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

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Cant put a ISO file in a DVD

I was ready to put Opensuse.iso in my empty dvd when i went to files and check if it detected the device. it didnt. I went to Disks and it said it had no media. How can I make my DVD appear on the ...
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Using and installing from DVDs

I downloaded the newest Ubuntu iso-file and burned it on a DVD as described here: How to Burn an ISO. In my bios I changed the boot order with CD/DVD on the first place. Afterwards, my machine made ...
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Can't get DVDs to play

I know this has been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer. I'm unable to get my DVDs to play in 14.04. They played perfectly well before I upgraded from 12.04. I have all the extras installed, ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: how to? [duplicate]

I;m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on an iMac9,1 (with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) running a Mac os X 10.5.8. I burned the dvd smoothly. However after that, I'm not able to install Ubuntu after that. ...
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How to rip a dvd that is CSS protected

My question is this: I have used both dd and Brasero to rip commercial CSS protected dvds in the past. I know the packages required, and about libdvdcss2, and how all that works. Does libdvdcss2 ...
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xfburn: Failed to unmount Drive cannot be used for burning

XUbuntu 14.04.2/64 (latest updates) Xfburn 0.5.2 /etc/fstab: /dev/sr1 /media/dvd1 udf,iso9660 noatime,nosuid,group,users,noauto,ro 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/dvd0 udf,iso9660 ...
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Unable to mount and burn DVD on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I try to mount and burn a DVD on my drive I receive this error message: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/nnnok/Vidyarambh: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o ...
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I can not get my DVD's to work. Crashing VLC player [duplicate]

I can not get my DVDs to work in vlc or any other player. How do I fix this? I have tried to install vlc gremlin and other players.
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This location could not be displayed - You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of OFFICE14

I'm installing Office on a laptop without a CD/DVD drive, so I must copy the contens of the discs to a network share first. I put the Office 2010 CD into my Ubuntu computer to copy to a Windows share ...
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Can't play UDF DVD burned in Windows 7. Error mounting

I am trying to play a DVD on my system, it was burned in Windows 7 and given to me. I was told that the file system used was .mp4 I get this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting /dev/sr0 ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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How do I activate mt CD/DVD for Music/Movies? [duplicate]

How do I get my DVD to be seen from EDUBUNTU 14.04? Yes, I am a newbie, dabbled with RedHat Linux a while back.
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Older DVD Formats Not Functioning

I have found that some of my older DVD's are not either loading or being mounted. To be more specific, usually when I insert a DVD it makes some noises and then it shows up as a mounted device in ...
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Playing DVD's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

I can play DVD's in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, but only once. If I want to play another DVD, I have to restart my system. OK, I've figured this part out. I have to click on File>Eject in ...
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Blu-ray and DVD playback video looks like a negative image

I have installed all codecs and libraries i know of however, .mp4 and DVD playback works but the picture is off. my reputation isn't high enough to post a picture but i have a screenshot if anyone ...
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changing from xubuntu to windows 7 through mounted file [closed]

My win 8 Acer crashed a few days ago and I have since installed Xubuntu over it. I intend to install windows 7, as windows 8 just doesn't work and I know linux isn't the best for video games. I don't ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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DVD not playing properly

What do I need to install in order to play a DVD with Ubuntu? I've just recently installed Ubuntu and have tried playing the DVD. It won't play - the only thing that shows is DVD was unable to play ...
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Installation issues onto a wiped laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to install the newest version of ubuntu on a toshiba satellite laptop that my friend accidentally wiped. When I insert the usb flash drive and boot the computer it says "no bootable device ...
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parole player gives Gstreamer error when CD/DVD played in XUBUNTU

No matter which DVD or CD I try to play using parole player in Xubuntu. I get the following error for CD's :Could not handle CDDA URI:GStreamer backend error : And the following for DVD's: Could not ...
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 can't boot any OS neither from USB and DVD

Recently i installed ubuntu 14.04 without any partiotion and i decided going back on windows 8.1 ,but when i try to boot windows from USB or DVD ,it automaticly boots to ubuntu. I've tried any ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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DVD/CD drive not showing

I am very very new to Ubuntu - running 14.04 on an Acer Aspire - I need to copy something to a dvd but I can't locate the drive at all. I need clear instructions on how to do this please, I know ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu 14.10 over 6 on older HP Pavilion tower

I have an hp pavilion desktop. got a CD/book from the library and was able to install Ubuntu 6. I deleted the Windows XP intentionally (tried the 6.0 demo and liked) and then upgrade through each ...
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Would like to sample 14.04 before committing to it [duplicate]

Would like to sample Ubuntu 14.04 before committing to it. Presently running Ubuntu 12.04. Have burned a DVD with Ubuntu 14.04. How can I run from this DVD?
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Can't load Ubuntu from DVD or USB

I would like to re-install Ubuntu onto my computer, but when I restart it and hit F9 and/or F12 and it won't load from the DVD or USB.
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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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Installing Sims 2 Ultimate Collection without using a CD/DVD [closed]

I have Origin installed through PlayOnLinux I managed to get it working, after it was stable I decided to install my Sims 2 ultimate collection that I got for free using the I-LOVE-THE-SIMS Code, back ...
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Ripping hidden title in extras on a dvd

I have a children's dvd which has 13 chapters, but the 13th chapter is only accessible through the dvd menu when you answer 10 questions correctly - and I can't find a way to rip it. I don't want the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't recognize CDROM/DVD device

lshw doesn't find the CDROM: juantxo@juantxo-OEM:~$ sudo lshw -class disk *-disk descripción: ATA Disk producto: WDC WD1600BEVS-0 fabricante: Western Digital id físico: ...
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growisofs with file of specific extensions

Could any guru help me construct a command line that would let me add just (say) *.jpg files to a growisofs command. It will need to recurse the folder structure and only add those .jpg files to the ...
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Diagnostics for intermittent trouble accessing Data DVDs and CD-Roms

A few months ago I migrated my two PCs from Windows to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one machine which I call U, and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on the other, XU. For months I have been able to create Data ...
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Unable to play CD/DVD on kubuntu 14.10

I am a new user to kubuntu 14.10 64bit and unfortunately I am not able to play any DVD or any CD. At the beginning it seemed all works fine. sudo lshw -C disk *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM ...
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Audio CD won't mount but DVD does

I have an annoying issue. If I put a DVD in the drive and run sudo blkid it seems to have been detected no problems. This is the output from blked /dev/sda1: ...
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advanced boot options ubuntu 14.04 dvd

I have been trying to access the advanced menu when booting from a ubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit dvd. I have tried f6, f12, all the f's actually, and I cant stop it from loading the graphical menu where you ...
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DVD burners can't find a device (14.10)

Please be gentle! I am trying to create data disk archives on DVD. I have used XFburn, K3B, Brasero (junk) and Nautilus. In every case but one none of the utilities can locate a burning device. ...
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How to compare a DVD to an ISO?

When I boot the (non-Ubuntu) DVD from the burned ISO, it starts to install, then gives a blank screen. Is it possible to compare the DVD to the ISO? Apparently, only if you compare an exact number ...
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md5 for iso checks, but burn always fails

---------------------update------------------------- the disc shows as an excellent disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ cdck -t -v Track list (1-1): 1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data 170: 82:48:60 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation DVD cannot detect Win7, but the USB stick can

The same Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO image is burned into a DVD disc and a USB stick. The hard disk is of 1T bytes. Win7 occupies the first 600G of the disk, and I'd like to install Ubuntu on the rest 400G. It ...
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DVD Continually Opening Closing

I want to disable the DVD which is not used. It now just opens and closes every few minutes. I have tried a few things but nothing works. I cannot easily open up the PC which is under a corner table ...
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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Dell studio 1525 dvd drive wont play dvds after installing ubuntu

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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Mounting CD/DVD drive

Trying to mount my cd/DVD drive so i can useit, currently when i put a disk in nothing happens. I'm trying to use wodim to detect the device and this is the output. cmehmen@c:~$ wodim devices wodim: ...
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System doesn't see my dvd drive as a recorder

Ever since upgrading to 14.04 (I believe - I didn't try to burn anything for a while), my system has not been able to burn CD/DVD. It's seen as "Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH (KAA2)" mounted as /dev/sr0 ...
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Bulit-in DVD drive not working after loading a disc

My laptop's DVD drive has suddenly stopped working. All I know is that its not getting power. Now, I don't know whether the drive has gone bad or is there some other reason. Drive was running all ...
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Problem erasing files from DVD-RW

I burned a movie in some DVD-RW and now I want to replace it by another movie, i.e, erase the files from the DVD-RW and burn another. I check some suggestions online, and found brasero's the best, but ...
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Is it possible to keep packages installed on ubuntu when booting from DVD

I have a machine running windows 7 and I boot Ubuntu from a DVD I prefer not to partition my hardrive for a dual boot so I picked the option of trying ubuntu. Is it possible to download packages like ...
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If I boot Ubuntu from dvd on windows 7 will I have to keep changing the bios whenever I want to switch between OS's

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 burned on a DVD I was wondering if I did go in the BIOS on my windows 7 machine and chose boot from CD will I still be able to boot windows 7 later on without disabling the boot ...
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Slow system responsiveness reading some CD-R/DVD-R

My system hangs from time to time when reading imperfect CD-R/DVD-R (slow reading speed from the drive). It is like the filesystem's IO lags and every time an application wants to read or write ...