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

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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install 12.04?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS and realised that it is simply not right for this particular computer (I do still plan to use 14.04 with my newer machines). I wish to completely ...
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how to read pdf files and images through dvd

i have made several attempts to read PDF files from my DVD but it shows an error but while playing video from a DVD no error is seen
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 DVDs be available for buying in Canonical Store?

Times ago, Canonical announced that in the Canonical Store will be available for buying only CDs / DVDs of LTS releases: ...
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Thoggen DVD Rip Assistance Needed Please

I try to rip a DVD and got this error message. An error occurred: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed. What is a decryption ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

You see, I wanted to set up a media-center using my Ubuntu Laptop, but I'm having some issues. To provide context, I have plugged in my UbuntuLaptop into a Samsung3DTV using an HDMI cable. I know ...
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Which DVD rip program has the simpest use-case? [closed]

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer desktop. I am looking for a user friendly and simple DVD rip program to get some DVD content into file types such as MP4. I want to play them in VLC. I don't ...
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Can I play PAL formatted Region 0 DVDs on my PC? [closed]

My mom bought some DVDs from London, England, and I'm concerned that I won't be able to play them due to the PAL format. However, I see that they are "region free" (Region 0), and I am getting some ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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How to determine whether a dvd is re-writable or not?

Is there any command or a tool that can tell me if I can rewrite a dvd ??? Because sometimes companies fool you and write on their dvds RW when they are not.
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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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unable to write files to blank cd/dvd

Every-time I insert a CD/DVD into my Toshiba Satellite series Laptop installed 13.10 (64) i receive this auto start message. Through some surfing i found disabling of ...
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Burn ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD [duplicate]

I've downloaded the Ubuntu.rar file and extracted it. Upon extracting i ended up with a large amount of different files and not a .iso file. Should I burn all the files to a DVD? Will that work? ...
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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 ...
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do i need to make a bootable cd

I have windows 8, I already choose the option of try and install, and after the computer restarts it doesn't start. I have it mounted on a virtual drive. Do I need to make a bootable cd if I want to ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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how do i access my dvd rom drive on ubuntu?

I understand that you have to mount your dvd rom or cd rom before using it. I also understand that this has to be done in root in Terminal. i know how to get into root. I dont know the code i have to ...
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Samsung AIO soft touch button and SCSI interface driver?

I've been trying to work out how to connect my soft touch button to the SCSI interface for some time, frustration usually has me heading for the hills. Ending up using the basic "eject" command from ...
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Editing AVI Metadata

I know there are questions like this one but I tried other's solutions but they did not work for me. This 'works': ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata title="Moonshine" -metadata author="Moonshine" ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...
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DVD's won't play with 13.10

DVD's used to play with 12.04, but since I upgraded to 13.10 I can't get any type of dvd to read. I have tried Totem and VLC. I have also installed the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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13.10 image burn issue

I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit release to burn to a DVD on my Windows 7 machine, and then install on an old XP machine. I am having trouble writing the image to a DVD with this error: The disc ...
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Why can't I watch movies? [closed]

I installed VLC player and it still won't play dvds. I'm running 13.10. It acts like its about to play and then it just stops.
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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ubuntu 13.10 dvd player

Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't seem to recognize my DVD player but when I check status in terminal it comes up with this - *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM ...
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How can I get a DVD to play? [duplicate]

When I insert a DVD, videos said it cant be played. so i go into the disc and select a VOB file and that does not work.I’ve tried VLC and it still does not work. Please HELP!
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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Problems reading filesystem of recorded DVD-R

I am experiencing problems when trying to read DVD-Rs or DVD+Rs recorded by different TV DVD Recorders. Usually the problem is that when I try to manually Mount the dvd with the udf option (with auto ...
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My DVD player keeps freezing for 1 second when playing a disney DVD - why?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ASUS all in one downloaded from internet, and installed via software centre, libdvdcss2_1.2.13-0_amd64 libdvdcss-dev_1.2.13-0_amd64 libdvdread4_4.2.1-2ubuntu1_amd64 not ...
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How to install Ubuntu from the .iso file on a Windows-7 laptop [duplicate]

I use a Dell Inspiron n5110 laptop. And recently Windows 7 is installed on it. I have downloaded the Ubuntu desktop .iso file. How can I install it to my laptop? I've brought a new DVD. Please can any ...
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How can I watch R.I.P.D. (DVD)? [closed]

I would like to watch R.I.P.D. (a DVD). The DVD is not broken, because I can play it on a friends computer on Windows 7. My DVD player is not broken, as I can play other DVDs (also with double ...
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Keep getting error message on k3b when trying to burn a dvd video of a movie

when im burning a movie i keep getting this error message I then clicked on SHOW DEBBUGING OUTPUT and it showed this message Devices TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H D400 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, ...
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How to burn torrent movies to a dvd-rw that work! [duplicate]

I just downloaded ubuntu to my Dell laptop and I'm about 6 hrs new to this system. On my girlfriends windows 7 laptop I burnt the movie frozen to a dvd-rw and put it in the xbox, ps4, and a portable ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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DVD-rom and DVD-R not recognized by Xubuntu

Relatively new to the Xubuntu game (was recently gifted an archaic dual-core desktop that I'm trying to make my Plex server). I have tried finding the DVD drive on the directory and only found CDROM, ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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What video editing software that can import from my DVD drive is available? [duplicate]

I would like to edit video that is currently held on DVDs. Is there software (for Ubuntu) that will import video held on DVD?
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Can an infected DVD+RW affect a Linux PC?

Yesterday I started my laptop (using a sudoer user because I wanted to install one program) with an infected DVD + RW inside my laptop (it was recorded using aother computer that is infected and I ...
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Automate DVD ripping to one file being *.mp4 and another *.mp3

G'day guys, I have at our Church a DVD burner that records the service and then spits it out after I finalize it. Now what I do currently is ... Step 1: Insert the DVD into my laptop, and use ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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Can't boot from USB drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu and in BIOS there is no boot from USB drive or anything like that. I would boot it from disk, but my laptops CD/DVD reader is broken and it can't read anything. Please ...
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Best way to burn data to dvd using command line

I have three kinds of file: Iso file, Directory, Txt file, ISO: debian7.iso Directory: Archives from /var/cache/apt/archives File: README I want to burn them into a DVD using command line... ...
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How do i convert PAL DVD to NTSC

I just bought some SCI-fi movies online, and the disk format it PAL section 2. I can play them in VLC just fine, but i want to convert them to NTSC so I can use my dvd player /TV. How can I convert ...
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GRUB Rescue because formatted Ubuntu Drive

I have PC with Windows XP in C:\ and a week ago i installed Ubuntu 5 to D:\ Drive. Since I had older version i Formatted D:\drive. Since then it is showing GRUB. I login using "'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' ...
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Rip audio DVD on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to rip audio DVD into 24bit AIFF or ALAC files on Ubuntu?
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cdrom support broken after kubuntu 13.10 upgrade

cdrom no longer functional after 13.04 -> 13.10 kubuntu upgrade eject works intermittently mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom hangs until i manually eject the disk k3b sometimes fails to start, when it starts it ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu Too big for 1 CD, can you put it on 2 CDs?? How do you do that.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu has gotten too big for just one CD. I prefer to use CD not DVD. Many older machine do not have DVD capability or not USB bootable. So how can I get Ubuntu on several CDs. Is ...
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How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...