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

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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

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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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS cdrom not booting any dvd [closed]

How title says.. I put dvd into my cdrom and nothing happens . I try to get rid of Ubuntu because I'm finding it hard to use but then I press boot from cd any win 8.1 or 7 or even ubuntu 14.04.1 lts ...
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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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How can I get my DVD player to work in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I accessed the terminal, entered the precise commands & in the sequence instructed. DVD player seemed as if it was going to work.. then, not. What else can I try? Can I trouble shoot the player ...
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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 ...
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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ata* problem! also dvd rom is not detected

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. When I press Ctrl + Alt + F1, it always says: login: [18.92] ata3: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [18.93] ata3: irq_stat ...
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Play encrptyed dvd on 12.04

I have played dvds on this aspire 5315 using 10.04 I Just upgrade the aspire to 12.04 I have tryied to install the decrpyting libs. But this command (sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh) ...
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Libdvdread4 not available from videolan?

Trying to play get DVD functionality working on my fresh 14.04 install. I found and installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, but then when I try to move to the next step, I get this: ...
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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Cannot open Video-CD with VLC or any other player

I'd like to watch a film on DVD with VLC, but its not working. I get the following error: main error: open of `vcd:///media/HAPS/NAME_2_DISC1%1F/VIDEO_TS' failed What have I to do to enjoy the ...
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DVD can't be read after successful burn!

Unable to see contants on DVD after successfully burning with Brasero/KB3/Nero and others,program shows complete/successful I can see it immediately after taking disk out and putting it back in, but ...
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Puzzled about DVD playback problems

I recently moved house and have no broadband, so joined a DVD rental place and find myself using my DVD player for the first time in a long time. The DVD I rented seemed to be working alright, but was ...
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Installation discs [closed]

May I create my own installation DVD from your site? If so, are there detailed, step-by-step tutorials that include ALL necessary steps, including "...which torrent; DVD writer, etc." for a Windows 7 ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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Live DVD slow to boot, run

Burned a DVD of 14.04.1 (32 bit). Placed DVD in try and started PC. Got an "Ubuntu" screen and waited about 10 minutes for the option to install or run "live" from DVD. Chose the live option. Took ...
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Burning DVD multi session in Ubuntu 12.04 using Terminal?

Is any ways to burn the DVD+R multi session in Ubuntu by using terminal? How many ways we can burn? As I know growisofs, but it's not matching to my requirements, any other package?
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Burning a DVD for standalone player in linux

I would like to burn DVD+R for standalone player in Linux from command line Please some one help me in this.
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Burning a multisession Data DVD from the command line for standalone player

I would like to burn multi-session Data to DVD+R. I am using growisofs for that. Previously it was working good, after one month it is giving a new error. first session : bhaskar@linux:~/DVD$ ...
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What program to install for DVD viewing on Ubuntu [closed]

What programs is best for viewing DVDs on Ubuntu?
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DVD noise on resume & power

I've got a Sony notebook with a slot DVD drive and everytime I boot or resume from suspend the DVD drive makes a noise. Is there a way to tell the DVD drive to not make a noise or just not wake up? ...
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Confusing mount for cd-rom

I'm confused as to what is happening here. If I use wodim: wodim --devices I get this result: wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : 0 dev='/dev/sg0' rwrw-- : 'hp' 'CDDVDW ...
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How can I get /dev/dvd to exist after a reboot

In Ubuntu 14.04, /dev/dvd does not exist. If I symlink it like this: sudo ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd Things that are looking for /dev/dvd (like apparently the default Movies app) will see it and run ...
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Commercial DVD not getting played on 14.04

I want to play my DVDs on my new laptop which has ubuntu 14.04. I put in the DVD and nothing happens. I looked around the web and everyone says to install libdvdread4 and libdvdcss. I did that using ...
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Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
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Dvd drive no where to be found. Acer Extensa 5220

Just jumped over from windows xp, and so far Im loving it. Everything’s been easy and no worries, until I realised I have a dvd drive that wont do anything. No lights, no noise, wont open when ...
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DVD drive opens automatically

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.My problem is sometimes Dvd drive opens automatically. Does it affect my laptop. Can i have the solution for this. Kindly help me on this.