.04 Videos 3.10.1 player the menus are ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS live dvd halfway laptop hanging

i try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit live DVD BIOS shows up, booting ubuntu starts Then teher is a white screen and no user interaction possible (for example Ctrl+Alt+Del, no reaction). The cursor ...
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DVD Drive Burner Not Working

I'm attempting to burn Bodhi Linux to a blank DVD. It's a dual-layered DVD+R DL disc and my drive has burned to these discs before. I know bodhi will fit on a regular DVD or a CD but all I have at ...
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How do I recall the “You have just entered a DVD” prompt after banishing it?

My question is nearly an inverse of this one: How do I banish the "You have just inserted an Audio CD." dialog forever? A long time ago, I selected "Do Nothing" and checked "Always perform ...
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An overlooked feature missing - DVD as file storage media

I'm running V14 and I cannot read any of the DVDs I have stored backup files for my novels and short stories. V14 doesn't recognize the fact that a DVD contains data instead of a movie or is some kind ...
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Unable to play dvd's in Ubuntu 14.04

This appears to be quite a common problem, but I cannot get DVD's to play on Trusty Tahr. I have VLC, and per the online forums I installed the following libdvdread4 libdvdcss ubuntu restricted ...
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Dvd-rom drive on my Thinkpad T41- is really really loud is there a way to fix this or should I get a new one?

After looking online I found that people have had the same problem and it can be fixed through going into the windows power management settings (though I couldn't really find what to do when I'm ...
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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isn't it possible to install mplayer and devede at the same time?

I use Smplayer which uses Mplayer, I want to install Devede to create DVDs that can be played on DVD players. When I install Devede, it removes Mplayer and install Mplayer2 which doesn't work with ...
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Can't read subtitles nor get the audio language codes in dvd:rip

after updating from an older ubuntu, when I rip DVDs with DVD:RIP (to stream them on my tablet) I have a couple of problems: when I go on the "Read DVD table of content" I can get the list of ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a nagging problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing of DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's on Ubuntu 14.04. DVD's cannot even be opened as they ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start.After booting from a dvd It appears a blank screen with some white lines.

I am booting ubuntu 32 bit from a dvd.When I tried to run ubuntu first it run successfully but from the second time it didn't.I tried with changing booting option from bios but no result.I am also ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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How to burn an ISO file larger 4.7 GB onto a DVD

I downloaded centos everything ISO which about 6.4GB in size however I could not write that ISO file onto a DVD using k3b tool as it is showing Blank dvd doesn't have enough space. I want to dual boot ...
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VLC won't play DVD movies

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?